Wind Power Will Blackout Millions in UK — CA Next?
10/07/2012 1 Comment
The UK Telegraph has the details:
Millions of British households face blackout, warns Ofgem [Britain’s energy system manager]
Millions of households are at risk of power black-outs within three years because coal stations are being replaced with wind farms, the energy watchdog has said.
If it will happen in the UK, and Obama’s EPA is shutting down the coal plant across the United States, will we soon be joining the million in the UK shivering in the dark on long winter nights? California has sworn off the use of coal generated power and is switching to wind and solar power. We could be just a vulnerable if coal plants shut down and there are no backup power plants to provide power when the wind is not blowing and cold is seeping in the windows at night.
We currently do not have a effective method for storing solar energy, and increased cloudiness from volcanic eruptions or a burst of cosmic rays during a quiet sun could reduce the solar output. Solar scientist are predicting the loss of sunspots sometime after 2015, resulting in the potential for more cosmic rays entering the atmosphere, generating more clouds.
The potential for black outs in California could increase over time. One of our best options is to get rid of Obama and his EPA which are forcing the closure of our coal mines and coal fired power plants. Insurance against the whims of Mother Nature.