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2021-02-21 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Greeners Explain Texas Power Problems
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Posted by Bobby 2021-02-21 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6584 views ]  Top

#1 making the generators resilient to deep freeze would have cost... well the article doesn't say

nor have I found this elsewhere
Posted by Lord Garth 2021-02-21 01:43||   2021-02-21 01:43|| Front Page Top

#2 Whoa! From a 1st World Nation to a ? world nation in one weather event. 2/3rds of the US plunged into cold darkness; this nation needs a dialog on secure, sane energy production quick.

(Reader/poster shakes his head, really slow; may God bless those who have suffered, may a quick recovery be yours. Amen)
Posted by Glusons Bluetooth9972 2021-02-21 02:29||   2021-02-21 02:29|| Front Page Top

#3 Who will explain to the poster how to spell "explain"?
Posted by Bobby 2021-02-21 07:49||   2021-02-21 07:49|| Front Page Top

#4 If nothing else, I would hope that all this misery causes greenies to reconsider the idea that electricity comes from wall sockets. But that's a big ask.
Posted by Matt 2021-02-21 12:31||   2021-02-21 12:31|| Front Page Top

#5 Funny, how soon the progs started calling for more federal oversight.
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2021-02-21 21:00||   2021-02-21 21:00|| Front Page Top

#6 The fundamental problem is the 30% construction tax credit and 2.5 cents/kWh federal subsidy for an unreliable power source that distorts the electricity market. After subsidies, when a customer can get nearly free electricity, that unreliable source will take over the grid's generation capacity.

Then comes a very predictable disturbance that knocks out much of the electric generating capacity and you have a grid disaster.
Posted by Gralet Jomort6809 2021-02-21 21:37||   2021-02-21 21:37|| Front Page Top

#7 Read the week before the storm, wind turbines were generating >40% of Texas electricity. During and after the storm <10%.
Posted by Gralet Jomort6809 2021-02-21 21:39||   2021-02-21 21:39|| Front Page Top

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