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Today the Obama administration approving what will be the nations are offshore wind farm projects -- -- off Cape Cod.
And it coincides with the administration's push for greener America.
But does this make economic sense for America.
Any type of green energy.
Joining us to discuss and it -- on Fox Business interview Robert Bryce author -- power hungry.
The -- of green energy and real fuel.
There great day here.
Your main point that energy sources lacked these greens sort of lacked the power density -- really make sense and be viable in the economy.
Well yes I mean that that the key issue is power density from a physics standpoint and and I didn't come to this I used to be a liberal on these issues -- but.
The simple fact is that I used to believe in -- -- -- could save the world but I got mugged by the laws of physics.
Wind energy and and solar are fine -- -- it will have some limited applications and locations around the world.
But they can't provide the always on power that we demand in the qualities we demand at a price we can forward.
We simply don't -- -- -- Denmark is example for win and that did Margaret is really -- up the amount of energy it produces from wind but it's CO2 emissions haven't changed over the same period.
We know this is the remarkable thing -- that -- wind energy boosters continually point to Denmark round.
On earth day of last year President Obama talked about Denmark Tom Friedman of the New York Times.
Has repeatedly -- Denmark -- that is the energy model that we should follow.
Well here the facts Denmark's residential electric rates -- on the order of forty cents per kilowatt hour now a lot of that is government taxation.
But the fact is that Denmark has not cut their CO2 emissions.
By any -- substantive amount and if you look at.
Energy net dot DK which is the grid operator in Denmark.
They make no claim that wind energy and they are of the world's leader now in terms of percent of their electricity generated from wind.
That wind energy makes any reduction in CO2 emissions.
Well I don't know what are our future sources of fuel -- won't -- run out of fossil fuels at some point.
Well yes at some point but -- and that's the key that's the key question is win and no one can answer that.
That they -- one -- -- I make three points in power every one is that hydrocarbons are here to stay coal oil and natural gas like him hate them whatever.
They are here to stay second the second point is that much of the hype over green energy is just that high.
But my final and that -- of the future are in my view -- in natural gas to nuclear.
That's not to say we're gonna quit using oil or coal anytime soon we won't.
But regardless of what you think about peak -- -- global warming moving toward a global economy that is more dependent on natural gas and nuclear makes a lot of sense but.
What many of these sources of energy magically become viable.
If you made those traditional sources very expensive by government taxation say.
-- two dollar a gallon gas tax twenty -- utility tax.
Sure well and this is one of the arguments we hear over and over -- and we tax fossil fuels enough.
Then somehow renewables are magically going to two years your line and that's what the reliance is as some kind of magic here.
But if we only we -- fossil fuels more expensive than somehow.
-- then they will face them out we'll hear the facts that.
Denmark now it's going back to Denmark is an example has some of the most expensive motor fuel in in Europe.
They are just as oil dependent in fact they are more dependent on oil as a source of primary energy than the United States look at Britain where they heavily tax motor fuel.
How many electric charger in the UK now how many -- there how much of their automotive fleet has gone to our alternative fuels essentially zero.
Robert please come back we can discuss Atlantic -- -- -- talk about reliance on foreign sources energy and I'll talk about oil but.
Didn't many resource as -- -- battery production.
So please come back thank you -- -- be happy to properly and Robert -- off there.
Of the new book power hungry the myths of green energy and the real -- of the future thank -- --
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