Timmy elsewhereApril 2, 2011 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere5 CommentsAt the ASI: Waiting for the lights to go out in California previousIn which I argue with Peter SingernextThe Great Depression wasn\’t just about lack of demand you know 5 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere” Neil Craig April 2, 2011 at 12:41 pm 1/3rd renewable in California, while lunatic, isn’t remotely as lunatic as what our Climate Change Act requires. dearieme April 2, 2011 at 6:15 pm I’m wondering whether to buy a generator. Because it’s hard to store petrol safely I’d prefer a diesel version. Any recommendations? Ltw April 2, 2011 at 7:14 pm But they passed a law! How can it fail? If it turns out it’s not physically possible, they can just pass another law to change that can’t they? Ltw April 2, 2011 at 7:24 pm I’ll second that request dearieme. I see rolling blackouts in the near future, from lack of investment in baseload capacity alone. One bushfire a few years ago here in Victoria, Australia damaged a single interstate transmission line, and caused a several hour blackout across most of Melbourne. They didn’t have the backup to fill in the gap from not being able to import electricity. And that’s a pretty minor incident. Maybe I can get some recommendations from some farmers I know. I believe Honda make some decent diesel gensets. diogenes April 2, 2011 at 11:40 pm at least California can bring in electricity from Oregon and Washington….just as we rely on France for our continued supply when the wind doesn’t blow and the trickle from wave technology is not quite enough to light a single bulb. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.