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Let’s Crunch Some More Numbers

As you guys know, I love to crunch numbers when something doesn’t quite make sense to me.  One of those things that does not make sense right now is Governor Stupidhead’s program for green energy, in particular, using wind power for electricity generation.  So lets crunch some numbers.

Let’s look at what it would cost to replace the two coal fired plants owned by PSE&G that are located in New Jersey, namely the Hudson and Mercer plants.   I used the Hudson facility in a post before, but just to refresh you memory, Hudson is located in Jersey City, is a base load station and generates 991 Megawatts at full output.  Mercer plant is located just south of Trenton, is a base load plant and generates 777 Megawatts at full output.  Just for clarification, a base load plant normally runs full out and provides the “base” electricity that the grid needs.  Other plants, depending on need might start up to provide extra electricity when demand rises, and these plants are known as “peaking” plants.  But enough of that, let’s get back to crunching numbers.

Right now, the most that just about any wind power plant will produce is 1.5 Megawatts.  So, to replace the output from Hudson, we will divide 991 by 1.5 and get 660.  That is, we will need 660 wind power plants.  For Mercer, we will divide 777 by 1.5 and the result will be 518 wind power plants.  Imagine that, to replace two coal fired power plants we would have to build 1178 wind power plants!  And let’s not forget, we will have to find a place to build them.

Now, how much will this be?  Fair question, here’s the answer.  To construct (not buy the land) the cost for a wind power plant is $2,500 per Kilowatt.  So, a 1.5 Megawatt plant would cost $2.5 million.  To replace Hudson, the cost would be $1.65 billion, plus land cost.  To replace Mercer, $1.295 billion, plus land cost.  Heck of a lot of money, and even more needed to buy land!  But, wait Rich, how about a wind farm “off-shore”?  Good question, here is the answer, multiply the construction costs by 4, so Hudson’s replacement cost $6.6 billion, and Mercer costs $5.18 billion.  Further, the cost of producing a kilowatt hour (normal method of calculating retail cost) is just about the same for both coal and wind generated on land, the cost to produce a kilowatt hour off-shore would be about two and half time more than that of a coal plant.  So just double you electric bill and add some more.

After crunching these numbers, I believe it shows that this way of generating electricity is going to cost a lot of money, both for the construction and also the everyday price.  But there is one more problem I have to bring up; it won’t work!  Remember how I described the function of both the Hudson and Mercer plants?  Yes, they are base load plants, that have to run 24 hours a day, 7 day a week, and as many weeks as possible per year in order to deliver to you the least expensive electricity possible.  They can do this, because the fuel source they use is coal, and therefore can be stored, ready to burn at any time.  Now, can you see the problem with the wind power plants?  Of course you can, it is the wind!  If it is not windy everyday, they can’t run.  Now, if the wind isn’t blowing, what are we going to do?  Close down the state?  Burn foreign oil? 

Now let’s sum this up, to close two coal fired plants that are reliable sources of electricity, we would have to spend at least $3 billion dollars (without the land) to build enough wind power plants that might or might not provide the same amount of electricity.  I don’t know about you, but I think I will stick to the old reliable coal powered plant, fueled with coal produced in the country.  Seems to me to be the only way to insure the future growth of this state.

February 14, 2009 Posted by | Alternative Power, Borrowing, Carbon Tax, Corzine, energy, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gases, New Jersey | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Global Warming, a lawyer’s viewpoint

On Sunday I buy the Bergen Record, possibly the most liberal newspaper in the state.  I buy it for the local sports and schedule of events for the coming week, since Garfield is in Bergen county.  Then, just so I feel I get my monies worth, I read the fiction section, normally called the opinion page.  Well, one article in this section truly caught my attention, since it dealt with the subject of Global Warming.  As anyone who reads this blog knows, I am, along with an ever growing hoard of scientists convinced that this whole subject of Global Warming is nothing more than a bunch of crap.  Well, that hoard of scientists must be pretty large, because it seems that the Bergen Record could not find any true scientists to author an article on Global Warming.  In place of true experts, they have now turned to lawyers for their opinion.  Don’t believe me, well follow this link to the article:

http://www.northjersey.com/opinion/moreviews/37784219.html

When I read this article, the first thing I thought was what moron wrote this tripe.  That is why when I read the credentials of the authors, and I stopped rolling around the floor in a fit of laughter, I started to wonder why these professors of law would be writing this junk.  Well, not being a rocket scientist, it took me awhile, but after 10 seconds, I figured it out, the bastards are pushing this junk science in order to open the door for a whole new class of tort lawsuits, “the Greenhouse Warming Offense”.

