Most people are enthusiastically in favor of ditching fossil fuels and embracing renewable energy, so what’s the holdup? Why is humankind still spewing carbon into the atmosphere? The simple answer is that the freewheeling fluctuations of renewable energy present a challenge for a power grid built with the predictability of conventional energy generation in mind. This report from the Boston Consulting Group’s Philip Hirschhorn and Tom Brijs provides a detailed analysis.
About the Authors
Philip Hirschhorn is a managing director and senior partner in the Boston Consulting Group’s Sydney office. Tom Brijs is a BCG principal based in Brussels.