Access to reliable low-carbon electricity is an essential service in our modern society, a key measure of quality of life, and crucial to fighting climate change before it’s too late.
Our modern society depends on a steady supply of baseload power, and although renewables are going to play a vital role, the fact that the sun doesn’t always shine, and the wind doesn’t always blow means they can’t replace generating stations that operate 24/7 as the foundation of our power grid, writes Tom Reid. Unsplash photograph by Matthew Henry
As summer wound down, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change, released its latest report.
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