Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Commentary: Why Germany Is Waging Its Green Revolution Wrong - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Unintended consequences here. Click title for link to article. Important to read, especially if the City of Lake Worth is going to stay in the electric power business. Do we even want to?
German law stipulates that renewable energy always has priority in the grid. When gaps emerge in the electricity supply, though, they have to be bridged by conventional power plants. Unfortunately, these are usually not gas plants, but ones burning cheaper coal. As long as there are no storage facilities for green electricity, every wind turbine and every rooftop solar panel will cast a dark shadow.