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The conventional plant is going to operate around the clock in order to provide reliable power. On a sunny windy day this produces a glut of power that the cooperatives must buy and do not need, hence you and I get the bill. These deals may sound good but in the big picture we are the cooperatives. I do not have faith in the grid as it is entirely inadequate. Correct me but I believe that we cannot transfer power from one zone to another on the grid.
I was thinking of putting my two cents in here but this blog seems reserved for MENSA members only.
My dad got a job at the mine for $21 a day in the early fifties, that was great money. We were even able to afford some fruit in the diet which seemed a real treat. The head of the UMWA kept striking for more and customers switched to other fuels leaving the valley in a depression for years. Miners work time per week kept dwindling until the mines closed. Sounds a little like Detroit today.
The symbiotic relationship between public sector unions and the Democratic Party relegates the Koch's to footnote status. In essence the union contributions are recycled taxpayer moneys. Across the nation our unfunded legacy obligations dwarf the national debt. One reason we are printing $85 B per month is to build up some equity in these promissory schemes that were perfected by the mafia. It is now out of their reach and the politicos have crowded in on the action..
It is made to seem that this scheme will pay out over time and help save the environment. From the cities viewpoint it is possible that it may pay out at some point. The problem is, where does one find a need for intermittent power? The very nature of this inconvenience makes it nothing more than a feel good deal exercise and the expense will need to be spread out over other customers. Dianne and her ilk are mandating our utility companies to purchase power from these boondoggles. Electric coops buying power from a solar or wind source is basically a subsidy for unneeded power and the damage to the environment is two fold. Our friends on the left side of the spectrum see the need to lower our standard of living and relegate this capitalist engine to the junk heap, and this probably makes sense from their standpoint but the unintended consequences will be disastrous. Buying this alternative power is nothing more than a smoke and mirrors money transfer with more expense for us all.
On the big donor list the Koch's are 59TH, way behind the unions and universities and liberal contributors. Lorne Michaels of SNL said that it is easier to make fun of conservatives because they will laugh with you, but liberals take it personally. The same is true when donors are involved, in that if they can be identified they will rue the day that they contributed. If the left can identify donors they will use nefarious tactics to make sure that the contributor pays a heavy price and hopefully discontinues their support.
This project may save money in the long run, I don't know, but it is intermittent power and in the big picture we need constant power. That depends on a conventional plant running full time and this renders the intermittent project basically a duplicitous feel good effort.
My observation leads me to conclude that liberal views have unintended consequences, and the result smells a lot like Communism. Daily we see the left working to eradicate views differing from their own, that results in COMMUNISM.
There must be a shortage on pot, these blogs are starting to make sense.
Scott, listen up! The logic that you are attempting to display is bunk.
1. There is no proof that any company will do a better job regardless of size.
2. Willingness to support or reject this proposal does not prove that a company is good or bad.
3. Support by larger companies may be to restrict competition.
4 Suppose that Shell has a problem, they are very capable of defending themselves and in the end I suspect that they will not be intimidated. Try suing a large corporation and see how far you get.
5 A small company will be less likely to welcome the changes as they are not as likely able to afford the entanglement. They might well be more likely to perform remedial work but that does not give the politicos the certificate desired and the chance to take the bows.
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