Renewable Energy Poses Growing Security Risk, GWPF Warns

  • Date: 29/09/16
  • Global Warming Policy Forum

In light of the statewide blackout in South Australia, the GWPF is warning that intermittent wind and solar energy pose a serious and growing energy security risk and threaten to undermine the reliability of electricity generation.

A paper published by the GWPF two years ago (UK Energy Security: Myth and Reality) warned that the ability of the electrical grid to absorb intermittent renewable energy becomes increasingly more hazardous with scale.

In fact, wind and solar power, because of the intermittent nature of the electricity generated, are the real risk to security of supply.

Full paper (PDF)

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