Green Energy causing massive energy shortage during Europe’s Winter


Perhaps we can learn a few lessons from Europe and not repeat several of their disastrous decisions. Refugees being one, and how about ensuring enough energy is available to keep everyone toasty. Add the fact they are paying over twice as much as we do, I say, let’s use common sense on this issue. Here tis:

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Over-reliance on green energy and freezing winter weather triggered serious power shortages across Europe.

European Union nations, including Greece and Hungary, hoarded power due to the cold winter weather. That hoarding triggered shortages that cut off electricity to tens of thousands of homes and sent power prices soaring to record levels.

Temperatures across southern Europe are expected to drop below freezing again next week. The continent has been unable to meet electricity demand, as green energy tends to go offline in the cold. Solar power, for example, tends to produce less energy in the winter because the days are shorter.

Europe has increasingly invested in green energy in recent years, which has created big problems preventing blackouts during the winter.

The average European spent 26.9 cents per kilowatt-hour on electricity during the last full year of data, while the average American only spent 10.4 cents, according to an analysis of government data previously published by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Even EU nations where power is relatively cheap pay a lot more for power than any U.S. state. Great Britain, for example, pays an average of 54 percent more for electricity than Americans paid last year. Much of the expense comes from subsidies for green energy, which account for roughly 7 percent of British energy bills, according to government study released last July.

Read more: Daily Caller

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15 Responses to “Green Energy causing massive energy shortage during Europe’s Winter”

  1. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing – Br Andrew's Muses Says:

    […] Green Energy causing massive energy shortage during Europe’s Winter […]

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  4. Mustang Says:

    Also, energy company’s in concert with state governments are offering consumers this wonderful opportunity to monitor energy consumption and make “necessary adjustments” from a central location. Who doesn’t see where this is headed?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      At my last house they installed monitoring meters. Meaning they could shut it off at will or give me an allotment. Scary dude stuff.

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  5. Mustang Says:

    This reminds me of a time when the idiot government and sycophant scientists all agreed that nuclear energy would be a grand idea and never once considered what to do with the spent fuel rods. Are we well served, or what?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      No. No planning past today.

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  6. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks.

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      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.

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  7. Just Simply Linda Says:

    That is pretty interesting…It never dawned on me…giggling over Petermc3 comment, try taking my ac away…lol

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    • bunkerville Says:

      At least you are not in Florida! 🙂

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      • Just Simply Linda Says:

        oh we have those wind things up here in western NY…you cant pay me enough to move back south, just saying. LOLOL

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  8. petermc3 Says:

    EU is getting its just desserts. What’s next, banning AC in the summer months? After all the freon emissions may bring back the holes in the ozone layer. We who were around back then should remember that scare which along with global cooling predated global warming.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      That will be the next step. AC will be the next to go. Surprised it is still allowed inside cars. No doubt a carbon tax coming for that.

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