Sunday, December 14, 2014

National Grid CEO is an "Imbecile"

Is anybody following National Grid’s energy crisis in the United Kingdom?   Looks like National Grid has too many wind turbines and not enough baseload energy.  So what happens when the wind doesn’t blow?  Rationing.  Sound too me like an energy crisis created by “energy independence” through wind energy.  Here’s what National Grid CEO Steve Holiday says about it
"The grid is going to be a very different system in 2020, 2030. We keep thinking that we want it to be there and provide power when we need it. It is going to be much smarter than that. We are going to change our own behaviour and consume it when it is available and available cheaply."  ---Steve Holiday
As a UK blog writer questions National Grid's CEO;
“I have one simple question here: what on earth is this imbecile still doing in his job?”  
Remember, Steve Holiday is the guy who wants to buy the Clean Line Energy llc projects once the easements are acquired.  Basic questions about reliability to the Clean Line HVDC projects still haven’t been answered, such as “What is going to be carried on Plains & Eastern, Grain Belt Express, and the Rock Island Clean Line when the wind isn’t blowing?”  Perhaps Clean Line can answer that question on FAQ Friday’s.    

This news of wind energy's failure and rationing energy reminds me of an Ayn Rand quote;
Yet the test should be so simple: just listen to any prophet and if you hear him speak of sacrifice – run. Run faster than from a plague. It stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there’s someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master"

We've heard so much about wind energy will bring energy independence to the United States and wind energy's virtues as being "clean".  As the National Grid CEO speaks of sacrificing for clean energy, one has to ask, is he the master who intends for the UK residence to be the slaves to his wind energy?

If National Grid can't provide reliability in the UK, why is this administration assuming they can provide it in the US?

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