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brenthutch

European Energy Crisis

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8 hours ago, wmw999 said:

Man I love me some spin. And you don’t (and won’t) know what happened with anyone else. Just as people thought you just quit posting. No one talked about a timeout except for you. 
Wendy P. 

To be fair, I got a month out for saying Brent was full of shit in the same thread you told him he was talking shit. So it is tricky to figure out the rules sometimes.

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5 hours ago, jakee said:

To be fair, I got a month out for saying Brent was full of shit in the same thread you told him he was talking shit. So it is tricky to figure out the rules sometimes.

When someone crosses the line and gets put in the penalty box, it should be posted on the forum as to why.  Not that the Moderators need to justify anything, only to more clearly communicate where that line is.  This would help members self-moderate and make the moderators job easier.  I think transparency is better than secrecy in this regard.

 

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4 hours ago, wmw999 said:

Let's return to the European energy crisis. 

Wendy P. 

As requested

https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-renewable-power-fuels-europes-energy-crisis-2452619/

“First World countries in Europe are struggling with a Third World problem. They’re running short on electricity, and prices are surging.

Europe is in the midst of a full-scale energy crisis. Unusually calm weather this year reduced wind power production SSE, an energy company in the United Kingdom, saw its renewable energy assets produce 32 percent less electricity than expected since April. Along with less wind, a dry summer reduced hydropower production…

In France, energy bills have gone up 57 percent since January. In response, France instituted a price freeze on natural gas and electricity. Prime Minister Jean Castex said he thought gas prices would rise by around 30 percent over the next few months. That either means shortages or that the government — read: taxpayers — will be paying the difference. Then there’s Europe’s cap-and-trade program, which forces prices even higher.“

 

It looks like Europe will be learning a hard lesson this winter.  Hopefully the US can wake up and avoid their self-inflicted disaster.

 

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Looks like Europe is getting smarter.  Their grid scale storage "capacity has gone past the 5GWh mark and this year is likely to see installations almost double from 2020’s figures."  Storage will ease the demand for peaking by a great deal.

https://www.energy-storage.news/europe-predicted-to-deploy-nearly-twice-as-much-electrical-storage-in-2021-than-last-year/

 

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43 minutes ago, billvon said:

Looks like Europe is getting smarter.  Their grid scale storage "capacity has gone past the 5GWh mark and this year is likely to see installations almost double from 2020’s figures."  Storage will ease the demand for peaking by a great deal.

https://www.energy-storage.news/europe-predicted-to-deploy-nearly-twice-as-much-electrical-storage-in-2021-than-last-year/

 

End result?  Skyrocketing energy costs, shuttered factories, inflation, and higher CO2 emissions.

Big difference between “will”(as might be sometime in the future) and “is” (as what is actually happening now)9_9

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