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06 August 2019

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Bill Tozer

Re: Update

How low can they go?

Bill Tozer

Re: The true cost of ‘renewable’ energy are both unaffordable and hidden.

Batteries: Let’s not forget costs and carbon footprint with the mining of lithium, cobalt, and nickel, not to mention the transportation and manufacturing carbon footprints of much items.

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/lithium-batteries-environment-impact

https://www.engineering.com/ElectronicsDesign/ElectronicsDesignArticles/ArticleID/17435/Will-Your-Electric-Car-Save-the-World-or-Wreck-It.aspx

“Batteries powering electric vehicles are forecast to make up 90% of the lithium-ion battery market by 2025. They are the main reason why electric vehicles can generate more carbon emissions over their lifecycle – from procurement of raw materials to manufacturing, use and recycling – than petrol or diesel cars. Three factors account for this.”

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/11/battery-batteries-electric-cars-carbon-sustainable-power-energy/

Bill Tozer

1984 on campus

http://dlvr.it/R9rk28

fish

Don't ever believe that the lefts "anti-violence" advocates are against violence or that Twitters™ public embrace of "Free Speech" has anything to do with free speech.


"Just Stab The Motherfu*ker": Twitter Suspends McConnell Campaign For Posting Video Of Violent Threats


https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-08/just-stab-motherfuker-heart-twitter-suspends-mcconnell-campaign-posting-video

Bill Tozer

Michael Moore discovers the truth.....the inconvenient truth.

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/08/08/michael-moore-backed-doc-planet-of-the-humans-tackles-false-promises-of-green-energy/?

Bill Tozer

Aug 11 update:

I, too, do not comment on JoAnne’s columns as a rule. I don’t want my comments to be taken as Jo Anne’s guilt by association with me. Some of us have reputations that precede us and I did not wish to slurry her good name. :). I might comment as I reread the column and finally got around to reading the Union’s story on La Malfa’s visit to GV. As one commentator (Gregory?) remarked, how do you reconcile the two; JoAnne’s column and the Union’s reporting of the Congressman’s appearance in Western Nevada County?

With that said, saw this short link below and maybe it fits. It’s a question I have been asking myself for a few months. The Left declares that the problem is Trump and insinuates once Trump is removed from the scene, things will get back to normal. I seriously doubt that. They have got a taste of behavior that crosses so many lines at so many levels and they like it. They like it too much. Now they crave, being addicted to outrage. They are junkies and crave more.
Political life has become one big Kavanaugh hearing busting out of the former hallowed halls of the one deliberative body, the Senate. The witch hunt is on and has spread well beyond Salem into facets of life where it does not belong nor formerly resided. No boundaries now. No putting the brakes on and no signs of running out of gas.

“National discourse has gone insane. Partisans now view the other side as bad, the enemy or evil, not just opponents. What about those of us with friends across the divide? These days, there seems to be no home in politics for people who have principles and values but are willing to say that their own side might be wrong and neither side should give into hate. There is this sense there may be no going back to normalcy. We should all be troubled by that.”

https://www.creators.com/read/erick-erickson

The new normal? Hell yes.

Bill Tozer

#FakeEnergy Renewables

“Forget all you have heard about how “Renewable Energy” is our salvation. It is all a myth that is very lucrative for some. Feel-good stuff like electric cars, etc. Such vehicles are actually powered by coal, natural gas… or dead salmon in the Northwest.”

Texas had a taste of this economic damage earlier this week when electricity prices soared to $9,000 a megawatt hour — the result of a combination of extreme heat and the increased dependency of the grid to erratic, unpredictable, unreliable wind power.

This week’s price spikes also underscore how dependent the region’s power grid has become on wind farms, which now make up about a quarter of the generation capacity in Texas. Lackluster breezes have contributed to the higher prices, Hehir said.

Wind power generation in the region has plunged for three straight days, grid data compiled by Bloomberg show.

Britain, too, has had its share of renewables-induced misery when it recently experienced its worst black-out in years.

As Paul Homewood notes, the two companies responsible for the power outage — one a gas-powered station belonging to German owned RWE, the other a monstrously inefficient wind farm owned by Oersted (formerly DONG) — are acting like the black-out never happened. Presumably, they are relying on the likely possibility that the inquiry into the incident will be a whitewash.

What we do know is that people who understand the problems with renewable energy have been predicting these black-outs and brown-outs for years.

To repeat what the great Christopher Booker wrote in 2009 of the impending renewables disaster:

Let us be clear: Britain is facing an unprecedented crisis. Before long, we will lose 40 per cent of our generating capacity. And unless we come up quickly with an alternative, the lights WILL go out.

That’s because, as we saw in South Australia, power cuts are a feature — not a bug — of electricity grids heavily dependent on renewable energy. The Australian government is now suing wind farm operators over the 2016 South Australian blackout — because they allegedly failed to meet their performance requirements.

Powerful though they are, the economic and environmental arguments against the wind industry have done little to stall the dash for renewables in many Western countries. That’s because the wind industry is a perfect storm of moral corruption and vested interests in which the very people who ought to be opposing it — capitalists and environmentalists — are the ones with their snouts deepest in the trough. Greenies love renewables for ideological reasons. Capitalists — the crony variety — because of the vast subsidies.

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/08/17/delingpole-donald-batman-trump-michael-joker-moore-join-forces-fake-energy-renewables/?

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