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GRID-SCALE Electricity Storage Can’t Save Renewables

AMAZING how powerful ideology is to make otherwise intelligent people lose all sense of reason and common sense in the ruinous pursuit of windmills, solar panels and fairytale storage.

“You need storage to deal with lulls in wind generation that can last for several days, so the amount required would be impracticably large. And because this would only be required intermittently, its capital cost could probably never be recovered.

Wind and solar power are not available on demand and there are no technologies to make them so. Refusing to face these inconvenient facts poses a serious threat to our energy security”.

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No surprise there, but the points made deserve emphasis. No amount of ideology can defeat the realities of engineering and economics.

Engineer pours cold water on battery and hydrogen technologies – GWPF press release.
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A new briefing paper from the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) dismisses the idea that grid-scale electricity storage can help bring about a UK renewables revolution.

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3 Comments on “GRID-SCALE Electricity Storage Can’t Save Renewables”

  1. historyscoper says:

    [[AMAZING how powerful ideology is to make otherwise intelligent people lose all sense of reason and common sense in the ruinous pursuit of windmills, solar panels and fairytale storage.]]

    “A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.” – Saul Bellow

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  2. Roy Pentland says:

    Jamie, I think Sasha, you and I could add more detail to this story. More “meat” needs to be added to how much storage, the limitations and relatively short lives of batteries and, as you said, the incredible cost. What about a Skype conference to discuss?

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    • How about covering how the Chinese proposal for a world energy grid that could link all forms of power together in a consumer cooperative that could have ownership by local utility users instead of profit-maximizing multinational corporations? The Deep Decarbonization Platform Project needs to be supported by everyone who wants all people to have affordable, clean energy.

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