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Old 09-09-2022, 09:13 AM   #208 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Piotrsko View Post
Alternative energy is not easy or cheap compared to fossil fuels (duh). When the ROE becomes phrohibitve, fossil fuel will end. Perhaps mankind will survive itself
Since every aspect of renewables depends on fossil fuels the time line on that plan is approximately never.
Solar can cover peak day time loads, that's about all its good for and wind can cover about 20% before it becomes a liability. Hydroelectric will do whatever it can do, which appears to be to lose market share.
Also each power grid needs some capacity capable of a cold grid restart. Wind, solar, nuclear are useless for this. Hydroelectric, coal and natural gas are ideally suited.
As you can see 2 of the grids have most of the hydro.
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