The European Tribune is a forum for thoughtful dialogue of European and international issues. You are invited to post comments and your own articles.
Please REGISTER to post.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
The grid will be designed to handle intermittency both in generation and demand, and to handle renewables with both spatial and technological diversity. It will make far more efficient use of accurate weather/generation prediction, as well as advanced notification of load-shedding on the demand side. All compensated with appropriate pricing.
Such a reconception of the grid is already underway, though without enough pressure because of the faults of market-driven decision-making. The complete reconfiguration could easily be done in 20 years, during which existing plants continue their gradually diminishing functions.
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin
as if turbines cannot be stopped when needed.
And as if there are no accurate wind forecasts on which to base scheduling.
They also wonder what to do with excess wind, as if turbines cannot be stopped when needed.
Pay people to use it. At least that is what Germany did.
A vote for PES is a vote for EPP!
A vote for EPP is a vote for PES!
Support the coalition, vote EPP-PES in 2009!
But soon, these coal-plant owners will own more offshore wind than coal plant capacity...at least in Europe.
by afew - Mar 7 34 comments
by epochepoque - Mar 7 7 comments
by Cyrille - Mar 8 1 comment
by DoDo - Mar 1 13 comments
by maracatu - Feb 25 13 comments
by marco - Mar 3 43 comments
by Oui - Mar 5 60 comments
by Metatone - Feb 28 7 comments
by Cyrille - Mar 81 comment
by epochepoque - Mar 77 comments
by afew - Mar 734 comments
by Oui - Mar 560 comments
by Oui - Mar 413 comments
by marco - Mar 343 comments
by vbo - Mar 123 comments
by Oui - Mar 11 comment
by Oui - Mar 13 comments
by DoDo - Mar 113 comments
by Metatone - Feb 287 comments
by vbo - Feb 27110 comments
by gmoke - Feb 263 comments
by vbo - Feb 25102 comments
by maracatu - Feb 2513 comments
by Oui - Feb 2432 comments
by Oui - Feb 2214 comments
by Oui - Feb 211 comment
by Katrin - Feb 2013 comments
by Democrats Ramshield - Feb 202 comments