These days, it’s almost impossible for wind power promoters to finish a sentence without reference to batteries or pumped hydro.
In the beginning, when the wind industry said ‘let there be light’, they meant only occasionally, and only when the wind was blowing, just right.
Now that the average punter has worked out that the only guarantee delivered by wind power, is guaranteed chaos, those still in on the rort are bound to start waffling about storing all that wonderful ‘green’ energy; lovingly caressed from nature’s bounteous breezes (albeit at times when there is no market for it), to be gently guided back into the grid when there might actually be a demand for it.
In that vein, PM, Malcolm Turnbull is all pumped up about Snowy 2.0 (an un-costed $10 billion brain fart, unlikely to get past the scoping phase). And there are plenty also pumping up Tasmania…
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