Turns out Wind and Solar have a Secret Friend: Natural Gas

A new study indicates that solving the problem of wind and solar’s intermittency has thus far required the use of more fossil fuels, including the installation of several “fast-ramping” natural gas plants. Center for Energy and Environment Policy Research (CEEPR) Director Christopher Knittel comments.


Photo: Big Bend Power Station and Manatee Viewing Center Parking Lot - Solar vs Coal & Natural Gas.  Source: Walter)


Monday, August 15, 2016

Associated Joint Program People: 

Knittel, Christopher R.