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02 Jan 2019, 13:21
Julian Wettengel

Renewables share grows, but fossils needed for secure power supply – opinion

Handelsblatt

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.

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