Of the more ludicrous claims doing the rounds post coronavirus, the line that the economic recovery depends upon throwing more subsidies at chaotically intermittent wind and solar, takes the cake.
Renewable energy rent seekers have been telling us how cheap wind and solar are compared to ‘evil’ fossil fuels – coal and gas – for years. Now ranting about the cost of wind and solar power has reached fever pitch.
‘Cost’, ‘price’ and ‘value’ are not the same animals. What we pay for something and what it’s worth depends entirely upon what we get. And, in relation to the consumption of electricity whether or not we get it, at all.
Wind power might be ‘free’, but try purchasing it, at any price, when the wind stops blowing. And the same applies to solar power when the sun…
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