Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
With the deep freeze in the north going on (-21 below zero) and the sun ain’t shining and all of those windmills and solar panels are frozen and the Dem’s want to erase fossil fuels from the scene of existence. (Fossil fuels contain high percentages of carbon and include coal, petroleum and natural gas). Bet your booties they are using fossil fuels right now.
Why can’t we have all instead of nothing but solar panels? As always, Dem’s are always in the – ignorance is bliss mode.
from Powerline of February 1st
by John Hinderaker
Here in Minnesota, we are enduring a brutal stretch of weather. The temperature hasn’t gotten above zero in the last three days, with lows approaching -30. And that is in the Twin Cities, in the southern part of the state. Yesterday central Minnesota experienced a natural gas “brownout,” as Xcel Energy advised customers to turn thermostats down to 60 degrees and avoid using hot water. Xcel put up some customers in hotels. Why?
Because the wind wasn’t blowing. Utilities pair natural gas plants with wind farms, in order to burn gas, which can be ramped up and down more quickly than coal, when the wind isn’t blowing.
Which raises the question: since natural gas is reliable, why do we need the wind farms? The answer is, we don’t. When the wind isn’t blowing–as it wasn’t yesterday–natural gas supplies the electricity. It…
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