Dwight Duncan keeps using Germany as his model for wind power. Wind is the fastest growing energy sector in the world he says.
It might be the fastest growing but the question remains. Does it work?
Germany has very high energy costs. They built 43GW of wind power but only count on it for 2 GW. They have never been able to shut down any base capacity.
Germany is going to build eight new coal fired plants.
Duncan has said the government will agree to build new nuclear reactors should the OPA recommend it. But he says those lobbying the authority to recommend so-called cleaner coal technology and keeping the plants open are a century behind the times.
“I say to the Neanderthals . . . we’re moving forward responsibly to ensure that we clean up our air,” Duncan said. “We’re in the 21st century. They’re in the 19th century.”
Mr. Duncan, will you now refer to the Germans as Neanderthals?
But the new plant, which will be just a demonstration model, pales next to the eight coal-fired power stations Germany plans to build for commercial use …