Excusing Wind in Texas? (ICN in spin mode)By Robert Bradley Jr. -- August 4, 2022 2 Comments
“On Monday, wind was functioning at 8 percent, which is not unheard of,” so it was weird to be called out in the press release, because it’s something that we know happens so we should be ready for that sort of thing.” – Joshua Rhodes, Webber Energy Group, University of Texas at Austin. July 15, 2022
[Electricity] anxiety, coupled with misleading claims about the role of renewable energy in power outages, may also leave Texans disillusioned about the future of clean energy. – ICN, below)
We will see if Texas’s wounded electricity grid escapes conservation alerts and rolling blackouts in the next month. But a false narrative has been set: it is fossil fuels plants that are unreliable, since everyone knows that wind and solar are intermittent and will not show up at times.…
‘Texans for Economic Liberty’: Wind and Solar Fake GroupBy Robert Bradley Jr. -- July 26, 2022 1 Comment
I would like to know how to get in touch with “Texans for Economic Liberty.” Do they have their own phone number? Or is the contact deep within a PR firm in Austin, Texas or in Washington, DC? Please respond, anyone, in the comments section.
A hot summer puts the Texas power grid on the cusp of failure. Wind and solar nonperformance is at issue. Conservation orders, sure enough, have been issued by ERCOT, as have mandatory orders for the ‘reliables’ to postpone maintenance.
What does the Texas wind and solar industry do to shore up support to keep the gravy train on the tracks? The world is watching Texas, with February 2021’s debacle now threatening living standards during opposite weather condition.
Evidently, one of the PR strategies was to form a shadowy front group to extol the virtues of Texas, competition, and freedom.…
Texas’s Wounded Grid (yes, it’s windpower again)By Robert Bradley Jr. -- July 12, 2022 8 Comments
“While solar power is generally reaching near-full generation capacity, wind generation is currently generating significantly less than what it historically generated in this time period. Current projections show wind generation coming in less than 10 percent of its capacity.” (ERCOT, below)
“The saga is not over but will likely get worse. Wind and solar are still being added to the grid, and the politicians and regulators will have to resort to more and more intervention to keep the lights on over time.” (RLB, below)
The Sunday announcement was for yesterday: a conservation alert between 2 pm and 8 pm because of disappearing wind power:
ERCOT Issues Conservation Appeal to Texans and Texas Businesses
Appeal Effective Monday, July 11, 2022
With extreme hot weather driving record power demand across Texas, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is issuing a Conservation Appeal, asking Texans and Texas businesses to voluntarily conserve electricity, Monday, July 11 between 2-8 p.m.…
Andrew Dessler Cancels Economists from the Climate DebateBy Robert Bradley Jr. -- July 11, 2022 6 Comments
“In order to solve the climate problem, the first thing we need to do is ignore the economists.” – Andrew Dessler, May 14, 2022
“If you’re pushing fossil fuels at this point, you’re anti-human.” – Dessler, June 28, 2022
Andrew Dessler is the alarmist’s alarmist, joining Michael Mann and others who have declared war not only against fossil fuels but also against anyone who thinks otherwise. The two bring to mind the infamous Joe Romm, who carried the ugly torch back in his heyday.
Dessler is angry. His message of doom-and-gloom is not convincing many outside of the Church of Climate. And his emotions and disrespect work against his (hyped) activism. Consider his sarcastic paraphrase of the IPCC Summary for Policymakers:
Hey assholes. We’ve been telling you for decades that this was going to happen if we didn’t reduce greenhouse gas emissions.