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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-01-11 09:22 PM
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5. That is what they have been saying..... So I second your very interesting comment....
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  -Six Scottish wind farms paid to shut down because they were pushing too much power into the grid. paparush  May-01-11 09:18 PM   #0 
  - But wait, I thought that wind and solar couldn't provide anywhere near the needed electricity.  MadHound   May-01-11 09:20 PM   #1 
  - Surely depends on location. WINDY in Scotland.  elleng   May-01-11 09:22 PM   # 
  - Windy in the US as well, windy enough to power our own country.  MadHound   May-01-11 09:25 PM   #8 
     - Surely 'possible,' but recognize the size/distance differential,  elleng   May-01-11 09:30 PM   #12 
        - the Mojave Desert ALONE has enough (potential) solar power to feed our nation.  robinlynne   May-02-11 12:09 PM   #20 
        - And even if it's "true" in some areas, , you still can use it where you can  SoCalDem   May-02-11 12:15 PM   #25 
        - Foolish to say we CAN'T produce, but we must recognize difficulties,  elleng   May-02-11 03:09 PM   #33 
        - If Enron can move electricity from Texas to California, I see no problem with transmission  MadHound   May-02-11 06:55 PM   #39 
  - That is what they have been saying..... So I second your very interesting comment....  midnight   May-01-11 09:22 PM   #5 
  - Storage, Storage, Storage...  NYC_SKP   May-01-11 09:21 PM   #2 
  - Giant flywheels? And yeah, pumped hydro in Scotland where they do have mills and water.....  kestrel91316   May-01-11 09:25 PM   #7 
  - Better than grounding it or not producing, use the energy to create hydrogen...  NYC_SKP   May-01-11 09:31 PM   #13 
     - oh that's perfect  kestrel91316   May-01-11 09:46 PM   #14 
     - Pumped hydro is a wonderful storage solution.  kentauros   May-02-11 12:27 PM   #27 
  - the batteries used in electric cars 15 years ago did really well......  robinlynne   May-02-11 12:10 PM   #21 
  - There is no "storage problem"  kristopher   May-02-11 12:34 PM   #28 
  - Actually paying them to not produce  madokie   May-01-11 09:21 PM   #3 
  - The US government used to pay farmers for NOT producing  a kennedy   May-02-11 08:04 AM   #19 
  - Seems to me that coal plants should have been shut down first.  krispos42   May-01-11 09:22 PM   #4 
  - That was my first thought, too nt  Courtesy Flush   May-02-11 07:58 AM   #18 
  - I bet it costs more to scale down and bring back up coal and gas plants  kick-ass-bob   May-02-11 12:15 PM   #24 
  - On windfarms you can easily turn off individual windmills without shutting it all down (nt)  The Straight Story   May-02-11 12:38 PM   #30 
  - Are there no fossil fuel based plants adding to the grid that they could have tuned down?  Incitatus   May-01-11 09:23 PM   #6 
  - So wait are they doing this  Drale   May-01-11 09:26 PM   #9 
  - This quote is interesting  Incitatus   May-01-11 09:26 PM   #10 
  - selling the energy to England for example?  robinlynne   May-02-11 12:11 PM   #22 
  - Wow. Clean, ABUNDANT power. If only we had that. nt  valerief   May-01-11 09:30 PM   #11 
  - What a concept. I wish WE had that problem.  HopeHoops   May-02-11 07:30 AM   #15 
  - K&R n/t  bluethruandthru   May-02-11 07:43 AM   #16 
  - Finally, evidence that wind power is dangerous and unpredictable  jp11   May-02-11 07:49 AM   #17 
  - Wow. Important info.  Poboy   May-02-11 12:11 PM   #23 
  - ... and every nation wishes it had the renewable energy potential the U.S. has. And largely ignores.  DirkGently   May-02-11 12:22 PM   #26 
  - We used to shut them down in the 90's (in CA) on a regular basis  The Straight Story   May-02-11 12:38 PM   #29 
  - Yep. Would love to see a moon-shot investment in addressing some of these issues.  paparush   May-02-11 06:03 PM   #34 
  - K&R. Amazing!  Overseas   May-02-11 12:40 PM   #31 
  - I suppose they couldn't take the chance of a wind spill -- those are so dangerous  nichomachus   May-02-11 01:26 PM   #32 
  - It's probably near Trumps golf course and he's worried about his hair. nt  chowder66   May-02-11 06:06 PM   #35 
  - Haha! Good one.  Quantess   May-02-11 06:09 PM   #36 
     - Cheers! :)  chowder66   May-02-11 06:48 PM   #38 
  - Why didn't they shut down the coal plants instead? (nt)  chillspike   May-02-11 06:18 PM   #37 
 

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