February 19, 2021

The Texas Two Step

Timothy Birdnow

Wonder why Texas is suffering blackouts? It's because they went with  wind and solar and tried to make up the balance when those "renewables" didn't work  with natural gas - and have no way to store it. Below is a graph showing the problem in a nutshell:

May be an image of text that says 'ctric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCO) electricity generation energy source 2/4/2021 2/17/2021, Central Time megawatthours 80,000 Wrightstone 2/17/21 Courtesy Alex Epstein 60,000 Solar 40,000 Wind 20,000 Natural Gas 0 4 Feb 2021 6Feb2021 Nuclear Coal 2021 Wind 10 Feb 2021 Solar 12Feb2021 Hydro Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration 14 Feb 2021 Other 16 Feb 20218 Natural gas Coal Nuclear'

Most of the electricity generated is coming from gas, but as you can see even that dropped way off even while the cold weather hit. You can't make something from nothing.

It's clear they have a problem storing the gas, at least in sufficient quantities. Coal is easy to store, and nuclear too. Renewables are very hard to store and so is natural gas. Oil is strangely absent from this, as oil is a rather common Texas commodity. Apparently they don't use oil for heating in the Lone Star State.

This shows what happens when you put all your eggs in one basket, which is what was done with gas here as it augments the foolishness of wind and solar, largely useless energy sources for mass consumption.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at 04:09 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
Post contains 180 words, total size 2 kb.

1 The problem they had with gas was not storing it, it had to do with transporting it.

For years the pipeline pumping stations were powered by the gas that was right there in the gas lines. There were nifty twelve cylinder engines, with six cylinders being fed natural gas from the pipeline to run the engine and the other six serving as a pump to push the gas on down the pipeline. Sort of a self-licking ice cream cone in a way, and supremely economical.

So they stopped that process and went to turbine pumps driven by electric motors and, of course, when the electric power failed, so did the gas supply.

Posted by: Bill H at February 19, 2021 07:44 PM (/sW5m)

2 Thanks Bill; I did not know that. I do remember there used to be huge cylanders for storing gas in the old days, and they are pretty much all gone now. I rather figured they were monkeying around with all of this.

Yeah; using electricity to make electricity. Sounds like something these boneheads would do.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at February 20, 2021 08:20 AM (erfAJ)


Our Shop is one of the best shops to buy weed online UK and to buy cannabis online UK without a medical card. We have quality top shelf strains of weed for sale in the UK. We have more than 90 different strains. Darkbud market is a trusted online dispensary in UK. We value our client relationships more than anything.


Contact Details:


Phone Number: +1 719-286-9778

Shipping: We offer free delivery across the UK and Europe and we do ship worldwide.

Price: Please Contact

Posted by: buy weed uk at February 24, 2021 07:56 AM (Dny97)

Hide Comments | Add Comment

What colour is a green orange?

24kb generated in CPU 0.03, elapsed 0.0621 seconds.
43 queries taking 0.0475 seconds, 138 records returned.
Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink.
Always on Watch
The American Thinker
Bird`s Articles
Old Birdblog
Birdblog`s Literary Corner
Behind the Black
Canada Free Press
Common Sense and Wonder < br/ > Christian Daily Reporter
Citizens Free Press
Daren Jonescu
Dana and Martha Music On my Mind Conservative Victory
Gelbspan Files Infidel Bloggers Alliance
Let the Truth be Told
>Numbers Watch
The Reform Club
FTP Student Action
Veritas PAC
The Galileo Movement
Intellectual Conservative
br /> Liberty Unboound
One Jerusalem
Publius Forum
Ready Rants
The Gateway Pundit
The Jeffersonian Ideal
Thinking Democrat
Ultima Thule
Young Craig Music
Contact Tim at bgocciaatoutlook.com

Monthly Traffic

  • Pages: 1417
  • Files: 270
  • Bytes: 42.1M
  • CPU Time: 3:24
  • Queries: 67752


  • Posts: 24491
  • Comments: 102197


RSS 2.0 Atom 1.0