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longhorn320

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4592 on: March 27, 2021, 10:08:50 AM »
agreed that the power company needs to maintain the grid and reinvest in it to provide reliable power

odd that Texas decided to go it alone and not be regulated by the feds and not be able to get help from their neighbors

I certainly don't know how much this was a cause of the problem, but......... seems like they then have to own the issues
Texans arent blaming anyone but Texans

I have no problem with stand alone power grid but when you go it alone you better be able to deliver

The power companies are regulated by the state whose responsibility it is to make sure the power companies

have taken proper steps to avoid this in the future

I cant over emphasize just how pissed off we Texans are over this
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4593 on: March 27, 2021, 10:20:25 AM »
I'd guess the state will throw tax dollars at the problem and fix the grid

this will probably be good for the next 20 years or so
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4594 on: March 27, 2021, 10:44:55 AM »
I'd guess the state will throw tax dollars at the problem and fix the grid

this will probably be good for the next 20 years or so
do you have any suggestions 

fixing problems means using tax dollars which Texans are all too happy to do if in fact it fixes the problem

not sure why you say 20 years 

if it fixes the problem today then with proper maintenance it should fix it much longer
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4595 on: March 27, 2021, 10:59:11 AM »
IMO, the power companies should have been building and maintaining the grid properly all along with the profits from their customers

probably went into bank accounts of execs, investors, and lobbyists instead

shouldn't have required  state monies

new upgrades are like anything, they age over time, maybe it's 30 years instead of 20.  Don't know.

I'm hoping the fiber optic cable I put in the ground today is good for 30+ years, but the electronics on each end won't be.  Same with power transmission.

if the power companies are held accountable by regulators to reinvest and maintain things properly going forward, problem solved
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4596 on: March 27, 2021, 11:42:25 AM »
IMO, the power companies should have been building and maintaining the grid properly all along with the profits from their customers

probably went into bank accounts of execs, investors, and lobbyists instead

shouldn't have required  state monies

new upgrades are like anything, they age over time, maybe it's 30 years instead of 20.  Don't know.

I'm hoping the fiber optic cable I put in the ground today is good for 30+ years, but the electronics on each end won't be.  Same with power transmission.

if the power companies are held accountable by regulators to reinvest and maintain things properly going forward, problem solved
Thats the plan
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4597 on: March 27, 2021, 05:28:42 PM »
that was the plan 20 years ago too

just saying
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4598 on: March 27, 2021, 06:22:07 PM »
that was the plan 20 years ago too

just saying
thanks for the input
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4599 on: March 28, 2021, 12:41:37 PM »
Drizzly here in DC, 61 F, cherry trees are blooming.

I'm looking for a perfect one.

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4600 on: March 29, 2021, 10:20:57 AM »
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4601 on: April 03, 2021, 09:01:10 AM »

https://youtu.be/N-yALPEpV4w



Environmentalists have long promoted renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind farms to save the climate. But what about when those technologies destroy the environment? In this provocative talk, Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment” and energy expert, Michael Shellenberger explains why solar and wind farms require so much land for mining and energy production, and an alternative path to saving both the climate and the natural environment.
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4602 on: April 04, 2021, 03:53:33 PM »
Solar and wind can play a useful role, but they are not some panacea, which is slowly becoming obvious to some who can do a bit of math.

When science and technology collide with public opinion, what we often get is a mess.

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4603 on: April 04, 2021, 09:02:27 PM »
then folks don't want to believe the science 
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4604 on: April 04, 2021, 10:36:55 PM »
All I know is that I just drove across a snow covered desert in late March.


Two weeks later, the exact same drive; this time in the baking hot sun. 
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4605 on: April 04, 2021, 10:39:35 PM »
You should stay out of those Peyote patches
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