Some people who’ve been without power or water for several days hereabouts are throwing rocks at Austin Energy crews. Not surprising but the wrong targets, folks. You need to find AE’s suits and stone them. Most particularly the city’s Dimocrat pols who pushed AE to get 25-42 percent of their power from unreliable windmills, and the big-money boys who invested in the windmills for the federal subsidies they pay out.
We, our ownselves, just came off a 15-hour outage, the second one in a week. Getting a little tired of this, y’all.
MORE: Turns out the vaunted ERCOT (Electrical Reliability Council of Texas) board lives out of state.
“The sad truth is that industrial wind does not replace fossil-fueled electricity generators. It does not reduce emissions. It does not provide affordable, on-demand electricity.
“The relatively miniscule amount of electricity generated typically arrives when it’s not needed and cannot effectively be stored. Industrial wind, true to Ken Lay’s intent, is a profit center founded on favorable legislation, mandated renewable energy goals and funded by taxpayer subsidies.”
Not to mention that the West Texas windmills regularly kill eagles and many other birds, make a lot of noise for people who live near them, and shake themselves to pieces from lack of maintenance.
They haven’t replaced a single coal-fired power plant. They only work in Obamaloot’s speeches.