Energy suicide: Germany now closes all nuclear power plants | Eastern North Carolina Now

While many other European countries are expanding nuclear power, the dogmatic Greens and Social Democrats in Germany are now shuttering all remaining nuclear power plants, one of the cheapest and most reliable parts of their power mix, along with coal.  This is based purely on the political dogma of the Green Party, now shared by their coalition partner, the Social Democrats and is in spite of the threats to the power grid and power costs.  Final closure of the nuclear plants will come at the end of this week.

Since Angela Merkel first initiated Germany's Energie Wende (Energy Transition) to wind and solar, power prices in Germany have skyrocketed, causing some industries to move our of the country.  Residential power prices have soared to over three times what North Carolinians pay and they keep rising.  At the same time, months long "wind droughts" have several times left Germany's power grid on the verge of collapse, which was only kept humming by importing nuclear power from France and coal power from Poland.  The German grid will now no longer have the cheap and dependable nuclear power to rely on.

This comes as countries around Germany are expanding their nuclear power plants.  France approved last year a major expanstion of its nuclear power network, with nuclear already being the main source of electricity in France.  That is a big reason that France has some of the lowest electricity rates in Europe.  To the east of Germany, Poland entered into contracts last year with three different companies to build its first three nuclear power plants.  The Netherlands is also moving to expand nuclear power, as is the new conservative government in Finland which intends to make nuclear its major source of electricity and the Conservative government in the UK.

Unfortunately, our climate alarmist leaders in North Carolina, both Democrat governor Roy Cooper, and RINO legislative leaders Phil Berger and Tim Moore have committed North Carolina to Germany's path.  North Carolina electricity monopoly Duke Energy, which is eaten up with ESG, wants solar and wind, not nuclear and not coal.  Berger, Moore, and Cooper put through legislation last year, HB951, to let them do that and they are well on the way to wrecking our power suppy and making it a lot more costly.  Their renewable energy fantasy has already seen our first, of what will be many, double digit electric rate hikes to promote NC's very own Energie Wende.  Nuclear will not be part of the party.

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( April 12th, 2023 @ 1:39 pm )
North Carolina is on its way to its own energy suicide and RINO legislative leaders Berger and Moore are responsible. They gave Roy Cooper his wet dream of what a British politician rightfully called "Net Stupid" and someone else called "Nut Zero". And lets not forget the major role of our own liberal Republican state senator Jim Perry in pushing this anti-consumer boondoggle. Perry obviosuly cares more about climate alarmism and the special interest grifters who hide behind it like woke electric monopoly Duke Energy and the wind and solar con men than he does about his own constituents. But, hey, maybe Perry was just trying to get a date with Greta Thunberg!

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