American Thought Leaders: Texas Power Outages Explained BY Jason Isaac

Rumble — What’s behind the devastating power outages in Texas? Some say the problem was freezing natural gas pipelines; some say it’s because wind turbines froze or mismanagement by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

To find out what’s going on in Texas, I sat down with Jason Isaac, who predicted a power crisis in Texas months ago. He’s the director of Life:Powered, a national initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation seeking to “raise America’s energy IQ.”

This is American Thought Leaders, and I’m Jan Jekielek.

#texas #texaspoweroutage #jasonisaac

Smoking Gun! Joe Biden’s Dept. of Energy Blocked Texas from Increasing Power Ahead of Killer Storm

A week before, Texas begged for help and asked for DOE to lift federal regulations barring state's energy output.

BY ADAN SALAZAR

SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/smoking-gun-joe-bidens-dept-of-energy-blocked-texas-from-increasing-power-ahead-of-enduring-storm/;

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An Emergency Order from the Biden administration’s Department of Energy shows Texas energy grid operator ERCOT was instructed to stay within green energy standards by purchasing energy from outside the state at a higher cost, throttling power output throughout the state ahead of a catastrophic polar vortex.

Alex Jones is breaking this down on Friday, Feb. 19 edition of Infowars Live:

Going into effect Sunday, Feb. 14, Emergency Order 202-21-1 shows the Energy Dept. was aware of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s statewide disaster declaration and that ERCOT was readying gas utilities in preparation for a demand surge.

The order shows Acting Energy Secretary David Huizenga did not waive environmental restrictions to allow for maximum energy output, instead ordering ERCOT to utilize all resources in order to stay within acceptable emissions standards – including purchasing energy from outside the state.

“ERCOT anticipates that this Order may result in an exceedance of emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, mercury, and carbon monoxide emissions, as well as wastewater release limits,” the order states. “To minimize adverse environmental impacts, this Order limits operation of dispatched units to the times and within the parameters determined by ERCOT for reliability purposes.”

Moreover, the order instructed an “incremental amount of restricted capacity” to be sold to ERCOT at “a price no lower than $1,500/MWh,” an increase of over 6,000 percent over February 2020 prices of $18.20.

On Wednesday, the Dallas Business Journal reported, “Electricity on the Texas grid has averaged about $1,137.33 per megawatt-hour so far in February, up from $18.20 per megawatt-hour in February 2020, according to data from the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas. That’s a jump of more than 6,000 percent.”

Days later, the Public Utility Commission of Texas set prices at $9,000/MWh.

The EO shows the Biden administration basically ordered ERCOT to throttle its energy output by forcing it to comply with environmental green energy standards, while knowing full well Texans could freeze to death in their homes with zero electricity as temperatures plunged into the single digits.

Read the order:


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Smoking Gun Document: Feds Order Texas to Stand Down Ahead of Energy Crisis


Climate Lockdowns To Break Us Into New Peasant Class

Biden’s handlers kill pipelines at home but promote them for the Taliban

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2021/02/bidens-handlers-kill-pipelines-at-home-but-promote-them-for-the-taliban;

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It is indeed Obama’s third term, as we have returned to his practice of rewarding America’s enemies and alienating America’s friends.

This is interesting: “The government has apparently brokered a meeting between the Turkmenistan government and the Taliban for a trans-Afghanistan pipeline to bring Turkmen gas across Afghanistan and Pakistan to India. If this scheme sounds familiar, it should: It was the same deal that now-Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad sought to make with the Taliban in the years before the Sept. 11 terror attacks when he was a consultant for the Unocal Corporation.”

How much does Unocal pay Khalilzad? Does he have a personal financial stake in this pipeline project? Does Biden and/or his family?

“Biden kills pipelines at home but promotes them for the Taliban,” by Michael Rubin, Washington Examiner, February 8, 2021 (thanks to the Geller Report):

On his first day in office, President Biden canceled permits for the Keystone XL pipeline. Environmentalists and anti-fossil fuel activists should not have applauded his move.

