In a “real world” scenario when a student writes a thesis or a report while nearing graduation from post secondary education on real world problems one would assume that the student would be “out in the field” studying all aspects of their report to see if they have covered all the angles.
NOT SO in GREEN WORLD!
“Cherry picking crazy as shit house rat ideas” from Green Lobby Groups and Green Charity funded activist groups I assume one could just sit behind a lap top and create a dream world that would probably work in Lilliput Land but when people’s lives are actually put in danger if a project such as is being described here goes into action, then not only does a student do disservice to themselves but also assists in the disaster that could happen and probably will!
Wind Turbine development in Ontario has become a complete disaster for all Ontarians and has to be halted now, not promoted!
Marmora is facing a complete “sell-out” by their own Council to Northland Power for a few shekels and a hand shake and here we have a Ryerson student advocating how great it will be!
Welcome to the Green World of Insanity!
By: Sarah Marchionda –
The Power of Wind:
Ontario is on track to meet its green energy targets as it moves to replace coal with cleaner sources of electricity such as wind. While wind has a number of economic, environmental and health benefits, it is intermittent, which poses several major challenges to the grid. Intermittency causes wind to be less predictable and more costly to produce than conventional sources of electricity. The issue of intermittency must be addressed if wind is to scale in a way that is economically and operationally competitive. In a study published earlier this year, researchers at the Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) at Ryerson University explain how Wind Generator Cooperatives can play a role in addressing the challenges associated with intermittent wind power.
A growing amount of attention has been spent on storage, as it enables wind generators to set aside wind power when demand is low and use it in the future when demand for electricity is high. Pumped-storage, which is considered in Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan, is a technology whereby water is pumped up to a reservoir and used to generate electricity when the demand arises. The challenge with storage is that it is prohibitively expensive when used on an individual basis. While technology exists to store wind energy, the high cost of storage is preventing any serious uptake in the province. As a result, Ontario currently uses relatively inexpensive gas generators when wind power is in short supply.
Pumped Hydro Storage Infographic. Source: Globe and Mail, Northland Power Inc.; ESRI