“I think the global warming bull is criminal.”
– Joseph Kraig
Federal government complicit in Texas catastrophe
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.
Americans need to look for the truth and stop acting like frogs swimming in the pot on the hot stove.
.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.