Beto O'Rourke: Oil Industry Will Be Replaced by Wind Power

Beto O'Rourke: Oil Industry Will Be Replaced by Wind Power

NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep asked if O’Rourke supports the oil industry in his state, which provides the state with incredible prosperity, according to the state’s 2019 State of Energy Report that shows 2018 oil production in Texas totaled a record 1.54 billion barrels (bbl) in 2018, surpassing a previous record of 1.28 billion bbl set in 1973, Forbes magazine reported.

O’Rourke said oil will be replaced by wind power.

“My state’s big industry is going to have to transition into its other big industry,” O’Rourke said. “We generate more wind power than any other state in the union.” He went on:

As we free ourselves from that dependence on fossil fuels, we’re going to see more of my fellow Texans and fellow Americans transition into renewable energy jobs —high demand, high skill occupations – and I think it’s really important that we invest in the training to make sure that we have the skilled workforce that’s ready to take on this global challenge

“Are you not going to tell anyone in America — you just need to live in a smaller house; it needs to be closer to work and therefore it’s going to have to be smaller,” Inskeep said. “You might want to think about having your third kid.”

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https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/14/orourke-president-oro...

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Comment by Eskutassis on June 29, 2019 at 2:56pm

He's not confused and ill informed. He's a moron. And he is a liberal moron to boot. He is instilled with all the big government spending boondoggles that we have heard from the other 23 morons we have been watching. I agree with Trump that "We will NEVER be a socialist nation", and renewable energy is just another ploy by the socialists to build a bigger and bigger government presence to our everyday lives.

Comment by Willem Post on June 15, 2019 at 12:40pm

O'Rourke is confused and ill informed

Most of the wind turbines are in the TEXAS unpopulated Panhandle and the Gulf Coast.

One has the good winds from the North, the other gets the onshore winds that build as the land heats up each day, and die off in the evening.

That fortunate geography in Texas DOES NOT EXIST IN NEW ENGLAND, AND IN THE US SOUTHEAST, AND IN THE US NORTHWEST, all of which have LOW capacity factors..

So it is total nonsense for NE folks to think wind will be saving us with a capacity factor of less than 0.29.

Of course solar will not save us at all with a capacity factor of 0.14

Most of that solar occurs during midday when demand is moderate, i.e., MASSIVE DUCK CURVES.

Solar has a terrible habit of getting high at midday (when demand is low,) and then passing out in late afternoon/early evening (when demand is high), not to reappear for work until late in the next morning, somewhat like a habitual drunk sobering up.

 

The drunk does not like to work much during rainy, overcast or snowy weather, and his work output jumps up and down with variable cloudiness. And that drunk-like behavior is heavily subsidized!!

 

Such a drunk is much loved by good-doers using other people's money. He, an occasional “worker”, enjoys various generous government programs to bribe him to show up at all, such as upfront cash grants, upfront tax credits, low-cost loans, feed-in tariffs, production tax credits, and loan interest and asset depreciation write-offs to avoid paying taxes. What more could he ask for?

 

What kind of worker is that? There is nothing reliable or productive (“on demand”) about him!!

He does not deserve to be coddled.

No wonder he is behaving like a spoiled brat, i.e., disturbing the peace on the grid.

And the parents (the owners), whose children are disturbing the peace on the grid, complain they, after all these years, finally have to pay someone (the utility, GMP, which has determined 70 of the utility’s 150 substations will eventually need upgrades to add more solar to avoid “transmission ground fault overvoltage,” or TGFOV) to foolproof the grid against such unruly brats and maintain the peace on the grid. See note.

Those parents would rather have others (ratepayers) do the paying, as usual.

 

Innocent bystanders (other ratepayers) have to foot the bill to clean up the mess, i.e., put more money in Blittersdorf’s pockets, who already is a big time multi-millionaire. Totally insane!!

 

That is what happens when a bunch of rosy-eyed bureaucrat idiots meddle in the electric power sector.

The same types meddle in the VT health sector and education sector, and we all know how expensive they have become.

When will all this nonsense end?

 

And SOCIALIST Bernie Sanders, with three houses, and a $70,000 Audie (supporting the GERMAN worker), and flying FOR FREE on private planes spewing CO2, and not liking a proper wall to protect our southern border, and having his own tax exempt foundation, and promising more and more goodies to everyone to raise his poll numbers, is campaigning for even more US-style socialism to benefit his foundation, a la Clintons and a la Al Gore, smooth operating hucksters!!

 

NOTE: If solar system owners were required to put in batteries to smooth their electricity output, before feeding into distribution or high voltage grids, all these problems would not exist, and there would be no duck curves, because the batteries would absorb any excess electricity during midday, and give it up during peak hours in late afternoon/early evening to help reduce the GMP peak load on the NE grid.

That would be the logical solution.

Solar would become a really useful contributor, like the traditional sources, and not just be a disturber.

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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