Archive for 4, July 2011

Happy 4th!

Posted in HOOAH!, politcs, rankers with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 4, July 2011 by chockblock

And on July 4th 1776 this happened:

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Wind Power

Posted in politcs, rankers, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 4, July 2011 by chockblock

Wind Power Fail

Via Ace:

About those backup gas turbines. They have the ability to quickly move from idling to full power to compensate for the erratic wind turbines. Funny thing about that “idling”. The turbines emit more CO2 when they’re idling than when they’re at full power. They’re designed to run at full power all the time. That’s the most efficient mode of operation for them. Idling is inefficient and emits more CO2. The CO2 emitted while idling wipes out any savings you could get from the wind farms!