The planned early shutdown of so many zero-carbon emissions nuclear power plants well before there is replacement (of any type, much less "green") for that dispatchable base load power. The power price and availability shock caused by this foolish, anti-science policy could dwarf the economic impact we saw from the OPEC-induced oil price shock in the 1970's. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is ignoring this issue in favor of more generously subsidizing electric vehicles, but here is a systemic issue where US federal leadership is sorely needed.
- Oct 22, 2021 12:30 pm GMT
This upcoming Sunday is going to be Halloween, so it's traditional to gather around and share spooky stories. Let's do the same, but with the Energy Central tilt.
What 'scares' you the most these days as a utility professional?
- Grid outages?
- Customer care shortfalls?
- Uncertainty in public policies?
What goes bump in the night that keeps you, the dedicated energy professional, awake??