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    Democrats have now normalized blaming politicians for not “proofing” every building before a natural disaster hits. Can’t wait for the next natural disaster to hit a blue state so I can blame every Democrat for it and watch as Back and company lack all self awareness and tell me I’m stupid and that they have no control over natural disasters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tgo01 View Post
    Democrats have now normalized blaming politicians for not “proofing” every building before a natural disaster hits. Can’t wait for the next natural disaster to hit a blue state so I can blame every Democrat for it and watch as Back and company lack all self awareness and tell me I’m stupid and that they have no control over natural disasters.
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    Funny how AOC has done more for Texas during this winter storm, than Texas’s own elected officials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Methais View Post
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    Aren’t the republicans blaming the democrats for the Texas situation? I read in the media, Biden is to blame! This is because of the wind turbines! This is what the green new deal will do! Etc etc
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    Arenít the republicans blaming the democrats for the Texas situation? I read in the media, Biden is to blame! This is because of the wind turbines! This is what the green new deal will do! Etc etc
    As is often the case, the facts are somewhere in the middle.

    According to an ERCOT official, renewable energy failures accounted for approximately 16 gigawatts of the unavailable power - lack of thermal energy accounted for approximately 30 gigawatts. So yeah, frozen wind turbines without question contributed to the problem, but thermal energy problems were a bigger issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candor View Post
    As is often the case, the facts are somewhere in the middle.

    According to an ERCOT official, renewable energy failures accounted for approximately 16 gigawatts of the unavailable power - lack of thermal energy accounted for approximately 30 gigawatts. So yeah, frozen wind turbines without question contributed to the problem, but thermal energy problems were a bigger issue.
    Yeah, they didn't winterize those either. Amazing how wind farms in climates frozen half the year have no issues operating, whereas Texas ignored their own recommended findings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candor View Post
    As is often the case, the facts are somewhere in the middle.

    According to an ERCOT official, renewable energy failures accounted for approximately 16 gigawatts of the unavailable power - lack of thermal energy accounted for approximately 30 gigawatts. So yeah, frozen wind turbines without question contributed to the problem, but thermal energy problems were a bigger issue.
    Isn’t just 25% of Texas’s energy, from renewable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seran View Post
    Amazing how wind farms in climates frozen half the year have no issues operating
    Except they do.

    Wind energy across the Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s northern region, stretching from Minnesota to Iowa, peaked that morning between 9 and 10 a.m. at 11,445 megawatts.
    By the evening of Jan. 30, there was less than 550 MW on the MISO North grid
    In case you're having trouble understanding that, the windfarm was producing 11,445 megawatts before the cold weather set in, and only 550 megawatts after the cold weather hit.

    But even equipped with so-called cold weather packages, turbines can operate up to minus 22 F
    Yes that's even WITH "cold weather packages" wind turbines can't operate in -22F weather. Guess how cold it got in some parts of Texas? That's right, almost -20, throw in windchill and it was colder than -20, toss in some icy rain on top of that and it means bad news for wind turbines.

    Texas experienced sustained cold weather it hasn't seen ever in recorded history. The average temperatures for the week were over 30 degrees colder than usual. You're pissed at politicians in Texas (because they're a red state of course) for not anticipating a natural event the state has never seen and most likely won't see again for at least a couple of decades.

    Here's something that might shock you; most of California doesn't insulate their water pipes or prepare for this kind of cold weather either, and if something like this ever happened to California I feel safe betting money that you wouldn't dare blame a single politician (well you might find a Republican who said something you don't like and blame them) for not preparing for something that no one could have possibly saw coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solkern View Post
    Aren’t the republicans blaming the democrats for the Texas situation? I read in the media, Biden is to blame! This is because of the wind turbines! This is what the green new deal will do! Etc etc
    No idea, I haven't kept up with any of that.

    I'm sure it's somehow Trump's fault though. Bush too.
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    I'm still trying to figure out - a water shortage with snow on the ground. Have we as modern folk lost all survival instincts?

    Texas leadership did mess up their response though. I'm still on the fence about the winterization of infrastructure given the weather patterns of Texas - as on one hand, I get it.. normal Texas climate there is no need for it - but on the other hand.. I believe when you build something, it should be built with worse case scenarios in mind.

    So hate the politicians response, but am 50/50 on the historical construction decisions - I'd need to do more research to educate myself better on a project as large as that.

    Any links from people with knowledge in that field I'm down to read through.

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