Renewables share grows, but fossils needed for secure power supply – opinion
Renewables supplied a record share to Germany’s power mix in 2018, but their contribution to a secure supply continues to be insufficient until cheap storage can be built on a large scale, writes Klaus Stratmann in an opinion piece in Handelsblatt. “There is no viable solution to this problem. Anyone who wants to save Germany through a Dunkelflaute - i.e. a phase without significant wind and solar power production – has to rely on fossil-fuel power plants,” writes Stratmann.