If Green Energy Is So Great, Why Aren't The Truth about Hydrogen 4 weeks ago   03:30

Green energy is getting better and cheaper, yet we still largely rely on fossil fuels. Why haven't we switched to solar and wind energy yet?

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Comments 1761 Comments

Moronic fantasy.
Too ugly for YouTube
Solution: stop worrying about costs and just do it. Take money out of the equation. End capitalism. Big oil won't let it happen.
Burn that clean coal and put people to work ! MAGA
David G
I came across a NEW breakthrough energy solution that looks to be the holy-grail. It solves all these issues without any environmental impact. Worth looking into. The energy company is called H2IL with a stack of videos proving the technology. I think their technology enables a scale-able power supply 24/7, flexible with demands and not dependent on environment. They recently made the comment to the effect of $0.03c/Kw for electricity. Energy companies are going to love this one!
Michael the kcs guy
Because co2 is a benefit
America is too big and uses too much energy, and renewable is too expensive. Also we only have 17 years before things get bad. This is a herculean task, and one I don't think we're up to. Were we a country that didn't have a massive debt, and also a country that didn't require the low skill jobs fossil fuels bring, we might be able to pull it off.
chef luigi super star
Global warming is a scam..its natural fluctuation
Because green energy neither profitable nor stable enough to replenish our needs. You cannot imagine any big industry factory which would work exclusively on green energy - it's just impossible. The best option is, we must destroy some place and build a dam somewhere in order to use the energy of falling water. Of course it will totally wreck up local ecosystem, but everything comes with a price.
Rodney Carpluk
There is no legitimate reason this hasn't happened.
You lost me at tax credits and subsidies. Renewables will make when they are worth the money. Stealing from me to give rich people fancy cars and solar panels on their roofs is bullshit.
Kent Coleman
You also didn’t mention how renewables will become even cheaper with time
Archer V.
because is not rentable!!.. yes is amazing clean energy BUT! ofers only 2% rentability. is a SHIT. not working for industry!!..nuclear atomic is future.
Eddie Cook
The only reason fossil fuel industry gets away with Heynis crimes against humanity is because the American people are too freaking ignorant and sorry to simply speak the truth. There are cures for all diseases and zero point energy devices and they’ve been there for more than 100 years.
Eddie Cook
This idiot is working for the RothChilds. He is full of shit. Do not believe anything he says. We’ve had cars that run off of water for many many decades. The son of a bitch is working for the deep state.
Maih Nheim
we know the money has this channel by the D
Look at Germany for example. Since they started to implement solar and wind, actual energy share on the electricity bill is only around 20 %, the rest are taxes, renewables surcharges and grid fees and the only reason why their power system didn't fall apart a few times is because they are interconnected to the rest of continental Europe.
It's too expensive. The solar panels and wind turbines themselves aren't so expensive but if you want too have only green energy, you have to have sufficient energy storage or backup. And that's the expensive part. Also you need voltage control, so more on load tap changer transformers or similar devices are needed. You need to bring the electricity from places where it's windy to load centers, so you need more power lines etc.
I Vote
Good luck building a nuclear power plant with battery powered Tonka toys
One reason greed.  Coal is a dying industry.
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