No country has ever powered itself entirely with wind and solar. No country ever will. The image above is not the crazed doodlings of a maniac, it’s the combined output of every wind turbine connected to Australia’s Eastern Grid last month thanks to Aneroid Energy.
Note the numerous occasions when output plummets by 2-3,000MW in minutes, often falling to between 200 and 400MW – which represents between 3 to 6% of the total 6,558MW of capacity spread from Far North Queensland, through NSW, all across Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.
Good luck trying to explain to a nine-year-old that that picture represents their energy supply future.
But, notwithstanding the obvious and fatal flaws with chaotic wind and solar, there are still plenty of zealots out there wedded to the belief that our ‘inevitable’ transition to an all wind and sun powered future, is just around the corner. It’s a…
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