Author Topic: Addressing climate change  (Read 6929 times)

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Offline TimG

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Re: Addressing climate change
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2019, 10:06:32 pm »
Sorry buddy but I spent the better part of my first ten years in the work force as an electrician. Here's a clue for ya, you can put a solar panel on your roof, hook it into the grid, and when it is producing that wheel on your hydro meter slows down which saves you money.
Being a electrician does not mean you have any knowledge of how the grid works and your response proves it. In your example, the homeowner with solar panels still expects to get 100% of their needs from the grid so the grid has to build the capacity needed to supply those needs even if solar reduces demand on most days. This redundant capacity costs money - money that only has to be spent because renewables are used which means this cost has to be included in the cost of renewables.

We see a similar effect with water bills in Vancouver. Even if you use no water you still have to pay a large sum for the privilege of connecting to the water system. This is because someone has to pay for the system even if it is not used.
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