It takes a cold and dark Australia to save the planet

Main reason behind power scarcity said to be unscheduled blackouts at coal-fired power stations

, It takes a cold and dark Australia to save the planet

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Australian Department of Energy has urged residents of New South Wales and the capital Sydney to turn off lights and household appliances in the evening to avoid a general blackout.

The British newspaper The Independent writes that Australia is facing a severe energy crisis.

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Minister Chris Bowen addressed residents in a televised speech, asking them not to turn on lights and power-intensive appliances between 6 and 8 p.m. because of the risk of a severe blackout during peak demand.

The politician blamed the situation on several coal-fired power plants shut down due to maintenance problems.

Reuters writes that 65% of Australia’s electricity is generated from coal, but more than a quarter of this capacity is currently shut down.

The reason for the shutdown is simple: switch to green energy to save the planet.

The downside of green energy is that it depends on the whims of nature: production drops dramatically on days without sun or wind.

That’s precisely what’s been happening in Australia for over three weeks. To make matters worse, the cold season has begun this year, with temperatures well below average, increasing household heating consumption.

But two hours of darkness a day does not deter the enthusiasm of globalists:

When asked by a journalist if the solution to the current crisis might not lie in increased coal production, Bowen immediately responded with bewilderment:

“It doesn’t always rain, but we manage to store water. We can also store reusable energy if we make the necessary investments.”

Until significant investments are made in reusable energy storage, which could take years, Australians will have to get used to living like a developing nation.