Eventually market driven forces will force dinosaur fossil fools OUT OF THE ENERGY MARKET!!! Short story being that wind mills and solar panels have inital and some maintenance costs, but have no operating costs like the fossil fuel power plants have.
Some grid operators are experimenting with the energy futures markets called Capacity Markets. Read here …….
Related to this story is from this link….
“While U.S. demand for electricity has risen in all but four years since 1949, the rate of increase has been steadily going down. The Energy Information Administration predicts an annual growth rate around +1% to 2030 (which RMI extrapolates to 2050).
Rocky Mountain Institute’s four scenarios for the future U.S. electricity system ( detailed here ) all deliver the same energy services but with varied end-use efficiencies. In the fourth scenario (Transform), projected efficiency gains cut nationwide demand by 1% each year, even with the added demand from 150 million electric vehicles.”