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JimmyJam 6 points ago +6 / -0

How do you store wind and solar energy on a large scale without massive batteries? What is the ecological impact on that? Serious question.

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PraiseBeToScience 5 points ago +5 / -0

One method was to use gravity batteries. Basically you use solar/wind energy to pump water upwards and when you need the power, you release the water and gravity turns a turbine.

Obviously this becomes impossible if your grid is at capacity.

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AussieTrumpFan 4 points ago +4 / -0

Plus, all the hippies tend to forget what needs to happen to make hydro power in the first place. You need to skullfuck an entire ecosystem to build a massive fuckoff dam.

I mean, once you've utterly destroyed an entire region sure, the energy it produces is pretty green. Not as green as the valleys and forests you destroyed to make it.

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