Editorial: Our electricity grid crisis has been a long time in the making
The rise in electricity demand for data centres, the retirement of older power stations and an increasing volume of variable renewable energy on the grid are all coming together to form a perfect storm
Though it is not the fault of the current administration, it is ironic that the first Green Party energy minister in over a decade may be overseeing a growth in electricity sector carbon emissions while the country’s electricity grid is at its most unstable in ten years.
As reported in today’s Business Post, the number of system alerts warning of potential electricity shortages on the national grid has risen significantly in the last...
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Editorial: Johnson and Frost must accept consequences of NI protocol
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