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  •  The Long Term Solution... (5+ / 0-)

    ...is going to have to be a massive over generating capacity for solar, wind and the other eco-friendly alternatives.  

    Its easier to turn off a power supply than to start one.  So, if the eco-friendly generators are over supplying by 15-30% then it is easier to interrupt the circuit and reconnect it when demand increases.  

    Until you reach the point where you can guarantee that eco-friendly sources will cover demand, yes, you're going to have to use something else to satisfy the demand.

    ... the watchword of true patriotism: "Our country - when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right." - Carl Schurz; Oct. 17, 1899

    by NevDem on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 11:53:26 AM PST

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