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There is No Holy Grail: Some Perspective on Battery Storage

Today I wanted to share this graphic I found on a pro-nuclear Facebook page that really hammers home the point: we simply require far too much energy for wind, solar, and battery storage to ever be a viable, reliable source of electricity.

If the folks who claim that climate change is an “existential crisis” were actually serious about reducing carbon dioxide emissions they would legalize new nuclear power and allow the electricity generated by hydropower that we already buy from Canada to count toward our “carbon free” goals.

Instead, the DFL-lead house said these two proposals were non-starters. There is simply no way Governor Walz, Representative Jamie Long, of Representative Jean Wagenius can credibly claim that we must take action now “for the children” if they are unwilling to consider the only viable alternatives to coal and natural gas. 

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