How to Balance Sustainability, Affordability and Security of Supply?
All energy systems, be they national or regionally integrated, are different. It is not always possible to extrapolate global issues from a single example.
However, the UK turning to coal is a good example of a global challenge – how to keep the lights on, whilst balancing the books and maintaining commitment to sustainability.
Natural gas at 0735 on 7 September provided 51% of UK power generation capacity. Abundant and flexible, natural gas has been and will continue to be the catalyst for and foundation of a more sustainable energy system. The combination of gas and renewable energy effectively replaced coal in the UK and has done so throughout the world to a greater or lesser extent.