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“Green” Energy Stupidity

By May 22, 2024Commentary

I know I may at times appear to be a bit too blunt.  But we appear to be a country run by morons.  And our “renewable” energy policy, aside from making rich people even richer and poor people even poorer, is probably the stupidest policy of all.  And nature clearly doesn’t appreciate our efforts, could care less, or apparently is happy to destroy our attempts to protect “her”.  I posted a few weeks ago about a hail storm destroying a solar farm.  Today there were massive storms in the Midwest and a number of devastating tornadoes in Iowa.  One of those completely destroyed a wind farm.  (ZH Post)

Imagine a future in which we are totally dependent on extremely unreliable, extremely expensive, non-green energy like solar farms and wind power.  A couple of storms and you have no electricity and life as we know it is over.  Our policy is insane.  China and India are building more coal and gas plants as fast as they can because they want cheap, dependable power.  China laughs at us as they make a fortune selling us solar and wind equipment.  We are beyond stupid.  I can’t believe I am saying this, but the only thing that can save us at this point is for Trump to win and instead of preening and stroking his ego, actually try to undo all the damage done by Bidementia.

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  • John Oh says:

    I don’t think it is possible to be blunt enough. The US energy policy is too stupid to be a mistake. The people in charge must want the average family to face blackouts, brown outs and electric bills that they cannot afford. All the green in the works will not replace the fossil fuel generation that is being closed down. And that does not account for growth in demand. It’s got to be malice or corruption or both.

  • Jim says:

    The below is copied from the following link: https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=61943
    “U.S. electricity generation from wind turbines decreased for the first time since the mid-1990s in 2023 despite the addition of 6.2 gigawatts (GW) of new wind capacity last year. Data from our Power Plant Operations Report show that U.S. wind generation in 2023 totaled 425,235 gigawatt hours (GWh), 2.1% less than the 434,297 GWh generated in 2022.”
    Bottom line wind speed was down for 2023, despite the addition of 6.2 GW overall output was down. It takes a lot of acreage for 6.2 GW of wind generation. The yearly decrease output only tells part of the story. There is coming a time probably sooner than later there will not be enough coal or nuclear electric generation availability to plug the shortfall.

  • David says:

    We need to be able to Choose! So no you’re not Too Blunt, and there are times when I think the only answer is to offend people so much that they realize Mommy ain’t gonna help.
    Thanks for all your do👍🏻

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