Back to the Renewables Future

So, while trying to find out what the difference between a megawatt and a gigawatt is, I had a thought…how much power, in gigawatts, did it take to power the Delorean in “Back to the Future”?
According to the esteemed Doc Brown, it was 1.21 gigawatts, the power being provided by the nuclear reaction of plutonium, unwisely stolen from terrorists.
According to the Scottish Government (p3), as at July 2011, Scotland had 4.2 gigawatts of installed capacity from renewable sources such as wind and wave power.

We could send Marty Back to the Future three times over. And completely avoid the need for stealing plutonium from bad guys.

Nice!

Author: Jennie

Law, libraries, books, crafts, and general geekery.

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