The French figured out long ago that nuclear was the way to go as it is clean, reliable and not every plant was built like Three Mile Island or Chernobyl.
Along with what Greg said here...The windmills icing up and becoming inoperable were a part of it, but it got too cold for some natural gas and coal fired plants, too. Unprecedented demand and temp/wind chills not seen in about 75 years.
It's been colder than a brass monkey ball wind chime at the north pole here (Lentzville, between Athens and Rogersville, Alabama). Got down to 9 degrees at the beginning of the week with the high only reaching 18 Tuesday. I couldn't make it in to work Monday or Tuesday and waited to leave late yesterday.... now I wake up this a.m. to this.
View attachment 16878 My driveway is out there somewhere. Just started a new job (in Cherokee Alabama..60 miles away), last week and it looks like I'll miss 3 days this week due to the weather. The Shoals area got hammered pretty good.
Know exactly where you're talking about...yeah, it's a good haul, trying to find a house and move closer...with the housing market right now I've got a better chance buying a case of toilet paper.Cherokee from Rogersville? Damn. I grew up in a house off 72 in Tuscumbia just behind that gas station/Burger King. You’ve got a heck of a commute.
Know exactly where you're talking about...yeah, it's a good haul, trying to find a house and move closer...with the housing market right now I've got a better chance buying a case of toilet paper.