President Joe Biden isn’t the only world leader running his country into a dangerous energy crisis for millions who will soon face a brutal winter.
The energy crisis is global, and Germany made headlines this week as German coal mine Garzweiler, operated by energy company RWE, announced that it has already demolished several wind turbines at a nearby wind farm, with plans to demolish several more by next year.
The company admitted that the plan sounds “paradoxical,” given that one energy source is being traded for another, but it doesn’t take a scientist to see exactly why RWE is making the move.
Wind turbines are giant, stupid, dangerous, endangered bird-slaughtering, oil-leaking wastes of money in most parts of the world, at least at this stage of technological development. Perhaps that changes down the road, but for now, coal-powered energy is king, and no matter how much they hate it, the progressive left climate warriors, even in Germany, know it’s true.
Fox Business explains:
One of the wind farm’s eight wind turbines was dismantled last week, and two others are expected to be taken down next year. The remaining five turbines will be dismantled by the end of 2023, said a spokesperson for the company that builds and runs the wind farm.
The report detailed specifics regarding expanding coal mining operations:
The expansion comes in tandem with a plan to temporarily return three of RWE’s lignite-fired coal units to the market, a decision that was approved by Germany’s cabinet. The units were previously on standby.
“The three lignite units each have a capacity of 300 megawatts (MW). With their deployment, they contribute to strengthening the security of supply in Germany during the energy crisis and to saving natural gas in electricity generation,” RWE said in September.
“Originally, it was planned that the three reserve power plant units affected would be permanently shut down on September 30, 2022, and September 30, 2023, respectively,” RWE added.
The move to expand the coal mining operations was approved by Germany’s cabinet.
The Ministry of Economy of North Rhine-Westphalia agreed that the expansion of the coal mine is the only logical way forward, especially in the midst of an energy crisis.
“If Lutzerath were to be preserved, the production volume required to maintain the security of supply over the next eight years could not be achieved, the stability of the opencast mine could not be guaranteed and the necessary recultivation could not be carried out,” it said, according to Balkan Green Energy News.