Extreme weather like Hurricane Floren...

Extreme weather like Hurricane Florence shows we need clean, stable energy infrastructure

There are 2 comments on the USA Today story from Wednesday Sep 19, titled Extreme weather like Hurricane Florence shows we need clean, stable energy infrastructure. In it, USA Today reports that:

Extreme weather like Hurricane Florence shows need for clean, stable energy infrastructure that can help reduce both power outages and climate change. Extreme weather like Hurricane Florence shows we need clean, stable energy infrastructure Extreme weather like Hurricane Florence shows need for clean, stable energy infrastructure that can help reduce both power outages and climate change.

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Solarman

Ada, OK

#1 Wednesday Sep 19
"Let's suppose, for argument's sake, that you question whether climate change is real, or whether it will really affect you. You're not alone. More than a third of Americans say they don't worry much or at all about global warming and a third say it's exaggerated in the news. More than half say it won't pose a serious threat in their lifetimes, and 12 percent say it will never be a threat."

Well, Katrina comes to mind, Maria, Florence all have illustrated that OUR grid system is very fragile. What we really don't see is the MASSIVE inefficiency of the grid until we get that monthly electric bill with all of those lines of "additional" fees, fuel charges, service charges, stranded costs and on and on..... I personally like solar PV for individual use on one's home or business. Wind generation gets a 'little' NIMBY in populations that are dense. The 'other' option is just a smart "battery" backup that one could use to store "off peak" generation during the night and early morning hours that can be used during the day within the "peak" electricity costs. Solar is not necessarily needed, but is very useful when the grid goes down for days at a time. Like Puerto Rico has shown, a year after Maria's damage, the small country is still struggling with power production and distribution. Getting away from the AGW bickering and LEAVING the next generation with a Legacy of personal power production would be a more "sane" endeavor. www.dsireusa.org ; www.wholesalesolar.com ; www.bluepacificsolar.com , it is time to DO not talk.
Mothra

United States

#2 Saturday Sep 22
Solarman wrote:
"Let's suppose, for argument's sake, that you question whether climate change is real, or whether it will really affect you. You're not alone. More than a third of Americans say they don't worry much or at all about global warming and a third say it's exaggerated in the news. More than half say it won't pose a serious threat in their lifetimes, and 12 percent say it will never be a threat."

Well, Katrina comes to mind, Maria, Florence all have illustrated that OUR grid system is very fragile. What we really don't see is the MASSIVE inefficiency of the grid until we get that monthly electric bill with all of those lines of "additional" fees, fuel charges, service charges, stranded costs and on and on..... I personally like solar PV for individual use on one's home or business. Wind generation gets a 'little' NIMBY in populations that are dense. The 'other' option is just a smart "battery" backup that one could use to store "off peak" generation during the night and early morning hours that can be used during the day within the "peak" electricity costs. Solar is not necessarily needed, but is very useful when the grid goes down for days at a time. Like Puerto Rico has shown, a year after Maria's damage, the small country is still struggling with power production and distribution. Getting away from the AGW bickering and LEAVING the next generation with a Legacy of personal power production would be a more "sane" endeavor. www.dsireusa.org ; www.wholesalesolar.com ; www.bluepacificsolar.com , it is time to DO not talk.
Individual power over collective?

Just wait for backlash from the left.

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