News Digest Item
03 Apr 2017

“Coal plants continue to play an important role”


Conventional power plants that run on coal, gas, and nuclear energy are a fundamental part of Germany’s energy transition, Lars Kulik, board member at utility RWE’s lignite branch, writes in a guest article for financial market newspaper Börsen-Zeitung. Echoing earlier remarks by RWE CEO Rolf Martin Schmitz, Kulik says the volatility of renewable energy supply by wind and solar power plants made flexible coal plants “irreplaceable for supply security” in the coming decades.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW factsheets When will Germany finally ditch coal? And How can Germany keep the lights on in a renewable energy future? for background.

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