Skip to main content

View Diary: Utilities on Solar & Distributed Power "€œIt's a potential threat to us over the long term" (307 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I think we have the same vision (0+ / 0-)

    I think this is close to the list we will end up with.  A lot of these will involve utility scale generation and utility scale transmission.  Part of my reaction to the diary is that it rejects this approach of integrating wind regionally and rejects concentrated solar technologies (which can only be done on a utility scale).  I think that until this is fully built out we face a question of what back up sources we should use.  The full storage molten salt has not been deployed yet (existing plants extend the peak into the evening, but not overnight).   Thus, we have a gap to fill with either coal, gas or nuclear.  Of the three, which do you choose?  I prioritize climate change and public health, so gas and coal are out.

    (And smart meters are critical, but the cuckoo nimbys are in full freak out mode on that. It seems to be the new target of the antivaxer crowd. Don't get me started)

    Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescindibles.

    by Mindful Nature on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 09:34:13 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (120)
  • Community (58)
  • 2016 (45)
  • Elections (37)
  • Environment (35)
  • Media (33)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (33)
  • Republicans (31)
  • Hillary Clinton (30)
  • Iraq (27)
  • Barack Obama (27)
  • Law (27)
  • Civil Rights (25)
  • Jeb Bush (24)
  • Climate Change (24)
  • Culture (22)
  • Economy (19)
  • Labor (18)
  • Bernie Sanders (18)
  • Senate (16)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site