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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 05:10 AM

3. Excellent. That article coverered most of my objections.

I'd add that German solar was never intended to cover xx% of daily demand through the year (OMG, it gets dark, what will we do?), it was intended to trim peak daily demand through the year and cover most of daytime demand from April to September. Trust me, Germans do understand lack of daylight.

To that end, it's about half built. I don't know how you price that, and evidently the existing markets don't quite know either, because it's changing the market structure to demand matching(or capacity markets or dispatchable capacity) rather than incentiveized supply consumption.

Also, I don't think that the BI directors really care about being accurate as long as they can control the narrative and keep Americans thinking like consumers (i.e. CO2? that's a powerplant problem, we need to buy new powerplants, Ford or Chevy?) rather than as citizens. It allows them to keep the focus away from more comprehensive, and threatening, questions.

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