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Renewables constitute all new US
electricity capacity added in January

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Zack Colman

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/20/2013 1:46:31 PM

Renewable energy accounted for all new electric capacity added in the United States last month, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In all, 1,231 megawatts of new generating capacity were installed in January. Of that total, wind provided 958 megawatts, solar chipped in 267 megawatts and biomass contributed 6 megawatts. That´s a marked difference from January 2012, when coal led the way with 808 megawatts of the 1,693 megawatts added. Natural gas followed with 445 megawatts, and wind tossed in 276 megawatts to take the pole for renewables. On Wednesday, President Obama sought to expand promotion of

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This is an extremely dangerous, frightening trend. There is no doubt 0bama wants to bring this country down.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/20/2013 2:03:30 PM     (No. 9187054)

Americans voted for Obama two or more times in the last election, so they don´t need any electricity, heat, cars, etc.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/20/2013 2:22:54 PM     (No. 9187117)

Since democrats vote for permanent welfare let`s go through the voter rolls and tax all registered dems at a higher rate. Thety want welfare let them pay for welfare.

After all, it`s only F-A-I-R

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 2/20/2013 2:52:42 PM     (No. 9187180)

When the EPA has ordered Coal out of existence, of course the more expensive ´Renewables´ will add more capacity.

How about the backup plants for said ´Renewables´???

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/20/2013 3:00:42 PM     (No. 9187198)

Windmills are renewable because you have to keep rebuilding them all the time since the maintenance is so high.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: rosewater, 2/20/2013 3:08:33 PM     (No. 9187210)

´Capacity´ is a misleading word. Working in the energy sector I know how this type of capacity is viewed by those that dispatch engery. It is deemed unrealiable and therefore of the 1231 MW I would be surprised if 100 MW are considered reliable. Huge waste of money.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JimJr, 2/20/2013 3:33:10 PM     (No. 9187260)

And now for the $64,000 question: How much generating capacity has been removed?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: QRP, 2/20/2013 3:35:03 PM     (No. 9187266)

1,231 megawatts - about the capacity of a coal plant.
Someone asked what the backup plan was - simple - blackouts.
Now is the time to install that 20kw natural gas fueled backup generator.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/20/2013 4:01:59 PM     (No. 9187337)

We go swimming in a lake that was built for cooling water for a large coal power plant. Its capacity in 16,000 MegaWatts. The full scale multi-train facilities are much fewer in number so it is quite possible that in a given month, no such plant is being brought on stream. Looked at in reverse, shutting one of those suckers down is equivalent to 10 months construction of renewables.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: blunderbuss, 2/20/2013 4:09:28 PM     (No. 9187360)

Ohh the biting whit I was about to post and then the first post just blew the wind out of my sails.

All I can add is expect brownouts and sky high electrical costs in your future. Especially in the liberal northeast. Karma is a biaach!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 2/20/2013 4:16:52 PM     (No. 9187371)

So we lose many thousands of MWs of power generation and gain a few hundred MWs of part time energy and call it even? Should work out well for the new Volts as long as they are being charged on a sunny windy day.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: woodsman, 2/20/2013 4:50:02 PM     (No. 9187473)

One nuke plant generates 2.2 megawatts... costs about 2 billion to build - and produces emission free power....gee wonder which approach is a better deal

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