News Digest Item
09 Feb 2017

“What happens with German renewables in the dead of winter?”

Deutsche Welle

Dark and calm winter days have led some commentators to suggest that renewables are unsuitable for providing a secure energy supply, reports Tamsin Walker for Deutsche Welle. Utility association BDEW argues this weather pattern proves flexible gas and coal power stations are needed to integrate renewables into the power system. But green energy provider Lichtblick told the author the problem is solvable because Germany is on the cusp of a whole new era in the way renewable power can be stored.

Read the story in English here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet How can Germany keep the lights on in a renewable energy future?

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