Hybrid power plant
I guess as a blogger in good standing I should have some kind of instant opinion on this, but I don’t:
California approves the first "hybrid power plant" — 90% natural gas, 10% solar.
So why did Inland Energy decide to make solar a relatively small part of its plant rather than the main power producer? Reliability, says Barnett. “We really didn’t like that idea because we wanted the ability to provide a baseload plant.”
What do y’all think?
Update [2007-4-16 14:41:36 by David Roberts]: Oh, wait, now I remember the proper environmental line: given the coming peak in natural gas production, it’s stupid to burn it to create electricity. We should be preserving it for heating purposes. Right?