News Digest Item
25 Aug 2017

“An abundance of dirty coal power”

The Greens federal parliamentary group / Energy Research Architecture

The lack of flexibility in running brown coal and nuclear power stations are the cause of Germany’s high power export surplus, says consultancy Energy Research Architecture in a study commissioned by the Green group in the German Bundestag. The more flexible operation of hard coal power plants is also not enough to balance out supply and demand at times of high wind and solar power feed-in, write the authors.

Read the group’s press release in German here and the analysis in German here.

For background on power export balance and power generation, read the CLEW factsheets Germany’s energy consumption and power mix in charts and When will Germany finally ditch coal?

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