Texas energy messed up again
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Started by metmike - June 17, 2021, 2:27 a.m.

Electric grid operator asks Texans to stop blasting AC as unplanned outages and heat collide


By metmike - June 17, 2021, 2:29 a.m.
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Nobody can forget what happened just 4 months ago, in February in this same state!

                Global warming causes everything/TEXAS            

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                Started by metmike - Feb. 16, 2021, 1:06 a.m.     


By wglassfo - June 18, 2021, 10:28 a.m.
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You forget both Ford and GM have indicated they will produce millions of EV cars with billions spent on battery facilities and some for production facilities

Honda and others will also sell EV

The free grants from Biden will not go to waste as I am sure the stock holders will get a slice of this free money

Now about energy production that information seems a bit skimpy, although there is some talk about building smaller nuclear plants

By metmike - June 19, 2021, 1:17 p.m.
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Thanks Wayne!

We can't produce enough electricity in TX(and California) for people to heat and cool their homes right now during peak hours as those states transition to less fossil fuels.

So the (Green New Deal)  plan is to add to the over burden  by adding much more electricity demand from hundreds of millions of vehicles and at the same time.......... getting rid or the cheap, reliable, power concentrated and convenient fossil fuels(that are greening up the planet)..... replacing them with very unreliable, diffuse, expensive and environmentally unfriendly wind and solar.

Are we retarded???

                Wind/ solar/batteries            

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                Started by metmike - May 6, 2021, 9:58 p.m.            


No just gullible and brainwashed by gatekeepers that have taken complete control of a convincing sounding false narrative intended to make us think that the current climate optimum is actually a climate crisis for life on this greening planet and the only way to save the planet.........is to eliminate the very thing that is greening it up and causing the climate optimum for life.

Fossil fuels that emit CO2(the building block of life and a beneficial gas that has an optimal level of 900 ppm for plants, over double the current ambient atmospheric level) are greening up the planet and are by far, the greenest energy that could ever exist!!!

100% based on the authentic, proven science:


solar and wind = environmentally unfriendly energy

fossil fuels = GREEN energy

By metmike - June 21, 2021, 6:58 p.m.
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Texas Starts Waking Up To The Issue Of The Full Costs Of “Renewables”



 / Francis Menton

"The promoters of the climate scam have a variety of deceptions to get the gullible to accede to their socialist plans. Those deceptions range from the quite sophisticated to the completely preposterous. At the sophisticated end of the scale we have what I have called The Greatest Scientific Fraud Of All Time— the deception by which 50 and 100 year old temperature records are altered (reduced) by impenetrable computer algorithms to make it seem like global warming has been much greater than the reality. At the preposterous end of the scale we have the claim that the fashionable “renewable” sources of electric power, wind and solar, are actually cheaper than fossil fuels to generate electricity.

 I call this claim preposterous because the fundamental deception is so obvious that you would think that no one of any intelligence could possibly fall for it. And yet you have undoubtedly read numerous articles in the past few years asserting that wind and solar-generated electricity is now as cheap or cheaper than electricity from natural gas or coal. To make the claim, the promoters of wind and solar simply omit from their calculations the single biggest part of the cost of those sources. That would the cost of intermittency, otherwise known as the cost of providing sufficient backup or storage to run a stable electrical grid while generation from the wind and sun fluctuates wildly. (As wind and solar become a bigger and bigger part of power generation on the grid, the cost of necessary backup and/or storage could easily multiply the cost of electricity by a factor of five or more. For instance, see my post here.).

  To divert your attention from this elephant in the room, somebody has come up with the concept of “levelized cost of energy,” or LCOE, supposedly to make fair apples-to-apples comparisons of the total costs of one energy sources versus another. There are seemingly sophisticated and technical discussions of life cycles and discount rates. But then, when putting a cost on wind and solar, they just completely omit the costs of intermittency. I suppose they hope that you won’t notice.


If you don’t believe me, check out this Wikipedia piece on “Cost of electricity by source.” The piece cites some five studies of comparative costs of different generation sources. The five studies come from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Lazard, the International Renewable Energy Agency, the IPCC and OECD. Representative of the conclusions reached is this from BNEF:

  In March 2021, Bloomberg New Energy Finance found that “renewables are the cheapest power option for 71% of global GDP and 85% of global power generation. It is now cheaper to build a new solar or wind farm to meet rising electricity demand or replace a retiring generator, than it is to build a new fossil fuel-fired power plant. …

 Feel free to click through to verify my assertion that they simply omit all costs of intermittency when calculating the costs of generation from wind and solar."