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Old 08-16-2015, 10:42 AM   #56 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Arragonis View Post
And if we were at 100% renewables like GP morons believe ? No power at all...
Fossil fuels are chemically stored RE (Solar) energy. .. done so at horribly low efficiency.

If you won't use Stored RE .. than you don't get to use Coal , Oil , etc .. either.

If you allow for using stored RE .. than have a rational comparison of different RE storage system options for the given application criteria .. built to whatever __σ event satisfies.

Depending on the specific criteria of a given application .. Fossil Fuels can be the best overall fit for an energy storage option .. in other applications or different criteria sometimes Fossil Fuels are not a viable energy storage option , or are inferior to other storage options.

The Devil is in the details.
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