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Everything is Big in Texas, Even the Grid Failures

If you’d like a decent look at the real problems with the electric grid in Texas, this is a good investment of your time. It provides some common-sense explanation of the math problem tied to the policy failures and how a Republican Governor who is a big advocate of fossil fuels is responsible.

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Notable Quote or DISQUS Doodling – Vindaloo Bugaboo

Commenter Vindaloo Bugaboo (VB) nails the imperative question at TreeHugger leaving little wiggle room, which makes the Renewable Energy types howl, scream, and break Godwin’s Law. VB took all of the posts at Tree Hugger and wrapped it up into a single question that ANY Conservative should be asking:

De-ice Windmills

Wait! Wait! What’s the deal – they’re renewable, right?

 Germany’s Giant Windmills Are Wildly Unpopular. It’s getting harder to get permission to erect the turbine towers. Local regulations are getting stricter. Bavaria decided back in 2014 that the distance between a wind turbine and the nearest housing must be 10 times the height of the mast, which, given the density of dwellings, makes it …

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Solar road has no solar gain – so much for the “yellow brick road”!

Yeah, why am I not surprised – not the brightest idea when it first came out. Doing roads is hard.  Roads HAVE to be hard.  Solar cells are not hard. Doubt me? Reformatted, emphasis mine: Three Years Later, the French Solar Road Is a Total Flop Three years later, even the most optimistic supporters have …

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