Britain and Germany are in deep trouble with their power supplies and wind droughts are the root of the problem. You can imagine a book to be written one day called How Wind Droughts Destroyed Western Civilization.
Texas in 2021 gave us a glimpse of the future when the wind died and the temperature fell dramatically. Hundreds died and it would have been thousands if the state had gone completely black. Not wishing to have a repeat of that performance there are plans to subsidise gas producers to maintain capacity in the face of competition from subsidised wind and solar power. (The article incorrectly places the crisis in 2019.)
Don’t laugh, this is happening here already with a deal in Victoria to maintain the supply of coal power from Loy Yang to the Portland aluminium smelter owned by AGL. And both the major parties in NSW promised before the recent election to keep the coal fires burning at Eraring.
Someone have a word to Rod Sims, he has joined the Superpower Institute, a new think-tank formed to fight the misinformation campaign by energy realists.