John Fund of National Review writes that green energy is useless during cold snaps.
- The polar vortex that is sweeping through the United States has led to renewable energy sources such as wind and solar being unable to produce electricity in some locations.
- An energy portfolio that relies on one or two technologies is dangerous and unrealistic.
- In order to provide reliable, affordable, and clean energy an “all of the above” approach to energy that includes natural gas, renewables, and nuclear must be embraced.
“Solar power is even less reliable in severe weather conditions. Frigid temperatures are often associated with bright sunny skies, but the temperatures drop way down at night — you know, when there is no sunlight. Also, snow and ice often disable the panels.”
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