Does Clean Power Make Electricity Unreliable?

This is an open discussion about the common misconception clean power makes electric service unreliable.

Have you heard this argument? How has this misconception affected your work to advance clean power? What arguments and evidence have you found useful to respond to and dismiss this misconception?

You can review the Clean Power Hub’s background on this misconception, and then use this forum to:

  • Ask questions of and get help from peers and experts
  • Share relevant data and analysis
  • Discuss effective communications strategies

Clean power is more flexible than coal and natural gas, and in this sense it has significant benefits. A recent report by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany found that during the COVID pandemic in 2020, the use of coal has dropped more sharply than any other power source.