Officials at ISO-New England, operators of the region’s power grid, said energy demands during the recent arctic weather have placed major pressures on energy generators, forcing power companies to rely more on coal and oil to produce electricity,” the Hartford Courant reported this week.
New England's blind unscientific devotion to "renewable" energy and the fact that they have shut down their coal plants, are prematurely closing their nukes and have voted against putting in enough natural gas pipelines are going to see their decisions slam directly in their faces when there are failures that cost lives and rape their pocketbooks. They are forcing people to burn wood to heat their homes, talk about pollution. They are stifling the use of heat pumps, though they are of little use when the temperatures are like they are today.
And where are all these weenies going to plug in their electric vehicles that are going to get half the travel time on their batteries in this cold weather? That is just another drain on an already stressed grid.
I hope this cold weather and article does something to show the lunacy of the left, and wake up rational thinking people to read a little more than AlGore and his prognostications about how we have to so radically change things. I hope the energy department sees the folly of the past and does what our President so fervently is asking them to do. Only with the demise of the economics of progressiveism and environmentalism will we see a real change in our future.