Junking the garbage baseload argument

The catch-cry ‘renewables can’t provide baseload’ misses the point entirely in our changing energy system. It is a backward approach and irrelevant as we move toward 100 per cent renewables.

The old catch-cry ‘renewables can’t provide baseload’ continues to haunt discussions about our long-term energy future.  But this really misses the fact that we’re moving into an entirely new power system paradigm where baseload (by the traditional definition) won’t be required.

Firstly, let’s identify what we really mean by the term ‘baseload’. 


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