Dearth of Wind Power in Europe Set to Bring Back Dirty Plants

Coal and Natural Gas save the day once more but they will still get the bad press. I would prefer those power sources to not jump in at those times so the population feels what life is without them. But they won’t do that – sadly.

Europe will likely need more coal and natural gas this month as the region is spared the usual autumn storms. A high pressure weather system is likely to reroute and block stormy weather that normally travels in easterly paths across northern Europe to boost the output from thousands of wind mills. That will leave the region relying on alternative power sources at a time when benchmark prices in Germany are already near a seven-year high.

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