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    France Turns to Coal as Nuclear Plant Shutdowns Threaten Power Grid

    The Greens don't like either coal or nuclear. Green policy is giving us more coal.


    France Turns to Coal as Nuclear Plant Shutdowns Threaten Power Grid

    France expects to exceed self-imposed limits on coal usage to avoid power outages. This comes as nuclear power plants undergo maintenance and there are not enough renewable energy systems to fill the gap.



    As important as going green may be for the environment, France now seems to have no choice but to turn back to coal-fired electricity as a quick fix to avoid possible power outages in January and February.
    With 17 of the country’s 56 nuclear power plants temporarily shut down for planned and/or emergency maintenance, the French Ministry of the Ecological Transition wants to raise limitations imposed in 2019 on the number of hours its three remaining coal-fired power plants are allowed to operate.


    The Ministry of Ecology has published a draft decree allowing the country’s coal-burning electrical plants to operate for about 1,000 hours over the first 2 months of 2022, which is 300 hours more than they would otherwise operate under rules previously agreed to reduce CO2 emissions.


    The decree would compensate for the higher rates of carbon emitted in January and February by lowering coal-burning caps in subsequent months.


    French grid operator, Reseau de Transport d’Electricite (RTE), sounded the alarm at a press conference in December during which it warned that renewables may not be effective if temperatures drop unusually low and the wind doesn’t blow enough in January and February.


    RTE called the press conference after France’s largest electricity supplier, EDF, was forced to unexpectedly shut down four nuclear reactors for emergency repairs to cracked pipelines in December.


    The surprise closures reduced the nation’s nuclear-generating capacity by about 10% at a time when about a dozen other reactors across the country would also be unavailable. However, these maintenance shutdowns had been planned and their losses factored into the system, Reuters reported.


    France currently depends on nuclear plants to supply about 70% of its electricity and French President Emmanuel Macron has unveiled plans to double down on its use as a transition fuel with promises to invest in small-reactor technology and mass production of hydrogen using nuclear electricity.
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    That's always been the problem with intermittent energy--firm sources of energy must be ready to come online at a moment's notice to back up a lack of power.

    Maybe France learned their lesson by watching all the Texans die last year when the polar vortex rolled through.

    Unfortunately, Americans appear not to have learned the lesson.

    Well, here in Kansas, we're going to have five bills introduced in Kansas Senate that will curtail turbine sprawl. If just one is passed, we'll be in better shape. Kansans don't know it yet -- and I expect the liberal media to throw a hissy fit when the bills start landing, but some of us are tired of this bull$#@!.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    The Greens don't like either coal or nuclear. Green policy is giving us more coal.


    France Turns to Coal as Nuclear Plant Shutdowns Threaten Power Grid
    They could just build another nuclear factor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    They could just build another nuclear factor...

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    They should start on one or two right now.
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    With the United States on its way to official withdrawal, China and Germany are expected to take the lead promoting the Paris Agreement. This is despite China’s role in constructing over 700 new coal-fired power plants around the world. According to Urgewald, an environmental group based in Berlin, some of these new coal plants will be built in countries that burn little or no coal today. While many of the coal plants will be located in China, about one-fifth of the capacity of these new coal power plants is going to be located in other countries.

    https://www.instituteforenergyresear...d-coal-plants/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    The Greens don't like either coal or nuclear. Green policy is giving us more coal.


    France Turns to Coal as Nuclear Plant Shutdowns Threaten Power Grid
    The link is from 10th January 2022
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    And we are looking at power outages…. At Least There's No More Mean Tweets...
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