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  • CPS Energy cutting off power to Texas Hill Country town overnight

    07/12/2024 8:05:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    MySanAntonio ^ | July 12, 2024 | Zachary-Taylor Wright
    Fair Oaks Ranch residents may want to brace themselves for a couple of sweaty evenings and place those backup batteries in their alarm clocks. CPS Energy is planning to cut power to some 1,300 homes in the Texas Hill Country town twice next week. The shutdowns will run from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday, July 15, and Wednesday, July 17. According to a somewhat vague statement from the San Antonio power supplier, the planned outage will accompany “scheduled maintenance improvements” in Fair Oaks Ranch which is slated to “improve the electric reliability in the area.” The planned outage is...

    07/12/2024 10:55:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | JULY 12, 2024 | Tracy Beanz & Michelle Edwards
    After five decades of inaction, the Food and Drug Administration revoked the authorization of brominated vegetable oil (BVO) in food on July 3, 2024. The additive bromine, used to stabilize fruit flavorings in beverages and sodas, has toxic effects and has already been banned in many places, including California, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. What was the agency’s excuse for its 50 years in limbo? The FDA insisted it was “waiting for more safety data.” Right. Consumer advocates called the FDA’s ban on brominated vegetable oil in food “a victory for public health.” Still, digging deeper, it is indisputable...
  • CenterPoint Energy failed during Hurricane Beryl, but who will hold them accountable?

    07/12/2024 5:27:17 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 42 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/12/2024 | Chris Tomlinson
    CenterPoint is a $19 billion, for-profit corporation granted a monopoly over a hundred years ago to manage and maintain the transmission and distribution of electricity across the Houston region. This regulated utility failed to deliver power to 85% of its customers during the height of a mild hurricane. In a perfect world, the Public Utility Commission would have ensured CenterPoint maintained a grid resilient enough to withstand a stronger storm. Instead, elected officials are asking the wrong questions about the emergency response. “I’ll tell you whether I’m satisfied or not when I have a full report of where their crews...
  • Greg Abbott Feels the Heat Over Texas Power Outage Failure

    07/10/2024 5:08:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Jul 10, 2024 | James Bickerton
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott has come under fire on social media over his response to Hurricane Beryl, which crashed into the southeastern United States on Monday as a Category 1 hurricane leaving six dead in Texas, and one in Louisiana, according to The Associated Press. The storm caused widespread damage across Texas with the Houston area, where millions of people lost power, particularly badly affected. As of Tuesday just under 1.7 million CenterPoint customers remained without power according to The Houston Chronicle. Abbott is currently on an economic development tour of Asia and was in South Korea on Monday when...
  • Tropical Storm Beryl tracker: Millions without power in Texas, flood-prone communities in storm’s path

    07/08/2024 1:06:34 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/08/2024 | SAUL ELBEIN
    Tropical Storm Beryl is making a slow, ruinous passage out of Houston, where it is flooding highways and knocking out power lines. As of 3 p.m. local time Monday, as the eye of the storm moved over the western Houston suburbs, more than 2.7 million Texans were without power, according to tracking site Much of the already flood-prone city has experienced 5 to 8 inches of rain, with some particularly unlucky neighborhoods experiencing more than 10, according to Harris County’s Flood Warning System. Homes in Houston’s lower-income northeast have flooded, one nonprofit told The Hill, as have many of...
  • ROOKE: Lady Mac-Biden Desperately Clinging To Power As Husband Crumbles Before Her Eyes

    07/02/2024 7:16:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/01/24 | Mary Rooke
    A real-life Shakespearian drama is unfolding as the world watches First Lady Jill Biden and Hunter Biden desperately cling to power through President Joe Biden despite the doom his obvious declining mental capacity spells for the country. In an unbelievable move, the First Lady has made it perfectly clear that her husband will not be removed from the presidential campaign. In a Vogue Magazine cover released Monday, the magazine features her, not her husband, with the tagline: “We Will Determine Our Future.” The cover image is Jill in an all-white Ralph Lauren power suit dress, staring “stoically” at something out...
  • Prosecutors will say in secret whether they used controversial spying tool against neo-Nazi accused in Baltimore power grid plot

