Gas Demand Driven By Need to ‘Back Up’ Wind & Solar Using Fast-Start Gas Turbines

Before the obsession with intermittent wind and solar took hold, gas was rarely used to generate electricity if coal, nuclear or hydro sources were available. Gas-fired electricity, in the main, was simply too expensive, by comparison with coal-fired power. Coal-fired generators are designed to run around-the-clock. Wind turbines and solar panels only run according to … Continue reading Gas Demand Driven By Need to ‘Back Up’ Wind & Solar Using Fast-Start Gas Turbines

Europe’s Insatiable Demand for Gas Driven by Total Wind Power Output Collapses

Gas producers love wind power because of its hopeless intermittency, which drives demand for gas and raises prices across the board. No better example has been Europe’s months-long wind drought, when wind power output was little more than pitiful and the demand for gas, accordingly, went through the roof. Craig Mackinlay explains the relationship below. … Continue reading Europe’s Insatiable Demand for Gas Driven by Total Wind Power Output Collapses

Reality Check: Europe’s ‘Inevitable’ Wind & Solar Transition Unwinds In Ukraine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc   That the West has become weak and silly, is best exemplified by its concerted efforts to wreck hitherto reliable and affordable energy supplies. While policy wonks will argue forever about the precise casus belli for Putin’s attack on Ukraine, it is unarguable that Europe’s insatiable demand for Russian oil and gas has allowed … Continue reading Reality Check: Europe’s ‘Inevitable’ Wind & Solar Transition Unwinds In Ukraine