The notion that a nation can run on sunshine and breezes is worse than delusional, it’s flat out dangerous. Once resilient and reliable electricity generation and delivery systems designed around the certitude of coal, gas and hydro have been replaced by pure and utter, weather driven chaos.
Rapid and reactionary load shedding (“demand management”) and widespread blackouts (“demand mismanagement”) are now the order of the day, thanks to an obsession with the occasional, unreliable and unpredictable delivery of wind and solar.
In a world where hyperbole and hysteria have kidnapped, bound and gagged our good friends, logic and reason, it’s understandable that people might fall for the idea that we can merrily run on sunshine and breezes, alone; albeit with a few trillion dollars worth of mythical mega-batteries providing backup a few minutes when the sun sets and the wind stops blowing.
The mob panic and overreaction in response to…
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