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I am a passionate advocate for the environment and nuclear energy. With the threat of climate change, I’ve embarked on a mission to help overcome the fears of nuclear energy. I’ve been active in...

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"With California already having the highest cost of electricity and fuels in the country, the wealthy and middle class have more tolerance for expensive energy, but poverty kills and having legislatures pass legislation making energy more expensive on the less fortunate, resulting in a regressive expense onto the less fortunate which will worsen poverty.

 

California continues to take giant steps toward following Germany’s failed climate goals which should be a wake-up call for governments everywhereGermany plans to shut down the remaining six nuclear power plants by the end of 2022 and to phase out coal-fired power generation by 2038. The huge electricity gap that arises in this way is to be filled with weather dependent electricity generation from solar and wind power. i.e., intermittent electricity at best. The impact of the high cost of electricity in Germany is such that almost five million Germans were unable to pay their electricity bills in 2019.

 

To complement ways to generate expensive intermittent electricty, American politicians are now pursuing the most expensive ways to generate electricity with offshore wind turbines on the East and West Coasts. This new movement defies the U.S Energy Information Administration (EIA) which has already documented that offshore wind continues to be one of the most expensive forms of electricity generation."

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