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California's vast oil fields from the air

California's vast oil fields from the air

(2:04) An oil man's dream, an environmentalists' nightmare. They will never see eye to eye.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (2696 days ago)
If only they were fields of solar farms with miles of shining mirrors. That would be a beautiful sight.
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If only they were fields of solar farms with miles of shining mirrors. That would be a beautiful sight.
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tornadodog tornadodog (2696 days ago)
well said. do you think a solar farm of that size would equal the oil output?? i bet it would be close.
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well said. do you think a solar farm of that size would equal the oil output?? i bet it would be close.
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Guest: guest123456789 (2696 days ago)
i'll take you up on that bet.
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i'll take you up on that bet.
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WalterEgo WalterEgo (2696 days ago)
Apparently a solar farm the size of Texas would run the world.
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Apparently a solar farm the size of Texas would run the world.
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Guest: guest123456789 (2696 days ago)
that's not the bet i made with tornadodog. regarding the bet, who do you think iis right?
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that's not the bet i made with tornadodog. regarding the bet, who do you think iis right?
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tornadodog tornadodog (2696 days ago)
if walterego's texas solar farm is correct i guess i must be the winner i think??
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if walterego's texas solar farm is correct i guess i must be the winner i think??
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Guest: guest123456789 (2696 days ago)
nope!
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nope!
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tornadodog tornadodog (2696 days ago)
im thinking of now not so much long term i think we can agree solar will win in the end over oil eg waltergo's post. my bet was if i had a solar farm the same size as the oil field which one would give the most energy and i think it would be close?? now need to use google to see if i am close. but the nope from 123456789 may i ask why??
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im thinking of now not so much long term i think we can agree solar will win in the end over oil eg waltergo's post. my bet was if i had a solar farm the same size as the oil field which one would give the most energy and i think it would be close?? now need to use google to see if i am close. but the nope from 123456789 may i ask why??
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Guest: guest123456789 (2696 days ago)
well, that oil in that field gathered there over a period of millions of years, the energy stored in it is very concentrated. those oil fields produce more energy per day than the same surface covered with currently available solar panels. When it comes to solar, you're only getting the energy produced by it right now, but with oil you get the energy stored over millions of years.
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well, that oil in that field gathered there over a period of millions of years, the energy stored in it is very concentrated. those oil fields produce more energy per day than the same surface covered with currently available solar panels. When it comes to solar, you're only getting the energy produced by it right now, but with oil you get the energy stored over millions of years.
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tornadodog tornadodog (2696 days ago)
google said you win 123456789
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google said you win 123456789
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Guest: guest123456789 (2696 days ago)
LOL! no surprise for me :P
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LOL! no surprise for me :P
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tornadodog tornadodog (2696 days ago)
Latest comment: own goal 12345678 if oil is made from solar in the first place then solar wins lol.the oil fields are a solar farm already!!!!! shit thats cary's logic need help now, bad dog bad dog will get master to take me to the vets as i need putting down.
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Latest comment: own goal 12345678 if oil is made from solar in the first place then solar wins lol.the oil fields are a solar farm already!!!!! shit thats cary's logic need help now, bad dog bad dog will get master to take me to the vets as i need putting down.
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WalterEgo WalterEgo (2696 days ago)
Certainly over the longterm, a solar farm of the same land area would produce more energy than the oil field because at some point the oil will run out. A solar farm will run until the sun runs out. And then there's the cost - energy from oil will rise as the oil runs out and becomes more difficult to extract, whereas energy from solar will only get cheaper as technology improves and production is scaled up.
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Certainly over the longterm, a solar farm of the same land area would produce more energy than the oil field because at some point the oil will run out. A solar farm will run until the sun runs out. And then there's the cost - energy from oil will rise as the oil runs out and becomes more difficult to extract, whereas energy from solar will only get cheaper as technology improves and production is scaled up.
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Guest: guest123456789 (2696 days ago)
i would love it if earth's energy would be produced by renewable sources such as solar wind and title or wave power, but i think nuclear is gonna have a comeback eventually. When you say "over the long term" you forget that oil is also energy from the sun, converted by plants and animals millions of years ago. if you take a period of 100 years of oil extraction in that field, and you also take a similar sized field covered in solar panels over a period of 100 years, which technology do you think produces more energy? the one from the sun produced only during the day or the one from the oil that was accumulated there over millions of years and is very dense in energy? that's if we're talking about the right now, in he future, however, you might be right, renewable might take over, if nuclear fusion or thorium based nuclear fission power station will not be a thing.
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i would love it if earth's energy would be produced by renewable sources such as solar wind and title or wave power, but i think nuclear is gonna have a comeback eventually. When you say "over the long term" you forget that oil is also energy from the sun, converted by plants and animals millions of years ago. if you take a period of 100 years of oil extraction in that field, and you also take a similar sized field covered in solar panels over a period of 100 years, which technology do you think produces more energy? the one from the sun produced only during the day or the one from the oil that was accumulated there over millions of years and is very dense in energy? that's if we're talking about the right now, in he future, however, you might be right, renewable might take over, if nuclear fusion or thorium based nuclear fission power station will not be a thing.
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Guest: guest123456789 (2696 days ago)
TIDAL* instead of title, lol
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TIDAL* instead of title, lol
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Guest: guest123456789 (2696 days ago)
yo mean like these LINK and these LINK and these LINK ?it's suppose to generate “over 20 times more electricity than a static flat panel with the same area of photovoltaic cells.”
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yo mean like these LINK and these LINK and these LINK ?it's suppose to generate “over 20 times more electricity than a static flat panel with the same area of photovoltaic cells.”
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WalterEgo WalterEgo (2696 days ago)
Those look amazing, but probably more suitable for smaller scale and urban use. I was thinking of concentrated solar power like this in Spain: LINK
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Those look amazing, but probably more suitable for smaller scale and urban use. I was thinking of concentrated solar power like this in Spain: LINK
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Guest: guest123456789 (2696 days ago)
the one in Spain is awesome too, but the people at v3 wrote this on their homepage "On average, solar has grown by 35% per year over the last decade. Impressive. But it still accounts for less than 1% of energy production worldwide. By lowering the price, increasing the production, and creating "solar art", V3Solar aims to compete directly in the $6 trillion energy market, not just the $100 billion solar market. "
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the one in Spain is awesome too, but the people at v3 wrote this on their homepage "On average, solar has grown by 35% per year over the last decade. Impressive. But it still accounts for less than 1% of energy production worldwide. By lowering the price, increasing the production, and creating "solar art", V3Solar aims to compete directly in the $6 trillion energy market, not just the $100 billion solar market. "
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