“Amazing: it takes a Helicopter burning massive amounts of carbon based fuel to dump yet more chemicals onto the environment in an attempt to thaw the turbines,” says reader Steevo. “What’s more dangerous?”
“The Biden Administration’s plan to banish fossil fuels is a greater existential threat to Americans than climate change.”
– Wall Street Journal editorial
“The wholesale price of electricity spikes 10,000% in a Texas power outage. Among other problems, all of the wind turbines are frozen.”
A helicopter running on fossil fuel spraying a chemical made from fossil fuels onto a wind turbine made with fossils fuels during an ice storm is awesome. pic.twitter.com/3HInc2qKb9
— Luke Legate (@lukelegate) February 15, 2021
In an editorial entitled “The Deep Green Freeze,” the Wall Street Journal had this to say:
“Power shortages show the folly of eliminating natural gas—and coal.”
Texas’s energy emergency could last all week as the weather is forecast to remain frigid. “My understanding is, the wind turbines are all frozen,” Public Utility Commission Chairman DeAnn Walker said Friday. “We are working already to try and ensure we have enough power but it’s taken a lot of coordination.”
“Liberals claim that prices of renewables and fossil fuels are now comparable, which may be true due to subsidies, but they are no free lunch, as this week’s energy emergency shows. The Biden Administration’s plan to banish fossil fuels is a greater existential threat to Americans than climate change.
And this from zerohedge.com:
- Please note that the US reduced its carbon footprint from 6.13 billion tons in 2007 to 5.28 billion tons in 2019.
- Meanwhile, China increased its footprint from 6.86 billion tons in 2019 to 10.17 billion tons in 2019.
- In the same timeframe, global output rose from 31.29 billion tons to 36.44 billion tons.
- In 2007, the US accounted for 19.6% of the total global carbon footprint.
- In 2019, the US accounted for only 14.5% of the total global footprint.
Wind Not Reliable
Wind is not a reliable source, as we have just proven in spades, twice over.
Yet, despite the facts that US carbon output is shrinking and the US only accounted for 14.5% of the total global footprint, the absurd push to eliminate all US carbon presses on.
Note: The Wall Street Journal article mentioned that all the wind turbines were frozen. However, I’ve heard from different sources that “only” fifty percent were frozen. Still looks rather silly to depend on them.
Note #2: Although the above video from Alpine Helicopters was created in 2016, it still exposes the absurdity of thinking that we could ever depend on wind turbines to supply all of our energy needs. (Unless we prefer living in complete servitude to whatever brutal conditions the weather wishes to throw at us.)
via Ice Age Now
February 17, 2021 at 04:26PM