Skip to comments.Renewable Energy Poses Security Risk, New Paper Warns
Posted on 06/02/2014 9:07:22 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
London, 2 June: A new paper published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation warns that intermittent wind and solar energy pose a serious energy security risk and threaten to undermine the reliability of UK electricity generation.
Many people including ministers, officials and journalists believe that renewable energy enhances Britains energy security by reducing the dependency on fossil fuel imports. The ongoing crisis over the Ukraine and Crimea between Russia and the West has given much attention to this argument.
Written by Philipp Mueller, the paper (UK Energy Security: Myth and Reality) concludes that domestic and global fossil fuel reserves are growing in abundance while open energy markets, despite the conflict in the Ukraine, are enhancing Britains energy security significantly.
In contrast, the ability of the grid to absorb intermittent renewable energy becomes increasingly more hazardous with scale.
Germany provides a warning example of its growing green energy insecurity. Last December, both wind and solar power came to an almost complete halt for more than a week. More than 23,000 wind turbines stood still while one million photovoltaic systems failed to generate energy due to a lack of sunshine. For a whole week, conventional power plants had to provide almost all of Germanys electricity supply.
Germans woke up to the fact that it was the complete failure of renewable energy to deliver that undermined the stability and security of Germanys electricity system.
Open energy markets are a much better way to ensure energy security than intermittent generation systems like wind and solar. It would be a huge risk in itself for Britain to go down the same route as Germany and destabilise what is still a reliable UK electricity grid, said Philipp Mueller.
Full paper (PDF)
In the meantime energy costs are going through the roof. I am now paying more for electricity each month than I used to pay for a house payment.
The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
THEIR plan is working,
No wind or sunshine for a week? That's a bad week.
In Soylent Green movie people had to pedal the bicycle generator to get electricity when the power went out.
Michele Obama says she don't get enough excessive anyway.
Intermittent power production is disruptive and no way to build a stable economy. In some third-world countries, this is one of the greatest limitations to economic growth, when commercial establishments may depend on no more than a few hours of electrical power each day, or they are reduced to waiting days, if not weeks, for fuel supplies to be delivered, if at all.
There is a danger in being “too green”. To the point of starvation and widespread privation and disease.
But maybe that is the point, to REDUCE the total human population of this planet, to maybe 5% or less of its current levels. This will allow Gaia to somehow “recover”.
A “religion” more evil than even that great “monotheistic” apostasy and ideology, Islam. And believe me, that was hard to do.
” In Soylent Green movie people had to pedal the bicycle generator to get electricity when the power went out.
Michele Obama says WE don't get enough EXERCISE anyway.”