The Truth About Texas Blackouts And What Needs To Be Done

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

Mexico Backs Off From Renewables, Expands Coal Use

Last week’s storm in Texas didn’t just affect the state, it also had an impact on the state’s neighbor to the south. Over five million Mexican citizens were without power last week due to natural gas shortages that interrupted Mexico’s providing electricity. From NBCDFW: “Mexico’s government-owned utility, the Federal Electricity Commission, said its operations were… Read More Mexico Backs Off From Renewables, Expands Coal Use

Texas ERCOT to Boost State Power Grid With … More Renewables!

If this wasn’t so unbelievable it would be laughable. From Clean Technica: “Texas to Add 35 Gigawatts of Wind & Solar in Next 3 Years — Boosting Grid Resilience By Zachary Shahan Published 1 day ago Clearly, the news story of the week — well beyond CleanTechnica — has been Texas and some neighboring regions… Read More Texas ERCOT to Boost State Power Grid With … More Renewables!

Biden Appointees On FERC Nix Texas Power Grid Upgrades

Texas politicians and state regulators focused on virtue signalling building windmills and solar panels that cannot produce adequate power for Texans rather than upgrading the Lone Star State’s power grid including boosting reliable sources of energy (like petroleum, coal, and nuclear) that are necessary in times like this. Now the Democrats on the Federal Regulatory Energy… Read More Biden Appointees On FERC Nix Texas Power Grid Upgrades

The Situation in Texas is Worse Than Originally Thought

The winter storm has not only exposed the holes in the Lone Star State’s power grid, but the situation in Texas is worse than originally reported. According to the Associated Press, not only are millions without power or sources of heat to stay warm, but water pipes are bursting state-wide. State officials were caught completely… Read More The Situation in Texas is Worse Than Originally Thought

Irony: Fossil Fuel-Powered Helicopters De-Ice Windmills and Beware Of “Ice Throw”

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”