Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Star's Metro Martin Writes 1 Honest Paragraph

Canada News: Cohn: Power, politics and polarization — McGuinty plugs the holes -

"The dirty little secret of clean energy in Ontario is that wind usually blows at the wrong time (dead of night), in the wrong season (winter); unfortunately, the province’s peak power demand is on hot summer days, not winter nights. Also, we have the wrong kind of hydro, because most of it is generated from run-of-river, which can’t be stored up in dams (as in Quebec) when it is needed most. Harnessing renewable energy in Ontario will be a perpetual problem, because we will always need standby power from gas turbines when the wind is blowing at the wrong times — or not at all."

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