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Old 10-03-2017, 11:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Strangely enough the thing that will allow more renewable power to come on line in the US will be fast acting natural gas turbine power plants that can go from shutdown to full power in under an hour. These plants obviously burn natural gas and fill gaps in demand left by renewables.

In theory you could just build so much wind power capacity that when production is met excess wind turbines go into idle.
In the United states we call that a waste of money.
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