How many gallons of OIL does it take to make ONE Wind Turbine?

It takes 8 gallons of oil to produce ONE TIRE. Can you imagine all the oil it would take to build one of those enormous Wind Turbines? How many gallons would it take to make a solar panel- when both combined only produce 2% of what we really need. Its BS! The real reason govt is banning Edison bulbs is they are too cheap and GE can't make profits so they will force us to buy those squiggly bulbs filled with MERCURY paying like 7 bucks for one BULB!

Asked By: Soros cults teach hate - 2/16/2011
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Hey Soros, it isn't BS, I'll explain. This issue of, "Embodied energy," keeps coming up again and again, but for some reason, it only seems to apply to solar and wind. Nobody ever questions how much oil it takes to build a coal fired electric plant, or a nuclear one. For some reason, it's as if it doesn't matter... More
Answered By: Rudydoo - 2/17/2011
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Thank you for noticing. I thought I was the only one that realized that "green jobs" and "green energy" are anything but "green."
Answered By: Apathy Forever - 2/16/2011
"The real reason govt is banning Edison bulbs" First of all, they are NOT banning them. Secondly, incandescent bulbs are grossly inefficient. Finally, facepalm.
Answered By: Transposed - 2/16/2011
How much gallons of oil in energy does a wind turbine produce...? 1000/1000000000 is an acceptable ratio I'm sure is more considering that after that wind turbines will be produce with wind energy...
Answered By: Chupate esa! - 2/16/2011
A lot fewer than the number of gallons of oil one wind turbine replaces in terms of generating energy... More
Answered By: Chewy Ivan 2 - 2/16/2011
1 gallon of oil produces very roughly 17kWh in an oil power plant. Even if 10 thousand gallons went into producing a wind turbine it would pay for itself quickly - a wind turbine with blades 1.75m and a mean wind speed of 5m/s will generate about 960 kWh - as much as 56 barrels of oil.
Answered By: Mordent - 2/16/2011
Matters not how much it takes. It matters how much it may save.
Answered By: Bub - 2/16/2011
Yes, it does take considerable energy to produce a solar panel. That energy is paid back in the first two years, and for the next 18 or 28 years, the energy you get is free. That's an all-in cost, including shipping and installation. Here is a paper from about 10 years ago More
Answered By: roderick_young - 2/16/2011
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