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What's Wrong with Wind and Solar?   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started 2/22/21 by WALTER784; 59508 views.
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Feb-25

Green fail: Many of Scotland’s wind turbines are being powered by diesel fuel generators that are leaking hydraulic fluid

Wednesday, February 08, 2023
by: JD Heyes

(Natural News) The lunacy of the far left’s ‘climate change’ agenda is once again coming home to roost, this time in Scotland, where Western civilization essentially began and where it’s gone to die.
 
According to Breitbart News, scores of the country’s ‘green energy’ windmills are being run by diesel generators, many of which are leaking hydraulic fluid into the countryside.
 
“Scottish Power — led by a Spaniard, Ignacio Galan, and actually a subsidiary of Spanish firm Iberdrola — conceded that some 71 of its turbines had to be hooked up to diesel generators to keep them warm in December, according to the Sunday Mail, with a whistleblower telling the left-leaning newspaper that problems with the turbines are deep-seated,” the report said.
 
The whistleblower said: “During December 60 turbines at Arecleoch and 11 at Glenn App were de-energised due to a cabling fault… In order to get these turbines re-energised diesel generators were running for upwards of six hours a day.
 
“Turbines are regularly offline due to faults where they are taking energy from the grid rather than producing it, and also left operating on half power for long periods due to parts which haven’t been replaced,” the whistleblower continued. “Dirty hydraulic oil is also regularly being sprayed out across the Scottish countryside due to cracks in mechanisms. Safety standards have not improved since a worker was killed in 2017 at Kilgallioch wind farm.”
 
Another outlet reported that more than 1,000 gallons of leaking hydraulic oil were summarily “sprayed over the countryside” by the swirling wind turbines, which of course, negates the ‘environmentally friendly’ purpose behind the windmills in the first place.
 
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“The Scottish Government wants to make our country attractive to foreign investors as 40 percent of the wind that blows across Europe blows across Scotland. However, that should not mean we put up with our waterways and nature being polluted with carbon from diesel generators and hydraulic oil,” the whistleblower continued in their interview with the Sunday Mail.
 
“People should be aware that, while their energy costs continue to rise, our windfarms are not operating as efficiently as they could be due to corporate greed,” the whistleblower continued, echoing left-wing talking points. But, according to Breitbart London, that could be a reference to the millions of dollars that Scottish Power’s Spanish CEO made in 2021, as ordinary Scots were paying exorbitant energy bills (which isn’t the fault of the energy company but rather liberal energy policies that prioritize inefficient power generation over fossil fuels that are cheaper).
 
To that point, however, Richard Tice, the Reform Party leader (formerly the Brexit Party) complained recently that around 83 percent of Great Britain’s offshore wind turbines are owned by foreign companies, with the largest being the government of European Union member Denmark.
 
“We British taxpayers are paying huge inflation-linked subsidies to create ever larger profits for the Danish taxpayer. What’s the advantage of that?” Tice said.
 
Colin Smyth, a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the leftist Scottish Labour Party in the region, admitted that “having to use diesel generators to de-ice faulty turbines is environmental madness” while going on to rip the Scottish government over the fact that their “rhetoric on net zero is very different from the reality” while accusing them of “dishonesty.”
 
The rapid and nonsensical pivot to massive windmill and solar farms to power our modern economies is pointless. Not only is the technology not sufficient to generate enough energy, but there literally is no genuine, replicable data proving that our modern lives are producing ‘enough emissions’ to ‘change the climate.’ The climate has been ‘changing” the entire history of the planet and will continue to do so no matter what humans do, short of destroying the world with nuclear weapons.

Green fail: Many of Scotland’s wind turbines are being powered by diesel fuel generators that are leaking hydraulic fluid – NaturalNews.com

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Feb-28

Wind isn’t working.

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From: WALTER784

Mar-1

Nope... wind isn't working, solar isn't working and well, there is no viable replacement for fossil fuels at this time.

Thus, stop pushing gas prices upwards and allow us to drill locally instead of importing it from abroad for a much higher price.

Not to mention, our crude oil to gas conversion technology is much cleaner and greener to our environment/earth than the conversion technology of other countries too.

Bottom line: Fossil fuels are going to be around for quite a bit longer. 

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From: WALTER784

Mar-8

Guess what... there's not enough lithium ion to convert all cars to EVs!!! It's not about science... it's about compliance and control!!!

After Admitting Fatal Flaw in Electric Vehicles, the REAL Green Car Agenda Is Coming Out

They really think we're stupid. Unfortunately, far too many of us are.

BY JD RUCKER
February 6, 2023

Here’s a fun fact for those who may think our future will have every driving American in an electric vehicle: It’s impossible. There is not enough lithium being produced in the world today to replace every gas-fueled vehicle with an electric engine. In fact, projections show that by 2050 we will need to produce three times more lithium than is possible WORLDWIDE just to keep vehicles running.
 
 
One might think this would put a wrench in the climate change agenda, that the powers-that-be and their minions like Joe Biden and Gavin Newsom would have to rethink their machinations. Nope. In fact, one could argue that they’re moving forward with their climate change fearmongering knowing that the only way it could possibly work is if their ultimate goals are achieved.
 
What are their ultimate goals? If you thought it had anything to do with the environment, think again. Their ultimate goal is to make personal vehicles obsolete. They will eventually outlaw gas-fueled cars altogether. At the same time, they will make buying electric vehicles cost-prohibitive for all but the very wealthy. For the rest of us, they expect us to move to 15-minute cities, use public transportation, and rely on electric bicycles.
 
