Author Topic: Addressing climate change  (Read 8225 times)

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Offline Omni

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Re: Addressing climate change
« Reply #75 on: May 27, 2019, 03:58:18 pm »
And I am saying there is no way solar and wind are cheaper than fossil fuels once you include the cost incurred by the backup dispatchable power required to make them useful. It will likely always be cheaper to build one base load plant and run it 24x7 than to build a bunch of solar/wind capacity with backup fossil fuel plants because you building double the capacity.

Well there are numerous examples of renewables being more cost effective than fossils, but as already mentioned, the sun does go down and the wind does recede. You seem to ignore the concept of making the air we breathe less toxic, as well as prepping for the day when those old fossils finally run out.