Climate news. Back to the future in NSW and in Massachusetts…

OFF TOPIC since Steve hasn’t told you about it yet, a CIA analyst points to deep state/Democrat insurrection in the USA.

Jo Nova reports  how NSW was shrouded in dust and smoke with 47C in the Hunter Valley 75 years ago.

The choke point problem with German wind power.

The problem of wind power’s volatility  becomes evident during the colder and darker months of the year, when the vast majority of Germany’s power demand still has to be covered by conventional power plants. A period of dark days with no wind – “Dunkelflaute” in German – means that besides the few hours of sunshine typical for the winter months, doldrums can bring the turbines’ entire output below 1,000 GW for a whole day.

They have more than  29,000 windmills with plated capacity over 53GW, what does 1,000GW for the whole day mean in terms that I can understand in relation to the measures that I read daily on the AEMO site for windwatching.

So if they depend on more than that amount of power that day, Germany goes black? And what about the rest of Europe and the knock-on effect worldwide?

Massachusetts Town Votes for Freezing in the Dark

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13 Responses to Climate news. Back to the future in NSW and in Massachusetts…

  1. Bruce of Newcastle

    I’m amused also by the lefty states like California, and especially in the cold NE, where new gas hookups have been banned for Gaia.

    Winter weather in NE USA can be brutal. What are people going to heat their houses with? “Dirty” oil? Electricity? The latter would be fun when the first blackout turns a bunch of Democrat voters into icicles.

  2. Roger

    Jo Nova reports how NSW was shrouded in dust and smoke with 47C in the Hunter Valley 75 years ago.

    That can’t be right; The Guardian did a fact check and found the present conditions were historically unprecedented…if not apocalyptic!

  3. Bruce O’Newk:

    Winter weather in NE USA can be brutal. What are people going to heat their houses with? “Dirty” oil? Electricity? The latter would be fun when the first blackout turns a bunch of Democrat voters into icicles.

    So?
    If that ‘s what it takes to belt some common sense into these morons, then go for it…

  4. The ongoing attempted coup is one of the most remarkable political events in recent US history.
    But I wish President Trump would stand down the most prominent actors in it – especially the CIA ones.
    Probably he cannot.

  5. Roger

    Winter weather in NE USA can be brutal. What are people going to heat their houses with? “Dirty” oil? Electricity?

    Will coal fired basement furnaces make a come back?

  6. I think I mentioned this once before, but I live in a farming community that is having an influx of tree changers (more like tree huggers) who protest coal, gas, fracking, logging, you name it. Now that there’s a proposal to introduce a planet saving initiative in the area, all stops have been pulled out to prevent it happening. Large posters are nailed to trees along the highway and meeting after meeting held to combat this development. What do these people have against windmills?

  7. I_am_not_a_robot

    This video from NoTricksZone website shows a region around Paderborn in central Germany, no wonder many Germans have had enough:

  8. Gerard

    They have an advantage we don’t have – they can tap into nuclear power in neighbouring countries. No-one can come to oue rescue.

  9. John A

    A Massachusetts town overwhelmingly voted

    Ahem, how does that actually happen? Was there a referendum or was it simply the Town Council that voted?

    No, but a Town Meeting voted for it 210-3.

    How big is the town? A LOT more than 213 people. According to the town’s Wikipedia entry “At the 2010 census, the population of the town was 58,732.”

    Get outa here!

  10. David Brewer

    …besides the few hours of sunshine typical for the winter months, doldrums can bring the turbines’ entire output below 1,000 GW for a whole day…

    They have more than 29,000 windmills with plated capacity over 53GW, what does 1,000GW for the whole day mean in terms that I can understand in relation to the measures that I read daily on the AEMO site for windwatching.

    They probably mean megawatts, i.e. 1,000MW=1GW. The first graph in the first link (here) shows days on which instantaneous power from wind is down around a couple of gigawatts all day, and presumably some days it falls below one gigawatt output for hours on end.

  11. BorisG

    I have a number of friends living in Brookline. I will ask what they think. But overall Brookline is wealthy. It is not a town but a wealthy suburb of Boston.

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