According to the Arizona Daily Star: “ Tucson Electric Power says it will stop using coal to generate electricity by 2032 and will increase renewable energy’s share of its energy load to more than 70% by 2035.” “University of Arizona researchers said the plan would likely meet the utility’s share of the worldwide goal of holding down global temperatures to less than 2 degrees Celsius, or about 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, above pre-industrial levels.” “Tucson Electric Power plans to start up two New Mexico wind farms and a solar storage plant in the Tucson area by next year.”
Tucson Electric Power admits that this plan will raise electricity prices. What they haven’t mentioned is that relying more on wind power will make the electric grid more unstable because wind and solar generated electricity cannot respond to demand. If they want to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, they should build some small nuclear reactors.
While reducing carbon dioxide emissions is politically correct, it with have no significant effect on global temperature. Also, wind farms are hazardous to wildlife.
Read these previous articles to see why this new plan by Tucson Electric Power is a politically correct, but futile exercise regarding global temperature.
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