A devastatingly cold winter in the northern hemisphere has created an energy shortage in Europe unlike any season previously in modern times. E.U. green advocates have discovered that the sun doesn’t shine so well during winter, nor does the wind always blow. They’ve had to bite the bullet and make a shocking concession in their goal to fight climate change.
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Until only a few months ago, the E.U. prided itself on being the world leader in green energy with the ambitious goal of becoming carbon emission-free by 2050, and their path to that goal was solar and wind power. As part of the strategy to become sustainable, both Germany and France announced that they would build down their dependence on nuclear power.
Then winter came, not just in Europe, but also in China, the United States, India, and Russia. A wave ...
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