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Old 03-01-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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Don't you hate it when the lights go out!!!


SAN FRANCISCO—California is weighing how to avoid a looming electricity crisis that could be brought on by its growing reliance on wind and solar power.
http://www.investorvillage.com/smbd....g&mid=12580361

California Girds for Electricity Woes - WSJ.com

http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=93273&page=1
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:16 PM
 
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Probably Bush's fault.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Alameda, CA
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Don't you hate it when the lights go out!!!


SAN FRANCISCO—California is weighing how to avoid a looming electricity crisis that could be brought on by its growing reliance on wind and solar power.
CALIFORNIA GIRDS FOR ELECTRICITY WOES | BRY Message Board Posts

California Girds for Electricity Woes - WSJ.com

California Electric Woes May Impact Nation - ABC News
You know that the ABC article has nothing to do with the other 2 articles. Its from 10 years ago.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:28 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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From the second article

"California isn't the only state having trouble coping with a growing share of renewables. Texas also needs more resources, such as gas-fired power plants, that can adjust output in response to unpredictable production from wind farms. "

That tells me the problem is much larger then an over reliance on renewables, IE, there isn't enough being produced by ANY source in the first place.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:32 PM
 
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Don't you hate it when the lights go out!!!


SAN FRANCISCO—California is weighing how to avoid a looming electricity crisis that could be brought on by its growing reliance on wind and solar power.
CALIFORNIA GIRDS FOR ELECTRICITY WOES | BRY Message Board Posts

California Girds for Electricity Woes - WSJ.com

California Electric Woes May Impact Nation - ABC News
With all the gays out there we probably WON'T baby a baby boom like we have with other incidents like this.

That's a good thing.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:33 PM
 
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Look at the loons in Germany. They are decommisioning coal plants faster than building the new ones. They shut down nuclear because of tsunami and are left with windmills and mirrors. When folks start dying maybe some will wake up. Until then if it says green then it's the way to go according to many.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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Better buy your whole-house generator set before the prices go up!
Make it powered by natural gas, so you won't have to worry about gasoline going bad, or not being able to get gasoline.
Diesel powered would work, too, but getting the fuel would still be a PITA.
Your "green" neighbors won't like your genset running in your back yard, but YOU will have electricity to run your air conditioning while THEY are melting in their shoes!
Such gensets are available from many sources. Get yours NOW!
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Fredericktown,Ohio
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Wonder if the people have prepared for long extended black outs? I would be ready we have oil lamps and save all our old cooking grease to fuel them. We could go months with out missing a beat.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:46 PM
 
Location: In a Galaxy far, far away called Germany
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I think all the wax in California has been allocated for surfboards. They are simply out of luck, unless they get a "bright" idea! :^D
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Fredericktown,Ohio
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Better buy your whole-house generator set before the prices go up!
Make it powered by natural gas, so you won't have to worry about gasoline going bad, or not being able to get gasoline.
Diesel powered would work, too, but getting the fuel would still be a PITA.
Your "green" neighbors won't like your genset running in your back yard, but YOU will have electricity to run your air conditioning while THEY are melting in their shoes!
Such gensets are available from many sources. Get yours NOW!
That is good advice on going to natural gas to fuel the generator, my neighbor has done this and it cost about 250 bucks for the set up. It is on my to do list
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