Tag: electricity generation

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Ofgem executive warns UK could face two-tier energy market

An executive with energy watchdog Ofgem has confirmed that Britain’s reliance on ‘intermittent’ renewable energy has left the country facing a supply crisis. Senior Ofgem partner Andrew Wright has warned of a future where wealthy customers will be able to pay more for a ‘higher level of reliability’ while their […]

Coal to surpass gas as the most common electricity generation fuel this winter

Coal to surpass gas as the most common electricity generation fuel this winter

Coal is set to surpass natural gas as the primary fuel for electricity generation this winter, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Since April 2015 natural gas has consistently been the primary fuel for electricity generation – indeed for the first six months of 2016 natural gas supplied 36% […]

Batteries aren’t the answer

Batteries aren’t the answer

Every time you turn on a light that power has to be generated in real time, because electricity can’t be stored in large quantities. This is one of the main drawbacks of renewables: often they can’t generate the power needed because the sun isn’t shining isn’t or the wind isn’t blowing. […]