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In the end the bacon sandwich always wins

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  1. This is with reference to the profits currently being made by the renewable energy companies. One possible reason for not being all Fat Controllerish over these profits is that “their” there. It’s their money, not some giftie to be allocated as Mr. Miliband desires.

    Thing is, those companies owe their existence to government and they’re gaining their current high profits via government policy. Sorry, I can’t get all libertarian upset over the government taking their money away. Fascist in, fascist out.

  2. Generally, when it is a competition between Option A and a bacon sandwich, in the end the bacon sandwich always wins.

  3. The problem shown by the system A and system B model is that at the end of the day the system B (reliable electricity) folks go bust and leave the market place. They can’t even cling onto being able to generate for just a few days a year as their capital and maintenance costs for the other 360 or so days a year put them too far into the red. We do however need reliable power i.e. system B. The electricity pricing model needs to support that. The simple solution is that the system A folks are required to pay for the costs of the reliable backup system B (or C or whatever) that will step in to keep the lights on those days or weeks when system A is failing to generate sufficient power.

  4. MC .. when it comes to bacon sandwiches, there is no competition. Bacon sandwich is Chuck Norris levels of Win.

  5. Then again, Millipede Junior was always a nasty little Marxist like his father Ralph (whom I hope is burning in the eternal flames of Gehenna as we speak)

    He’s responsible for a lot of the Greenwash bullshit that is so problematic at the moment.

    Best answer to this little spicule is to repeal all the legislation his hands have tainted…for the good of King and Country, obviously*.

    * – As opposed to the wishes of Uncle Vova in Moscow.

  6. The current “contract for difference” method already recoups money when wholesale electricity prices are high & has done so for the last eight years. Wikipedia link:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contract_for_difference#Electricity_generation.

    “This requires generators to pay money back when wholesale electricity prices are higher than the strike price, and provides financial support when the wholesale electricity prices are lower.”

    It would be nice if these people actually did some research before they pontificate.

  7. First:
    Guess before reading: Millipede or Breakfast Fallacy

    @AndyF, October 10, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    The simple solution is that the system A folks are required to pay for the costs of the reliable backup system B (or C or whatever) that will step in to keep the lights on those days or weeks when system A is failing to generate sufficient power

    Yes and it should have been this way since start

    Also customers should be able to choose fossil or green and pay; same as they do with normal or organic products

    @Tim Worstall, October 10, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    Yep, when gas price low, subsidise green crap

    When gas price high windfall tax their profits, subsidise green crap and let them make huge ‘windfall’ profits

    Green Crap working well:

    “Oops: Renewable Energy Costs Shut Down Solar Cell Manufacturing in Europe”
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    Despite green claims that renewables are the cheapest form of power, renewable manufacturers are struggling to survive Europe’s soaring energy prices with several closing…
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    [This follows new EV Battery Manufacturing factory in Tyneside being shuttered earlier this year as National Grid could not provide the electricity. Followed by ban until 2035 on new homes, businesses in West London for same reason]
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    The obvious question, if renewables are so cheap, why don’t these plants relocate to a large plot of land, disconnect from the grid, and power their manufacturing facilities from their own low cost renewable energy products?
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    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/10/08/oops-renewable-energy-costs-shut-down-solar-cell-manufacturing-in-europe/

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