Obama and his lap dogs at the EPA are forcing down another coal fired electrical plant, a really big one this time, 1,100 megawatts down the tubes.
Last May the power company withdrew a plan to spend a billion dollars to retrofit the plant to use natural gas, citing the dismal reality that it would raise the cost of electricity by at least 31 percent.
Not only is 1,100 Megawatts or power vanishing, but several hundred jobs also.
It is remarkably stupid to force the closures of all these plants without first providing replacement energy for those lost Gigawatts of power. You gotta give stupid credit, he's one of those unicorn-riding greenies that actually believed solar and wind would to the trick, regardless of facts, math or reality.
Nobody is paying any attention at all to Germany. They should.
Additionally, subsidies for German solar companies run into the billions every year. Next year, a three-person family will have to pay up to an additional €175 ($220) to finance the construction of the renewable energy infrastructure. That's not a part of their actual energy costs, they still have to pay the electric bill. It's an additional financial burden they face.
Solar produces zero watts at night, and wind produces zero watts on a calm day or night, and Germany has had many cold nights with no wind at all. So they STILL need enough conventional power sources to provides the entire nation's energy needs when it's dark and calm. So the German government is constructing more conventional plants. It's that or get hung on the nearest lampposts.
Even so, Chancellor Merkel said she remained committed to achieving the country’s goal of obtaining 40 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.
It's not the countries goal. It's her goal....and the goal of a few very powerful individuals in the renewable business, cheered on by loonies who hate the modern world.