Netherlands Massively Increasing Their Coal Capacity

Holland is famous for windmills, which they have been using for hundreds of years, yet are massively increasing their usage of coal.

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Dutch power stations use more coal –

Much of the Netherlands is below sea level, but they use 16th century technology to keep the water out. This is the way that sane, intelligent people think.

On the other hand, Barack Obama believes that building windmills is how you hold back the seas – making him quite possibly the stupidest person who ever lived.

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17 Responses to Netherlands Massively Increasing Their Coal Capacity

  1. Robertv says:

    We had great men in those days

    Simon Stevin

    “Windmills were already in use to pump the water out but in Van de Molens (On mills), he suggested improvements including ideas that the wheels should move slowly with a better system for meshing of the gear teeth. These improved the efficiency of the windmills used in pumping water out of the polders by three times.[7] He received a patent on his innovation in 1586.[6]”

  2. Robertv says:

    These days they use diesel engines or electric pumps

  3. Scarface says:

    Meanwhile, our energy tax is skyrocketing:
    €0.23/m3 on gas and €0.14/kWh on electricity (incl. 21% VAT) Tax the tax! I kid you not.

    This comes on top of the price of gas and electricity:
    €0.36/m3 for gas and €0.08/kWh for electricity (incl. 21% VAT)

    The government is killing our economy on a daily basis with this tax.
    And people overhere wonder why we do not recover from the recession.


  4. Obama isn’t stupid. He know that the way to prevent mass shootings like the one in Oregon is to take away guns. Because without guns, these lunatics would never think of using bombs, poison , or knives.

  5. omanuel says:

    Thank you, Steven, for this reminder reality always wins the debate with theoretical models. May society find a way to restore integrity to science and to constitutional national governments without a worldwide bloodbath of retaliation for 70 years (1945-2015) of worldwide deception – from the time nations were united on 24 Oct 1945 until twenty modern-day “scientists” decided to use totalitarian tactics against skeptics on 29 Sept 2015:

  6. Andy Oz says:

    That’s it!! I’m boycotting the Dutch.
    I’m no longer buying clogs, Dutch chocolate or the services of the Amsterdam ‘ladies of the night” since they are deniers who use fossil fuels to kill the planet.

    OK. Maybe I over-reacted. I’ll still use the “Ladies”.

  7. AndyG55 says:

    Go Holland, 🙂

    Go India

    Go Germany (continuing to grow their lignite turning)

    Go Japan (43 new coal fired plants planned)

    Go China (massive increase for at least another 15 years ,, with Obama approval)

    Go Indonesia (just over taken Australia in coal production in 2013)

    and many, many, many others.


    Come on America, UK, Australia.. start pulling your weight.. or be left behind (economically, anyway)

  8. Anthony S says:

    Meanwhile, coal (lol, ‘death’) trains are down a but this year, but still very much active in the US.

    The slump in coal traffic on railroads is abating a bit, and about time. Loadings through Week 33 of 2015 (last week) showed year-to-date coal declines (versus last year) of 12 percent at CSX Transportation, 23 percent at Kansas City Southern, 17 percent at Norfolk Southern, and 16 percent at Union Pacific. Only two Class I lines showed year-to-date coal increases, BNSF Railway (up 3% ) and Canadian Pacific (up 7 percent). Still, the skid has knocked a hole in railroad revenues so big that you’d think the business had dried up.

    No way has it dried up. A tip of my cap to reporter Jim Levesque of Platt’s, who has mined data filed by railroads with the Surface Transportation Board. The result is what I call a census of railroad coal business as of mid 2015. Here are the numbers, by region and by railroad, for the week ended August 14.

    Central Appalachia. 22.2 trains per day loaded, versus an average of 19.8 this year.
    Northern Appalachia. 14.2 trains per day loaded. Combined, the Appalachian regions loaded 36.4 trains per day, versus an average of 33.5 this year.
    Powder River Basin. 73.1 trains per day loaded, versus an average of 69.3 this year.
    Illinois Basin. 9.3 trains per day loaded, versus an average of 9.8 this year.
    Utica Basin. 5.4 trains per day loaded.

  9. Robertv says:

    When winter gets really cold and people can no longer afford to warm their home with affordable energy they will burn everything they can lay their hands on. That’s how it works in third world countries.

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