Prediction of Williams CEO—renewable energy development will make country more dependent on natural gas

Alan Armstrong, Williams chief executive


The head of Williams Companies came out with a prediction that might have been a setback for supporters of renewable energy.

Alan Armstrong, Williams’s chief executive says the soaring demand for for wind and solar-powered electricity will almost certainly create more need for natural gas infrastructure to prevent blackouts.

His comments are in direct contradiction of environmentalists who want more wind and solar power projects in order to make the use of natural gas a thing of the past.

Armstrong’s comments came in an interview with Financial Times.

“Nobody’s ever going to be comfortable saying: ‘Oh, we’re willing to risk that for five days, we don’t have wind or solar and we’re not going to have a back-up’,” he told the Financial Times.

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