Do the Texas Blackouts Prove that Green Energy is Unreliable? Trump – Biden – Pelosi – Kamala – Impeachment – Economy – Stock Market Show Comments 18 Comments Wallace on February 20, 2021 Reliable- NO Useful- Yes And before you start “Douglas”, I am a certified electrician with a degree in Electrical Technology. But little dummy liberals like Barmaid AOC do know better…right. Cliff on February 20, 2021 Wallace, Got to forgive “Douglas” he is just another democommunist that has been indoctrinated , brainwashed, as well as a troll that does not know any better. He is only doing what his communist “masters” are telling him to do. BTW, I too have a degree in electrical, and you are absolutely correct. they ARE “useful” to a point, but adverse weather conditions CAN make them USELESS as anyone (if they care to LOOK, can see for themselves) Perhaps that is why some of these “solar” companies have gone bankrupt. Another point I would like to make..the parts that make up this equipment, are manufactured from that “EVIL FOSSIL FUELS” ..you know the stuff the brainless bartender wants to be GONE. Shows you the mentality we are dealing with here. Frederick Bays on February 20, 2021 BSET here that is bachelor of science Electronic Technologist (3hr math 2 hr humanities and 4 hr electronics and it would be Engineer on the end the reliability of renewable is in direct proportion to who much storage capacity the system has or on how many individual generators u have in system and whether they are devers enough That means a system must have wind solar thermal and all the variants of water Last the system has to be underground so as to avoid the hazards of over head wires Yes we need to bury our electric grid and not just a couple of feet under but at least seven if not 15 feet to keep it out of reach of some fools digging where they should not be The cables need to be inside a 8 ft my 8 ft 1 ft thick reinforced concrete tunnel with access points every 1/4 mile Ya this will cost 100’s of B’s but if we stop making war on everybody we would have the funds to do this with ease Should of been started 50 yr ago Will take at least 10 yr to complete if not 15 or 20 so the B’s are spread out Cliff on February 20, 2021 We could also have the $$$$$$$ if we stopped “GIVING” it away (so-called “foreign aid”) to countries that hate us, and continue with the “America first” policies (and taking care of “our own”) that President Trump was trying to do, (and now dementia-Joe (by his own words will stop) BwaHa on February 21, 2021 “America First” will return. We’ll just have to wait for three or four years. We’ve got a bump in the road that needs to be repaired right now. Briben biden on February 20, 2021 Isn’t it pretty much definitional that it is unreliable. Wind turbines mean you have to have wind. No wind no energy. Freezing rain no energy. Solar panels mean you have to have sun. To much dust and they font work. No one really want nuke power. Coal plants work great and are reliable but more dirt. Dams work best but those stupid environmentalist hate them. I still don’t understand why. marcia on February 20, 2021 Green energy and fossil fuels all have their place in providing us with energy. It depends on the place you live as to what is needed and useful and what is not. Right now the wind turbines an hour north of me are turning. Solar panels are unpredictable in Michigan unless you’re diligent about keeping the snow off. And how do we have warehouses attached to our houses full of lithium and lead batteries enough to store energy they create- we don’t. Lots of people here burn wood or pellets. We use natural gas, fuel oil, coal, etc. to heat our homes, too. It has to be a SENSIBLE combination of green energy and fossil fuels, and ALWAYS have a back up plan. Douglas on February 20, 2021 Marcia, you are so right. A combination of energy sources is what we truly need! John on February 20, 2021 Wind. Turbine manufacturers are beginning to stopping production, Solar panels must have sunshine, and dust does affect them as well as snow, Biden trying to implement the green deal with bug-eyes barmaid aoc, this is another way for the corrupt Democrats and the deep state to continue filling their pockets. And this is true you can’t manufacture any of these things without using fossil fuel. Keep America’s money here in America, yes stop the aid to countries that hate us. Use that money to find more economical, safer ways to improve what we already have. Fossil fuels, nuclear plants, wind, and solar. “AMERICA AND THE PEOPLE FIRST!!!!” Douglas on February 20, 2021 I can see where there can be trouble when a state relies on a power source that supplies 15% of its energy and is limited to only 50% of that energy when wind turbines freeze. Too bad oil and gas companies don’t believe in “cold weather “. Where politicians only want to collect their kickback dollars from “Big Oil” so that”Big Oil” can run a state like Texas. You are correct though Wallace. Wind energy and solar energy may not be reliable at this time. The Frederick Boys are correct also. There has to be a higher storage capacity