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Holland slashes carbon targets, shuns wind for nuclear

Looks like Holland has the right idea!

In a radical change of policy, the Netherlands is reducing its targets for renewable energy and slashing the subsidies for wind and solar power. It’s also given the green light for the country’s first new nuclear power plants for almost 40 years.

Why the change? Wind and solar subsidies are too expensive, the Financial Times Deutschland , reports.

Not only is wind power utterly inefficient for how expensive it is, it also requires fossil-powered generators running as back-up for unreliable wind generation.  So not only does it cost a fortune to set up and maintain wind farms, but the back-up facilities must also be paid for and maintained while they are happily polluting in the background.

So why not just run off the “back-up” facility and eliminate the cost of the windmills?

Or even better, allow nuclear to be built?

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