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relying on wind & solar

friday, march 26th, 2021

The U.S.A. Light Usage Map demonstrates that most of America’s population is East of the Mississippi which represents areas most susceptible to erratic weather patterns, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and ungodly amounts of rain and snow and frigid temperatures extremes, which perpetuate the unreliability of any intermittent electricity attainable from wind and solar.

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The northern hemisphere turns on bitter winters – getting wind turbines and solar panels to turn on during one, is another matter. Wind chills below zero from a nor’easter have recently hit much of the country. The push to go Green at any cost would leave America dependent on weather-dependent intermittent electricity from wind turbines and solar panels. This would be an energy disaster.

Every Day Is An IQ Test. Greenies Fail It Every Time.

The wild weather swings around the world have been supported by continuous uninterruptible electricity generation from zero-emission nuclear generation, natural gas-powered generations, and coal-fired power generation.

Interestingly, coal-fired power plants continue to be dominated by China and India for abundant, reliable, and AFFORDABLE electricity. Today, neither China nor India, the two fastest growing sources of GHG emissions, have committed to make reductions by 2030.

Today, a few wealthy countries like German, Australia, Great Britain, and America are wishing to go ‘green’ via wind turbines and solar panels for intermittent electricity. Under ideal weather conditions, these “renewables’ have yet to perform under perfect weather yet alone under severe weather conditions. Freezing Germans, desperate for coal-fired power, are probably having a good, hard think about their obsession with ‘green’ energy.

The same wealthier developed countries that have access to continuous uninterruptible electricity from coal, natural gas, and nuclear, also have access to heating, air conditioning, and insulation that has virtually eliminated weather related deaths. In the last 80 years, climate-related deaths have gone down by a rate of 98%. Globally, the individual risk of dying from weather-related disasters declined by 98 percent from a high of almost 500,000 deaths in 1920 from floods, droughts, storms, wildfires, and extreme temperatures.

The Democratic platform loves California and wants to clone its policies and regulations for the other 49 states. The Democrats should open his eyes to what is going on in California, before cloning it for the other 49 states. To meet its electrification goals of the state, California, with some of the most temperate climate in America professes to be the leader of everything but has become the State that imports more electricity than any other state, through its dysfunctional energy policies, as renewables have proven to be a failure in replacing those reliable generating plants that have been, and are being shuttered.

California has achieved the dubious record of having the least reliable electrical power system in the nation. Between 2008 and 2017, California was the leading U.S. state for individual power outages with almost 4,297 blackouts in the ten-year period, more than 2.5 times as many as its closest rival, Texas. Power outages are now commonplace in California.

As a result of California following the failures of the green energy programs in German and Australia, California’s energy policies of phasing out nuclear and natural gas power plants, and pioneering a system of subsidies for industrial wind and solar have made the state’s electricity and fuel prices among the highest in the nation which have been contributory to the rapid growth of “energy poverty” for most Californians including the 45 percent of the 40 million Californians that represent the Hispanic and African American populations of the state, i.e., 18 million.

In recent years, California continues to downsize its natural gas fleet. At the same time, the states “green” religion remains adamantly against coal, natural gas, nuclear, and hydro power plants. In the near term, California has five more power plants to shutter in the cross hairs – the last nuclear plant at Diablo Canyon and four more natural gas power plants. Renewables in the temperate climate of California have failed to fill the void of the shuttered electricity generation.

To compound the dysfunctionality, ramifications from Governor Newsom’s recent Executive order to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035 will be devastating to the state’s economy and environment, as the Governor wants to add more electrical charging demands onto a dysfunctional energy program. The state has already sacrificed reliable electrical power on the altar of the fight against global warming.

Reliance on intermittent electricity from wind and solar, is promoting a reversal of the climate-related fatalities as few other states have the temperate climate as California. The state of California can survive on dysfunctional energy policies as the growing outages are not impacting the public and businesses like they would in other states with much harsher weather inclusive of tornadoes, hurricanes, and ungodly amounts of rain and snow and frigid temperatures extremes, which perpetuate the unreliability of any intermittent electricity from wind and solar.

Yes, getting-off-fossil fuels would reduce those fossil fuel emissions, but it would also drastically impact the lifestyles that we have become accustomed, and would result in reverting to extensive diseases and weather-related deaths, which fossil fuels and electricity from natural gas, nuclear, and coal have virtually eliminated.

With the nor’easter storm that recently hit much of the country, maybe we should learn something about Europe’s experiences with wind and solar during those harsh times when continuous, uninterruptible, reliable electricity is required to maintain the basics of living in extreme climate conditions as chaotic wind and solar collapses are threatening an entire Europe-wide blackout.

The current trends to shutter continued uninterruptible electricity generating plants is revealing the insanity of relying on intermittent electricity generated from weather-dependent wind and solar. While intellectual infants continue to babble about our ‘inevitable transition’, the grown-ups can see the looming and inevitable disaster, with remarkable clarity.

