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6 mins | May 13, 2020

Green ambition has short-circuited California’s power supply

Approaching energy transition piecemeal can expose the system's fragility and lead to higher prices. Can Elon Musk's vision of a world that is run on renewable and primarily solar energy somehow explain why California has experienced its first blackouts in 20 years? In the Financial Times, Jonathan Ford analyses the difficulties of generating electricity at night on Sun-dependent systems.

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