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Old 09-20-2022, 10:03 PM   #221 (permalink)
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I've been saying that our energy will remain eclectic for some time now.
Even in Brazil, where most of the electric power is provided by hydro (including a larger amount of the power provided by Itaipy, as Paraguay doesn't use all of its share of the output and sells it to Brazil instead). Coal is widely used too, at least in Santa Catarina (where I have already gone on tours at the Capivari de Baixo coal-fired powerplant and at a deactivated coal mine in Crici˙ma) and in my homeland Rio Grande do Sul.

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Old 10-10-2022, 08:57 AM   #222 (permalink)
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More proof renewables are not "the future".
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doubling down on stupidity to increase electricity prices by up to 35% in as little as 1 year
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More proof renewables are not "the future".
I'll watch these but I'm going in with the presumption that centralized controlled and administered solar is not the future. The Sun will continue to fall on whatever we might build in the future.
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Solar is the future for covering the day time peak load and the power of choice for isolated off grid electricity with a generator backup.
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The Sun giveth, the cold, dark blackness of Outer Space taketh away.

If the planet warms instead of freezing, then cooling and air conditioning will be more important.
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If the planet warms instead of freezing, then cooling and air conditioning will be more important.
I remember seeing ads for solar-powered fridges and air conditioners at those made-in-China sites.
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Seems none of the renewable/green energy fanbois/cheer leaders are jumping in to defend green energy.
Of if they do they're just gaslighting. Try to convince you that the price of energy going up on average 10x the rate of inflation some how isn't exploding the price of energy.
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Those of you that believe increasing energy rates are due to increasing use of renewable energy should take a look at some of the utility company profits around the country. Two of the larger companies, PG&E and FP&L, each have earned profits of a billion dollars plus this year. Those profit increases over the previous years are not due to renewable costs, they are due to the companies raising their rates. Yes, I agree rates are increasing. But they are increasing because these companies are gouging their customers.

As for energy costs increasing at ten times the rate of inflation, that's just ridiculous. The current rate of inflation is between 8 and 10% which just happens to be about the same rate increase as PG&E and the same amount of profit increase they made this year over last year. I would imagine that increases in rates in Australia are happening for the same reason as they are here. More profitability for the utilities.

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So it's corruption?
Eh, plausible.
Why even bother with renewables them?
Advagrid didn't. In Maine they just doubled peoples power bills and cut the maintenance budget. Posted billions of dollars in profit.
I guess its more profitable to force people to buy energy from sources they don't want because it costs twice as much to produce or doesn't work at night or on cloudy days and then charge 5 times as much for it.
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Utilities are often given profit-limited to a percentage over operating costs. That creates an incentive to make operating costs as high as possible. If a few loud folks demand renewables, especially if they are politicians, then a utility has every incentive to make that happen to increase operating costs and increase total profit.

If increasing cost to deliver electricity is the only way to expand profits, we shouldn't be surprised when that happens.

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