In response to DOE study, AEE and AWEA commission the Analysis Group to conduct a study on whether renewables are making the energy mix less reliable. Results come back negative. From the story:
Wind and solar advocates have said the government study's outcome appeared to be pre-determined to favor fossil fuel industries. The new report, commissioned by the American Wind Energy Association and Advanced Energy Economy, says cheap natural gas is behind most of the decline in the numbers of U.S. coal-fired power plants in recent years, not government subsidies that have bolstered the growth of wind and solar power.