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Response to PamW (Reply #29)

Sun May 6, 2012, 04:41 PM

30. Wrong way Pam/Gregory strikes again...

Have you ever looked in the dictionary and seen that most words have a series of differing definitions for the same word, P/G?

You are tying to confuse two related but different definitions of baseload. One is as you describe, the other definition refers to a type of generation that has a specific set of characteristics including being large-scale, thermal, and centralized. It is also difficult to switch on and off and is most efficient when operated at a constant load for as long a period as possible. These coal/nuclear plants are called "baseload" because for the past 40 years they have been the most economical way to fill the demand, not because they are technically the only way that the demand can be filled.

It is unquestionably possible to fill all demand (and do it with greater reliability) using the full array of renewable sources that nature offers us. The supply curves go together in a different pattern than when it is centered around coal/nuclear, but matching the demand curve is the objective and 100% renewables can and will match the demand curve perfectly.

If you didn't have dishonesty you wouldn't have anything, would you P/G?
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