Changing definition works for them!
Rent-seekers have been telling us that wind and solar will soon not only displace, but entirely replace, our “ageing” coal-fired power plants, knock gas-fired plants out of the ballpark and crush nuclear power plants before they even enter the contest. Such was the hype, anyway.
Then came 2021.
Massive month-long wind droughts left wind power acolytes red-faced across Europe and forced both the German and British governments to go begging, cap in hand, to the owners and operators of those “ageing” coal-fired power plants if they would mind, ever so much, firing up their plants in order to prevent mass blackouts across Germany and the UK. Embarrassing, to be sure.
Then came Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, which exposed the fact he has a chokehold on wind and solar-obsessed Europe.
‘Green’ policies designed to wipe out reliable and affordable coal and nuclear power plants – on the pretext that…
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