Yay! It's solved. Or not. Look at these claims! Anyone got time to respond to The Conversation? (Fairly important site).
Energy storage could replace peak gas in our electricity network. That’s the finding of a study that my colleagues and I recently published in the Journal of Applied Energy.
Energy storage is often considered the holy grail of the electricity sector. Tesla’s Powerwall home battery system, for instance, allows households to store energy from solar panels, to be used when the sun isn’t shining. It is seen as a vital piece of the puzzle in a future with more renewable energy.
Storage is great for households, but could also be as important in the wider electricity network. Here’s how it could work.
Hi Roger, I'm not disagreeing with the fact of it, but the emphasis of it. What may be appropriate and economical in a distant, isolated, costly radio telescope is not appropriate or economical for the average Australian business or house. Yet the climate council trot out this sort of headline in a meme-generating frenzy that is pro-renewables and glibly assumes that one day we'll all live with solar batteries or go "100% renewables" like some little country town, even though it's actually "renewables equivalent" energy produced, averaged out over a year, of course buying from the coal fired grid when they need to.
It's the dishonesty of the memes that's getting to me.
"The National Energy Guarantee is not the best policy solution. A carbon price imposed on electricity generators may have avoided the need for either of the two 'guarantees' contained in the NEG. But the political reality is that a carbon price of any sort is not going to be adopted in Australia any time soon.
"So this is not a perfect solution, but it is better than what we have now. And importantly, it is supported by all members of the newly formed Energy Security Board. Opportunity knocks for this nation's politicians."
I have to agree with Eclipse. As a scientist, you value truth, facts, logic. It is truly baffling how the public and politicians have been misled on renewable energy and batteries. Individuals I work with are incredibly frustrated with the public perception. I see a lot of people who understand the science but not the business, or the business and not the science. Or neither.
Then you have people like Mark Jacobs, who (I think) either got his degree in a box of cereal, or is a bold faced liar, telling people just what they want to hear.
What is truly frustrating is that if you are absolutely convinced there is a climate crises, and an immediate need for action, then these fools and liars are your worst enemy, sucking up time and resources better spent elsewhere.
Post by engineerpoet on May 25, 2019 0:29:58 GMT 9.5
Most people aren't technical and can't see through the cloud of squid ink that the greenies are blowing to cover for the emptiness of their claims. How do you get through to people that they're being sold an empty box, especially when they desperately want to believe the hype?