Currently, (22.10, 2 August) only 12% of the power we are using comes from renewable sources. With no wind, wind power is currently supplying only 2% , solar 0%, pumped power 2%. The other 8% comes from biomass (wood and other crops grown for power production), which produces CO2, but is considered renewable because it can be regrown . gridwatch.co.uk/
In other circumstances - daylight, when the wind is blowing - wind and solar can produce 40% plus of our power.
How do we deal with this enormous variation and meet power demand at all times. An all electric world may require us to at least quadruple current power production.
I assume both government and environmental groups must have put their minds to this problem, but everything I have read, whether from fFriends of the Earth or more official sourcesis remarkably woolly and full of possibilities and guesses of whamay be possible.
If the need to convert is so urgent, and I think it is, why has no-one come out with clear costed plans and a timetable for implementation.
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