Skip to comments.New England Facing Power Shortage This Winter?
Posted on 07/27/2014 9:55:02 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
Get ready for the New England power shortage, reads the headline in The Spectator. Governors are already meeting in emergency session.
In a hell-bent campaign to rid itself of any form of dirty, messy non-renewable energy, New England has been closing down coal and oil plants for the last decade, the article warns. In 2000, 18 percent of New Englands electricity came from coal and 22 percent from oil. Today its 3 percent coal and 1 percent oil. Meanwhile, natural gas the fuel that everybody loves until you have to drill for it has risen from 15 percent to a starkly vulnerable 52 percent, just behind California.
Theres only one problem. New England doesnt have the pipelines to bring in the gas.
Read entire article by William Tucker: http://spectator.org/articles/60007/get-ready-new-england-power-shortage
Thanks to Bill Gannon for this link
If these predictions are correct or nearly correct, looks like the Northeast will have brownouts or possibly blackouts this winter, says Bill. My prediction comes from the fact that the EPA has reduced power generation in the Northeast by forcing older coal plants to shut down.
The natural gas plants only store gas on site. Why? Because environmentalists wont let pipelines be built. How about power from Canadas hydro power dams? Those same pesky environmentalists, fight tooth and nail to keep transmission lines from spoiling the scenery.
.they call themselves green because theyre too yellow to admit theyre really reds.
Spectator article mentioned.
Libs only like "natural gas" because it has the word "natural" in it. Yes. They're that dumb.
Maybe they can get their illegals to cut wood for them or help breakup the furniture, or maybe they will reap what they have sowed and freeze in the dark.
They voted for it. Enjoy it.
Sadly many people will suffer if there is indeed a power shortage this winter. Many of those will be people that never thought we should get rid of coal and as for the rest, the tree huggers and their kind, they never learn until it’s too late, after people have been harmed. Even then many don’t learn.
I hope that there are blackouts. People should have to feel the pain of their bad decisions.
It’s not New England, it’s NeoEuropa
Guess they shouldn’t have voted for liberals.
Greenies can freeze in the dark.
For all those NeoEuro-peons!
I hope there is a cold snap that leaves much of the northeast shivering in their darkened homes about a week before the November elections. Maybe then they will realize that elections have consequences.
Oh well...that’s a shame.
That’s what is happening in Germany because electrical power is so expensive there.
I hope it lasts the whole winter.
I think it might be humorous if (in order not to freeze to death) the NE enviros chop down their forests for firewood. What a quandary for those insipid fools. If they suffer...more the better.
There’s PLENTY of power ... jus’ nobody got no money, tha’s all.
With a lot of them, I rather doubt it. They will do all kinds of mental gymnastics to blame anyone or anything else than the precious “wun” and the destroyer party.
Let them freeze and suffer.
It’s time to bring back the bumper stickers: “Drive Faster/Freeze a Yankee” in it’s more modern and truthful form: “Drive Faster/Freeze a New England Liberal”.
What does, Drive Faster/Freeze a Yankee, in context mean?
“If these predictions are correct or nearly correct, looks like the Northeast will have brownouts or possibly blackouts this winter,
Good! Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of Commies. No Heat, No Light, No Firearms, Lots of “Holder’s People,” Lots of Illegals. Hope they get it this winter in “spades.”
Maybe they can get their illegals to cut wood for them...”
Apparently you forgot that, according to the greenies, trees were not meant to be cut down and wood burning stoves and fireplaces cause further pollution and contribute to global warming so they are not allowed any more.
You obviously don’t know about the number of coal-generated power plants that are being shut down on a yearly basis due to EPA regs. Overall generating capacity is dropping.
Attention Blue state voters: Elections have consequences.
Unfortunately when it happens the rest of us will pay for it.
So what? The only thing that matters is coughing up enough money to pay for the millions of illegals who want to live here, use our schools, and services.
How dare these people complain about coming power outages?
Since zer0 declared a war on coal and closed the plants electric bills have skyrocketed, to find out that he has shut so many down that there will be brown outs is almost laughable.
There are seniors on fixed incomes who will freeze so zer0 can claim clean air. Maybe he will come down with cancer
Consequences are a real bitch. Get ready to freeze in the dark this winter.
I would be totally opposed to any natural gas pipelines being ran into new england. Might damage the environment, or something. Same with any new transmission lines. I hear those give you brain damage, or something.
Maybe they can burn all of the corpses of those liberals who bought into the lie, and froze to death for it.
You say I'm heartless, well all of the flaming liberals in the northeast told me I was, so I will just have to live up to it. Remember: consequences.
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Put a catalytic converter on it. All good.
They have obsessed so much against any “fossil” fuel that even in his last days in office Barney Frank was helping stop the building of a northeast port facility for the receipt of ships hauling LNG, which, all domestic fuel industry considerations aside, would make for a closer source for any northeast pipeline networks than a lot of domestic natural gas.
Natural gas comes from cows, too.
> I would be totally opposed to any natural gas pipelines
> being ran into new england.
There was a new major pipline planned for New England.
All the upscale houses have signs basically saying, “No Pipeline”.
We have wood-fired heat and hot water, a propane-fired generator to run the water pump, and a couple Aladdin lamps, and live half a mile from the nearest neighbor. Brownouts and blackouts will be an inconvenience, but I think we can survive it. We lose power from snowstorms and such, so I don’t think this will be a lot different for us.
The author, Robert Felix, wrote the book ‘ not by fire but by ice.’ It is an excellent book that looks at historical climate data to debunk global warming.
Surely the northeast can deal with a cold winter by building more solar and winmill power plants.
The EPA’s wood stove/fireplace ban is here; wood-burning water heaters are also under attack in 7 states:
Because of the political leanings of the Northeast, I am not seeing any sort of a problem here, just as long as they freeze in place and don’t attempt to move anywhere else.
In the Carter years I had one on my truck that said “Let the bastards freeze in the dark”...
listen to em squeal when there is no lectric to heat homes in New England in Jan and Feb due to closing coal plants.
Freeze obammy voters.
To all those chortling about how New England is going to freeze this winter, think again. It's not going to happen.
Lots of 0bamabots.
If it didn’t happen last year with the horrendous winter, it sure isn’t going to happen this year.
PJM was within 200MW from brownouts/blackouts on January 7. If more plants shut down in the eastern US there will have power supply problems.
2000MWs not 200...
“We have wood-fired heat and hot water, a propane-fired generator to run the water pump, “
I recall that this past winter there was a shortage of Propane in N.E. Did that affect you?
I heard that the price spiked similar to what happened in California/Enron a few years ago (10yr??)
What about the idea of turning on everything electrical we have to help drive the place into blackouts?
I have generators and solar for backups.
The trouble is the grid is fast approaching a state of no reserve capacity.
This is happening in all areas of the grid. Yet the average consumer is blissfully unaware of what is going on.