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Re: “'Passive and Cynical'

Simply put, every kilowatt-hour of electricity generated from a wind farm connected to the Humboldt area grid will reduce the generation of roughly the same amount of electricity from the gas-fired PG&E Humboldt Bay Generating Station at King Salmon because the Humboldt grid is largely a closed system with little capacity to import (or export) power to or from outside of Humboldt.

Wind turbines in southern Humboldt County, or offshore of Humboldt, will absolutely reduce the carbon footprint of Humboldt in a substantial and direct way.

The Best Trees To Plant For Global Warming Have Three Blades & Generate Electricity
July 27th, 2019 by Michael Barnard, Green Technica

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Posted by hcfan on 07/27/2019 at 1:50 PM

Re: “'Stop this Madness'

Any addition of renewable energy such as wind and solar energy will reduce carbon emissions in the Humboldt area by displacing traditional fossil-fueled electricity generation with emission-free renewable energy. Humboldt's electricity largely comes from PG&E, and because of the well documented transmission constraints of the Humboldt area grid, this power comes largely from PG&E's gas-fired Humboldt Generating Station in Eureka. The grid operations rule for which power sources get used to supply consumers' electric demand is that renewable energy sources like wind and solar are used first and any shortfall is supplied by fossil-fueled generators, i.e. green house gas emitting power plants are last in line to be turned on and are first in line to be turned off as consumer demand changes.

Bottom line is that because of this displacement, every kilowatt-hour of wind or solar generated electricity reduces generation from PG&E's gas-fired, green house gas emitting Humboldt Generating Station on a one-for-one basis. Humboldt area wind farms, both onshore and offshore, will directly reduce carbon emissions in a substantial way in the Humboldt area.

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Posted by hcfan on 06/06/2019 at 9:33 AM

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