Contrary to what “green energy” advocates would have you believe, wind and solar technology, as currently imagined, will never be cost-competitive with North American natural gas, coal, or the next-generation of small-scale nuclear reactors. The need for enormous land areas, added transmission infrastructure, and disposal of the hazardous waste associated with making and recycling photovoltaics and windmills, pose huge problems. But the real show-stopper is the need to cost-effectively store or generate electricity for times when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow. Why haven’t solutions like batteries, flywheels, and pumped-hydro worked? What, if any, other solutions are more promising? And what are the prospects for commercializing a cost-effective storage solution in the foreseeable future? We’ll show you.
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