At 7/28/01 02:34 AM, TomFulp wrote:
I thought it would be nice to give some environment-friendly advice. Just because Newgrounds doesn't blame the media for America's problems doesn't mean we don't give a shit. There are a lot of ways you can help this country, and still enjoy brutally violent and sexually explicit entertainment!
For example, I will be using 100% renewable energy in my new apartment.
You may be paying your bills to the people who generate green power But your really don't have a choice where the power is coming from, all commercial power stations must be part of a National Grid which means although you're paying the green company your energy is still coming from every power plant in the nation green or not green.
Natural Gas is Clean(Only bi-products are water vapour & CO2 but sufficient trees will sort that) but it's not renewable(well actually everything is renewable but it takes thousands of years to come back) & it still comes from a frigging big hole in the ground.
By water power I'll assume you mean Hydroelectricity, It is very efficient & very clean but It has massive geographical impact, rivers must be dammed, the earth but be carved up, Entire towns get evacuated & submerged to make way, Hydroelectric scemes also eventually run rivers dry.
Wind power is clean but does not generate a great deal of power, One wind turbine will power 200 housholds if those households have ultra conservative consumption.
200 households sounds like alot but then many cities have millions, For maximum effectiveness Wind turbines must be space atleast 5 metres apart, meaning that even a very few wind turbines will take up much space, For a Wind farm to be as productive as an average coal burning power station it would need to cover a ground space equivalent to a large city.
Solar power is only 15% efficient at best(50% efficient in space with no atmosphere to distort light) meaning it is quite literally impossible to run a state on just solar let alone a nation.
Solar energy is not as clean as you may think, The energy production is quite clean but the manufacturing process of solar panels is extremely toxic, Solar Panel making & Silicon processing are equal for both being the second most poluting industry there is, An average commercial scale solar panel factory spews out a greater lever of toxicity in a single day than a coal burning power station does in 3 weeks.