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Can Renewable Energy Replace Coal - the "Base Load" question PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 December 2006 05:19
Can renewable energy replace coal? Recent months have seen a new push from the coal and nuclear industries to discredit renewable energy. The common criticism is that renewable energy cannot provide ‘baseload’ power and therefore cannot replace coal-fired power stations. Greenpeace energy campaigner Mark Wakeham tackles the renewables sceptics (who not so long ago were climate sceptics) and answers some common questions.