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Also needs to be repeated again & again when Tjhomas repeats this again & again: this is a shadow debate, because (1) weather-related intermitrency of generation is not the only significant intermittency, there are also the maintenance and emergency shutdowns of thermal and nuclear plants and the diurnal variation of demand; (2) balancing is a separate question of replacing gas and high-grade coal, something neither wind & PV nor nuclear can do.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Jan 6th, 2012 at 06:00:26 AM EST
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... but which dammed hydro, pumped hydro and biocoal would all seem to be able to do.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Jan 6th, 2012 at 09:38:52 PM EST
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