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Look, no one is against the greener sources of energy where and when they work, but no one wants to sit in -15 degree weather freezing their butts off, either because the windmills can't turn and the natural gas won't flow. Sometimes, you need to have some fallbacks to keep you going.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: ketsuko
It'll get worse, many will die, but this is what the anti-Trump/Biden voters wanted.
Not a whole lot any of us can do except make future plans not to rely on the power grid.
originally posted by: ArMaP
3rd world indeed, as this sounds more like bad planning or execution than a problem with the energy sources, as North European countries have very cold weather and none of these problems, as far as I know, and have very high levels of renewable energy sources of electricity.
If the windmills do not freeze in Sweden why do they freeze in the US?
originally posted by: research100
this is a good time to note that the electrical grid in Texas was deregulated, privatized, and REMOVED from the interconnected networks to avoid federal regulations.[quote/]
Texas was never part of the interstate grid.
The only time they supplied power outside the state was during WW2.
And the feds had to waive federal regulations to get the power.
One of the biggest problems is the building codes in Texas.
No insolation in the walls between apartments. Substandard insolation in outside walls of homes.
I have lived in Texas and my sister still does.
We have thicker insolation in homes in the Calif desert then homes in Texas.
Here in Calif my home has 1 1/2 inch foam panels that fit the windows that you put in in the winter and this will cut your heating bills by 50% or more.
a friend of mine that left Calif years ago for Texas has been living in his bomb/tornado shelter under his home for the last 4 days because its warmer than his house.
in his house its about 30 degrees and down in his old 1960s bomb/tornado shelter its about 55 degrees.edit on 19-2-2021 by ANNED because: (no reason given)
originally posted by: chr0naut
originally posted by: marg6043
Greeny is trash, waste of money and still dependent on oil, is a lie, is no green in the green energy but waste of tax payers money.
It is been proven, but nobody listens.
I am in the south it is cold baby, but thankfully we got real energy no fake green one. Thank god.
I feel sorry for all those states that are now freezing and not heat to keep them warm.
Blame it on global warming.
Are you suggesting that 'the greenies' control the weather?