13606RE: [renewable-energy] We Don’t Need a Huge Breakthrough to Make Renewable Energy Viable—It Alre ady Is | Smithsonian
- Aug 9, 2014It’s not just speculation any more. Besides the German model (“Kombikrafwerk”) there are areas where it’s been demonstrated to work – even at a small scale.
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The idea that renewable energy can't handle the load is a myth, says Amory Lovins
From the windy plains to the sunny southwest, energy companies around the U.S. are investing heavily in renewable energy production. More than half of the energy production equipment being planned for installation in the next few years is renewable. Yet despite the environmental and economic sense of renewable energy, the public conception still lingers that wind and solar and other renewable tech will never be able to quite handle the job. After all, do we expect factories and homes to go dark when the sun sets or the wind falters?
Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/we-dont-need-huge-breakthrough-make-renewable-energy-viable-it-already-180952254/#ZQlXcCzMoXPXmKml.99
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