Wind power nice in theory, better in practice

The impact of wind power on South Australia's electricity supply and CO2 emissions is very far from theoretical, and coal has been the real-world victim.

Back in March Climate Spectator explained how the large proportion of wind in South Australia’s electricity supply has been pushing out fossil fuel power generation and reducing CO2 emissions. But it seems the crazies and the lazy are still out there arguing that wind power doesn’t really reduce emissions; that it’s all just a theory based on highfalutin modelling.

So I thought it was worthwhile revisiting, with new, real-world data based on meters not models, how wind is pushing out fossil fuels.



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