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Old 05-25-2018, 01:52 AM   #1857 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
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100% of it's share, surely?

Renewables vary in their intermittency.The ones based on gravity are reliable, tides and hydro. Geo thermal is no problem. Wind and solar vary the most, but it's always not cloudy somewhere (or so I hear).
Well I was thinking PV and wind, the 2 most commonly thought of when discussing renewables. Most of best hydro sources have already been exploited.

The idea that some part of the country that is sunny can not only provide its own electrical needs, but supplement some shaded part of the country seems unlikely to me.

Storing excess generating capacity via pumped hydro or other some such potential kinetic energy sounds reasonable to me.

I'm still not seeing how renewables factor in when sufficient and non-adjustable output nuclear power is available.
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