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    Britain’s gone nine days with almost no wind generation, and forecasts show the calm conditions persisting for another two weeks.

    The wind drought has pushed up day-ahead power prices to the highest level for the time of year for at least a decade. Apart from a surge expected around June 14, wind levels are forecast to stay low for the next fortnight, according to The Weather Company.

    Prolonged Wind Drought Crushes British Turbine Output

    Days without wind.
    Days without sun.

    And you're back in the Stone Age if the envirowhackos get their way.
     
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    That's why there are gas and nuclear backup systems.
     
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    OH, so now we need to maintain hundreds of billions of dollars of capital equipment to sit idle for just in case?

    The left have no clue about economics.
     
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    or efficient land use
     
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    No, you have no clue about how to reliably supply power.
     
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    Try explaining what Politician's "Rainy Day Funds" are...
     
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    Rrriiighhttt cause that's not been done for last 75 yrs
     
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    Says dufus who says let's build and maintain hundreds of billions of dollars of capital equipment to let it collect dust 98% of the time. :cuckoo:
     
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    Yep, here in the 21st century cheap reliable energy should be a given. Instead we have rolling blackouts and low income people dying from excessive heat and cold because they can't afford climate control costs.
     
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    Bonn, 12 February 2018 (WWEA) – The overall capacity of all wind turbines installed worldwide by the end of 2017 reached 539’291 Megawatt, according to preliminary statistics published by WWEA today. 52’552 Megawatt were added in the year 2017, slightly more than in 2016 when 51’402 Megawatt went online. This is the third largest number ever installed within one year, after the record years 2015 and 2014. However, the annual growth rate of only 10,8 % is the lowest growth ever since the industrial deployment of wind turbines started end of the 20th century.

    All wind turbines installed by end of 2017 can cover more than 5% of the global electricity demand. For many countries, wind power has become a pillar in their strategies to phase out fossil and nuclear energy. In 2017, Denmark set a new world record with 43% of its power coming from wind. An increasing number of countries have reached a double-digit wind power share, including Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden or Uruguay.

    The by far largest wind power market China installed an additional capacity of 19 Gigawatt, slightly less than in 2016, and continues its undisputed position as the world’s wind power leader, with a cumulated wind capacity of 188 Gigawatt. Together with an amazing deployment in solar power, the country is now well on its way of making renewable energy its main energy source.

    Out of the leading markets, the US (6,8 Gigawatt added, reaching 89 Gigawatt in total), Germany (6,1 Gigawatt new, overall 56 Gigawatt), India (4,6 Gigawatt added, 32,9 Gigawatt total capacity) United Kingdom (3,3 Gigawatt new, 17,9 Gigawatt total), Brazil (2 Gigawatt new, 12,8 Gigawatt total) and France (1,7 Gigawatt new, 13,8 Gigawatt total) saw all very strong growth, very close to new record.

    http://www.wwindea.org/2017-statistics/

    Looks like wind is still doing well.
     

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