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Renewable Energy

Discussion in 'The Back Room' started by George Krebs, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. George Krebs

    George Krebs Well-Known Member

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    As we have shut down one pipeline and likely will shut down a second in South Dakota we are hearing about our 100% conversion to renewable energy ( wind, solar ) in the next 20-25 years. Oh yeah.

    As we watch the frozen wind turbines in Texas under the sunless skies we see that we are ill prepared to even think about conversion from fossil fuels. And we are so divided as a people that a consensus on the topic is a pipe dream. Add in wingnuts like Better Midler celebrating the suffering of Texans as retribution from God for Ted Cruz and you can imagine the Chinese are watching, laughing and licking their chop(sticks) in anticipation of launching some EMP attacks against us. We are sitting ducks.

    A hotel staff on South Padre Island abandoned their facility in the face of the winter storm and left the guests unattended without notice.

    The price dials on the gas pumps are beginning to spin like slot machines ( here in NJ we now are at $2.99/Gal for Regular ( it was $2.59 on Jan. 20 ) as old Joe prioritizes illegal border jumpers rights and reparations and national apologies to Blacks over vaccine supply and inanimate power grids. Fort Washington DC remains a maze of razor wire and walls ( how ironic ) patrolled by thousands of armed soldiers in spite of no imminent threats at all in six weeks. Meanwhile , Joe now says that it is ex-soldiers and cops who represent the greatest domestic threat.

    We are in trouble. BIG trouble.
     
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  2. HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN

    HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN Well-Known Member

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    Amen Brother George! BTW, better not let Dave see this. I think he's an ear on this platform for big brother inc.
     
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  3. Gator Bill

    Gator Bill Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Right on George and it could and likely will get even worse.
     
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    Sid Well-Known Member

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    The following information is derived from the Seattle Times article posted by Bill in another topic:
     
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    Sid's info is correct. The failures were not the fault of green sources.
    Problem is... we need MORE capacity, and after spending 19 billion dollars of taxpayer money on green power, they are still a fraction of what's required. No money will be spent on conventional plants with all the subsidies going to green, and the threat of outlawing conventional plants before they pay for themselves.
    One big problem with wind power... it doesn't always blow.
    What do you do on those days if you are 100% dependent? Don't tell me about batteries... we're talking about 75k MW per hour at peak draws.
     
  6. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    If we hadn't lost so much of the power from gas, the green wind power loss wouldn't have been a big deal.

    Going forward they need to winter harden the power grid to take into account this type of situation.
     
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  7. Stu Ryckman

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    I agree...IMO we have to resist blaming the power loss on weenie libs and their Green New Deal. Texas is a red state and needs to look inward to their own decisions on having their own power grid and whether or not to properly winterize some of their systems.
     
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