What Anti-Green Energy Spin-Doctors Always Leave Out

Paul F. de Lespinasse

Professional anti-green writers recite many interesting facts in their analysis of energy issues. But they also illustrate that, as the poet William Blake (1757-1827) said, “a truth that is told with evil intent beats all the lies you can invent”.

These authors, like all critics of wind and solar power, always point out that these sources vary greatly from hour to hour, day to day, and month to month, which is clearly true.

It’s also true, as these reviews tell us, that we can’t store enough electricity to compensate for this intermittency. The batteries could store enough during the day for nighttime use, but could not handle immense seasonal fluctuations in solar power.

The photovoltaic (PV) panels on my roof produce only a fifth of the monthly amount of electricity in winter compared to midsummer. A battery that could store enough for an entire winter would be bigger than our house and cost a fortune that we could never recover.

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