California’s wild hourly swings in mandated renewable power generation have wrecked the economics of generating reliable electricity in other Western states.
ERCOT, the grid operator that left millions without power during record-low temperatures in February, is demanding customers reduce their electricity use.
Correcting the record is important since assigning the wrong reasons for Texas’s electric blackouts will lead to the wrong solutions.
No outage would have occurred if a fraction of the total Texas wind capacity had instead been a combination of properly winterized natural gas turbines and nuclear plants.
Thanks to experience with numerous hurricanes, we were prepared for the Texas power outage and no one slept in the cold at our house. When you are prepared, three days is not that bad.
Even with limited water and power, many Texans looked for ways to serve their neighbors and entertain their kids.
Assuming lawmakers didn’t intend to promote policies that resulted in burned towns, scores of deaths, and widespread power outages, how did they arrive at this point?
Amy Wilentz, an English professor at the University of California, Irvine, details for The New York Times a truthy series of myths about California’s fiery, electric-less travails.
Thanks to Democrats, California’s large and heavily regulated public utilities prioritize wind and solar power, leaving little for powerline maintenance and upgrades.
Before planned blackouts are through in two or three days, as many as 3 million Californians may go without power.
In their rush to smear a Trump cabinet member, the media once again not only exposed their zeal to mislead readers but their breathtaking hypocrisy and shameful lack of compassion.
‘We’re gonna put a lot of coal miners and coal companies outta business.’
The electric era has changed our lives in many good ways, but it has had an unforeseen consequence: the slow yet steady elimination of night.
The Obama administration’s “Clean Power Plan” is a monument to the faith that government edicts can overturn the laws of physics.
The Clean Power Plan contains a provision that, if properly exploited, could nullify many of the rule’s otherwise harmful effects.
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