© 3.9.2021 by Ronald Stein.

A Day In The Life.

Up at 8a on Friday, I cranked-up the condo heat, made coffee, did a finger stick to check BSL (Blood Sugar Level) and recorded it, and had a light breakfast. Enjoying a mug of Hawaiian Kona Estate Coffee, I posted the week's final "Chris Plante Show" thread to FR, at 8:45a, and opened-up the front door and office-sunroom blinds. It was a bright, sunny 42° day, and I needed to get to Weis Market to get some ting, but my left hip/thigh/knee were hurting, so I put it off for the day. Maybe tomorrow or Monday.

After lunch, I got a 3hr snooze in on the LR couch, watched History's "Ancient Aliens" and "The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch" thru dinner and into the evening. I did my nightly finger stick and DR Lantus Insulin 8-unit shot at 10:30p, and closed down for the night.

I slept-in until 10a on Saturday, the First Day of Spring, still a chilly 33° outside. I did a finger stick, checked the BSL (good), made coffee, had a few smokes with coffee, and had cereal & fruit for breakfast. The 2021 IMSA Endurance 12 Hours of Sebring Race started at 10a, and I watched all day until 10:15p. Lights out.


Up at 6a on Sunday, to a cold 22°, I fired-up the furnace and garage heater, did a finger stick to check BSL, made coffee and had a couple smokes in the garage with coffee, and had sunny-side-up eggs & bacon, with an English Muffin. I started a couple loads of laundry, did some light condo chores, had lunch and grabbed a 3hr snooze until the NASCAR (not my favorite) race came on at 3:30pm. I watched it on/off until 8p, caught a special edition of Fox News' Tucker and Judge Jeannine, and called it a day.

Up at 8a on Monday, to a comparative "balmy" 34°, I went thru the usual morning routine, to get to the coffee and breakfast portion, posted the "Chris Plante Show" to FR, and safely plugged-in the 3 4ft x 9ft electric blinds in my office-sunroom, to recharge, using the 3ft safety ladder. No more standing and falling from the big, lush comfy chair, and cracking my tailbone; yes, it's got a hairline crack. I checked my food shopping list for Weis Market, got a pile of shirts ready for the cleaners, and left at 10a to get some errands done.

After driving south to the drycleaners to drop-off a load of shirts, I got home, unpacked and put stuff away. I had lunch, helped a "snowbird" neighbor and his wife, unload their rental van with stuff from their sold condo on Florida's West "Gold" Coast. After some paperwork, I grabbed a 4hr nap on the couch, watched the news, and had dinner. I charged the 3 electric blinds in my office-sunroom, using the 3-step safety ladder; NO MORE STANDING ON THAT OVERSIZED, SOFT, PLUSH LEATHER CLUB CHAIR! I watched Fox News' Tucker, Hannity and Laura until 11p, and called it Polly Wolly Doodle All Day

Awake at 8a on Tuesday, I had to hurry to get my usual morning routine done and get the daily "CP Show" thread posted. It was already 46° outside, and still warm inside the condo, but I fired-up the furnace, anyway. After Kona Coffee and a couple of Marlboros in the garage, I checked my errands list, left and got the done. Back by 12noon, I had lunch, took a 3hr snooze on the couch, replayed CP's podcasts and had dinner. With nothing really worth a shit on TV, I watched some "Curse of Oak Island", and moved on to Fox News until 11p. Lights out.

The pounding rain on my 4 skylights woke me at 6a, on Wednesday, but I rolled over and went back to sleep until 8:30. I had to hurry to get the "CP Show" daily thread posted, and then did a finger stick, made coffee and a couple smokes in the garage, and had a light breakfast.

All the day's news was about the sad Boulder CO massacre, blaming White Supremacist Men and calling for a massive Assault Rifle Ban">, and total gun control. It was a *murderous, subhuman, Troglodyte-from-Hell muslim(SPIT!) terrorist* who murdered 10, including a local hero cop. Fuck your narrative about "White Men Terrorists", Biden asshole. He was trying to KILL JEWS, since Sooper's is a default Jewish Grocery Store.

The rain continued, I had lunch, a short nap on the couch, and did some light condo chores and plowed back into the remaining paperwork, and got almost half done. By dinner, the rain had stopped. I watched Fox Nation, a new streaming service, until Tucker came on, and called it a day at 9p, since I had to get up very early to get the Jeep in for state inspection, and an oil/filter change at 8a tomorrow.

Up at 5:30a on Thursday, I did a finger stick, made coffee and had a light breakfast, checked the weather and news. It was already a "tropical" 54° outside, so the furnace use was short-lived. By 1p, it was 65° and I had the screen doors and windows open, to get some fresh, Sping air thru the condo. I had some errands to get done, and got home around 1p. After lunch, I did some gardening in the front of the condo, slept for a few hours, had dinner and watched Fox News until 10p. Tomorrow starts another week here in the "Journal". Lights out.

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