Written By: Paul Wells Published: Daily Oil Bulletin A series of rolling blackouts on California’s renewable energy-dependent power grid during a mid-August heat wave should serve as a cautionary tale against rushing the green energy transition and highlighted the important role natural gas needs to play going forward, say some industry experts. “I don’t want to say it’s a wake-up call because the call has been there for several years. It’s pretty clear that at times like what happened in California, renewables can do what they can but if it’s a hot summer day and there’s no wind and turbines aren’t really turning and your solar panels might be going full crank — but that’s a very small percentage of the installed generation base — you’re going to have problems,” said Martin King , senior analyst with RBN Energy . “If the generation was there they could have sent it. But they didn’t have the generation because many of the outlets they used to fall back on for some base-
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Written by: Rod Garland This is good news for Buggy-Whip manufacturers as horse drawn buggies will be set to make a dramatic return to popularity in the not too distant future. As petroleum fueled cars cease to be made and electric vehicles fall short as an effective replacement for them, due to the lack of efficient battery technology and an inadequate electricity grid transmission infrastructure, people will have to look to more traditional modes of transportation. Uncertainty and the limitations of renewable energy sources including solar and wind will further exacerbate the problem for future populations, especially in the Canadian North in the winter. Daylight hours shrivel to 7 ½ hours from sunrise to sunset in Edmonton, which practically speaking, reduces the effect of sunlight to less than 5 hours to replenish the stored energy via the photovoltaic electric cell arrays; and that will only be on a clear, cloudless day without snow or ice covering the cells. Yes we have snow i