Feb. 16, 2021

The wind power fantasy gets blown away in Texas

Could the irony be any more relevant? The Oil and Gas Capital of the western world is brought to its knees by the weather – a feudal condition created by leaders whose science is of kindergarten proportions. 

The windmills froze, there is snow tangling the blades. Millions without power. 

Texas foolishly gets 23 per cent of its electricity from wind – when the wind blows and when nature keeps the frost away, that is. 

This is the state that is the home of oil and gas. The stuff of fiction and feudal history.

Melanie Phillips, a British writer , exclaims : “The outage of sanity as Texas freezes in power cuts, the only sure renewable is climate madness”.

Anthony Watts of Heartland Institute described: “Surely, only a totally reckless, brainwashed or insane prime minster, state governor or other official in charge of the power supply to millions would ignore this?’

That is the always present probability that frost and snow events would occur. 

Roger Simon of Epoch Times declares that the past year was “The Year of no science”. 

No, I would say there are many years since Al Gore’s silly, untruthful movie and pronouncements.

As Watts says in an article this morning on the website climaterealism.org:

“It is sad and ironic that in a state known for its huge petroleum and natural gas resources, wind power’s lack of reliability has brought the state to its knees in a time of crisis. This is not unlike what California experienced in 2020 during record heat where wind and solar power could not keep up with demand and there was near collapse of the grid”.

The folly of chasing renewable energy as a means of mitigating “climate change” is making itself abundantly clear today in Texas.  When will politicians wake up and realize that renewable energy almost always results in unreliable energy?

Perhaps when Texas electricity customers get their sky-high electric bill for what little electricity they’ve been allowed to have, they’ll push for change.’

The number one article on this blog is headlined:Building one wind turbine requires 900 tons of steel, 2,500 tons of concrete and 45 tons of plastic.”

It goes on to say: “When electricity comes from wind or solar machines, every unit of energy produced, or mile travelled, requires far more materials and land than fossil fuels. That physical reality is literally visible: A wind or solar farm stretching to the horizon can be replaced by a handful of gas-fired turbines, each no bigger than a tractor-trailer”.

It was written by Mark P. Mills of the Manhattan Institute. He has written many like this over the years pointing out the folly of a dependence on renewable energy. 

Boris Johnson said he wants his country to be the Saudi Arabia of wind power: Perhaps he should talk to Texas.

And Biden’s green deals get a reality jolt — right in his own back yard.