Being a former Texan, the recent power outage in the Great State is of more than passing interest to me, especially since I know people in Texas still, and I wish them well. I want them to be warm, and their refrigerators to hum.
America is on the wrong track in so many ways now. One is the fixation on “green” energy, a great idea if only it were totally reliable, which it’s still not. Here is a very informative and interesting video on Texas’ energy grid, which is mostly independent from the rest of the nation, something I did not know. The video also addresses the U.S. energy approach in general, and the vulnerable, misguided way it works.
It appears to be second in a series. I posted the first one low in the comments of a previous post. It’s the second of only two videos in that comment section.
If you want to comment, and comments are normally appreciated, please watch the video first if you are a wacky leftist, so you won’t say something silly.
On a lighter note, here’s the talented Texan George Strait. Actually, only one of my ex’s lives in Texas. The other’s in Louisiana.
Fifteen years ago there were virtually no wind turbines dotting the Texas landscape, but now a quarter of the state’s electricity is generated by those big fans … which have frozen solid in the current cold snap.
What were they thinking?
Texas is chockablock with energy sources from oil to natural gas. As some wag wrote this week, going without energy in Texas is akin to starving to death in a grocery store. You can only do it on purpose.
I heard from my second ex-wife yesterday. She lives in Houston, and there is no power in her house. She is hunkering down with a ski parka and cap. She put the contents of her fridge in her sun room, which is essentially putting it outdoors but where the possums and squirrels cannot get to it.
Meanwhile, Sleepy Joe has canceled the Keystone Pipeline.
What is the moral of all this? Stick to what works and avoid fads.