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02/15/2021 3:32 PM

This is green energy in action...People are dying...Nuclear energy doesn't care how cold it gets....

https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/texas/how-long-do-rolling-blackouts-last/285-20fc4086-964d-4d6f-98f7-7b995fb58a15

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02/18/2021 11:59 PM

Clean the solar panels? We can't even find them....

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02/24/2021 12:14 AM

You're looking at the north side of the roofs. Solar panels are slick and generally warm up, so the snow melts and slides off. Plus, they are at angles relative to ground, not horizontal. Solar panels are also more efficient in cold weather and still produce small amounts of electricity with snow on them.

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02/19/2021 1:21 PM

Bull. How do you know what I've experienced in my life?

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02/19/2021 4:36 PM

Why must you be abusive when I'm just trying to answer your question? If you cannot remember what lake effect snow was when you experienced it then don't blame me for concluding you never experienced it.

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03/14/2022 4:37 PM

And the snowflakes are the size of half dollars, where you can easily drive through 3 feet of snow….

Living on a narrow peninsula between Lake Michigan and the Bay of Green Bay, we made the USA Today with lake effect snow… I can’t find the source,… but it happens…

and you can drive right through this 3 feet of fluff if your lucking enough to know where the road is,,,

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02/22/2021 5:12 AM

Disingenuous nonsense.
The reason people are dying in Texas is because, it isolated itself from the grid didn't invest or adequately plan or maintain it's infrastructure.
https://www.businessinsider.com/texas-blackouts-millions-lost-power-in-storm-went-wrong-2021-2?r=US&IR=T

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02/22/2021 10:21 AM

Yes, but why is that the situation? Could it be that they have been spending billions on unreliable sources of energy instead of upgrading and maintaining the current infrastructure?

https://www.texaspolicy.com/renewable-energys-success-has-come-at-the-expense-of-texas-taxpayers/

Disingenuous nonsense, or truth point blank?

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02/23/2021 11:17 PM

The TPPF receives a majority of it's donations from corporations and people in the fossil fuel energy businesses.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Public_Policy_Foundation

https://www.texasobserver.org/revealed-the-corporations-and-billionaires-that-fund-the-texas-public-policy-foundation/

https://www.texasobserver.org/revealed-the-corporations-and-billionaires-that-fund-the-texas-public-policy-foundation/

https://www.statesman.com/news/20190614/texas-public-policy-foundation-touts-fossil-fuel-benefits-beyond-texas

https://www.energyandpolicy.org/renewable-energy-state-policy-attacks-report-2015/texas-public-policy-foundation/

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02/22/2021 7:34 PM

It wasn't just Texas that had power outages...

"Utilities in 14 states are told to start rolling blackouts because of storm strains."

Check out the energy mix of these states....wind a big part of the picture...2nd only to coal...

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/15/us/storm-blackouts.html

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02/22/2021 8:58 PM

Starting to see a pattern emerging yet?

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02/23/2021 11:05 PM

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/total-collapse-wind-solar-germany/

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02/24/2021 6:13 AM

Nope snopes has turned left and is no longer reliably unbiased imo....they are partnering with facebook

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleetaru/2016/12/22/the-daily-mail-snopes-story-and-fact-checking-the-fact-checkers/?sh=2005f8d5227f

"AllSides conducted an editorial review of Snopes on June 2, 2020. We concluded that Snopes warrants a Center rating, though most on the team acknowledged that Snopes may have a slight Lean Left bias."

Even more lately....

https://www.allsides.com/news-source/snopes

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02/24/2021 6:37 AM

Distribution of energy sources used for gross electricity generation in Germany in 2020

"Germany is still heavily reliant on fossil fuels for domestic power production. In 2020, one third of gross electricity was generated using lignite and hard coal, the most polluting of energy sources. In comparison, the share of combined renewables stood at 45 percent, with wind the most prominent of Germany's renewable energy sources. "

https://www.statista.com/statistics/736640/energy-mix-germany/#:~:text=In%202020%2C%20one%20third%20of,of%20Germany's%20renewable%20energy%20sources.

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02/24/2021 9:39 AM

I understand that Snopes has become unreliable as a fact-checker. Part/most of the reason seems to be politics.

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02/23/2021 9:12 PM

5 of 16 members of the ERCOT board resign....lawsuits pending

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02/23/ercot-members-resign-texas/

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02/24/2021 12:18 AM

They'll just replace them with other political friends. So, nothing gained. Harris county has the right idea to fix ERCOT:

https://news.yahoo.com/houstons-harris-county-looking-leaving-152747320.html

If they do this, I'm sure other areas will follow.

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03/15/2022 10:31 AM

Ignorance is the danger, not climate. In the next 8 years, China will put more coal fired GW plants online, far more than the world has ever seen, more than all countries combined.

All while the west is rationing energy. Energy tyranny. Even if the west quit emissions, China, India and others will raise the CO2 level. Big time. It's impossible for that level to come down.

Doesn't Ukraine have some of the largest coal fields in the world?

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03/15/2022 11:16 AM

Ukraine is just one big CO2 emitter right now, so why worry about saving the planet. WE cant save a country..

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03/25/2022 2:39 PM

I posted in another thread that applies here.

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04/03/2022 3:43 PM

Hey, why don't one of these super rich high tech moguls, drill for super heated water? 24/7 free power source.....once you tap it.

I don't mean milking a shallow hot spot, I mean going deep and big. Like electrically powering LA or NYC with one steam plant. 15 small miles for unlimited power. The Erie Canal was much harder.

I just don't see a physical problem with energy. I like coal.

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