The inconvenient truth is that renewables are making our power grids less reliable


MINOT, N.D. — We’re not supposed to talk about it.

There are so many political activists and pundits, corporate executives and politicians, invested in ram-rodding intermittent energy sources like wind and solar down our throats with massive subsidies and punitive regulatory policies for traditional baseload energy like coal and nuclear that speaking this truth will earn you no small amount of opprobrium.

If you’re critical of Otter Tail Power’s decision to sell out of the Coyote Station coal plant, for instance, you’re just some science-denying rube.

But truths, particularly ignored ones, have a way of making themselves known whether we like it or not.

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