After all, Canada will not stop extracting oil from the tar sands of northern Alberta. Instead, it will simply export oil over existing pipelines or to the Pacific Ocean, where the damage from a potential spill would be harder to address. Biden’s cancellation cost jobs and pushes Canada toward greater economic cooperation with China. It also shakes confidence in U.S. business. Who would invest in the country if any future administration can simply renege on deals with the stroke of a pen? Especially, that is, when the investments involved here reach into the billions of dollars?

Biden’s move was both political theater and an indulgence of his liberal base. But his hypocrisy was stunning even for a politician who has spent a half-century in Washington. Consider that while the Biden administration is killing a pipeline from which the public could benefit, Biden is promoting a pipeline to enrich both one of the world’s worst dictatorships and a group responsible for thousands of U.S. deaths.

The government has apparently brokered a meeting between the Turkmenistan government and the Taliban for a trans-Afghanistan pipeline to bring Turkmen gas across Afghanistan and Pakistan to India. If this scheme sounds familiar, it should: It was the same deal that now-Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad sought to make with the Taliban in the years before the Sept. 11 terror attacks when he was a consultant for the Unocal Corporation.

Khalilzad’s scheme was bad policy two decades ago, and it is even worse now.

Put aside environmental arguments and consider profit. Freedom House’s latest Freedom in the World report ranks Turkmenistan as among the world’s worst offenders, below even North Korea in terms of freedom and civil liberties. To promote the export of Turkmen gas is to entrench its regime even further. Part of the deal is then paying the Taliban protection money or transit fees for the pipeline transiting Afghan territory. Not only would this undermine the elected Afghanistan government even further, but it would also reward the Taliban for insurgency to the tune of tens of millions of dollars each month. Who needs Russian bounties on U.S. soldiers when the State Department has crafted a scheme to reward the Taliban beyond their wildest dreams?…

Senator Tester Destroys Biden’s Keystone Pipeline Executive Order

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/02/03/watch-democrat-senator-destroys-bidens-executive-order-axing-the-keystone-pipeline-n1422774;

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Senator Jon Tester, the Democrat from Montana, ripped Joe Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday.

“I’ve been a supporter of the Keystone pipeline. There have been two caveats and they’ve been basic caveats: you do it to the safety standards and you respect private property rights. I think the Keystone pipeline folks could have done a better job getting the Fort Peck Tribe on board and they need to continue working to do that. But, in the end I think it’s a good project,” Tester explained. “I believe in climate change but I also think this one pipeline isn’t going to turn it around—isn’t going to turn our climate around. It’s not going to make it a markedly worse situation.”

Tester insists that his belief in man-made climate change and his support for the pipeline do not contradict each other. “These might sound like two different philosophies butting heads but I’ll tell you, in my real life, I’m a farmer,” he said. “And we’re not where we need to be in this country for, you know, replacing diesel fuel with something else, in a tractor, for example, or a semi that’s going down the road. We will get there, but it’s going to take some good policies from Washington, D.C., and it’s going to take some money invested in R&D.”

Still waiting for the middle-of-the-road governance from Biden that we were promised.

Matt Margolis is the author of Airborne: How The Liberal Media Weaponized The Coronavirus Against Donald Trumpand the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on TwitterFacebookParlerGabMeWeHeroesRumble, and CloutHub.

‘CCP Joe’ Welcomes Communist Firms Back into U.S. Energy Grid; Rescinds Trump order

BY STEPHEN GREEN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2021/01/25/insanity-wrap-131-ccp-joe-welcomes-communist-firms-back-into-u-s-energy-grid-n1409100;

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Insanity Wrap needs to know: Is it good news that President Joe Biden turns out to be one of those honest politicians who stays bought?

Answer: Not when he’s a majority-owned subsidiary of the Chinese Communist Party, it isn’t.

Before we get to the sordid details, a quick preview of today’s Wrap.

  • Prime Minister Zoolander feeds the mouth that bit him
  • Woman who knitted those Bernie Sanders meme mittens driven out of business by feds
  • Who turned off the lights at the White House?

And so much more.

Shall we begin?

This Is Not a Sane World, Exhibit #1,000,006

Insanity Wrap Hates These Guys
(Hunter Biden and Joe Biden. Image via YouTube)
Biden Rescinds Trump Order Banning Chinese Communist Involvement In US Power Grid

To Insanity Wrap, it seems like a no-brainer to prevent a Communist front corporation like Huawei from getting its electronic fingers all into our power grid.

