Apr 27, 2014 – News Today

Delegates parry over promise of renewables to fill future energy demand

Discussion between the pipeline executive and the clean energy advocate on a panel at Globe 2014 remained polite until the end, when sparks flew over a question of the potential of renewables to fulfil demand. Enbridge CEO Al Monaco made the case that it is still tough to integrate wind and solar power into electric grids beyond 20 per cent because of their intermittent nature, to which Jules Kortenhorst, CEO of the pro-renewables Rocky Mountain Institute, countered “baloney.”