Saturday, February 12, 2011

Green Energy Policy - Blackouts And Brownouts

Luckily, we have a government that doesn't rush with forcing unrealistic "green energy" quotas. In the US under Obama, it's a different story:
Fury is building over rolling nationwide blackouts triggered by the Obama administration’s deliberate agenda to block the construction of new coal-fired plants, as local energy companies struggle to meet Americans’ power demands amidst some of the coldest weather seen in decades.

- As we reported yesterday, four hospitals in Texas reacted furiously after they were hit with planned outages despite being promised they would be spared even as power to Super Bowl venues remains uninterrupted.

- Thousands in New Mexico have been left without natural gas as Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday declared a state of emergency. “Due to statewide natural gas shortages, I have ordered all government agencies that do not provide essential services to shut down and all nonessential employees to stay home” on Friday, Martinez said after meeting with public safety personnel in Albuquerque,” reports the Associated Press.
Talking about green energy, which do you think kills more birds - oil sands or wind turbines? Check out this video and you'll be astonished, how many birds we'd be killing if we want to get as much energy from wind that as we do from the oil sands:
700,000 birds a year - that would be a remarkable sacrifice to "mother gaia", wouldn't it?

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