It is still winter in New Zealand, and last night there was a major power outage in the country, leaving tens of thousands of homes without power. Apparently, they use electricity to heat their homes, and last night was one of the coldest days of the year.
And one of the major electrical providers is warning that more outages may be on the way, stating that, ‘that the emergency was far from over.’
Apparently, power supplies were running tight. So what could be the cause of these electrify shortfalls?
Could it be the result of a woke Prime Minister, consumed by ideology and a lack of common sense, who has the country getting 84% of its power from expensive and unreliable green energy that only works when the wind is blowing and the sun is shining?
Of course, the government is also pushing electric vehicles, and the country’s energy minister was quick to point out that these green vehicles, that are often recharged overnight, were not the cause of the shortfall.
READ: Power outages: PM Jacinda Ardern says ‘not good enough that we couldn’t heat homes’
And oh yeah, the Prime Minister wants the country to be even more dependent on green energy. READ: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Pledges 100% Renewable Energy by 2030
Of course, this is not the first time we have seen blackouts due to a dependence on green energy. California was experiencing blackouts during a heatwave in July 2020, for exactly the same reason. READ: California rolling blackouts caused by green energy plan, heat wave