Last Christmas, the U.S. narrowly averted an energy disaster that would have decimated New York City and killed thousands
The problem is the Woke DEI philosophy applied to energy. Some forms of energy are oppressors of the environment and they must be eliminated and replaced non-oppressors. Facts need not play a part in this transition -- only virtue signaling is permitted.
Re below question, I tried and failed to find Con Ed document G-4530, “Limiting Gas
Use and Load Shedding During a Supply Curtailment or
Emergency”; I was wondering if you might have found it?
Amazing indeed. Question: Report states (P87) "Con Edison had 11 steps to mitigate a supply
shortage or to limit gas during an emergency, which
progresses from taking steps to increase the supply of
natural gas to firm customer load shedding. Con Edison
implemented actions through at least step 7, public
appeals to reduce demand, before the Gas System
Do you know what are these11 steps?
Willful ignorance looks like this.
Everyone is happy to eat the sausage and not give a F about how it's made, until there is no sausage.
The Greens are sounding off on nukes What Drives This Madness On Small Modular Nuclear Reactors? https://cleantechnica.com/2023/11/30/what-drives-this-madness-on-small-modular-nuclear-reactors/
This was fabulous and I can't stop thinking about it. I spent my career in the electric utility industry and have only the most basic understanding of line pack for natural gas. I wish NARUC would ask you to come speak to them - every public utility commissioner in attendance needs to hear this.
Is there no more common sense in our world? If the current grid failed they would want heat and lights from whatever source they could get it from!!
From a frustrated citizen in our society!!!
Don’t complain with your mouth full!!
Please write an article about closed loop geothermal, asking why NONE of the "green supporters" are talking about it?
Why does the utility company need to relight an individuals pilot light? Is it that difficult for a person to do it themselves?
I wonder what % of the population understands the ramifications of a wide area gas outage. They probably assume a 1/2 day, similar to most electric grid outages. If many did fully understand they would be marching on the DOE, State capitols and the billionaire funded NGOs demanding the leaders’ heads on stakes.
Perhaps with another Texas event we can finally begin a conversation on the fast tracking of nuclear generation instead of the constant half truths being thrown around in favor of wind and solar.
Nice Work!! If policy makers and infrastructure owner operators don’t sort out this mess, a rolling disaster is just a matter of time. 🙈
The problems of having waited too long before starting to tax CO2 emissions. If we had passed the (imperfect but improvable) fossil fuel BTU tax in the '70s, we would be farther along with the transition to solar-wind-geothermal-nuclear power.
And while having some coal fired power available as a backup may be a good idea, the point of the report seems like the importance of having more spare capacity in the gas transmission system.
I'm sure that our "leaders" don't even realize the full impact. And if they do, it's criminal. Here, too, I miss the times when we had people in power who had the necessary foresight to tackle social issues. Too much noise, waffle and too little signal. If the only strategy is hope, you've already lost.
Perhaps a journalist or sub-stack writer could find out where Mr. Bloomberg gets his power (electric, heat and influence) from and publish the facts. It seems to not make sense but Faith is a mystical, even for lemmings.