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  •  Really? (0+ / 0-)
    Denmark is getting 50 to 80% of its electricity from wind at any given moment - realtime map here.
    Got any evidence for "50 to 80% at any given moment"? When I checked your link (14:00 CET 25.11.) wind was less than 10% of consumption. The latest IEA data show wind at 18,5% in 2009, and that relatively high wind fraction is largely being achieved by being able to use Norwegian and Swedish hydro as virtual storage. It's possible that 80% wind has been reached instantaneously, but "50 to 80% at any given moment" is a flat out lie.
    •  Date should be 26.11. (n/t) (0+ / 0-)
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      It's possible that 80% wind has been reached instantaneously, but "50 to 80% at any given moment" is a flat out lie.
      WTF is the difference between instantaneously and at any given moment?

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      by jam on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:16:16 AM PST

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      •  I'm not a native english speaker (1+ / 0-)
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        ...so some nuances may be lost.
        I understood "at any given moment" to mean always, i.e. pick any random moment and wind will be between 50 and 80%, which is clearly not the case. It occasionally may be between 50 and 80% however.

        A quick search on the definition of "any given moment" seem to support my interpretation.

        •  I am a native English speaker (0+ / 0-)

          and now that I think about it, I'm not exactly sure what it means. I do believe that I understand the commenter's intent and it was not what you perceived.

          In any event, it is possible to produce between 50% and 80% at some arbitrary instantaneous moment. It does not always produce 50%-80%. Since I have read a lot of the commenter's writings, I know that RL Miller knows this.

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          by jam on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 08:48:18 AM PST

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