Soaring gas prices and unreliable wind sees the UK turn to Coal to keep the power on
- Sep 7, 2021 10:18 am GMT
Soaring gas prices are no longer just impacting peoples wallets as National Gird was forced to turn to coal power plants to match the UK’s electricity needs and keep costs down.
Turning to Coal as Gas prices hit new record highs
Gas prices continue to hover around record highs as shortages in Europe and increased demand from Asia weigh heavily on global supplies. The pricing situation is now so bad that during times of reduced energy generation from the nation’s wind farms the National Grid ESO has had to turn to coal power stations to make up the shortfall.
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