“Right now, California has too much renewable electricity,” write our friends at the Berkeley Haas blog once again. We have tried to show them that their duck is safely afloat, but they insist that renewables are the problem, not the goal. In Germany, a debate is now raging over this issue as well. Economist Claudia Kemfert says that inflexible coal and nuclear plants can’t ramp down to make space for renewables. Felix Matthes of Öko-Institut counters that the matter is more complicated, but that coal plants nonetheless need to be shut down.
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