More Renewables Means More Fossil Fuels

By bgamall4   Follow   Thu, 20 Dec 2012, 4:15pm   202 views   1 comment
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And more often than not, this means fossil fuels (especially natural gas) are used to fill the energy shortages caused by a large clouds or clear, breezeless days. This lack of reliability and consistency in solar and wind energy production necessitates the use of emergency backups – something that will only rise as California continues its transition to renewable energy sources. California currently gets one-fifth of its energy from renewables, and looks to raise that to 33 percent. According to the article, the state's electricity costs are among the highest in the U.S. and "are projected to rise sharply in...

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    I still like nuclear....

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