Friday, September 2, 2016

Natural gas is going to stay around for a long time, after all it is a solar fuel, frozen into its hydrocarbon form across long geological times. Ironically, NREL has been publishing reports that in order to make our power grid more stable as more variable generation is added, we would need to add or make use of peak and fast firing gas engines (also gas turbines). Natural gas is the critical fuel for the evolving mix of the electric power.