Speaking of no brains:

President Biden has revoked a Trump-era executive order that sought to keep foreign countries and companies out of America’s bulk power systems – principally entities associated with the Chinese Communist Party – as part of his “Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.”

But wait, there’s more: “Biden’s son Hunter was previously involved in several business relationships with CEFC China Energy Chairman Ye Jianming.”

Last month Insanity Wrap advised you to “Pray That Joe Biden Isn’t an Honest Politician Who Stays Bought by the CCP.”

Pray harder.

White House, Washington Monument Enter Dark Mode

Insanity Wrap sees nothing wrong here — Joe needs his rest.

Your Daily Dose of Mostly Peaceful Protest

Just another night in Portland, where partly violent LARPers duke it out with local police…

…using their umbrellas?

Insanity Wrap would give them points for creativity, right before sending them to bed without dessert.

The Craziest Person in the World (Today)

Today’s craziest person in the world is the one who didn’t see this coming.

And Now For a Brief Moment of Sanity

Insanity Wrap is pleased to tell you that you weren’t losing your mind all last year, thinking that Joe Biden was losing his mind.

Previously On Insanity Wrap: Biden Takes Oath of Office, We Take Shots

Getting What You Voted for, Good and Hard

Bernie Mittens Star Wars

Woman who made mittens worn by Bernie Sanders in meme quit making them after taxes crushed her business

“If only Comrade Stalin knew,” the old GULAG complaint went.

Here’s the Woke version:

“People have been contacting me thinking that they can get mittens, and actually, they can’t,” Vermont school teacher Jen Ellis said about the mittens that Sanders wore on Inauguration Day, adding that high taxes drove her out of business.

“I don’t have any more, and I don’t have much of a mitten business anymore because it really wasn’t worth it,” she continued. “Independent crafters get really taken for a ride by the federal government. We get taxed to the nth degree, and it wasn’t really worth it pursuing that as a business, even as a side hustle.”

Still, despite Sanders’s strident support for raising taxes, including on the middle class, to pay for “Medicare for all,” Ellis says she supports the senator.

Your sacrifice for the revolution has been duly noted, comrade. Enjoy your gruel.

Greater Than, Lesser Than

Once again, it’s up to bloggers and Twitter randos to do the job that “reporters” from the complicit Infotainment Complex won’t.

Here’s Another Damn Thing We’re Supposed to Be Concerned About

Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?

Trudeau says ‘Canadians and President Biden’ share values right after Keystone XL pipeline cancelled

Oh, Canada:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that he and all Canadians shared values with President Biden, including in the “fight against climate change as a way of growing the economy.” This coming after the revoking of the Keystone XL Pipeline project by President Biden, costing Canada a potential 60,000 jobs.

In a statement released Wednesday, Trudeau said that he was “disappointed” in Biden’s decision to axe the project, but went on to say that he looked forward to combat climate change and reduce pollution with the new US president.

Insanity Wrap would first like to pass along our condolences to our Canadian friends, trapped all these years with Prime Minister Zoolander.

We’d also like to address Canada’s surprisingly supine PM directly: Pipelines use less energy and generate less carbon and risk than trains or trucks do. And you can’t produce the wealth necessary to fight climate change or whatever without jobs. But we’re sure you knew all this already, you sad little suckup.

Send In the Hostage Rescue Team

Plus: “I’m hearing the Governor is going to lift the Stay-At-Home order for Southern California tomorrow. (Allowing outdoor dining, personal services and others to open) Who knows, why did we close them in the first place?”

It’s impossible not to conclude — as many did, months ago — that the shutdowns were about holding the country hostage to a favorable election outcome for the Democrats. Plus, squeezing out small businesses to benefit established players.

Dems held the country hostage for months and got rewarded handsomely for it.

We’re so screwed.

One More Thing…

Tonya vs Nancy
(Seen on MeWe.)

You know it’s true.

That’s a Wrap for today.

Come back tomorrow for another Insanity Wrap…

…assuming we make it that long.

Previously On Insanity Wrap: One Day With Joe Biden and Everything Has Gone to Hell Already