As we saw throughout the beginning of 2018, natural gas is essential to powering the grid through New York’s most extreme temperatures. However, this essential power source is facing challenges from the state and federal level when it comes to securing permits for necessary pipeline infrastructure in the upstate region.
Despite the popular rise in solar and wind power, we can’t rely on intermittent sources for our energy portfolio, especially when the bitter cold or extreme heat cause a strain on the gird. Natural gas critics should recognize the threat of a future without baseload power – incompetent battery storage for renewables, the rise of blackouts throughout New York’s major cities, and higher electricity prices – before demanding that pipeline infrastructure should be stopped.
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