Texas’s Blackouts Are The Result Of Unreliable ‘Green’ Energy

 

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By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views

While Texas is now getting blackouts due to the use of unreliable, expensive alternative energy sources, California has had this problem for years.  Sadly, it is going to getting worse—Newsom wants to end all oil drilling and fracking in the State.  At that point only the very rich will be able to afford a car—the rest will call themselves Texans.

“There are misleading reports asserting the blackouts were caused by large numbers of natural gas and coal plants failing or freezing. Here’s what really happened: the vast majority of our fossil fuel power plants continued running smoothly, just as they do in far colder climates across the world. Power plant infrastructure is designed for cold weather and rarely freezes, unlike wind turbines that must be specially outfitted to handle extreme cold.

It appears that ERCOT, Texas’s grid operator, was caught off guard by how soon demand began to exceed supply. Failure to institute a managed rolling blackout before the grid frequency fell to dangerously low levels meant some plants had to shut off to protect their equipment. This is likely why so many power plants went offline, not because they had failed to maintain operations in the cold weather.

 Yes, even in Texas government agencies lie—when they are the cause of the problem.

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Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views.  Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant. http://capoliticalnews.com/

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Mike Smith
Mike Smith
3 days ago
Last edited 3 days ago by Mike Smith
Sally
Sally
2 days ago
Reply to  Mike Smith

I love to find the article that compares fossil fuel subsidies to sustainable subsidies.

Sheryl Hamlin
Sheryl Hamlin
5 days ago

Energy and policy experts said Texas’ decision not to require equipment upgrades to better withstand extreme winter temperatures, and choice to operate mostly isolated from other grids in the U.S. left power system unprepared for the winter crisis….

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02/17/texas-power-grid-failures/

Michael A....
Michael A....
5 days ago

AOC thinks this is good. She’s a Democrat, a Latina and fully woke. She says we have 11 years until doomsday so when Texas goes dark….GOOD THING.

Sally
Sally
5 days ago

Dream on. Wind power works in Antarctica and was only 20% of Texas power. Gas, coal and nuclear failed in cold weather. No regulation and worship of cheap power permitted neglecting winterization and investment in infrastructure. Not a novel issue.