27 Jul '17, 3pm

RMI's Amory Lovins debunks 14 #myths used by uncompetitive #coal and #nuclear plants in today's #energy #market.

Coal and nuclear plants’ “fuel on hand” reduces, not enhances, grid reliability. Coal and nuclear plants’ fuel on hand—on-site fuel supply that supposedly reduces dependence on fuel logistics—has not historically shielded them from widespread coincident failures arising on-site or in upstream infrastructure, and hence does not improve grid resilience. Rather, their large unit scale reduces resilience and increases backup costs. The notion that “fuel on hand” enhances grid resilience by reducing dependence on fuel logistics seems intuitively plausible. (Renewables need no fuel but aren’t mentioned in Secretary Perry’s memo.). However, both coal and gas delivery exhibit worrisome weaknesses that concern NERC, the grid-reliability regulator. Coal plants have proven vulnerable to fuel-logistics problems—rail and bridge failures, frozen barges and on-site coal piles, etc. Gas i...

Full article: https://www.rmi.org/news/fourteen-alleged-magical-propert...

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