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Thu Jul 25, 2019, 11:25 PM

Texas Has Generated More Electricity From Wind Than Coal So Far This Year



KUT 90.5 | Austin, Texas | July 24, 2019

For the first time ever, wind has surpassed coal as an energy source in Texas.

Data released this month by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas shows wind created 22 percent of the electricity used in the first half of the year, edging out coal by 1%.

Texas is the largest consumer of coal in the country, according to the Energy Information Administration. But cheap natural gas and renewable energy prices are biting into coal's market share.

Another reason for wind's competitiveness this year could be the weather.

Many of the coal plants in Texas are "peaker plants," meaning they operate only when electricity demand is high. A mild spring and summer may have kept demand lower than expected and some of those plants offline.

Natural gas still continues to produce more electricity than any other source, at 38%. Solar energy accounts for about 1% of electricity here. Daniel Cohan, a civil and environmental engineering professor at Rice University, said that number could slowly tick up.

“For several years in a row now, we’ve had almost a doubling of the amount of solar farms in Texas," he said. "And it looks like we’re set to have a few more doublings ahead. So, Texas is really becoming one of the growth areas for solar after a very slow start."...more: https://www.kut.org/post/texas-has-generated-more-electricity-wind-coal-so-far-year

REPEAT:

“For several years in a row now, we’ve had almost a doubling of the amount of solar farms in Texas," he said. "And it looks like we’re set to have a few more doublings ahead"

If only there was a way to store excess wind and solar energy...




"If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75 percent in value...And they say the noise causes cancer." Donald the Draft Dodger, April 2, 2019

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Aquila Jul 2019 OP
Solesurvivor Jul 2019 #1
Independent.mind Jul 2019 #3
DDKick Jul 2019 #2
oflguy Jul 2019 #4
Aquila Jul 2019 #5
oflguy Jul 2019 #6

Response to Aquila (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 02:30 AM

1. Yeah and now the landscape is littered with ugly windmills

and while he was wrong about noise causing cancer having those things around your home will decrease its value or those like Fredo Kennedy (and pals) wouldn't have fought to keep them off their Nantucket beachfront estates

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 07:53 AM

3. Those dang ugly windmills




Oh wait that is a pic of a sludge spill from a coal plant.

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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 05:08 AM

2. There is nothing wrong with windmills.

If they work great. Just don’t destroy other sources of energy until we are ready.

One day the earth will run out of coal and oil. By then another source will take their places sort of like evolution.

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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 03:24 PM

4. The noise causes cancer was a joke

But you people have no sense of humor

Ad Trump never dodged the draft. That is a lie

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Response to oflguy (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 28, 2019, 05:01 PM

5. Doesn't sound like a joke, sport





Before the net, y'all could get away with your bullshite pretty easily, because of the mass dumb-down.

Now, it's not that easy

Donald J. Trump IS a Draft-Dodging Pussy Grabber

Anyone that looks can see that is the truth

And - for the likes of you- TRUTH CUTS LIKE A KNIFE

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Response to Aquila (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 08:11 AM

6. Yep, no sense of humor

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