09 Apr '11, 10pm

再生可能エネルギーの世界的な流れに抗して原発から天然ガスに乗り換える人もいるが、エネルギーコンサルタントのジェローム・パリス氏が天然ガスの問題点を説得的に説明しています。天然ガス依存も困難です。

再生可能エネルギーの世界的な流れに抗して原発から天然ガスに乗り換える人もいるが、エネルギーコンサルタントのジェローム・パリス氏が天然ガスの問題点を説得的に説明しています。天然ガス依存も困難です。

So, either we are in a market situation, and that dampening effect on prices (the "merit-order effect") should be taken into account when evaluating the cost of wind, and not just the gross cost of wind. If we start moving away from marginal pricing mechanisms, the fact that the cost of capital has such an impact on the cost of wind kWhs should be brought into the picture, and public financing of power plants (at a lower discount rate) could be considered: this would allow one to incorporate wind into the system on the basis of its long term contribution (little capacity, but a predictable number of kWh at a fixed cost over a very long time) and take advantage of its capital-heavy cost structure. Allowing public funding would not change the cost of gas-fired plants much, but would significantly lower that of wind (as it would for nukes), and that is arguably in the public ...

Full article: http://www.energybulletin.net/print/56652

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