Party’s Over: Unreliable Wind & Solar Ditched In Favour of Ever-Reliable Nuclear & Gas

Once the belles of the ball, wind and solar are being treated like cheap tarts: now it’s nuclear and gas that are attracting all the attention. And it’s all thanks to the massive wind drought – aka the Big Calm – that struck Western Europe in September, and lasted for weeks, sending gas and power prices into orbit.

All of a sudden, the French are back in love with their nuclear power plants, with plans to build a fleet of Small Modular Reactors, as soon as possible; talk about mothballing its existing large-scale plants has evaporated.

Their German neighbours have developed a bizarre form of Green envy – apparently the price to be paid for their suicidal obsession with wind and solar.

When their 30,000 wind turbines decided to down tools for a month, Germany’s grid managers had to scramble to keep the lights on. And that meant begging for French nuclear power and Polish coal-fired power, as well as chewing up every last watt of the coal-fired power the Germans still generate; much to the horror of their climate cult.

Even the Euro-bureau-crats have been forced to rethink their disdain for gas and nuclear, signalling loud and clear that the subsidised wind and solar party is well and truly over.

No Tricks Zone reports on a very rapid about-face.

Reemergence Of Energy Sanity? Europe Now Considers Nuclear, Natural Gas As Sustainable
No Tricks Zone
Pierre Gosselin
29 October 2021

German online heise.de reports here that the European Commission now “aims to classify nuclear power and natural gas as sustainable”, likely in a bid to avert an energy supply meltdown.

Previously Europe had excluded nuclear power and natural gas as a climate-friendly source of energy, but now that energy prices have begun to skyrocket and power grids become unstable and risk blacking out, Europe appears to be waking up from its wind and sun fantasies.

Suddenly nuclear and natural gas (a fossil fuel) will be joining renewable energies wind and solar power as being “sustainable and climate friendly”.

“The taxonomy is intended to show investors in the EU clear criteria as to which financial products benefit climate protection. The EU Commission presented a package on this in April 2021, which is to regulate the details,” reports Heise.de. “The question of whether investments in natural gas and nuclear projects can also be sustainable was left aside by the Commission.”

Transition undoable without fossil fuel natural gas
EU Commission president Ursuala von der Leyen wrote in a statement (above) that the production costs for solar and wind energy had fallen over the past ten years and that renewable energies are the generally “the way to go”, yet conceded “wind energy is very volatile” and that Europe needed “a stable source, nuclear; and during the transition, of course, natural gas.”

“This is why – as we have already stated as a Commission in April – we will come forward with our taxonomy proposal,” the EU Commission statement added.

Nuclear will be unavoidable
Of course the Greens in the European Parliament flipped at the plan to massively boost gas and nuclear generated power. MEP Sven Giegold called the EU Commission’s announcement a “worst imaginable disaster” for Europe’s energy transition.

The return to energy sobriety was nudged on earlier this year by seven EU members, reports Heise.de. “Among them was France, whose President Emmanuel Macron also recently announced ‘mini-nuclear power’ as part of a strategy to make his country carbon-neutral.”
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Comments

  1. Is it time to declare that they’re ‘stranded assets’? Will turbines be turned off to stop the harm? Will projects with contracts that have another fifteen years to go, be subsidized?

  2. John Joyce says:

    Chicken Little Pox, the climate change pandemic has struck; Manifests as inappropriate climate hysteria with debilitating infrastructural policies.
    https://www.brighteon.com/5385ac65-48ed-452f-8ba2-bfa7e58d8e89

  3. renewable ?named by these intellectuals who have not any engineering knowledge about energy. Joke.

  4. Just think, it has taken over 20 years for these morons to finally face reality.
    Greta will not be pleased.

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