Saturday, February 4, 2023

Even More Are Sounding the Alarms About Wind and Solar Energy

Here is just the latest report about the fact that retiring fossil fuel energy plants when combined with becoming more dependent on solar and, especially, wind is going to cause more and more blackouts -- especially in extreme weather.

The nation's largest grid operator is warning it may face a major coming shortfall in electric generating capacity as utilities retire more and more traditional fossil fuel power plants

It's a challenge facing grid operators across the country as power generators mothball coal and natural gas-fired plants for various reasons, such as reducing high maintenance and regulatory compliance costs or cutting greenhouse gas emissions. 

PJM Interconnection, which manages grid operations across 13 states and the District of Columbia, published new analysis Friday showing retirements outpacing new additions in the coming years that could leave its service area short of thousands of megawatts of capacity by 2030.

If you haven't written your state legislators, your congresspeople, and your governor, it is time to do so. 

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