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Millions without power in Texas as snowstorm slams US

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The power state, Texas, is out of power.  Texas moved a large portion of the power grid to wind but the turbines don’t work in cold weather.

Last February scientists warned of a mini ice age during the solar minimum.   Others say it is a myth, but China built three times more new coal power plants in 2020 than the rest of the world.  Maybe they don’t think it s a myth.  China will be able to keep warm if there is a deep freeze.  The climate is and always is changing, we just can’t predict or control how.   I trust “Mother Nature” to outwit us all.  I don’t believe Grumpy Greta knows anything other than what she is told; she is a manufactured front for green energy investment firms.

Texas has enough non-renewable resources but they decided to close down 3 plants and build wind farms.  People are dying without power in Texas, that is incredulous.  Biden’s policy to invest everything in renewables is a really bad idea.  Biden did say it was going to be a dark Winter, but nobody realized it would be because of renewables that he supports.

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Luka-The-K9
February 17, 2021
Walter
Walter
February 17, 2021

Stupid is as stupid does. When does DC “lose power”? Oh, yeah, they already did. That’s why the army has to protect the players, and also why the players are afraid of the army… It will be interesting to see what the political effects of the freeze are, blame, of course, but what response to the senile guy and heelzup?

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  Walter
February 17, 2021

Texas is one of three states that own their own energy grid, and they are proud of its being separate from federal jurisdiction over their energy generation. As such, they cannot really blame Sleepy Joe. In any case, the blame game is pointless. The real point is what they are going to do about the extremes of weather that climate change will inevitably bring. Just recently, Alberta had a couple of weeks of extreme cold when the temperature was as low as -49F (-65F with the wind chill), and their power grid didn’t collapse. Texas cools its buildings and manages… Read more »

Greg
Greg
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
February 17, 2021

“The extremes of weather that climate change will inevitably bring”… What, like the extremes of heat that ‘Global Warming’ was predicted to inevitably bring before the climate change propagandists realised their predictions were horse doo-doo and rebranded the scam to ‘Climate Change’? Really, you still believe in this hokum? Read the temperature records for the USA over the last 100 years if you persist in thinking that these sorts of events are anything but natural variations over time. The climate changes continually but scientists have yet to demonstrate that there is a causal connection between rising CO2 levels and the… Read more »

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  Greg
February 18, 2021

The warming of the Earth is not reversing. 2020 tied with 2016 as the hottest on record. The soil itself has become warmer, as have the oceans. 13 US states last year were in a state of serious drought. Witness the worst wildfires on record in California and Oregon. A year ago Australia experienced its worst wildfires as well. The hurricane season brought a series of strong hurricanes that are now reaching further inland in the US than they have done in the past. If you think the “climate geniuses” have only been warning about climate change for the past… Read more »

Tjoes
Tjoes
February 17, 2021

Quid pro quo Joe sold the Texas electric supplier to China……..soooooo sarrrry.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  Tjoes
February 17, 2021

This has got nothing to do with the electricity blackouts, but everything to do with being unprepared for climate chaos. Very simply put, Texas is unprepared for extremes of cold. “Joe” did not sell the Texas energy supplier to China! Texas has its own energy grid called ERCOT. “Joe” could not have sold it to China because the feds have no jurisdiction over it. “The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the flow of electric power to more than 26 million Texas customers — representing about 90 percent of the state’s electric load. As the independent system operator for the… Read more »

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
February 17, 2021

It’s not true that wind turbines don’t work in cold weather. Plenty of cold climate countries successfully operate wind turbines. This is just the fossil fuel industry’s spin doctor nonsense. It is being reported by energy experts in Texas that wind energy has been the one bright spot for grid operators during this “crisis” because although output tends to ebb during winter months in Texas, wind energy actually surpassed daily production forecasts over last weekend. It is a good thing that Sweden, a country with plenty of experience in generating wind power during the cold winter months, stepped in yesterday… Read more »

giorgio333
giorgio333
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
February 17, 2021

I dont think you are very well informed about this topic, as we can see it from your comments. Be wiser next time.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  giorgio333
February 18, 2021

Really? I live in a climate that is very cold for five to six months of the year and very hot and humid in the summer and we don’t make a great big stupid fuss over it or have power outages when we have a little bit of snow and below freezing temperatures. We had 14.5 feet of snow in 2008 and the grid didn’t go down. The worst problem was finding space to pile the snow ploughed from roads and sidewalks. If you don’t believe anything I have said in my comments, go away and check for yourself. Include… Read more »

graeme pedersen
graeme pedersen
February 20, 2021
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WE will really have to worry when Biden pushes the Bear or Xi too far and someone pushes the button. A nuclear Winter will finish us all, even the rats in the bunkers.

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