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This isn't really enough for an answer, but it's too much for a comment. Sorry about the lack of numbers, but the IER (Wikipedia) put out a lot of "studies" which agree with the vested interests of the people who pay for them. Here's a hint of some issues in just that table: The assumptions behind cost of keeping primary fossil plants available are ...


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No. Hubbert curve has 50% resources used at the peak extraction (or construction, in your case). Total wind potential is 95 terawatts (peak) or 28.5 terawatts average (at 30% capacity factor). World electricity use is 21372 TWh or 2.44 terawatts average. Even with 100% wind, we would be at 8.6% resource utilization, not at 50% resource utilization. ...


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