Thursday, November 20, 2014

You don't think the lied to us do you? (said in the most sarcastic way)

I've been a major critic of green energy.  For instance I don't understand how we are making our world better by getting rid of gas - and loading the world up on batteries. From what I understand batteries are made of tons more toxic things than oil or gasoline. But whatevs. The residents of the both battery recycling plants in southern California are constantly trying to have them shut down for shits shakes for having too much lead in the soil. The other - too much arsenic.

So.... this little solar farm in the middle of the California desert called the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System gives me endless things to laugh about. I try to forget how much taxpayer dollars were used. Now remember - this was an environmentalist idea. Right? Just so we are all clear on this. What I tell you next would not be my choice. Obviously.

Because this plant burns the shit out of birds. Usually they burn up mid flight and are "streamers".

Now, we learn it doesn't even put out as much energy as they said it would. I would think that as the system ages will only get worse. But hey - free fried crow. Or whatever bird they have out there.

"LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest solar power plant of its type in the world — once promoted as a turning point in green energy — isn't producing as much energy as planned.
One of the reasons is as basic as it gets: The sun isn't shining as much as expected.

Sprawling across roughly 5 square miles of federal desert near the California-Nevada border, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System opened in February, with operators saying it would produce enough electricity to power a city of 140,000 homes.

So far, however, the plant is producing about half of its expected annual output for 2014, according to calculations by the California Energy Commission. "Source.

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