Wednesday, February 17, 2021

A Mighty Wind Blows In Kansas City

In praise of future "green tech" amid right-wing attacks. 

Already MSM is spinning push back against social media drunk uncles:

CBS: Don't blame wind turbines for Texas' historic power outages

The local angle . . .

Wind a major source of energy for regional power grid

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Reliance on wind power is under the microscope this week, as rolling power outages have impacted the metro. Sub-zero temperatures knocked some wind turbines offline, according to Evergy. Icy blades and frozen hydraulic fluid are two of the factors impacting the machinery itself.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Coal and natural gas power have also broken down in this winter climate chaos. But science hating kranks love to pretend the only problem is with wind power.

Anonymous said...

What they refuse to mention is that Texas failed to install the de-overs that are commonly used in oh say, the frigging Article, Alaska, and Iceland. Republicans in Texas pushed for privatization of their energy so as to escape regulation and increase profits. They also failed to winterize their power plants like those on the national grid must do. Shady, lazy, morons. Repubturds always looking to steal and cheat.

Anonymous said...

Right now the average wind farm is about 150 turbines. Each wind turbine needs 80 gallons of oil as lubricant and we're not talking about vegetable oil, this is a PAO synthetic oil based on crude... 12,000 gallons of it. That oil needs to be replaced once a year.
It is estimated that a little over 3,800 turbines would be needed to power a city the size of New York... That's 304,000 gallons of refined oil for just one city.
Now you have to calculate every city across the nation, large and small, to find the grand total of yearly oil consumption from "clean" energy.
Where do you think all that oil is going to come from, the oil fairies?
Not to mention the fact that the large equipment needed to build these wind farms run on petroleum. As well as the equipment required for installation, service, maintenance, and eventual removal.
And just exactly how eco-friendly is wind energy anyway?
Each turbine requires a footprint of 1.5 acres, so a wind farm of 150 turbines needs 225 acres; In order to power a city the size of NYC you'd need 57,000 acres; and who knows the astronomical amount of land you would need to power the entire US. All of which would have to be clear-cut land because trees create a barrier & turbulence that interferes with the 20mph sustained wind velocity necessary for the turbine to work properly (also keep in mind that not all states are suitable for such sustained winds). Boy, cutting down all those trees is gonna piss off a lot of green-loving tree-huggers.
Let's talk about disposal now.
The lifespan of a modern, top quality, highly efficient wind turbine is 20 years.
After that, then what? What happens to those gigantic fiber composite blades?
They cannot economically be reused, refurbished, reduced, repurposed, or recycled so guess what..? It's off to special landfills they go.
And guess what else..? They're already running out of these special landfill spaces for the blades that have already exceeded their usefulness. Seriously! Those blades are anywhere from 120 ft. to over 200 ft. long and there are 3 per turbine. And that's with only 7% of the nation currently being supplied with wind energy. Just imagine if we had the other 93% of the nation on the wind grid... 20 years from now you'd have all those unusable blades with no place to put them... Then 20 years after that, and 20 years after that, and so on.
Golly gee, how green is that?
Oops, I almost forgot about the 500,000 birds that are killed each year from wind turbine blade collisions; most of which are endangered hawks, falcons, owls, geese, ducks, and eagles.
Apparently smaller birds are more agile and able to dart and dodge out of the way of the spinning blades, whereas the larger soaring birds aren't so lucky.
I'm sure the wildlife conservationist folks are just ecstatic about that.
I'm so glad the wind energy lovers are looking out for the world.





Anonymous said...

Let's shut down the pipelines so we can put the oil on more inefficient and more costly diesel exhaust-spewing trains and semitrucks. We want Americans to pay more for energy, food, plastics (made from petroleum), etc. They don't need the money, the Democraps need the money.

-- Basement Biden

Anonymous said...

CHUDS blaming the nonexistent Green New Deal for all their energy woes.

Sad and angry fuckers

Anonymous said...

Anybody that repeatedly uses the word CHUD is mentally challenged.

Anonymous said...

ITS GLOBAL WARMING LIBERALS NOW WHY ARENT OUR GIANT ENERGY FANS WORKING

Anonymous said...

1157 NANAS BASEMENT IS GETTING TO HIM. PROB RADON

Anonymous said...

RAPEY JOE LOVES HIS LITTLE SUCKLINGS COLD AND PISSED

Anonymous said...

Relax, all caps guy. It's a little early for your oatmeal, but the attendant will be here in a few hours to feed you.

9:12: Texas refused to comply with national standards that would have allowed it to get power from other states because they were too damn cheap. Now just watch them beg the feds for money. It's the Republican way!

Anonymous said...

When you elect buffoons like Gregg Abbot, Ted Cruz, Rick Perry et al...you get failed services, corruption, grift and general incompetence at every level. Texas chose to do this. Republicans will always look to cheat, steal, and lie. They doomed their own state with their malfeasance. Texas gets what it deserves.

