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OK, I'm putting myself at risk there (this is Jérôme territory remember).
Is the comparison fully honest when few countries adopted nuclear, for a variety of reasons that had little to do with the ability to build a nuclear plant?

If we were to have the same graph with the comparison being in the top 5 countries for each technology, wind wouldn't look as good.

This is not to say that I don't reckon wind should be a large part of the solution, I'm just trying to avoid bias.

On top of that, I have been told (by someone who works in the field, but in Australia, so maybe it's due to the peculiarities of a sparse network with few redundancies) that you couldn't run a power network with more than 25% of your sources being either wind or solar.

Is that true, and if yes why?

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Mon Oct 6th, 2008 at 05:17:49 PM EST

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