In February 2021, the temperature in Texas dropped below zero. Not a big deal, right? Texas is the energy state. Just go home, turn on the heat, and hunker down. That’s how it should have gone. But it didn’t. What happened, and why?
According to Tony Heller, neither does global warming, but fossil fuels do. It’s just easier to take the money supporting the so-called consensus rather than do the actual research. Image by Boyan Chen from Pixabay
This is an excellent op-ed by Chuck DeVore who is Vice President of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. As DeVore points out, unfortunately, Texas and many Western states are at risk for rolling blackouts this summer. Texas’ blackouts – here’s the truth about why they happened and what we have to do next By Chuck… Read More The Truth About Texas Blackouts And What Needs To Be Done
A new study carried out by Zhengyao Lu, a researcher in Physical Geography at Lund University, and Benjamin Smith, director of research at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University. The scientists conclude that large-scale solar and wind farms could result in detrimental effects to the climate world-wide in which the results… Read More Study: Renewable Energy Farms Could Contribute to Climate Change
Despite some parts of Texas having remarkable parallels to the Golden State in terms of rolling blackouts, ironically enough, fossil fuel-powered helicopters will probably be used to de-ice state windmills like was demonstrated in Sweden during 2014. Even electric-powered drones can de-ice windmills too. Also, one other lesser known danger during the winter season associated… Read More Irony: Fossil Fuel-Powered Helicopters De-Ice Windmills and Beware Of “Ice Throw”
With the unfortunate situation in Texas about their power grid shutting down because of the cold, one other dirty little secret of so-called renewables is the cobalt extracted for lithium batteries used, not only for smartphones and computers, but also electric cars and windmills too. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is notorious for having… Read More The Dirty Little Secret About “Green Energy”
The California State Water Resources Control Board is going to leave some natural gas plants open in an effort to provide power for state residents. However, the political class will only see this as a minor setback and the real problems will start when Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant is shut down in five years.… Read More California Puts Off the Inevitable
With all of the hype surrounding people choosing to use solar power, Institute for Energy Research Policy Analyst Paige Lambermont explains what net metering is and how it contributes to undermining the nation’s power grid, including nuclear power.
The Heartland Institute’s Andy Singer explains why Golden State residents are dealing with rolling blackouts. As an aside, Governor Gavin Newsom promised in May he would take a pay cut after slashing California state employee salaries. To this day, not surprisingly, he has yet to do so.
Decisions about California’s energy needs have been deeded over to autocrats and opportunists. After three power plants were closed (as a result of the insistence of environmentalists) and wind power production sagged, the result is rolling blackouts. Golden State voters have an opportunity every four years to vote out the politicians who implement these terrible… Read More Golden State Energy “Experts” Shocked About Rolling Blackouts