Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for December 5, 2010

Items of interest:

1-“Any lingering doubts that China will be basing its industrial economy on nuclear energy were erased this week

CHINA SOLIDIFIES WORLD NUCLEAR ENERGY LEADERSHIP ASPIRATIONS – Nuclear Townhall

2-Plus, the electricity will be reasonably priced and reliably available … on-demand:  “If utilities are able to simply write a purchase order to their gas providers and burn natural gas at their existing natural gas plants, then they don’t need to go put steel in the ground for solar and wind

Will the rise of natural gas threaten solar and wind? – GreenBeat

3-Excellent presentation! – “It shows one thing beyond any doubt, how fundamental unreliable the wind power is.”

Record cold and snow in November – Wind Power at 12% output – UD/RK Samhälls Debatt

4-“Yes, Gulliver met a solar power researcher.”

Alternative Energy and the Academy at Lagado – American Spectator

5-Count the number of times some form of the term “reliability” shows up in this article.  And, after all, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?

Why Pepco can’t keep the lights on – Washington Post

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