In his post on Not A Lot of People Know That, Paul Homewood shows how the failure of Green energy resulted in catastrophic blackouts in Texas, during the winter storm last week.
It was not the failure in natural gas energy as the main stream media is peddling. Of course, Homewood did something a bit unusual, he actually looked at the data.
I have however found hourly data on the US EIA website. This is what happened on those crucial couple of days:
Between 6 pm and 10 pm on the Sunday, wind power suddenly lost 2 GW, about a quarter of its load. Fortunately, gas power was quickly ramped up to fully compensate for this.
Wind power continued to be shed, with another 2 GW disappearing by 2.00 am on the Monday morning. As demand was also declining, gas power was reduced accordingly.
However, it was between 2.00 and 3.00 am that gas power too fell off the cliff.
So what caused the fall off in natural gas, Homewood says the storm would not have affected electricity production from natural gas. The dramatic decline was a result in the grid becoming unstable as a result of the catastrophic drop in wind power.
It is the same green energy that caused blackouts in California during a heat wave last summer. READ: California Suffers 2nd Day of Blackouts as Wind, Solar Power Falter AND: Why California’s Climate Policies Are Causing Electricity Blackouts
California says its climate policies are needed to prevent heat-related illness & death
But shutting down nat gas & nuclear plants, and trying to rely on renewables, have created blackouts which risk heat-related illness & death
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