Anonymous said...

So now the left-wing media is trying to provide cover for the crazy green new deal policies of the Democrat Party.

We clearly can see thousands of windmills while drive along Interstate 80, I-29 and other interstates. And, those are just the windmills by the highways.

The Democrat Party killed the coal and gas industry with excessive regulations now Americans are freezing in their homes while the U.S. has the largest world's supply of coal and natural gas.

As Tucker said, it is like a man starving to death in a grocery store.

Anonymous said...



ABC, NBC, CNN - Don't pay attention to that man behind the curtain.

Anonymous said...

We just saw and Biden trumpeted he killed the Keystone Pipeline via Executive Order that would provide cheap natural gas to Americans.

Marxist Elite Democrats could care less about the average American and if they freeze.

There are $$$$ Billions to be made in "Green Energy" deals for the politicians.

Anonymous said...

Once again I challenge the Trumptards to name a pipeline that Biden has "shut down"!

What the President did was cancel Trump's approval of an extension of the Keystone Pipeline (that has not had construction started yet) that would re-route part of the oil that has since 2015 been pumped from the Canadian Oil Sands to US Refineries in Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas.

This PROPOSED EXTENSION would run through the Montana Oil Sands area, where PROPOSED EXTRACTION might add as much as an ESTIMATED 2.12% to US OIL production.

The PROPOSED Pipeline would cost multiple Billion$, and any leakage would threaten the MISSOURI RIVER (crossed TWICE) and therefore the water source of all the towns and cities along the Missouri (yes, US TOO) as well as a little thing called the Ogallah Aquifer, which is vital to KANSAS AGRICULTURE!

Look these FACTS up for yourselves, then reply with the names of the "Pipelines" that Biden has SHUT DOWM.

Anonymous said...

And yet, Biden killed the Keystone Pipeline with an Executive Order on Day 1.

Americans are freezing in their homes because of the Democrat Party's over-regulation and elimination of natural gas and coal power industries.

Anonymous said...

Not only are Americans freezing in their homes because of Democrat Party "green new deal" policies but their utility bills are sky-rocketing.

Windmill and Solar is so much more expensive than natural gas.

The U.S. has the largest reserves of natural gas and coal in the world and if the Democrat Party did not force these industry's closures, Americans would have much cheaper utility bills.

Anonymous said...


Gasoline prices at the pump has already gone up 38% under Joe Biden.

D卐M☭CRATs LIE said...

Wind power pipe dreams failed PERIOD.

Anonymous said...

“Vamos à la playa, Texans!” - US Texas Senator Ted Cruz allegedly said while boarding a United Airlines flight to Cancun yesterday. Nothing says Republican leader ship and abandoning your state while constituents are literally freezing to death.

Anonymous said...

^^^allegedly? More fake news probably.

D卐M☭CRATs LIE said...

They don't call themselves See BS for nothing!

Anonymous said...

^^Parlor. You should go there. They lie like you do.

Anonymous said...

OPERATION DARK WINTER

Think about our current times:

1) The financial system almost imploded in 4th Qtr. 2019
2) A coronavirus pandemic emerging from China, that had been forewarned in movies, TEDTalks, governmental white papers, and a war-game exercise sponsored by The World Economic Forum/Gates Foundation/JohnsHopkins in October 2019, actually came true by early 2020. So many times, you see the example of a disaster exercise being run and then they take it live.
3) An American national election was rigged in plain-sight.
4) For nearly a year already, much of the country has been forced to restrict their activity and wear a mask when in public spaces. Gag Order
5) The American economy has been radically transformed via fear tactics. Biden and his handlers are indicating mask orders will remain throughout 2021, and maybe beyond.
6) A federal government/Big Pharma/corporatocracy alliance seeks to force/compel all Americans to take a new type of "vaccine" which is really mRNA genetic therapy (never used before in humans; FDA emergency use authorization; everyone involved gets a liability shield for all damages).
7) Cold temperatures on multiple consecutive days that set new all-time records across much of the nation. California and New York were epicenters for the plandemic, now Texas is being purposely punished. Those are the nation's 3 most populous states, and it's not a coincidence.

They believe Americans have been too privileged, with too many rights, with too high a standard of living, with an ability to arm and defend themselves, and with way too much independence to be easily controlled. They seek to permanently knock Americans off the world's pedestal and cast you among the Third World peoples struggling to survive day-to-day.

The Biden/Harris/BigTech/Communist Chinese consortium want you enslaved or dead.

Bandit said...

Don't blame turbines blame liberals.

Bandit said...

https://twitter.com/AlexEpstein/status/1361691273090924544

Anonymous said...

Better title: BLOW ME