Federal government complicit in Texas catastrophe

“I think the global warming bull is criminal.”
– Joseph Kraig
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Federal government complicit in Texas catastrophe

Joseph Kraig

I think the global warming bull is criminal. When we are unable to grow enough food to easily feed the world because of the cold, what will we do?

Texans, who often get cool temperatures in the winter, were hit with record lows (far below freezing temperatures) last week. Those record lows led to a surge of electricity usage. The windmills and snow-covered frozen solar cells could not produce electricity so the utilities had to rely on their coal fired generators.

That shouldn’t be a problem.

The coal-fired generators worked well and came online but were unable to supply the needed energy.

Why were they unable to supply the needed energy? Because the federal government has limited their use to well below capacity. The government would not issue a waiver to the limits of production unless the utilities charged $1500.00 per megawatt (about 15 times normal). Usual prices for a megawatt are between $90 and $130 retail in most of Texas.

Had the utility companies been able to use their plants at capacity there would have been no outages except for the possibility of some storm-downed lines.

The public will never be made aware of these facts because the Corporate mainstream media is complicit in trying to spread the global-cooling/carbon-disaster lie.

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Americans need to look for the truth and stop acting like frogs swimming in the pot on the hot stove.

 

Perspective

Electric cost:
.09 per Killowatt (1000 watts)
An incandescent 100-watt light bulb burning for 10 hours would consume 1000 watts or one killowatt. That equals $.09.

Burning a 100W incandescent bulb for 100 hours or 10000W then should cost 90 cents. Burning the same bulb for 1000 hours or 100000 watts or 100kw should cost $9. That represents one tenth of a megawatt. Multiply that again by 10 and you get a megawatt which should cost $90.00. This is what Biden wants the utility to charge a minimum of $1500.00 for.

To answer the question as to why the utilities just didn’t ignore the law and go ahead and produce all the electricity they had the capacity to produce I will try to make some sense of it.

Power companies are regulated. In this country we allow some few monopolies because in some industries competition would cost more. The profits that a power company can make are very strictly regulated by government. Most power companies are public corporations and the owners may in fact at least in part be customers of the corporation and need the service paid for just like everyone else.

The regulations the power companies face are “law”. When felonies are committed, that is laws broken, someone has to pay and it may be much worse than fines. If you were in the manegment of a power company would you risk prison to keep the power on. Even if you think you could beat it in court are you willing to risk the jail time waiting for your court date or for your legal team to bail you out?

The fines would likely be computed by the amount of electricity produced that should have been covered by the $1500.00 per megawatt limit. To make the fines a deterant to future acts of ignoring the law the fines must be higher than the price of not obeying the law. Those fines could easily be in the tens of millions of dollars. As a manager of the power company would you risk years of profits to your shareholders who elect their managers, that is, you?

The limits on power production are supposed to be an incentive for the industry to find other means of production. When you rely on solar you get burned.

The problem is that government agencies don’t know anything about the industry they regulate, they simply point their magic wand and epect everything to be ok, it won’t be.


10 thoughts on “Federal government complicit in Texas catastrophe”

  1. This just goes to prove to me the fact that Government should NEVER have the right to regulate anything. Government responds to all sorts of influences which are not in the interests of the well being of most.

    But of course, Governments and what Government is allowed to do, are determined by the people in a democracy. Democracies get the Governments they deserve. The US apparently deserves the sort of Government that is doing this.

    • oddly other government that do( or did) manage water power etc kept prices LOW and affordable and things worked way back when
      after privatisation in Aus we lost water power transport control and prices soared service dropped and OS corps make massive profits that go back home
      tax breaks min tax paid and we the people whos taxes paid and built the systems get screwed blind

  2. All of you who want government look at yourself in a mirror – that’s who is responsible for the evil government does.

  3. I read the directive from the EPA, and have two questions. Who would get the extra profit roughly $1400 per MKW and
    Texas has a law about Price Gouging – when you up the price due to weather, that is against the law in Tx. Usually it’s about hurricanes. My point is that this is Federally mandated price gouging, and who get the money? Did the owner’s of the generation plant cut a deal w/ the EPA?

  4. Though the fact that the federal government did not come on board with the right directions, does not in any way justify the bills being charged. Everything works in time frames, and there is no reason that the power companies can’t think, and determined how much power was used at earlier times, and how much was likely used during the emergency.

    Finally, there is such a thing as saying “damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead” and doing the job of supplying the power and worry about the fines later when you can fight them in court. I will not solely fault the Biden administration for its arrogant ignorance, but I have to place the blame were it also belongs – profit over people, “let them freeze before we lose money,” IF in fact, capacity was not used in fear of fines.

    • To answer the question as to why the utilities just didn’t ignore the law and go ahead and produce all the electricity they had the capacity to produce I will try to make some sense of it.

      Power companies are regulated. In this country we allow some few monopolies because in some industries competition would cost more. The profits that a power company can make are very strictly regulated by government. Most power companies are public corporations and the owners may in fact at least in part be customers of the corporation and need the service paid for just like everyone else.

      The regulations the power companies face are “law”. When felonies are committed, that is laws broken, someone has to pay and it may be much worse than fines. If you were in the manegment of a power company would you risk prison to keep the power on. Even if you think you could beat it in court are you willing to risk the jail time waiting for your court date or for your legal team to bail you out?

      The fines would likely be computed by the amount of electricity produced that should have been covered by the $1500.00 per megawatt limit. To make the fines a deterant to future acts of ignoring the law the fines must be higher than the price of not obeying the law. Those fines could easily be in the tens of millions of dollars. As a manager of the power company would you risk years of profits to your shareholders who elect their managers, that is, you?

      The limits on power production are supposed to be an incentive for the industry to find other means of production. When you rely on solar you get burned.

      The problem is that government agencies don’t know anything about the industry they regulate, they simply point their magic wand and epect everything to be ok, it won’t be.

  5. hmm and who was it that set the prices/limits
    obamas admin perhaps in his promise to make electricity unaffordable using coal?

    I read theres already lawsuits being registered

  6. This is truly amazing info and legal action should be pursued. Where can one find the regulation governing the pricing that was referenced?

  7. Should be fairly simple to figure this out.

    How much energy does it take to manufacture, install, maintain, and decommission a windmill or solar panel?

    How much energy does that windmill or solar panel make over its life time?

    Does that create more or less pollution that just burning the fossil fuels directly?

    This should be pretty easy for a young bright engineer to figure out.

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