Growing Warnings About U.S. Electricity Shortages

The Wall Street Journal published a story yesterday pointing out major energy shortages across the United States could come when summer heat starts settling in. Note what The Journal points out about renewable energy, like wind and solar:

“The challenge is that wind and solar farms—which are among the cheapest forms of power generation—don’t produce electricity at all times and need large batteries to store their output for later use. While a large amount of battery storage is under development, regional grid operators have lately warned that the pace may not be fast enough to offset the closures of traditional power plants that can work around the clock.”

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