A major blackout left 500,000 Victorian homes without power – but it shows our energy system is resilient

Backing up an entire power grid to balance out intermittent power sources would require a mountain of lithium-ion batteries even for a relatively small consumer such as Australia. Not only is it doubtful that such a massive amount of lithium (and all the other stuff needed to build that mountain) is even available in the required quantities. It would also cost more than a single country could afford. But not enough with wrecking the economy and making people’s lives miserable – have you ever seen true costs added to the cost stack of wind and solar? They still advertise those ridiculously low cost figures when in truth they are much, much more expensive. 

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