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(NPR)   You don't want to get on the wrong side of Big Wind in Oklahoma   ( npr.org) divider line
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2018-03-06 10:05:20 AM  
You don't want to get on the wrong side if Big Wind in Canada, either.  Especially after I've had a big meal.
 
2018-03-06 10:24:38 AM  
Settle this the old fashioned way.

Pistols at dawn.
 
2018-03-06 10:28:29 AM  
So when they got the next whiff, they was right by a cliff, and that's when they gave Big Wind the heave.
 
2018-03-06 10:29:23 AM  

meat0918: Settle this the old fashioned way.

Pistols at dawn.


If you make the challenge, you don't get to pick the weapon.
 
2018-03-06 10:37:36 AM  
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Not to mention that catching all that wind could cause the planet to blow off into outer space.  And also birds.  I'm very, very concerned about birds now too.
 
2018-03-06 10:41:15 AM  

Rapmaster2000: [img.fark.net image 500x374]
Not to mention that catching all that wind could cause the planet to blow off into outer space.  And also birds.  I'm very, very concerned about birds now too.


Wasn't that something that Louie Gohmert claimed, or was that Joe Barton?
 
2018-03-06 10:57:42 AM  
Oooooook-lahoma!
Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plains!
 
2018-03-06 11:06:16 AM  

veale728: Rapmaster2000: [img.fark.net image 500x374]
Not to mention that catching all that wind could cause the planet to blow off into outer space.  And also birds.  I'm very, very concerned about birds now too.

Wasn't that something that Louie Gohmert claimed, or was that Joe Barton?


You're thinking of Linda van Schoonhoven
 
2018-03-06 11:13:58 AM  
Amarillo to Oklahoma city is pretty flat. The wind blows very strong on both sides of the OK/TX border.

Now if Oklahoma really wants to drive up prices, I'm 100% sure that Texas will welcome the wind farms and will happily sell that electricity back to OK at a markup.
 
2018-03-06 11:15:48 AM  
Interesting. Personally, I'm in favor of aligning renewable subsidies and incentives with those for fossil fuels.

/That would mean increasing them massively
 
2018-03-06 11:17:47 AM  
Big Wind? No shiat sherlock, we're talking about Trump country.
 
2018-03-06 11:20:05 AM  

Joe USer: Amarillo to Oklahoma city is pretty flat. The wind blows very strong on both sides of the OK/TX border.

Now if Oklahoma really wants to drive up prices, I'm 100% sure that Texas will welcome the wind farms and will happily sell that electricity back to OK at a markup.


Texas has it's own electrical grid that is not connected to any location out of the state. Power produced in Texas stays in Texas. That could change but Texas has enough demand for power that they probably would not spend money on a new connection to sell power to Mobilehoma.
 
2018-03-06 11:25:01 AM  
Big Wind?  Are they anything like these guys?
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2018-03-06 11:47:48 AM  
There was some gop'er awhile back claiming the wind farms were taking wind away and causing global warming or some such when the renewable subsidies were being negotiated.

I mean, if they're that concerned about it, perhaps they can route some of it from a colder climate such as Alaska.  Possibly though a series of tubes.
 
2018-03-06 11:48:45 AM  
Here is the current mix for the power distribution area that includes most of the Great Plains.  Wind is the largest single source of power here:
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It goes back and forth between wind and coal depending on the weather.  They've gotten very good at predicting the amount of wind that will be available for the next few days and adjusting coal power generation to match.
 
2018-03-06 11:48:57 AM  
"Big Wind" versus "Big Fracking"?

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2018-03-06 11:55:19 AM  

max_pooper: Joe USer: Amarillo to Oklahoma city is pretty flat. The wind blows very strong on both sides of the OK/TX border.

Now if Oklahoma really wants to drive up prices, I'm 100% sure that Texas will welcome the wind farms and will happily sell that electricity back to OK at a markup.

Texas has it's own electrical grid that is not connected to any location out of the state. Power produced in Texas stays in Texas. That could change but Texas has enough demand for power that they probably would not spend money on a new connection to sell power to Mobilehoma.


ERCOT has 3 connections to Mexico and two connections to the Eastern US grid.
 
2018-03-06 11:59:19 AM  

Psychopusher: You don't want to get on the wrong side if Big Wind in Canada, either.  Especially after I've had a big meal.


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"I farted, y'all."
 
2018-03-06 12:25:43 PM  
I've lived in Oklahoma for 3 weeks today, and this wind is nuts!
 
2018-03-06 12:31:27 PM  

Rapmaster2000: [img.fark.net image 500x374]
Not to mention that catching all that wind could cause the planet to blow off into outer space.  And also birds.  I'm very, very concerned about birds now too.


But there will never be a plague of locusts if there are no plants and the locusts get launched into space.
 
2018-03-06 12:32:40 PM  
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Big Oklahoma wind.
 
2018-03-06 12:38:27 PM  
Southwest Power Pool?  What's that?  It is almost as though having a big market on which to buy generating capacity has had some impacts on prices and the profitability of wind power!

Also, Mark McBride -- known ally of oil and gas, man who puts forward legislation to stop "paid protesters", and all around classy guy -- conveniently finds a tracker on the bottom of his vehicle and blames the Wind Industry ... but won't come out and say who the culprit is.  Rrrrright.  I am not saying I don't believe the man, I am saying I have no reason to believe the man.  Right now it is his word against ... no one.  Just a nebulous, Trumpian conspiracy working against him so he can get that sweet persecution complex juice.  I'll wait for the police to weigh in and present some evidence, but that's courtesy.  By rights, I should judge him by his actions and the company he keeps and call him a damn liar on principle.

Oil and gas can afford to pay a little more.  Tell you what, McBride, how about you put forward a dollar for dollar bill that removes incentives for wind and oil-and-gas at the same time?  Might help fix that little budget shortfall we have ... y'know, since you and yours made it virtually impossible to increase taxes anymore.
 
2018-03-06 02:01:59 PM  
"Big Wind" is my nickname the day after chili night.
 
2018-03-06 03:17:53 PM  

Rapmaster2000: [img.fark.net image 500x374]
Not to mention that catching all that wind could cause the planet to blow off into outer space.  And also birds.  I'm very, very concerned about birds now too.


Wasn't there a science teacher a few years ago that said solar panels stole the sunlight and could cause it to go out? These knuckle draggers should be increasing renewables so China, India and Europe wont leave us completely in the dust.
 
2018-03-07 10:09:55 PM  

max_pooper: Joe USer: Amarillo to Oklahoma city is pretty flat. The wind blows very strong on both sides of the OK/TX border.

Now if Oklahoma really wants to drive up prices, I'm 100% sure that Texas will welcome the wind farms and will happily sell that electricity back to OK at a markup.

Texas has it's own electrical grid that is not connected to any location out of the state. Power produced in Texas stays in Texas.


Um, no.
 
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