News Digest Item
07 Feb 2017

Is the winter really too dark for renewable power?

Spiegel Online

Warnings from representatives of Germany’s conventional power industry that the country’s power supply security was in danger during dark and windless periods like in January as more and more conventional plants are becoming uneconomical and are set to retire are “nonsense”, writes Stefan Schultz on Spiegel Online. Even on a day like January 24 – cited as an example – Germany was constantly exporting electricity, showing that supply was secure even in those periods.

Find the Spiegel Online article here.

Read a CLEW factsheet about the options discussed to keep the lights on during dark and calm days.

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