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Adjusting energy demand to supply or the other way round?

  últim editat: Sat, 05 May 2018 23:27:09 +0300  
Changing the rhythm of economy to follow availability of renewable resources is in line with general need for sustainability and resilience. Also, including the real cost of ever-readiness of resources (energy storage, transfer or source redundancy) will allow to decide which needs really have to be fulfilled at any time.

The article covers historical and potential future solutions in this area and is very good common base for all real discussion on this topic. The article also mentions the diversity of energy forms, needed for various activities, which opens an avenue to depart from electricity monoculture.

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