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Old 05-26-2018, 01:58 PM   #1872 (permalink)
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sufficient nuclear

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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
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.
Yeah,if investors will direct capital towards nuclear in the current market structure,then it's perfectly reasonable to expect that it would carry the day,when scaled to today's,and future load.
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