The 100-per-cent-efficient engine, E.100, is sometimes known as a perpetual-motion machine of the second kind (abbreviated to PMM2). A perpetual-motion machine of the 1st kind (PMM1) would be a. contravener of the 1st Law: the system continuously produces work while isolated, as regards heat transfer, from its surroundings the figure below makes the point. Both are impossible.
According to laws of thermodynamics “Renewable Energy”, like the perpetual-motion machines of the 1st, & the 2nd kinds; is an
Renewability is not, for most people, a concept which is expressible in numbers; how, for example, could a person measure whether one form of so called renewable energy is more or less renewable than another form of so called renewable energy?
Renewability is not a physical quantity.
The International Energy Agency (IEA, 2002) defines ”renewable energy” as:
“Renewable Energy” is energy that is derived from natural processes that are replenished constantly. In its various forms, it derives directly or indirectly from the sun, or from heat generated deep within the earth. Included in the definition is energy generated from solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydropower and ocean resources, and bio-fuels and hydrogen derived from renewable resources.”
Comments IEA, 2002 definition
- If “Renewable Energy” is an ”energy”; then why call ”energy” a ”Renewable Energy”?’
- Energy is not derived. Energy is a thermodynamic property
- Energy has nothing to do with natural processes. Energy is a thermodynamic property
- Energy is not replenished energy is a thermodynamic property
”Renewable Energy” a mystification of thermodynamics
Most modern technology is a straightforward extension of simple devices & tools. The suspension bridge is a complex version of a log across a stream – we intuitively understand the lengths to which the builders must go to keep the structure up against the force of gravity. The motor car is an elaboration of the ox cart. With some effort of the imagination we can realise that the explosion of the petrol in the cylinders forces the pistons down, & the downward motion of the pistons gets transmitted through the driveshaft to the wheels. Other mechanical devices, the bicycle, the pneumatic hammer all seem simple. We feel we understand, in principle, how they work.
In contrast, so called “Renewable Energy” has an aura of mystery about it. & the believers in so called “Renewable Energy” for some unknown reason consider energy as a product, or a commodity which can be used, efficiently or not! Out of sudden with no historical background we have a market called energy market; fabricate, to deceive a concept of wholesale energy market.
With half hearted so called scientific; illusions & trickery “Renewable Energy” becomes saviour of humanity, in fight against climate change. A whole lot of fantasy, & romantic-sounding words like; sustainable energy, clean energy, and green energy; floods the TV; radio stations, newspapers, magazine scientific journal; professional magazines; face book, twitter etc; carrying with them the magical promise of the good life, clean life CO2 free life; and the message is ”don’t worry keep buying, keep consuming energy is renewable, “Renewable Energy” with its technology, more than any other, sustains the myth of technological progress. We are encouraged to think any renewable energy believe that can give us these miraculous “Renewable Energy” technology must be a pretty good one. Who would want to do without the wind turbine or a solar panel?
The myth is sustained in part by ignorance of how these ”renewable energy” miracles works; & widespread of ignorance, & illiteracy in thermodynamics; & a knowledge of “Renewable Energy” that is disseminated only to future specialists enrolled in ponzi “Renewable Energy” & “Renewable Energy” technology courses” in the industrialised countries. Access to this information is protected by so called scientific facts; illusions; & scientific mumbo jumbo coming out of experts; consultants, scientist; & professors in so called “Renewable Energy”; as barriers that keep the general public away; & reduce technicians & ”renewable energy” workers, believers, reporters to following step-by-step instructions in “Renewable Energy” produced manuals.
Actually, once energy is demystified, then it will come apparent that energy is nothing more than an observable characteristic which
defines numerically; the value equal to the net heat during the process minus the net work during the process. Just; like volume(another observable characteristic) is in defining numerically; the value equal to amount of 3-dimensional space an object occupies.
The real mystery about the “Renewable Energy” is not its theorisation but its exploitation.
The story of Werner von Siemens, founder of the German based transnational electrical technology company, illustrates just how important mystification of a concept is when he exploited an aura of mystery surrounding the electrical technology; as electrical technology, like energy was something not straightforward tosee unlike, the bridge, the motor car, the bicycle, the pneumatic hammer or the ox cart.
”A technical invention only achieves value and importance if industrial art itself has so far progressed that the invention is a practical one and supplies a need.” ~ Werner von Sieme Memoirs, 1892.
”make an invention timely and necessary” ~ Werner von Sieme Memoirs, 1892.
We see Siemens today using the same marketing strategy for their manufactured wind turbine units & photovoltaic systems . In September 2011 the German 4th Reich regime company Siemens, which had been responsible for constructing all 17 of Germany’s existing nuclear power plants, announced that it would exit the nuclear sector following the Fukushima disaster & the subsequent changes to German so called ”energy policy”. Chief executive Peter Löscher has supported the German government’s planned Energiewende, its transition to ”renewable energy technologies”, calling it a “project of the century” & saying Berlin’s target of reaching 35% renewable energy sources by 2020 was feasible.
The ”Plunkett’s Renewable, alternative & hydrogen energy industry Almanac 2009 Editor & Publisher by: Jack W. Plunkett – ISBN 13 #978 – 1- 59392-480-5; has no definition for “Renewable Energy” & instead they give the following half baked definitions with no real meanings
Energy: The capacity for doing work as measured by the capability of doing work (potential energy) or the conversion of this capability to motion (kinetic energy). Most of the world’s convertible energy comes from fossil fuels that are burned to produce heat that is then used as a transfer medium to mechanical or other means in order to accomplish tasks
Renewable Energy Resources: Energy resources that are naturally replenishing but flow-limited. They are virtually inexhaustible in duration but limited in the amount of energy that is available per unit of time. Renewable energy resources include biomass, hydro, geothermal, solar, wind, ocean thermal, wave action and tidal action.
In the book ”Renewable Energy; Its physics, engineering, use, environmental impacts, economy and planning Third Edition by: Bent Sørensen Roskilde University Energy & Environment Group, Institute 2, Universitetsvej 1, P. O. Box 260 DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark – Published by Elsevier Academic Press – 2004 2”. Bent Sørensen states:
“Renewable energy” is not narrowly defined here, & it may be taken to include the usage of any energy storage reservoir which is being “refilled” at rates comparable to that of extraction”
What are they talking about?! All meaningless Marketing Gibberish.