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Old 01-29-2018, 06:54 PM
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From Cleantech News — Solar, Wind, EV News (#1 Source) | CleanTechnica:

Renewable Energy Is Much Faster To Install & More Scalable Than Nuclear Power | CleanTechnica
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One major advantage renewable energy has over nuclear power (and fossil fuels) is that it can typically be installed much faster. Nuclear power plants can require 5–15 years to complete and some have taken 20 or more. (Constructing a new coal power plant can take 4 years or more. Building a new gas-powered plant generally takes several years as well.)

Installing a solar power farm can be completed in a number of months, depending upon the size and complexity of the project. Obviously, the much larger ones will require more time, but even they often can be finished in a year or less.

The same is true of wind farms. A 10 MW wind farm can be built in about 2 months and a 50 MW in approximately 6 months.

The speed at which renewables can be built and made operational is impressive. In the year 2017 alone, China installed about 52 GW of solar power. When it comes to wind power, China may install about 403 GW over the next 10 years.
Also this claim: Renewable Energy Doesn’t Get More In Subsidies Than Fossil & Nuclear Energy Have Gotten, & Continue To Get | CleanTechnica

Subsidies are good for growing new industries, but they are not so good for mature ones, and as wind and solar generation get more and more cost-effective, their subsidies should be phased out. Let the defenders of fossil fuels defend their subsidies.
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Let the defenders of fossil fuels defend their subsidies.
I just watched a lolbertarian coal fan get dunked on with the news that they're supporting socialism.

They also had no comment on Trump's solar tariffs: Trump's Solar Tariff Is Bad, But Not a Huge Deal - Bloomberg
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The sad truth for conservatives in the U.S. is the wind and solar industries are going to continue in spite of pulling subsidies and tax incentives, because at this point the economics are there to justify such.

Coal is dead, no matter what Trump supports.
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This is how coal dies — super cheap renewables plus battery storage – ThinkProgress

The last big hurdle is toppling. Batteries continue to become affordable. The long hard slog will finish in a sprint.

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The median bid price for solar plus battery storage was $36/MWh (3.6 cents/kwh), which may be lower than about three-fourths of operating coal capacity. For context, the average U.S. residential price for electricity is 12 cents/kWh.
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Countdown to Trump taxing the sun and the wind?
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Energy companies are being sued. As much as I favor moving away from fossil fuels, I feel it's a bit short of just to expect significant punishment of energy companies. We've all enjoyed the party, it was fun while it lasted and it enabled us to arrive at some wonderful places, along with the less desirable outcomes.

A frank admission that they knew of the consequences of CO2 for decades and acted to obscure the science in order to protect their business interests should be sufficient, if coupled with an enforcable commitment to stop that behavior.
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Well, since my first 2 seconds reading of your post was that fossil fuel companies were suing clean energy companies, and that after reading the article I still don't find that implausible, these actions might be beneficial just to forestall such suing. America's all about litigation, right? and you have to get yours in first.
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If law suits were solar panels we'd all be :electro: by now.
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