The hippie power grid

Remember when much of Texas froze in the dark for days last winter because its power grid wasn’t up to the task? The Energy State! The fault lay with the state’s over-reliance on renewable energy sources, which failed miserably.

It was widely reported back then that the problem was renewable energy, but the explanation was not as informative and succinct as this brief video from PragerU. Enjoy and learn, amigos.

Cuckoo approach to energy

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.

Hippie heating in Texas

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.

Copter running on fossil fuel tries to get the hippie fan to function.

Oikophobia*

THIS VIDEO from my boy Bill Whittle hails from 2011, a blast from the past, but it’s just as applicable today as it was four years back.

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* Yes, it really is a word. See here.