The Root Of The Problem

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  1. gregole says:

    These progressives are progressively more insane. I am shocked but not surprised that anyone can deny that the root cause of the Texas power problem is due to anything at all but their reliance on unreliable federally subsidized wind turbines.

    Get rid of them.

    Build out more gas and more nuclear power. Wind turbines exist in modern economies exclusively as monumental wastes of virtue signalling. They do nothing to replace existing power sources as they need continuous back up. Wind turbines are just a weak sister alongside reliable coal, gas, nuke, and hydro. And since they kill raptors, bats and birds, and no one yet has figured out how to dispose of them they are twisted sisters as well.

    Get rid of them.

  2. JPinBalt says:

    The Green New Deal and jobs Biden promised are green jobs tearing out walls, ceilings, and insulation cleaning up all the green mold cometh from all the broken frozen water pipes.

  3. Martin says:

    Similar situation with “renewables” in Germany during the extreme cold last week. But, we were saved by yet remaining conventional power plants and imports.
    Here is last week’s power generation in Germany. Wind and solar down to 10%.

  4. Gamecock says:

    Texas would be much better off if it had its energy grid designed by a bar tender.

  5. S.K. Dodsand says:

    Michael J. Lindell added another video to his website that clearly identifies the fraudulent activities related to the presidential election. It too gets to the root of problem.

    Keep up the excellent work Tony.

  6. Conrad Ziefle says:

    Rather than listen to those devoid of science, let’s listen to those whose entire education is science intense, the engineers. I can assure you that if the engineers are left to their own devices, without outside political pressure, they will design a system with as high reliability as you want and are willing to pay for. Before climate activism got mixed in, back in the day when engineers were allowed to act based on their scientific training, their systems were extremely reliable. However, even a person of common training and average intelligence can understand that system reliability will not be increased by replacing generators that have .9999 reliability with distributed green energy sources that are .5 reliable (solar does not run at night) or wind turbines that run sporadically.

  7. Ron says:

    I’m of the more the merrier club. Develop and let the market decide what is best.

    • Paul Lafreniere says:

      Agreed. The market decentralizes decision-making to multiply human flourishing regardless of the political regime. But a market approach to natural monopolies like utilities, requires extreme care. Conflicting trade-offs of cost, safety, reliability and environment, can be made with well established risk management tools. Texas appears to be one more example where politicians refused to ascribe a dollar value to the price of a human life. Set the price of electricity as a function of safety, reliability and environmental goals. By all means, let the generators compete on a level playing field with the same incentives and penalties. a comparative review of performance of utility peers around the world, will shine the light on the path to follow .

  8. Robert Austin says:

    I hope Dessler and Hayhoe are freezing in the dark.

  9. Paul Lafreniere says:

    Addressed to “…those devoid of science.” Here is an analogy: you need snow tires in the winter.” But a SUV with snow tires will get you just so far. Setting out in a winter storm in your Tesla instead of an all terrain ICE, is a recipe for freezing to death. Scaling up, resilient “fuel-on-site” baseload is not a luxury; it is safety critical infrastructure. At least you will stay warm if you can’t get around the stranded EVs. Believe at your own peril, “winterized” turbines would have saved the day… or that northern grids have a free pass to sacrifice the reliable baseload for renewables. Signed: A canuck who had to drive 800 km through the great ice storm of 1998.

  10. Justa Joe says:

    Something tells me AOC’s post will escape “fact checking” by the media.

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