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Friday, April 15, 2022

Wind power made a huge milestone in March, as it produced more electricity than both coal and nuclear energy for the first time ever in U.S. history.



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Yeah, but think of all those folks with the cancer...

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-04-15 02:36 AM | Reply

Nonsense! Useless technology!

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2022-04-15 10:46 AM | Reply

Nonsense! Useless technology!

POSTED BY JPW AT 2022-04-15 10:46 AM | REPLY

Is that sarcasm or not?? I can't tell.

#3 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-04-15 10:50 AM | Reply

That's terrible news. It means we're catching up with China.

Texas is to blame for putting up so many cancer causing windmills.

Why does Texas hate Texas oil economy?

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-04-15 10:57 AM | Reply

What about all those birds that get cancer?

#5 | Posted by Sezu at 2022-04-15 11:27 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

"But they hurt my eyes! I've been staring at ugly power line towers my whole life but somehow windmills are ugly to me because liberals like them and I'm brainwashed to hate stuff that is good for the planet because I'm a fuggin moron."

#6 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-04-15 11:35 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Texas is to blame for putting up so many cancer causing windmills.
Why does Texas hate Texas oil economy?

#4 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2022-04-15 10:57 AM | FLAG:

It's a weird relationship. They build the blades here because of the vast petrochemical industry.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2022-04-15 11:42 AM | Reply

"It's a weird relationship."

Understatement of the year. Texas thanks you for not saying "retarded."

If I can still say that here.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-04-15 12:19 PM | Reply

#3 it is most assuredly sarcasm.

Yet another example of righties detachment from reality.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2022-04-15 12:19 PM | Reply

Very deceptive headline.

#10 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-04-15 12:41 PM | Reply

The cancer causing noise is killing our eagles!

"I never understood wind, you know I know windmills very much. I've studied it better than anybody."


#11 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2022-04-15 05:35 PM | Reply

Yeah, but all that NOISE!
--Donald Trump--

#12 | Posted by e1g1 at 2022-04-15 07:27 PM | Reply

Beyond the headline:

The EIA said a likely factor in the amount produced is wind speeds often peak during the spring in the U.S. On the same day, the Southwest Power Pool, which covers parts of North Dakota to Oklahoma, and the ERC of Texas reported wind penetration records.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration said on March 29, wind turbines in the continental U.S. produced 19% of U.S. energy that day.

At the same time, the EIA noted since the demand for electricity usually dips during the spring and fall, nuclear and coal generators reduce their output or scheduled maintenance during the season. When there is more wind, coal and natural gas generations often reduce their output to match the demand with the overall supply for electricity.

In 2019, wind capacity surpassed nuclear capacity, but nuclear energy usually produces more electricity because of technological differences. On average, the wind usually produces the least amount of electricity each month. The EIA Energy Information Administration does not expect wind power to overtake coal-fired or nuclear generation in any month in 2022 or 2023.

So wind was at peak, while coal and nuclear were idling. Add to that there have been constant additions of wind turbines and shutdowns of coal and nuclear power plants. Also, winds cycles are about 30%-35%, with usually much stronger output (not theoretical "capacity") at night time, when the energy consumption is much lower, so it needs to be captured in batteries or capacitors, while coal and nuclear can be easily ramped up or turned down to match the output needed.

Ask Germany - they could use "diversity" in energy generation right about now.

#13 | Posted by CutiePie at 2022-04-15 09:10 PM | Reply

another misleading Headline from the Left

in the last paragraph:

"On average, the wind usually produces the least amount of electricity each month"

should have been in the first paragraph or the Headline

#14 | Posted by Maverick at 2022-04-16 10:24 AM | Reply

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