Yes, Merkle has attempted to Warn German Citizens that they need slow down, and make measured adjustments to their power grid, but we’ve seen her branded as the Devil for doing so. Is it time for industry to flee Germany? I think so.. Is it the 1930s all over again? Some think so. Maybe go to France? Nope, I bet they’re already talking about shutting off their source of income too, as they voted for magic and fairy dust as well.
If you have any back ground in power quality, you know that all of industry is built around the fact that the commercial AC sine wave is reliable.. this has been fact in countries like UK, Germany, Canada and the USA, and machines and processes have been developed assuming this WILL remain the standard. This is not so in under developed countries, they operate on Diesel power at regular intervals WHEN the grid quality suffers, they’ve learned they have to do this to survive.
If you are on the far left.. you might say good! This is progress, we’ll learn how to manage on these unpredictable resources like wind and solar.
If you are not so far left, if you were actually awake in eight grade science class, you will understand that these companies are spending their valuable reserves retrofitting their production facilities with diesel back up power, and planning to burn diesel in order to prevent damage and lost productivity that could threaten their very existence. BUT.. they also might need a crystal ball in order to anticipate a glitch and have that power on line to cover it. And just how much carbon is saved when we move electrical power production to the factory?
Yes, we do know that the Far left will be blogging at places like the Huffington post any minute now to explain that all we need is a little fairy dust, and a few trillion more of investment, (money we don’t have) and we’ll all be living with free energy forever more.. The far left (for the most part) has the ability to make all things complex simple in their minds. There are those who vote that think you can run an entire factory off a single solar panel, most all of them vote for a single party, and that party will likely make a deal with the devil to assure they keep voting with that party.
Here in America, there’s a new reason to fleece the public, and a new way to funnel money to friends of the party in power in order to stay in power… They will call it Co-Generation, the left will assume it’s a new idea, and magic, the Engineer will see it as a return to the 1880s when every factory operated with cogeneration power plants.
As with my Example of Amonix, we watched an obtuse public in Las Vegas look on at a company making Solar CPV, millions of dollars worth manufactured right under their noses…. and once it was all built, who among them asked.. “now that this stuff is all in the field, does it work, and how well?” Do they all suffer from Sun stroke?
Meanwhile, there’s workers at Hatch New Mexico attempting to sort out the mess, the owners of the plant would be crowing like a cock if it were good news, but all we hear is silence.. same goes for the other Amonix 7700 power plant at Alamosa.. if it works, it news,, if it doesn’t lay low. Is it possible that there’s enough money for labor hours and repairs so that Next Era can share the power production figures for at least one month? To my knowledge, there hasn’t been a good month yet.
Did I hear that Harry Reid’s son is pushing for another big solar investment in Nevada? Why not.. Nevada is one of the easiest states in the union to snooker, it’s not that they can’t ask a good question, it’s that they don’t ask any questions at all, that’s the public I’m talking about. the PUC has been far wiser, but will they be demonized like Merkle?
It’s all what I think, and up to now, it’s still legal here to have your own thoughts.. but for how long? The far left’s so-called cure will likely kill us .. but don’t we know. A good famine will correct the problem as they see it 🙂 Maybe that’s the real plan?
And that passage in a book about the meek inheriting the earth? maybe those folks so far out.. the nomads, those who grow their own food, those who don’t pay property taxes, or invest in currency that will turn to dust.. maybe they’ll be the ony ones that survive….
Well, there will be others, and no doubt Washington DC and 500 or more have a plan to take care of themselves and their families..
What’s your plan? One thing you have over the far left, is you actually know the difference between a BTU and an IOU.. they’ll need you to fix their stuff.. if they don’t starve you out before they discover that fact.