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Apparently "The Economist" is many people, and they don't all talk to each other.

About the intermittency concern, perhaps what has happened is, that in a number of places wind penetration is well over 20% now, and contrary to the scare stories the lights didn't go out... however, their story is still wrong: yes, the wind blows (almost) always somewhere, like the sun is shining almost always somewhere; but still you need back-up. Even for penetrations of 100%-plus. But perhaps Jake is right and The E isn't into due diligence much.

A positive surprise though is that they really make the renewables-climate link explicitly, even if based on an iffy example (but then, money is what they understand). That counts as a victory for the good guys.

by mustakissa on Sat Jun 15th, 2013 at 11:07:29 AM EST
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