Friday, December 12, 2014
"Dear Northeast, How’s that solar working out for ya?"
Without subsidies, they are prohibitively expensive, and under certain conditions they have no value at all...
Recently, Marta Noon provided some answers in the Canada Free Press:
"These stories reveal the snow job that has been perpetuated on the general public regarding renewable energy. They don’t understand the need for power or how it works. They seem to believe that when a rule passes a magic wand waves replacing older, but still fully functional, power plants with wind or solar—that doesn’t produce electricity 24/7/365 as do the decommissioned coal or nuclear plants and which requires far more land to produce the same amount of, albeit intermittent, electricity.
An iced up wind turbine or a solar panel covered in seven feet of snow—even if some of it slides off—doesn’t generate electricity. And the cold days of a Northeast winter create one of the times when energy demand peaks."