Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.

Apparently "The Economist" is many people, and they don't all talk to each other.

About the intermittency concern, perhaps what has happened is, that in a number of places wind penetration is well over 20% now, and contrary to the scare stories the lights didn't go out... however, their story is still wrong: yes, the wind blows (almost) always somewhere, like the sun is shining almost always somewhere; but still you need back-up. Even for penetrations of 100%-plus. But perhaps Jake is right and The E isn't into due diligence much.

A positive surprise though is that they really make the renewables-climate link explicitly, even if based on an iffy example (but then, money is what they understand). That counts as a victory for the good guys.

by mustakissa on Sat Jun 15th, 2013 at 11:07:29 AM EST
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