Hurricane Florence crippled nuclear electricity and coal — solar and wind power were available the next day

Hurricane Florence crippled electricity and coal — solar and wind were back the next day – CBS News

The push comes in response to the Trump administration’s move last year to prop up coal and nuclear plants under the argument that because they can store their fuel on-site, they can provide constant power and thus serve national security purposes. But Florence’s shutting down of one nuclear plant and breaches of old coal ash ponds show that no source of power is immune, environmentalists say.

The extreme flooding from Florence was another reason that power took time to come back, despite facilities like wind and solar farms remaining unscathed.

via Hurricane Florence crippled electricity and coal — solar and wind were back the next day – CBS News