Thursday, November 23, 2006

Wind power no answer

Saskatchewan's crown monopoly power utility carries on building wind farms, undeterred by reality.

9 comments:

Mayor Quimby said...

Why can't they just store the excess energy ?

R.S. Porter said...

In what? Huge batteries, we all know how enviromentally friendly those are.

David MacLean said...

It's physically impossible to store electricity on that scale.

Chad Moats said...

Ok, Then why not decommission plants that pollute or expand capacity ?

David MacLean said...

The point is that taxpayers are currently paying millions to build wind farms when it is becoming clear they won't achieve their stated objective.

Scott Hennig said...

While I don't disagree with Cosh, demand metering would help flatten out our usage levels (throughout a regular day). Not a whole bunch, but a bit and the flatter we can get our energy usage, the easier it is to produce cheap stable energy (like clean coal).

Mayor Quimby said...

They seem to meeting the demand too well and overloading the grid. Isn't that the opposite of what you said ?

R.S. Porter said...

"[P]hysically impossible", David? You underestimate humanity. It certainly is possible, it would merely be idiotic.

Money Bags4Me said...

The answer my friends is not blowing in the wind.

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