Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Renewable Power: Comedy Central

They make all these demands that we abandon all traditional energy sources, especially coal, and promote the development of wind and solar energy.  This is a true demonstration of the value of solar and wind energy generation.  Make sure to see this to the end in order to find out how they normally make sure they have sufficient energy to run their little display. 

"Demonstrators in Madison Wisconsin gathered outside the Public Service Commission to protest against a requested rate structure change by the local utility company, Madison Gas and Electric (MG&E). During the protest, they decried the use of "dirty coal" and called for more renewable energy. To make their point, they had a blow-up coal power plant that was running on a fan powered by wind and solar charged batteries. Before the protest was over, however, the batteries died and their solar panel could not produce enough energy to keep the power plant standing upright. They couldn’t even get their renewable energy sources to keep their puny inflatable coal plant upright, but they don’t want coal to supply the power their city. This is the “logic” that drives the anti-coal (frankly, anti-science) left. I love how visibly embarrassed the inflatable operator was. He should be. His “renewable energy” lasted a paltry 45 minutes. Apparently he neither understands electricity nor economics."

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