and a better delivery system. Transmission wires should be underground. As in most things, the technology has to improve and that will take time. I ask you though. Should we abandon alternate energy sources such as “green energy” or hydroelectric energy? There is more proof every day that coal burning is polluting our air. Oil use is depositing deadly chemicals in the atmosphere. Nuclear, I don’t know how safe that can really be. We have all seen what oil spills have done to our environment. WHAT is the solution? I hope that you all can agree with me that we need to help save our planet somehow. But, what do I know? I am only a humble songwriter musician who writes and records music for our entertainment. Wallace on February 21, 2021 I believe “climate change/ global warming” is a myth. I agree Much more study and research on “renewable sources” is a must. However I would never believe flakes such as AOC, Grand Ma Nancy or that computer geek Bill Gates for their input. If it wasn’t for oil companies our lives would be a lot more difficult. And yes I hold oil and gas investments. BwaHa on February 20, 2021 Unreliable? No. But these windmill buggers have their limitations. They’ll generate power when they’re operating but in my opinion they’re still pretty unreliable. I don’t know of any better and safer way to generate power than continuing to use the hydroelectric grids we already have. I don’t recall any snowstorms shutting down a region’s power grid that’s powered by hydroelectric power to this extent, excepting major natural disasters that would take any grid out. I mean sure, there’s times where fire, frozen rain, wind, falling trees, debris, auto wrecks and other “mishaps” including birds and squirrels take down power lines. But normally those are isolated to a particular service area and repaired relatively soon after the incident. To rely on simply one source of power that’s as vulnerable as windmills are is a bit risky, at best. Nah… I’m good to go with our current hydroelectric situation and backing that up with a multitude of other fall-back choices (generators, batteries, steam, coal, natural gas, etc.). Nothing’s infallible but the ol’ hydroelectric grid’s been pretty dad-gummed reliable over the years. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Just keep maintaining and improving it. Douglas on February 21, 2021 Wallace, Cliff. I do have a question about something that I would definitely appreciate your opinions on. I would trust your thoughts much more than any car company. I have been thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle. I am trying to learn as much about them as I can. I think they are getting better and better with better long lasting batteries and so forth. Do you think that this is a good time to buy one, or do you suggest that I wait. Do you think that they will only get better? Or do you think that I should just stick with a regular car? I know that car companies tell us that we should buy electric. But is the time right? I appreciate any advice that you can give me! I don’t really know what to think about a dealership though. Thank you very much! Douglas Norman Hinderliter on February 21, 2021 I DIS-agree with this poll based upon the following FACTS. Under Socialist governments, the majority of Europe has gone with green technologies. The workers, in these nations, have stated that the Socialist goal is 100% renewable energy, by 2025. And Remember: Socialism is NOT the same as Communism. Like the Democrats, the Socialists “lay out” their agenda, then let the VOTERS decide. If this “green energy” can keep Europe running, for about fifteen (15) or so years, to date, then the investment is worth while. The REAL question, here, should be whether Texas wants to withdraw from the United States (as they have, repeatedly, threatened to). If Texas wants to be a rebel, then let them. Just make sure they know that withdrawing from the United States means complete withdrawal. NO support in any circumstance. MARK on February 21, 2021 THE TROUBLE IS THE GREEN NEW DEAL WOULD MAKE WIND AND SOLAR THE MAIN SUPPLY. NOT A PART OF IT. WE ARE NOT READY FOR THIS YET AS SHOWN IN TEXAS. Doug Litchfield on February 21, 2021 Green energy fails miserably at supporting the grid. For short run individual usage it is fine, but for long high voltage runs it cannot produce enough vars. Steam or water driven turbines have var producing capability. You need a stator that can be excited to produce more vars for the grid system. Vars for us dummies is the muscle in electricity that makes it move on high voltage transmission lines. Madamtazzz on February 22, 2021 Great 👍 information thier is much to consider research and planning seems the best course of action. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. Marissa Thomas on February 22, 2021 They are helpful but not reliable (AS PROVEN), unless of course you are the IMBECILE AOC that with a picture of the FROZEN wind mills and SNOW COVERED solar panels as backdrop, says….. they work good and didn’t fail… The level of stupidity of this woman has no limits. Comments are closed.