Caroline posted our “chart of the week” which demonstrates succinctly why Bill Gates refers to the politically correct “renewables” as energy farming. Energy density really does matter.
The below chart from Rutgers University Professor Clinton Andrews sums it up. Clearly, the more land used, the more disruptive to ecosystems an energy source is, to the point that electricity from biomass would eclipse all current human use of land and use 60% of the earth’s total land area in order to produce 100% of global demand. Wind land use to produce 100% of global demand would be par with all worldwide land area currently used for crops.