Erm ... links from "wordpress"? You know that this is a "blog site"?
Simple fact you seem not to know: in Germany we are dismantling coal plants continuously. Because they can not compete on the market with wind.
If every wind plant needed a coal plant to back it up, we would not do it.
Good luck with your crusade, though ...
Especially your last paragraph is so laughable :D
As a matter of fact: And if you're still not convinced ... which part of I work in that business and know basically everything about it and you don't (neither work nor know anything) did you not get or grasp yet? How do you want to "convince" a surgeon that he is doing his surgery wrong when he in fact is the surgeon and you are, frankly, only: a moron?
The last link ... did you actually read it? I relink it for you: http://energytransition.de/201...
Why are people so dumb, brain dead idiotic, that they google for something, read the first introducing paragraph (which is worded in a rhetorical question phrase) and then post it as proof of their idiotic misunderstandings is beyond me. If you would have had the patience to read that link, I post it again: http://energytransition.de/201... you had figured: wow, angel'o'sphere is right. All what he is saying is plainly written in that article.
Idiot. And please don't blame me: you dug out that link.
Last paragraph, as you are likely not going to read your own link:
Though this option seems the best in terms of technology, it faces a financial challenge: wholesale power prices are now so low on the power exchange that investments in additional generating capacity would not be profitable. Not only are Germanyâ(TM)s four biggest power firms abandoning plans to set up new gas turbines; there have also been rumors that some of the existing turbines might be taken off-line because they are no longer running for enough hours per year.
So, in your words: Again: it is CLEARLY stated that gasturbines are _not_ needed as backup. Fixed that for you. It is clearly stated in the last link of yours that all the things you claimed in this /. story: are wrong. And you are even to stupid to realize that because you did not read the link but copy/pasted random links you found via google without reading them: IDIOT!