Skip to comments.Granholm ecstatic at red state surge in renewable energy: 'That is fantastic'
Posted on 01/24/2023 10:13:17 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
At a White House press briefing on Monday, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm was asked by Yahoo News to weigh in on the sharp rise in renewable energy projects in Republican-led states like Texas since the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act.
According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Texas is poised to overtake California in terms of solar power capacity, and aggressively pursued the construction of new wind, solar and battery storage projects in the second half of 2022.
“With respect to Texas, what an opportunity for every state to be able to produce clean energy. And, in fact, a Politico story this morning suggested that there was an abundance of announcements coming out of red states. Great! That is fantastic,” Granholm said. “We want to be able to see energy, clean energy produced in every pocket of the country — blue states, red states — really, it helps to save people money, so it’s really all about green.”
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What does this idiot know about producing a single joule of energy?
This doesn’t surprise me a bit. Texas is bigger than California, so it has more room for solar panels. Also, being located farther south means that Texas can generate more electricity with each panel.
most of these are being built in the western half of the state in basically uninhabited desert.
Republican run states mean not Conservative Run states.
This doesn’t surprise me a bit. Texas is bigger than California, so it has more room for solar panels. Also, being located farther south means that Texas can generate more electricity with each panel.”
Like after sunset right
Jenny Grandtheft only knows grifting.
I can’t stand this woman.
If "green energy" actually saved people money, then why is it HEAVILY subsidized by taxpayers?
"Green energy" wouldn't survive at all if the subsidies were stripped from it -- and they should be.
Let the free market decide!
Electric power generated from solar panels is one of the less reliable and MUCH more expensive ways to produce electricity. It would not even be economically feasible without HUGE subsidies, and once the subsidies are gone, you have an enormous pile of useless and probably unrecyclable junk that may have to be buried in a landfill somewhere.
Potential is not realized fact.
However reluctantly, the return to nuclear power is inevitable. But with the engineering and design advances in the past fifty years, it no longer has to be the uranium-fueled Light Water Reactors as the main source of nuclear power generation.
Check the literature on thorium-fueled molten salt reactors.
WTH does it matter if we’re EXPORTING record amounts of it?!?
My blue state breakdown from my power company reads out that the old way is the sure way. coal, oil, nuclear and hydro. All the renewables are less than 1 percent. climate scam : Feeding us bullsh## like we are mushrooms in the dark
REality check democrats:
We are not against so called green energy....
If it works and is efficient.
I have yet to see it meet that basic criteria.
“most of these are being built in the western half of the state in basically uninhabited desert.”
There are quite a few of them on the outskirts of San Antonio. Instead of fields of solar panels, I would prefer something in the form of a pipeline, covered in solar collecting material, with transformers along the route. In the pipeline, you can transport oil, water, whatever.
Now think of this. You do this near an ocean, use the pipeline to move water inland, to plant fields and provide clean water to communities. The desalination facility is run by solar, wind or even some new technology which uses salt water to to electricity.
New global economies will emerge, people will have clean water and from that better sanitary conditions. Famine will fall by the wayside, diseases will be eradicated and the growing of crops will absorb the CO2.
But no.... That’s too logical.
Tell this Demon Canadian to GO HOME .
So, the United States Dept of Energy Secretary reads Politico to find out about red state/blue state renewable energy reports - AND IS PROUD OF IT!
Odd, I would preferred she actual got the info from her own Energy Department. Not a liberal radical website.
True. They have more room to bury that massive windmills and blades when they go ‘kaput’, which is less than 5 years. Of course, the enviros won’t like that either.
Red states are building Windmills because the wind always blows in the Great Plains.
But, now that the price of windmills has almost doubled, look for that building spree to end.
Hardly. Take a long drive through the plains states and note how many windmills are up, how many are turning, and how often they are under repair.
The son of a friend of mine worked for a windmill repair company, he was up top constantly, summer AND winter, often as not with parts that were made for different machines entirely.
He was a tough kid and stuck it out for a few seasons, then quit because the available gear didn't fit the parts they were provided.
While I know renewables are viable as a replacement, the more power Texas generates the better even is the excess is only available at certain times or certain conditions
When we become a republic again it will mean more oil and gas can be exported and add to our assets
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