December 4, 2012

The Case For and Against Renewables

John Kingston, Platts

As the discussion/debate between thinker and author Robert Bryce and entrepreneur Jigar Shah at the Platts Global Energy Forum was drawing to a close, Shah spoke from the perspective of an entrepreneur who has devoted much of his career to renewable energy development. (Note: Mr. Shah commented on this blog below.)

After Bryce reviewed ways in which renewables are now distorting the generation of electricity by conventional means — such as Texas-based wind farms bidding negative prices into utilities, figuring they’ll get ...

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