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Britain’s Wind Drought Pushes Power Prices to Record High

June 12, 2018

Britain’s nine-day wind drought is expected to continue for two weeks, causing power prices to reach the highest level in a decade. Though low wind power does not threaten supplies in June when demand is low, persistent deficits in wind generation could lead to increased grid vulnerability. 

Scientists predict that rising temperatures will cause substantial changes in wind energy production, ultimately cutting wind power in the U.S., U.K. and Mediterranean by at least 5 percent.