"Efforts turn to storage for renewable energy" by Carolyn Y. Johnson, Globe Staff | September 1, 2008
FLORIDA, Mass. - While most of the attention to alternative energy focuses on wind turbines and solar panels, actually turning them into mainstream sources of power will require cheap and efficient ways to store large amounts of energy.
"Storage is a critical component. As a technology area ripe for innovation and investment, it's huge - it's a holy grail," said Nick d'Arbeloff, executive director of the New England Clean Energy Council, an organization that promotes the renewable energy sector.
Windmills and solar panels, icons of the clean energy movement, come with an Achilles' heel: breezes start up or die down unexpectedly, and the sun may be swallowed by a cloud when energy demand is highest. That vulnerability matters far more when renewable energy makes up a significant amount of the power flowing onto the electricity grid - a scenario now mandated by a state law requiring that a quarter of energy come from renewable sources by 2030.
Nice going, state government!!
They MANDATE a "solution" to this phony hoax of global warming (I'm not even going to argue it anymore; just call up my environment labels) and they mandated solution ISN'T EVEN WORKABLE!!!!
Every single one of them should be tarred and feathered!!
Sporadic energy production is a challenge for the grid, because it depends on a delicate balance between supply and demand.
You know, they have been hollering global fart mist for years, you think they would have looked into this problem.
What a fucking lying , shit-shoveling, scam artist the MSM papers are here in AmeriKa, and I'm tired of it!!!!