Delusional and dangerous, sums up those peddling 100% wind and solar targets. No country on earth has ever powered itself entirely using sunshine and breezes. And no country ever will. Sunset and calm weather are real things. On the other hand, mega-batteries are a mixture of myth and nonsense. At the margins, technically possible. But, at scale, economically ludicrous.
As the Institute for Energy Research lays bare below, those pushing and all wind and sun powered future are setting us up to dance with the devil.
The 100 Percent Renewable Energy Myth
Institute for Energy Research
8 February 2019
Advocates for wind and solar energy are trying to convince Americans that the economy can thrive on 100 percent renewable energy. However, wind and solar energy are intermittent sources that currently need back up power from reliable energy sources like coal, nuclear, and natural gas to keep the lights on, keep…
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