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By November 30, 2022Headlines

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  • L. Earl Watkins, Jr. says:

    You are spot on. Same with green energy. I worked for decades in the electric industry, mostly coops. 100 years ago, city dwellers had electricity because of density; farmers had individual passive solar and windmills (but don’t worry, soon efficient batteries will be developed). America could not move forward economically until the nation was electirified, which resulted in farmers coming together to build baseload dispatchable plants and infrastructure. But now, green energy says forget density and baseload, we have wind and solar units that you can each have – and don’t worry, efficient batteries will soon be developed. Baseload plants (peoples loads coming together for efficient generation for 50 years) like hospitals (patints coming together for care) makes more sense than docs in buggies going house to house. Or let’s send healthcare door to door. Works fine until the flu hits. Or, as Texas discovered, when ice storms shutdown wind turbines.

    • Kevin Roche says:

      I have wondered how much solar energy was generated during this low light period of the year, and then during a snowstorm. Has to be close to zero. So what is the backup if we get rid of all the coal, natural gas and nuclear plants?

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