One wonders what Vermont will do when they run out of other people’s extra energy production.
When the Green Mountain power company, Vermont’s largest utility, announced earlier this year it will be buying nuclear power from New Hampshire’s Seabrook reactor, many environmentalists felt betrayed.
“This is exactly why we closed Vermont Yankee, because we didn’t want any nuclear power,” they complained. But consumer demands left Green Mountain with no other choice. Nuclear is the ultimate reliable source of power – reactors operate more than 90 percent of the time – and Green Mountain needs back-up in case other sources stop working or if demand exceeds supply on a hot summer day.
…Needless to say, none of the alternatives really work from an economic point of view, an ecological one, or both. I mean, they’re burning wood to generate power in Vermont right now. …Wood. In the rest of Western Civilization, being forced to burn wood for fuel is an official indication that Things Have Gone To Pot. And not the kind that makes you high, either.
Ah, well. Vermont will no doubt muddle through on paying extra for other, more sensible states’, excess energy. Until Vermont runs out of money too, of course. Then I guess that they can… move? Just as long as it isn’t to my state…
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““This is exactly why we closed Vermont Yankee, because we didn’t want any nuclear power,” they complained. But consumer demands left Green Mountain with no other choice.”
Nonsense. Green Mountain can offer to let those morons freeze in the dark.
.. which state was Other Peoples’ Money set in again?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102609/ (as per normal, the play was far, far better…)
If it was my power company, I would announce two tariffs. A higher rate that is “nuclear free” – charging whatever it costs to provide all of a customer’s power from wind and solar and, well, I guess actually natural gas or coal most of the time.
Then there would be a lower “whatever” rate for people who aren’t ninnies. The people of Vermont deserve a _real_ choice.
a few deliberate blackouts might change a few minds…
Here are a couple of other Green insanities . They oppose hydro from Canada ( James Bay located in absolutely the middle of nowhere : nearest neighbor Sanity Claus ) because ?? Last I looked , it’s because the transmission lines are bad . Or maybe because the black flies are an endangered species , I dunno . In Wyoming our old friend Phil Anschutz wants to install a ginormous wind farm on his own ginormous ranch to sell power to Caly and the Greens have got that one stalled out because …?? Transmission lines , I guess . At least on that one the Indidanins are trying to shake down the project for some money and good for them : it’s the American Way . But I think the Greens just want us all to freeze to death in the dark because…???
They’ve graduated from being NIMBYs to BANANAs — Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything.
Because Leftofascism is fundamentally a Death Cult, they believe humanity is the scourge of “Mother Gaia” and all who are not properly enlightened (read: “completely subservient to THEM even to the point of suicide-on-command”) must be purged from the planet before we can “cause further environmental damage.”
Kowalski: “Leftofascism, and particularly Ecofascism”
In defense of the state of Vermont, the Vermont Yankee power plant was one of the sore spots in the nuclear power industry. They were always running into operating trouble (I do not speak as a firsthand source, merely as someone who has ties to that sort of industry).
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