And they’re already in the process of planting the seeds so they can normalize this draconian mindset. According to Scientific American [emphasis added]:
 
The transition to electric vehicles could lead to lithium shortages unless the United States and other countries overhaul their transportation systems and move away from private cars as the primary means of travel.
 
Simply converting the existing U.S. car fleet to battery-powered electric vehicles, for example, would require three times more lithium by 2050 than the world currently produces, according to new research from the University of California, Davis, and the Climate and Community Project.
 
A spike in lithium demand could cause other problems too, such as greater environmental damage and worsening international tension over supplies of the metal, which is primarily mined outside the United States.
 
The report argues that broader changes in the transportation system, combined with intensive recycling of lithium batteries, could drastically cut into lithium demand. Some suggestions include greater use of mass transit, denser urban development and micromobility solutions such as electric bikes and scooters.
 
On today’s episode of The JD Rucker Show, I broke down what this really means and why their endgame is to get rid of all personal cars other than the ones the elites own. I highlighted how the three suggestions made in the article are all tied to The Great Reset. Greater use of mass transit is clearly a goal of the powers-that-be who can more easily control our movements by stuffing us in trains and buses like sardines.
 
“Denser urban development” has always been a goal of theirs. They want us in overcrowded cities so they can keep tabs on the masses. Moreover, they want these to be “15-minute cities” so the people can walk everywhere and not notice how immobile they really are.
 
As for electric bikes and scooters, the implication is obvious. While they prance around in their super-expensive electric vehicles free from the elements and safe from the public, the rest of us are supposed to zip around like 5th graders on crowded streets in the rain, heat, or snow.
 
The push for electric vehicles is completely untenable if we assume their intention is for everyone to drive them. If we adjust our thinking to match reality, we’ll realize they don’t want us driving at all.
 
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After Admitting Fatal Flaw in Electric Vehicles, the REAL Green Car Agenda Is Coming Out – America First Report

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  • Edited March 8, 2023 7:26 am  by  WALTER784
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Mar-10

America's electric vehicle dream plagued by massive number of broken charging stations

Drivers plagued by software issues, vandalized devices, payment processing problems

By WND News Services
Published February 21, 2023 at 3:58pm

Electric vehicle drivers found that the nearest public charger was unusable in more than one in five charging attempts, according to an updated survey by J.D. Power, Kelley Blue Book (KBB) reported Tuesday.
 
J.D. Power had reported in August that 20% of more than 11,500 surveyed drivers failed to charge their vehicle at the nearest station in the first half of 2022, but the number climbed to 21% when data for the second half of 2022 was included, according to KBB. Customers reported software issues, vandalized chargers and payment processing problems as primary reasons for charging failures.
 
“We can’t add new chargers and let all those old ones fall into a state of disrepair,” Brent Gruber, executive director of global automotive at J.D. Power, told KBB. “We have to manage the maintenance of those as well because that’s the only way we’re going to meet the consumer demand.”
 
The study found a significant performance disparity between different companies, with one company’s chargers failing at a rate of just 3% while another’s failed at a rate of 39%, according to KBB. J.D. Power did not identify the companies by name.
 
Electric vehicle sales nearly doubled in the U.S. to 5.8% of market share in 2022, from 3.2% in 2021, and investments in technology supporting electric vehicles are a major component of President Joe Biden’s signature Inflation Reduction Act. Tesla, which remained the worldwide top seller of electric vehicles in 2022, agreed to upgrade nearly half of its 17,000 charging stations nationwide to be universally compatible with other cars, making it eligible for a portion of $7.5 billion in federal incentives for charger development.

America's electric vehicle dream plagued by massive number of broken charging stations (wnd.com)

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From: Showtalk

Mar-11

We knew that the goal was to get people out of cars.

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From: WALTER784

Mar-19

So, to get people out of cars, they push EV cars?!?!?! (* CHUCKLE *)

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Mar-19

Grids Can’t Handle All the Solar and Wind Dems Want to Hook Up

Biden is doing a victory lap over 'green energy' systems that won't even be plugged in.

February 24, 2023
by Daniel Greenfield

Surprise.
 
Our electric grids were shaky to begin with. They cover vast distances and are not being properly maintained. But then the Democrats come in with the brilliant idea of spending hundreds of billions on erratic and unreliable wind and solar which then delivers power erratically and puts a further strain on the grids. As the money gets shoveled out the door, unworkable and unfeasible green energy projects go out the door.
 
And the grids can’t handle them.
 
PJM Interconnection, which operates the nation’s largest regional grid, stretching from Illinois to New Jersey, has been so inundated by connection requests that last year it announced a freeze on new applications until 2026, so that it can work through a backlog of thousands of proposals, mostly for renewable energy.
 
It now takes roughly four years, on average, for developers to get approval, double the time it took a decade ago.
 
And when companies finally get their projects reviewed, they often face another hurdle: the local grid is at capacity, and they are required to spend much more than they planned for new transmission lines and other upgrades.
 
Many give up. Fewer than one-fifth of solar and wind proposals actually make it through the so-called interconnection queue, according to research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
 
Maybe having an actual plan beyond “The Earth is Exploding, We All Need to go Solar” would have been a good idea.
 
Biden is doing a victory lap over yet another bill that spends yet more money on ‘green energy’ systems that won’t even be plugged in.

Grids Can't Handle All the Solar and Wind Dems Want to Hook Up | Frontpage Mag

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Mar-19

Yes. If they can get rid of gas powered vehicles and EVs are scarce, fewer people can drive.

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Mar-19

They dint want to hook up that much power. They just say that they do.

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