Sunday, February 21, 2021

Energy 140, Texas blackouts, wind turbines frozen

Some reports here of terrible blackouts for days in Texas and other states in the US during the heavy winter storm this week. But first, here is one article last year praising wind "blowing away" coal.

Texas Power Generation: Did Coal Get Blown Away By Wind?

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, Chief Energy Officer and Ed Hirs, Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Houston Energy Fellows
Jan 13, 2020,10:33am EST

"Power Bills To The Moon": Chaos, Shock As Electricity Prices Across US Explode
Tyler Durden  SUNDAY, FEB 14, 2021 - 9:33

U.S. Energy Crisis Deepens With Nearly 5 Million in the Dark
Brian K. Sullivan and Naureen S. Malik   Feb 15, 2021


Frozen wind turbines hamper Texas power output, state's electric grid operator says
Brandon Mulder  Austin American-Statesman  Feb 15, 2021

People Are Comparing Texas’ Winter Storm To The Day After Tomorrow
EDWARD LAUDER on 15th February 2021 at 11:51 am

Texas Deploys National Guard As 'Grid Chaos' Leaves Millions Freezing In Darkness 
Tyler Durden's  MONDAY, FEB 15, 2021 - 9:12

This Blizzard Exposes The Perils Of Attempting To ‘Electrify Everything’
Robert Bryce   Feb 15, 2021,10:16am EST

The outage of sanity. As Texas freezes in power cuts, the only sure renewable is climate madness 
Melanie Phillips  Feb 16, 2021

Texas Freeze Raises Cost Of Charging A Tesla To $900
By Charles Kennedy - Feb 16, 2021, 12:00 PM CST

Texas frozen wind power – outages ensue, electricity now at unheard of $9000 per megawatt-hour 
Anthony Watts   Feb 16, 2021

The Day After Tomorrow – Dallas Edition 
David Middleton  Feb 16, 2021

Texas storm shuttering green energy an 'avoidable tragedy': Ex-energy secretary
Dan Brouillette argues Texas winter storm shows a 'diverse energy supply' is needed
By Talia KaplanFOXBusiness  February 16, 2021

Texas Bans NatGas Exports Out Of State, 7 Million Under 'Boil-Water' Notice
Tyler Durden  WEDNESDAY, FEB 17, 2021 - 17:33

Two Million? Five Million? Real Size of U.S. Blackouts a Mystery
By Lynn Doan  February 17, 2021, 10:40 AM Updated on February 17, 2021, 7:00 PM

Texas: Time To Get Rid Of This Ridiculous Wind Power 
February 17, 2021/ Francis Menton

Texas Spins Into the Wind 
An electricity grid that relies on renewables also needs nuclear or coal power.
By The Editorial Board  Updated Feb. 17, 2021 9:39 pm ET

This Basic Math Shows How Wind Energy Failures Contributed To Texas’s Deadly Power Loss
Daniel Turner   FEBRUARY 18, 2021

One Texas Resident Still Has Power, but His Bill Is Now Over $8,000

Texas Was "Seconds And Minutes" From Complete Disaster
Tyler Durden  THURSDAY, FEB 18, 2021 - 19:22

US power line tensions grow over green energy surge
Stakes rise as electricity grid becomes speedy route to cut carbon emissions
Gregory Meyer in New York FEBRUARY 18 2021

By Jason A. Isaac   FEBRUARY 18, 2021

The Failure Of The Texas Power Grid Is Worse Than You Think
John Daniel Davidson  FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Press Secretary Psaki: Biden Administration Sending Emergency Diesel Generators to Texas
Eric Worrall   February 18, 2021

'How in the world can anyone pay that?': Some seeing electric bills as high as $17K in wake of Texas winter storm
Jason Wheeler  Published: 9:36 PM CST February 18, 2021
Updated: 10:33 PM CST February 18, 2021

Assigning Blame for the Blackouts in Texas
Posted on February 18, 2021  By Planning Engineer

"Disasters Within Disaster" - Death Toll Rises To 30 As Texas Energy Crisis Hits Sixth Day
Tyler Durden  THURSDAY, FEB 18, 2021 - 11:55

Stop Being Ridiculous: A Green New Deal Would Make Snowstorms And Blackouts Worse
Auguste Meyrat  FEBRUARY 19, 2021

Outages Morph Into Outrage As Texans Slapped With "Mind-Blowing" Power Bills
Tyler Durden   FRIDAY, FEB 19, 2021 - 8:35

Profit warning as Texas freeze halts wind farms
Date: 19/02/21Reuters

The Texas Freeze: Why the Power Grid Failed
The state’s electricity system was considered a model. This week’s outages revealed shortcomings in the market structure.
By Katherine Blunt and Russell Gold    Feb. 19, 2021 6:41 pm ET

The Texas Blackout and Preparing for the Past
One lesson of the Texas energy crisis is surely a need to make infrastructure robust to the past in order to better prepare for the future
Roger Pielke Jr.   Feb 19, 2021

Cascend: Data Shows Wind-Power Was Chief Culprit Of Texas Grid Collapse
Tyler Durden   SATURDAY, FEB 20, 2021 - 10:45 

As Texas deep freeze subsides, some households now face electricity bills as high as $10,000
“The last thing an awful lot of people need right now is a higher electric bill — and that’s unfortunately something a lot of people will get stuck with."
By Leticia Miranda   Feb. 20, 2021, 4:52 AM PST / Updated Feb. 20, 2021, 5:06 AM PST

The Texas Energy Disaster
By Andy May  Feb 20, 2021

The blackouts have only just begun


Miscellaneous stories:

Gas up 18% since election, could surpass $4 under Biden
by Paul Bedard, Washington Secrets Columnist |   | February 11, 2021 08:23 AM

Biden’s Drilling Ban Devastates New Mexico While Boosting America’s Competitors
By Kevin Mooney   February 17, 2021

Germany’s ‘Green’ Energy Failure: Germany turns back to coal and natural gas as millions of its solar panels are blanketed in snow and ice
Laurie Foti  Feb 12, 2021

World’s ‘solar and wind capital’ freezing due to snow ‘blanketing millions’ of solar panels (Germany)
Sky News Australia    Feb 14, 2021

UK climate policies are to blame for making fuel poverty worse 
Date: 15/02/21  John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

GWPF accuses Government of driving up electricity prices and energy poverty
Date: 15/02/21  Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

Green Folly: Berlin’s City E-Buses Leave Passengers Out In The Cold…Diesel Buses To The Rescue
By P Gosselin on 17. February 2021

WHO and the “Climate Emergency”
Willis Eschenbach   Feb 16, 2021 

Cost of offshore wind power is high and barely dropping?
February 19, 2021

U.K. Economy Suffers Biggest Slump in 300 Years Amid Covid-19 Lockdowns
By Jason Douglas and Paul Hannon   Feb. 12, 2021 8:17 am ET

See also:
Energy 137, Piki Lopez's climate and energy alarmism, December 26, 2020 
Energy 138, China coal and Europe near blackout, February 01, 2021 
Energy 139, Immediate impact of Biden policies vs fracking, killing Keystone pipeline, February 09, 2021.

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