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"Base load” power: a myth used to defend the fossil fuel industry

“Base load” power: a myth used to defend the fossil fuel industry

“Base load” power is not a technical term, but an economic one that supports the fossil fuel industry. But while it’s ingrained in western culture, China’s network operator can see a future where fossil fuels act, at most, as back-up to wind, solar and other renewables.