Friday, May 18, 2018

"Green" Costs You a LOT


Actually, any half-wit familiar with electric utilities could have told you this.

...Leon Hirth estimated that the economic value of wind and solar would decline significantly as they become a larger part of electricity supply.

The reason? Their fundamentally unreliable nature. Both solar and wind produce too much energy when societies don’t need it, and not enough when they do.

Solar and wind thus require that natural gas plants, hydro-electric dams, batteries or some other form of reliable power be ready at a moment’s notice to start churning out electricity when the wind stops blowing and the sun stops shining.

And unreliability requires solar- and/or wind-heavy places like Germany, California and Denmark to pay neighboring nations or states to take their solar and wind energy when they are producing too much of it....--quoted at PowerLine

Therefore, the cost of electricity has gone up for those areas (notably Germany and California) which have required lots of this wacky-juice "solution."  Wisconsin has a bunch of semi-useful windmills, too.  We do NOT need more.

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