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Dangerous energy politics

2 September 2022

8:00 AM

2 September 2022

8:00 AM

Electricity has properties that require supply and demand to always balance every few seconds.

This means, firstly, that there has to be a considerable surplus of supply in order to cope with swings in demand. Secondly, a large share of supply (and/or demand) has to be capable of rapidly switching on and off.

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