While electricity generated by pixie dust and the flapping of butterfly wings might sound all happy and bright in the days of peace and prosperity, it turns out that when the proverbial crap hits the fan, people care a lot more about keeping the lights on and the heater running than they do about the left's imaginary climate apocalypse.
Which is a big part of why one wind farm in Germany is now getting leveled to make way for a coal mine expansion, as the nation’s energy crises worsens thanks to a massive curb on imports of Russian oil.
According to this, the German energy company RWE is dismantling a wind farm so its next-door coal mine can expand operations, a move the company says is necessary because…well, to put it bluntly, coal is more reliable than wind, and the country needs energy as the colder winter weather looms.
"We realize this comes across as paradoxical. But that is as matters stand," RWE spokesperson Guido Steffen said in a statement, admitting that it might look odd for the company to tear down one energy source to make way for another.
The wind farm, which originally contained eight turbines, has already town one windmill down and plans to have the other seven dismantled by the end of next year.
Of course, climate alarmists are losing their minds over the move, trashing the company for tearing down “renewable energy” sources in favor of evil, energy-creating coal. Because apparently, making sure human beings stay warm in the winter time is no reason to forfeit green energy.
Shockingly, it turns out the German government isn’t too keen on letting people freeze to death and run out of gas to appease the hemp-chewers. The cabinet recently approved temporarily restarting three of RWE’s coal plant units to help stave off the country’s energy crisis. The units were originally scheduled for shut-down in September of 2022 and 2023, respectively.