Cooper vetoes bill to add cheap and reliable nuclear to "clean" energy | Eastern North Carolina Now

Leftwing Governor Roy Cooper wants to follow Germany and straightjacket North Carolina with expensive and unreliable wind and solar energy.  In following that path, Cooper has vetoed SB 678 that would add nuclear energy to what is termed "clean" energy in North Carolina.  Nuclear energy is much cheaper to produce than wind and solar energy, and is dependable unlike fickle intermittant wind energy and unreliable solar that never produces at night or in lots of common weather conditions.

Cooper got RINOs to give him NC's Green New Deal, HB951, to go down the wind and solar rabbit hole and opposes the belated attempt to add nuclear.

A good comparison of electric rates is between wind and solar obsessed Germany and next door France which relies mosly on nuclear power.  Germany's electric rates are over twice those of nuclear powered France.  Of course, coal powered Poland is even cheaper.  France is now doubling down on nuclear with a bunch of new nuclear power plants.  Poland, Sweden, and Norway are doing the same.  Indeed, Sweden recently repealed it policy of pushing wind and solar and is now wholely in the nuclear camp.

The RINO leadership of the NC legislature sold consumers down the river on the NC Green New Deal, HB951, but they are trying to soften that somewhat with SB678, which is at least a step in the right direction.

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( October 3rd, 2023 @ 7:42 pm )
Legislating punitive penalties and fees at the state level on wind and solar is hardly "loving it". The problem is that the wind and solar grifters "love" the federal subsidies, and Texas is imposing fees and penalties to counteract those so they can put the brakes on wind and solar. Texas taxpayers are also having to kick in $10 billion to incentivize new gas power plants to keep the grid up and prevent blackouts when the wind is not blowing (or blowing too hard) and the sun is not shining.

The Wall Street Journal wrote an editorial this past April on the problems that "green energy" brings to Texas that was entitled "A Texas sized Energy Fiasco" which begins "What a mess. Renewable subsidies have distorted and destabilized the Texas electric grid . . ." To avoid the paywall, that editorial is reposted in full at the link below:
Big Bob said:
( October 3rd, 2023 @ 6:32 pm )
Texas loves it. They are building more non fossil fuel capability.
( October 3rd, 2023 @ 5:27 pm )
Texas is suffering from even that much of this unreliable wind and solar, which was largely foisted upon them by people chasing federal subsidies. We saw that with a winter blackout due to the unreliability of wind and solar, and many other times, including in recent weeks, where the grid was strained and had to buy power on the open market to avoid blackouts due to wind droughts and the fact that solar does not produce at all at night. When the grid has to buy power on the open market, power bills to customers go to the moon, but the alternative is blackouts.

That is the chaos that our legislative RINOs, including Sen. Jim Perry, are foisting on NC with HB951, the NC Green New Deal.

But Texas is doing something to counter the impact of those federal subsidies, passing state legislation to put state fees on wind and solar to counterbalance the federal subsidies.
Big Bob said:
( October 3rd, 2023 @ 11:38 am )
Nuclear is an option. BTW wind and solar now provide 18% of the energy to the Texas grid. Texas. You flat earthers are beating a dead horse.

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