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Sharman, Hugh; Leyland, Bryan; and Livermore, Martin
Renewable energy: vision or mirage?
— As renewable energy sources produce power intermittently, they cannot replace gas, coal and nuclear generation, even with further development. — Solar and wind energy have no prospect of becoming economically competitive in an unrigged market. Government intervention will lead to higher energy costs and jeopardize energy security. — Increased investment in wind turbines will do little to reduce carbon emissions and fossil fuel consumption. The report ‘Renewable Energy: Vision or Mirage?’, released today by the Adam Smith Institute and . . . Complete article »
Sharman, Hugh; and Meyer, Henrik
Wind Energy — The Case of Denmark
Center for Politiske Studier, September 2009 Executive summary PART 1: The real state-of-play and its hidden costs Denmark generates the equivalent of about 19% of its electricity demand with wind turbines, but wind power contributes far less than 19% of the Nation’s electricity demand. The claim that Denmark derives about 20% of its electricity from wind overstates matters. Being highly intermittent, wind power has recently (2006) met as little as 5% of Denmark’s annual electricity consumption with an average over . . . Complete article »
Renewable Energy Foundation 2005-2006 Review of the Renewables Obligation
This response to the Dti’s consultation has been prepared by Hugh Sharman of Incoteco (Denmark) and the Renewable Energy Foundation (U.K.). Download original document: “REF ROC Review” Complete article »
Why wind power works for Denmark
Published in Civil Engineering, Vol. 58, May 2005, pages 66-72. “Denmark is exporting most of its wildly fluctuating wind power to larger neighbours while finding other solutions for supply and demand at home.” Download original document: “Why wind power works for Denmark” Complete article »
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