Let's look at the current situation
COMPARE THE ABOVE WITH THIS
(let's assume Wind will be only 20% )
OTHER RENEWABLES 10%
EVERYTHING ELSE 70%
Currently "everything else"accounts for 97% of our power
What will happen then on a day in the future when wind power
is at the equivalent of those days when it is currently only 0.1%
If we multiply by 10 to account for the increased capacity
(We are taking our 3% to a target of 30%)
ON AN EQUIVALENT DAY IN THE FUTURE
We have 1% from wind ( 0.1 x 10)
We have 10% from 'other renewables'
We have 70% from 'everything else'
That's 81% of the 100% we need
Missing in Action - 19% of the power we need
Where are we going to get that missing 19% of our power?
This is why so many people including former grid engineer Derek Birkett keep on talking about "When The Lights Go Out"
New figures show the lights may go out sooner than we thought
See 23/4/2011 Daily Telegraph
Derek Birkett is the former Grid Control Engineer of Northern Scotland. He has a lifetime of experience in electricity supply throughout Britain and has been involved in the installation and commissioning of several power stations, whether coal-fired, hydro or nuclear, including Dounreay.
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