    06/29/2024 3:56:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Baltimore Sun via Yahoo ^ | 6/27/24 | Madeleine O'Neill,
    Federal prosecutors said they are willing to disclose whether they used a controversial surveillance program to foil a Florida neo-Nazi leader’s alleged plot to attack Baltimore’s power grid last year, but will only do so in secret, during a classified meeting with the judge handling the case. Government lawyers refused Thursday to disclose publicly whether they used Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to build the case against the accused plotter, Brandon C. Russell, but agreed to a private meeting with Senior U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar where they will provide more information. Russell’s defense team remains...
  • In Case You Think Someone Has The Answer To New York's Looming Energy Disaster

    06/22/2024 5:23:13 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 20 Jun, 2024 | Francis Menton
    In this post last week, I took note that New York’s electric grid system operator, NYISO, has recently issued some clear, if muted, warnings of the impossibility of the energy transition mandated by the state’s 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). In a November 2023 Report, NYISO stated (deeply buried at page 52) that “DEFRs are needed to balance intermittent supply with demand,” and those DEFRs must be “significant in capacity.” DEFRs are the elusive and not-yet-invented “dispatchable emissions-free resources.” At a conference the following month, NYISO’s VP for System Integration Planning, Zachary Smith, reiterated the need for...
  • New York State Is Greening Its Way Into Darkness

    06/21/2024 8:47:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/21/2024 | Beege Welborn
    It's been pretty interesting watching the carefully worded but dire warnings coming out about just how tenuous the future of reliable power is in the Empire State. On June 6, the folks who manage and operate the state's electrical grid, the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), issued their 2024 Power Trends Report. One of the first things that should have jumped out at Green Gov Kathy Hochul and the climate cultists in the state legislature should have been the #mathz. That alone would have given a rational person pause, but who are we talking about, right? There's only about...
  • Floating Wind Madness in Maine

    06/20/2024 6:22:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Watts Up with that ^ | June 18, 2024, | David Wojick
    The Government of Maine has really big plans for floating wind, a floating net zero fantasy, in fact. Since floating wind power is the next big green thing, it is worth taking a close look at this ruinous vision. Floating wind is a fad, not an established technology. It has yet to be built at utility scale or tested in a hurricane. The world’s biggest grid-connected system is a tiny 50 MW and just came online off Scotland. The cost of floating wind is necessarily much greater than fixed wind. A fixed wind tower sits on a simple monopile, while...
  • Breaking Norms And Precedent, Biden Attempts To Purge Career Intelligence Official

    01/22/2021 11:54:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 22, 2021 | Mollie Hemmingway
    Pelosi, Schiff, and Biden have politicized a career intelligence community position by demanding the removal of a national security professional.Hours after President Joe Biden delivered his inaugural address promising to bring unity and healing to the country, his administration began a politically charged attack on a highly respected, newly appointed career intelligence official over fears he would be insufficiently loyal to Democratic partisans. The attempted purge has thus far followed the playbook publicly laid out by top Democrats and their left-wing media enablers. In a stunning violation of precedent, Biden’s National Security Agency (NSA) placed General Counsel Michael J. Ellis...
  • Gunfire causes N.C. power outage raising fears of further attacks on electrical infrastructure

    06/14/2024 11:30:36 AM PDT · by CFW · 28 replies
    Just the News ^ | 6/14/24 | By Kevin Killough
    Authorities say gunfire was the cause of a fire Monday at a North Carolina power station that resulted in 730 customers to lose electricity. Emergency crews responded to the problem as a fire and equipment failure on Duke Energy’s power distribution grid, which resulted in customers in the Durham area [losing power], according to the Associated Press. The following day, the Durham Police Department responded to a call about damaged power equipment and was told the damage was the result of gunfire in the past week.
  • Study: Biden Administration’s EPA Rules Could Cause Blackouts for Millions of Americans

    06/14/2024 5:52:25 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 14 Jun, 2024 | Eric Lendrum
    A new study by a state government has determined that the many new regulations of the Biden Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could lead to power blackouts that will impact millions of American citizens. According to the Washington Free Beacon, the study, conducted in May, was carried out by the firm Always On Energy Research, on behalf of the state government of North Dakota. The report concluded that the EPA’s most recently-implemented regulations are not technologically feasible and will only lead to the forced retirement of coal power generation units. Coal and other more reliable forms of energy will be...
  • Local, state opposition to wind and solar projects increased in 2023, study finds