Think about it, we could soon be seeing ads on TV asking you:

Sweating more than usual affecting your sex live?

Perspiration staining your best cloths?

People calling you a sweating pig?

Well, call the law offices of Shyster, Shyster, Pettifogger and Dufus and we will sue the crap out of everyone!  Yes, we win the big ones and of course keep our one-third of the award, and expenses and other monies so you will get at least a token and a cup of coffee out of it.

When a society turns science over to lawyers and politicians, and allows them to enact social policy based on fantasy, all of society will suffer.  This is one area of the social arena that we have to take away from these morons.  This state and country will need more and more energy from dependable sources in order to continue to provide all of our citizens a progressive lifestyle that they can afford.

To all of the idiot lawyers in New Jersey, when we take over Trenton in November, tort reform will be one of the areas that will be addressed.  But until then, you along with the other idiots in Trenton just remember, “IT’S TAXES, STUPID!”

January 23, 2009 Posted by | Alternative Power, Carbon Tax, Corzine, democrats, Drilling, energy, Gas Tax, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gases, Lawyers, Liberals, Oil, Oil Drilling, Stupid | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Global Warming Again

Over the past few days, I have written some posts that I hope show you that the question of “Global Warming” and “Greenhouse Gases” is far from being answered.  Here is another site that I urge you to check out.  It is a petition drive that has been launched by two professors in Oregon.  Right now they have over 31,000 signatures of which over 9,000have Phd’s!  The statement is pretty simple, the whole idea of Global Warming/Greenhouse Gases is junk science.

http://www.petitionproject.org/

Take a moment, see the petition, see who have signed it, see what branches of the sciences they come from.  Start to really think about this problem, do you want to believe the likes of Al Gore, or real scientists?

No matter what the idiots in Trenton think about Global Warming, just remember we are coming for you in November, but until then, “IT’S TAXES, STUPID!”

January 20, 2009 Posted by | Alternative Power, Carbon Tax, Congress, Corzine, democrats, Drilling, energy, Gas Tax, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gases, Liberals, Oil, Oil Drilling, Recession, Republicans, Stupid, Taxes | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This is going to hurt

I am sure that most of you are aware that Governor Stupidhead unveiled an aggressive plan to reduce “Greenhouse Gas Emissions” in New Jersey.  It is simple, Stupidhead’s administration will tell you what type of cars you will drive, where and when development will occur and how electricity is produced.  In other words, Comrade Stupidhead will be dictating how you live your life!

But, he has not told you how much this will cost you.  Want a ballpark estimate?  A back of the napkin, round figure is a minimum of $8,000 per family of four!  Just remember, you will pay more for yourelectric power, gasoline (if he will let you have it), oil, food (it’s trucked kids), paper, coffee, etc.  Get the idea?  Every damn thing you now purchase will be jacked up in price (along with more sales tax) because of an idiot idea being passed around about carbon emissions!  Global warming is a myth and more and more of the world scientists are proclaiming just that.  But, Comrade Stupidhead does not care about that at all, because the all wise idiot knows best!

Come November, have you bags packed  Comrade Stupidhead because you are going out with the trash, but until then just remember “IT’S TAXES, STUPID!”

January 13, 2009 Posted by | Alternative Power, Budget, Carbon Tax, Corruption, Corzine, democrats, Drilling, energy, Gas Tax, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gases, Liberals, New Jersey, Oil, Oil Drilling, Recession, Republicans, Stupid, Taxes | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Stupid is as Stupid says!

Has anyone heard what most of these idiot representatives and senators of ours in New Jersey say when the topic of gas prices and oil drilling comes up?  One of their solutions always is to “control the outrageous speculation that is being done in the oil futures market”!  Guess what stupid, the state appeals court in New Jersey just ruled that the public pension funds of New Jersey can invest in hedge funds!  Guess what hedge funds invest in stupid, that’s right, the oil futures market!  Once again, Stupid is as Stupid says applies to the majority of the elected officials from New Jersey!

To all of the stupid people we elect, “IT’S TAXES, STUPID!”

August 29, 2008 Posted by | Corzine, New Jersey, Oil Drilling | , , , , , , | Leave a comment