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Germany to Dismantle Wind Farm to Make Room For New Coal Mine

Germany to Dismantle Wind Farm to Make Room For New Coal Mine

A wind farm is being dismantled in Germany to expand a coal mine.

This must be a liberal nightmare, especially in a country that has touted wind and solar energy for many years. But, the truth is that the wind farm is not producing enough energy with the dead of winter quickly approaching and the country does not have enough energy to keep the heat on in homes. The loss of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 has crippled the country and they can no longer rely on renewable energy. There is a clear message here, but don’t expect Biden to get it.

German energy giant RWE is tearing down wind turbines in order to expand a nearby coal mine. That has got to be a bitter pill for the ultra-progressives. This will create a huge jump in their carbon footprint. The windmill is located near the small town of Lützerath and will be used to expand the Garzweiler open pit mine. This mine is located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

RWE officials admit:

“We realize this comes across as paradoxical, but that is as matters stand.” 

Naturally, climate activists are furious that the outdated wind farm is shutting down. I expect we will see demonstrations in Germany over this decision that was approved by the German cabinet. North-Rhine Westphalia’s ministry for economic and energy affairs has fought the destruction of the wind farm.

A ministry spokesperson said in a statement earlier this week:

“In the current situation, all potential for the use of renewable energy should be exhausted as much as possible and existing turbines should be in operation for as long as possible.”

“We don’t currently see any necessity to dismantle the wind power plant by the L12 near the Garzweiler surface mine.”

From Fox Business

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.

Germany’s cabinet approved the decision to bring back the idled coal units to boost energy supplies, as energy imports remain hindered by the Russia-Ukraine War. 

The expansion also comes after a legal fight for the disputed land in March of this year, when a court ruled in favor of RWE.

The turbines at the wind park were constructed more than 20 years ago and are considerably less powerful than their newer versions. 

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Comments 6

  1. Doug Litchfield says:

    Finally some sanity rears it’s head. Turbine electrical generation driven by coal, nuclear, natural gas, or hydropower is the most economical way to create a solid power grid. Without Var producing capabilities you get limp wristed or what is called dirty power. California is a prime example of how to destroy the grid. Utility companies are paid for mega watts produced but not how well they bolster the grid.

  2. BuffaloBob says:

    Yes truth, Hard Truth, Renewable Energy is a pipe dream, If there isn’t fossil fuel backstopping Renewable’s …… Winter is Coming! …… and someone “P” has used the green energy as a weapon
    knowing it can’t fill the gap, and the Government now has to face hard undeniable truth …… and choices …… Yes continue with the KowTow to the environmental radicle agenda, or let 10s of thousands die in the cold of winter, and where is global warming when you need it desperately, It’s called weather.

    “This must be a liberal nightmare, especially in a country that has touted wind and solar energy for many years. But, the truth is that the wind farm is not producing enough energy with the dead of winter quickly approaching and the country does not have enough energy to keep the heat on in homes”

  3. Daniel says:

    Newer version wind mills are more powerful than what was there? Then why not build newer wind mills. They’re great, right?

    • Doug Litchfield says:

      Yea, and they could install a diesel engine to spin them when Gore doesn’t suck enough for rotation.

  4. StanB says:

    Vast majority of wind turbine blades are made in CHINA and are fiberglass which is NOT recyclable. Solar panels are also non-recyclable and are also made in CHINA. Max life on solar is 20 years with a degradation rate of 5% per year (the 5% compounds itself). Solar panels are considered a hazmat material. Solar only works in light, wind only works in wind, natural gas, coal, hydroelectric and nuclear work ALL THE TIME!

    • Doug Litchfield says:

      Hog fuel boilers can also be added to the mix of dependable electricity supply. Burning refuse and forest debris alleviates landfill and dead load in forests. Environmentalists would rather have us inhaling carcinogens from massive forest fires and claim it’s global warming.

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