Coal is dead

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Coal is dead

Postby xelint » Wed May 16, 2018

Wind Power Capacity Has Surpassed Coal in Texas

When a red state such as Texas has more capacity from wind than coal you know its on its way out.

https://www.texasmonthly.com/energy/wind-power-capacity-surpassed-coal-texas/

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Re: Coal is dead

Postby Purple and Gold » Wed May 16, 2018

There is a major 4.5 billion $ Wind power project in Ok that will extend into La, Ark and Tx, our legislators are voting on this project today. 800 wind turbines :shock:, the largest in the US
https://www.ge.com/renewableenergy/stor ... -wind-farm
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Re: Coal is dead

Postby rktect » Wed May 16, 2018

But what about all the dead birds?
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Re: Coal is dead

Postby Brick's » Wed May 16, 2018

'Bout time.
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Re: Coal is dead

Postby Rodebaugh » Wed May 16, 2018

Domestic Steam coal, yes. Met coal, no.

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Re: Coal is dead

Postby Purple and Gold » Wed May 16, 2018

rktect wrote:But what about all the dead birds?


Future oil reserves
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Re: Coal is dead

Postby iron-pyrite » Wed May 16, 2018

Bright blinking lights and loud alarms on every one!

That should solve the bird problem!
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Re: Coal is dead

Postby tdtwedt » Wed May 16, 2018

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Re: Coal is dead

Postby Rik Bitter » Wed May 16, 2018

iron-pyrite wrote:Bright blinking lights and loud alarms on every one!

That should solve the bird problem!


That will help with the NIMBY problem that wind farms have. Bright, noisy and ugly.

Bird kill is a serious problem with wind power. The industry doesn't talk about it for the obvious PR reasons.
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Re: Coal is dead

Postby iron-pyrite » Wed May 16, 2018

Rik Bitter wrote:
iron-pyrite wrote:Bright blinking lights and loud alarms on every one!

That should solve the bird problem!


That will help with the NIMBY problem that wind farms have. Bright, noisy and ugly.

Bird kill is a serious problem with wind power. The industry doesn't talk about it for the obvious PR reasons.



What I hear you saying is that you understand exactly what I am saying then! :lol: :lol:

Before fossil fuel, solar was going to be the way. Now maybe it will rebound. Just took a few hundred years. Still not the best solution but no one wants the best solution for the environment as it would limit all the fun that people who are well off have!
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Re: Coal is dead

Postby MaxGravy » Wed May 16, 2018

Birds are descended from dinosaurs. They've mastered this planet for tens of millions of years. I'm not too concerned about a few fans. Smart birds that don't fly into spinning blades will live and reproduce. And verse visey.
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Re: Coal is dead

Postby Bucketeer » Wed May 16, 2018

xelint wrote:Wind Power Capacity Has Surpassed Coal in Texas

When a red state such as Texas has more capacity from wind than coal you know its on its way out.

https://www.texasmonthly.com/energy/wind-power-capacity-surpassed-coal-texas/


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Re: Coal is dead

Postby BotanicusRex » Thu May 17, 2018

rktect wrote:But what about all the dead birds?


Natural selection at work.
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Re: Coal is dead

Postby Brick's » Thu May 17, 2018

Makes me wonder how many birds die from flying into front living room windows, cars as you drive down the road, or by Tabby and all her feral friends? Don't think we are going to readily make changes to stop these bird kills so low/no-issue, at least by human priorities.
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Re: Coal is dead

Postby Purple and Gold » Thu May 17, 2018

Brick's wrote:Makes me wonder how many birds die from flying into front living room windows, cars as you drive down the road, or by Tabby and all her feral friends? Don't think we are going to readily make changes to stop these bird kills so low/no-issue, at least by human priorities.


All 3 of those scenarios have happened to me before. Just the other day i had to slap my cats a** when she grabbed one of my hummingbirds that was feeding on my jasmines, and she let it go and it flew away :thumbup:
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Re: Coal is dead

Postby iron-pyrite » Thu May 17, 2018

I am personally anti bird. They spread the bird flu and poo on cars. I think that they need to be caught or shot and eaten.
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Re: Coal is dead

Postby DRP270 » Thu May 17, 2018

I have had a number of birds die because they they flew into range while I was shooting my shotgun. Go figure.
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Re: Coal is dead

Postby iron-pyrite » Thu May 17, 2018

DRP270 wrote:I have had a number of birds die because they they flew into range while I was shooting my shotgun. Go figure.



I've had a similar problem with Islamic natives in the middle east while shooting a 50 Cal machine gun. They said "if God wills it" but eventually agreed that if they keep doing it, God will more likely will it than if they don't.
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Re: Coal is dead

Postby LittleAbner » Thu May 17, 2018

A devout Quakeress lived in the country with her husband. She woke up to the sound of something breaking downstairs. She woke her husband. "Samuel, listen." "I think there's a prowler. Thee needs to go see." The Quaker got up, grabbed a hunting rifle and just as he came to the top of the stairs, sure enough, there was the prowler opposite him below, frozen at the sight of a gun pointed at him. The Quaker, aiming the gun right at the man said: "Friend, I mean thee no harm, but thou art standing where I am about to shoot."

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Re: Coal is dead

Postby Tractor Man » Thu May 17, 2018

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The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence. Charles Bukowski
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