The underlying problem with solar and wind is that they are too unreliable and energy-dilute. Solar and wind farms require between 400 and 750 times more land than nuclear and natural gas plants. As we approach the limits of renewables, it seems inevitable that, over time, Democratic politicians will increasingly point to nuclear energy as the centerpiece of their plans for saving the climate, not solar panels and wind turbines.
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Burn Money: Wind Farms In Tas and Vic Are “Correlated” — All Useless At The Same Time.
Tasmania – Australia’s offshore wind farm? -Guest post by Tom Quirk and Paul Miskelly. Is it possible that Tasmania could become Australia’s offshore wind farm? A proposal by UPC Renewables  an international developer of wind farms, suggests that a 1000 MW wind farm could play on important role in moderating the intermittent supply of electricity from renewable resources.
State Imports Energy As Prices Skyrocket.
POWER companies in Victoria are being forced to pay five times as much for electricity as they did three years ago and are now reliant on other states to keep the lights on. The Herald Sun can reveal Victoria flipped to taking more electricity from the rest of the country than it was exporting for the first time in 2018-19. It is also now a net importer along with South Australia — a state that has had some of the highest wholesale energy prices in the world in recent years. Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor said he feared Victoria would face more blackouts this summer.
‘Gold Rush’ of Wind Farms in Western Victoria.
17th February, 2019 ABC Landline ABC's Landline television program aired a story on the development of wind farms in Western Victoria and how this 'gold rush' of wind, solar and battery farms impacts on the landscape, local people and farmers. Wind and Solar Developments are creating increasing stress and overload being placed onto the statewide … Continue reading ‘Gold Rush’ of Wind Farms in Western Victoria.