Germany Returns to Coal as Energy Security Trumps Climate Goals

Germany has never left the path of lignite-coal. They could never afford to as despite their crazy buying and selling of balancing energy in their neighborhood, the imbalances thrown in by excessive wind and solar were impossible to bridge otherwise. Coal is the exact opposite of wind and solar. It’s reliable, provides power when it’s needed and not when the weather gods decide to have some fun and it can be easily and very cheaply stored. Expect more European countries to revert to more coal. 

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