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Open Discussion => Renewables => Topic started by: aktony on May 15, 2018, 12:54:21 PM

Title: Solar and Wind Lock-In Fossil Fuels
Post by: aktony on May 15, 2018, 12:54:21 PM
Solar and Wind Lock-In Fossil Fuels -- And That Makes Saving the Climate Harder & More Expensive

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2018/05/15/solar-and-wind-lock-in-fossil-fuels-that-makes-saving-the-climate-harder-slower-more-expensive/#499db26121d4

Privately, experts admit that the fastest, easiest, and cheapest way to decarbonize energy supplies is with nuclear power.

How could they not? France and Sweden proved it.

As a result, the two nations enjoy vastly cheaper and cleaner power than solar and wind-heavy Germany and Denmark.

And yet many of the same experts proclaim publicly, “We need a clean energy mix!” — one that includes solar and wind.


Why?

The reason has nothing to do with technology, engineering, or economics and everything to do with politics.

Title: Re: Solar and Wind Lock-In Fossil Fuels
Post by: ghrit on May 15, 2018, 02:37:41 PM
Make no mistake folks, gas is an excellent bridge source of electrical power.  In the end, the bridge will lead to nuclear.