Sunday, 26 February 2017

Wind and Solar Power Drain the Lifeblood Out Of The Economy !

Hot off the press:     All in the one Government document - both employment data and TWh generated in 2016, for Solar, Wind and Nuclear Power:

From the enlarged view it's possible measure the bar-lengths and accurately estimate the TWh generated for Nuclear - Solar - Wind, using the 1000 TWh line as a datum. TWh generated for the whole of 2016 taken to be the estimate for 'Sept 2016 YTD' x 4/3. 

"...Energy is the lifeblood of the economy.  
The primary 
objective of the 
energy sector 
is to supply 
energy to the 
broader economy, 
allowing it to 
grow and increase the standard of living of its citizens. 

Artificially pumping up employment in the energy sector per se - and thereby driving down productivity, 
while driving up costs to the broader economy - is counterproductive to overall net job creation and economic growth. It is a sign of increased efficiency if more energy can be produced and delivered with fewer workers, because this expands the overall output potential of the economy..."

Nuclear Power - 1 Job = 100% UEL (a)
Wind Power ----- 1 Job = 27% UEL
Solar Power ----- 1 Job = 1.25% UEL
Note (a): 'Use of Economic Lifeblood'


  1. You seem to have derived the wrong lesson. What you should define is LEEL and that is set to 1 for nuclear power.
    1.0000LEEL/worker in nuclear. Therefore
    0.2681LEEL/worker in wind but only
    0.0125LEEL/worker in solar PV.
    The big qustion then is, how much EL does it take to make a person into a worker? If it is higher than 0.0125, then solar is a net drain.

    1. Wasn't happy with LELs, after the event. A bit happier with the edit I've just done.

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