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Funnily enough, the UK energy grid failed to collapse over what has been probably the longest sustained period of low temperatures for years. We peaked coal usage at 4% of electricity demand even when there was less than a GW provided by renewables. Coal energy production has been about 1.0-1.5GW throughout this period. It's probably only running now because they started up a dormant plant and needed to buy enough supply to make it worthwhile for the operator.

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12 hours ago, DB said:

Funnily enough, the UK energy grid failed to collapse over what has been probably the longest sustained period of low temperatures for years. We peaked coal usage at 4% of electricity demand even when there was less than a GW provided by renewables. Coal energy production has been about 1.0-1.5GW throughout this period. It's probably only running now because they started up a dormant plant and needed to buy enough supply to make it worthwhile for the operator.

So, have any lessons been learned from this? 

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On 12/19/2022 at 2:21 AM, DB said:

Exactly what lessons do you think should be learned?

The dramatic change in temperature was caused by climate change. We must cut global CO2 emissions even more and rely on the reliable renewable energy.

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Edited to include that I'm being sarcastic
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6 hours ago, Wobbly Head said:

The dramatic change in temperature was caused by climate change. We must cut global CO2 emissions even more and rely on the reliable renewable energy.

Go back to living like Piltdown Man. 😉

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49 minutes ago, DB said:

So, no answer to the question then.

There was a bunch of fear that the Energy sector was going to fall short. So there was this mad scramble to try to address that. When you've done a mad scramble from previously bad planning, the Lessons Learned would be NOT doing the things that led one to have to effect the mad scramble. 
 
Did you think the state of affairs and serious concerns were overblown? 

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I had a relative tout me 'Our House Is On FIre' by that Thunberg kid; I guess she was diagnosed with Asbergers and her sister was also 'having issues'.

Why do I get that the family is brain raping this kid and pointing her a certain way and pulling her 'talk ring'?

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https://reason.com/video/2023/02/13/the-shameless-attack-on-a-climate-change-dissenter/

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In 2021, the physicist and New York University professor Steven E. Koonin, who served as undersecretary for science in the Obama administration's Energy Department, published the best-selling Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters.

The book attracted extremely negative reviews filled with ad hominem attacks, such as a short statement appearing in Scientific American and signed by 12 academics that, instead of substantively rebutting Koonin's arguments, calls him "a crank who's only taken seriously by far-right disinformation peddlers hungry for anything they can use to score political points" and "just another denier trying to sell a book."

We couldn't find a single negative review of Unsettled that disputed its claims directly or even described them accurately. Many of the reviewers seem to have stopped reading after the first few pages. Others were forced to concede that many of Koonin's facts were correct but objected that they were used in the service of challenging official dogma. True statements were downplayed as trivial or as things everyone knows, despite the extensive parts of Unsettled that document precisely the opposite: that the facts were widely denied in major media coverage and misrepresentations were cited as the basis for major policy initiatives.

 

 

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