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. http://blog.ucsusa.org/mike-jacobs/polar-vortex-returns-will-wind-energy-be-left-out-in-the-cold
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POLAR VORTEX RETURNS. WILL WIND ENERGY BE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD?
The Polar Vortex in 2014 revealed issues with over-reliance on natural gas and under-appreciation of wind and customer demand response. The Union of Concerned Scientists is pushing to correct mistakes when made when the low price of natural gas for most of the year fooled a lot of people who should know better. Assumptions that natural gas would be just as available in a cold snap as in mild weather created havoc with electric power plants that rely, perhaps over-rely, on natural gas when the cold snap came. READ MORE