Guest essay by Eric Worrall
h/t ResourceGuy; If you have been anticipating President Biden to ship emergency photo voltaic panels to Texas, you have been improper. Looks like when renewable vitality fails, because it did in Texas, even the Biden administration turns to extra dependable types of vitality.
Biden administration sending mills to Texas amid energy outages
Thu, February 18, 2021, 5:22 AM
White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated at a briefing on Wednesday that the Biden administration is sending emergency mills to Texas amid ongoing energy outages and freezing climate.
Why it issues: Huge swaths of Texas have been with out electrical energy for days due to important failures within the state’s energy grid. The outages come whereas a winter storm continues to pummel the state, inflicting unsafe circumstances and a determined want for warmth.
Read extra: https://news.yahoo.com/biden-administration-sending-generators-texas-192232560.html
Click right here to see a video of Jen Psaki explaining the plan to ship diesel mills to Texas and different states possible to be affected by winter storms.
Even if a storm like this solely occurs ever 20 years, going 100% renewable is clearly now unacceptable. People who depend on electrical energy for heating are in lethal hazard, if the one supply of energy is renewable vitality, and the renewable vitality methods freeze stable throughout extreme ice storms.
If the plan is to preserve sufficient diesel backup to hold the lights on when renewables fail, renewables won’t ever be inexpensive. Consumers shall be saddled with the expense of sustaining the renewable infrastructure, and the extra expense of sustaining an entire second set of energy infrastructure at operational readiness, prepared to change on when the renewables fail.