    06/14/2024 10:13:16 AM PDT · by CFW · 9 replies
    Just the News ^ | 6/14/24 | Kevin Killough
    Opposition to wind and solar projects on the state and local level increased significantly last year, according to a new study by Columbia University’s Sabine Center for Climate Change Law. In 2023, the report found 73% more local restrictions than the previous year’s report released in May 2023, and 111% more state-level restrictions. “In nearly every state, local governments have enacted laws and regulations to block or restrict renewable energy facilities, or project opponents have succeeded in forcing the delay or cancellation of particular projects, or both have occurred,” the report states.
  • Citizen activists take on 'destructive' solar power plants in France's Provence region

    06/05/2024 9:19:37 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 7 replies
    France24 ^ | March 6, 2024 | Cyrielle Cabot
    SUMMARY: Citizen activists in southeastern France’s Alpes-de-Hautes-Provence region have been campaigning for two years against the growing number of solar power parks in a protected natural area around the Lure mountain. The local authorities, and the parks' investors, claim the plants are “essential” projects in the fight against climate change, and in line with the ambitions of the European Green Deal. But the activists claim these projects are “destructive” for biodiversity and the landscape. A few hundred metres above the commune of Cruis, in the Alpes-de-Hautes-Provence region, Sylvie Bitterlin, a 62-year-old actress, stands in front of the security fence of...
  • Backup generators - I've played the game for decades. My take..

    06/04/2024 8:42:56 AM PDT · by eastexsteve · 188 replies
    self | 06/04/2024 | self (vanity)
    I live in rural NE Texas, and we experience power outages often. Some last for days. This year, we've been hammered by bad weather, and this round is the 12th time I've been on generator power this year. I've played the "generator game" for decades, starting off with one that I thought would be just good enough to keep me going, running the bare minimum appliances until the power came back on. This was torture. In my opinion, most people make bad decisions when it comes to buying a generator. They think small, and short run times. The truth is,...
  • System of lies: Ideological paradise on earth; why the bloody, violent dream will not die

    06/03/2024 6:21:49 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 16 replies
    Renew America ^ | 6/3/24 | Linda Kimball
    “It is not the truth of Marxism that explains the willingness of intellectuals to believe it, but the power that it confers on intellectuals, in their attempts to control the world. And since…it is futile to reason someone out of a thing that he was not reasoned into, we can conclude that Marxism owes its remarkable power to survive every criticism to the fact that it is not a truth-directed but a power-directed system of thought” — Roger Scruton (27February 1944 – 12 January 2020)“Ideology is compelled to distort reality and so is inherently dishonest and distorting of truth, and...
  • Houston distributes water as more than 500,000 remain without power after devastating storms

    05/18/2024 1:24:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Nbcnews ^ | 05/18/2024 | Phil Helsel
    The city of Houston on Saturday opened new distribution centers to give out water as around 500,000 customers remained without power following severe storms blamed in the deaths of seven people in the region. Houston was forecast to reach a high of 90 degrees Saturday as the city and Harris County recovers from tornadoes and 100 mph straight-line winds that struck with little warning on Thursday. Seven deaths — four in Houston and three in unincorporated Harris County — have been blamed on effects from the weather, including from falling trees and a fire sparked by lighting.
  • Activist Groups Influence Energy Policy in Biden Administration

    05/05/2024 5:24:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Liberty Nation ^ | 05 May 2024 | John Klar
    A recent subcommittee hearing before the House Committee on Natural Resources heard testimony regarding alleged influence by unelected non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on important federal government policy decisions. The Biden administration was called out for permitting activist environmental groups, many funded by billionaires and the Chinese Communist Party, to inappropriately influence US energy policy at the Department of the Interior. Committee members are investigating the degree to which Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and others are working with green activist groups to shape policies that undermine the decision-making of state and federal officials, divert oil production to less eco-friendly sources...
  • The intermittency of wind and solar power could be worse than originally thought, experts say

    05/03/2024 7:37:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 2, 2024 | Kevin Killough
    "Wind Droughts": A 15-state region produced less than 10% of its potential 22 gigawatt wind output over an 82-hour period. For 42 hours straight within that period, the wind output was only 1.5% of the total.. Last month, multiple news outlets reported on the record-smashing year the wind industry had in 2023. The Global Wind Energy Council released its latest report showing the world installed 117 gigawatts of capacity. The Associated Press called 2023 a “record year for wind installations,” and Reuters noted that the U.S. was among the top five markets for wind installations. The U.S. Energy Information Administration...