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Power company scraps plan for natural
gas turbines in Gowanus, Brooklyn

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Posted By: Ribicon, 12/27/2021 11:59:02 AM

An energy company is pulling the plug on a controversial plan to install natural gas turbines at a power plant in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The proposal had come under criticism as a step backward while the state government attempts to phase out fossil fuels and switch to clean sources of energy. Eastern Generation said it was withdrawing its application to replace combustion turbines at the Gowanus site—considered to be among the dirtiest power plants in the city—with natural gas units.(Snip)“With the defeat of fossil-fuel power plant expansions in Gowanus and Astoria, New York City is on its way towards a more sustainable future,” he said.


Noo Yawkers have the imagination to demand that 70% of its imaginary energy needs will, by 2030, be derived from unspecified imaginary renewable sources yet to be invented, and they'll store this imaginary energy in batteries located right on the waterfront, which itself need to be protected against Our Rising Seas through federal construction grants.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: planetgeo 12/27/2021 12:10:53 PM (No. 1020079)
If someone could invent a power plant that would run on bullshiite, NYC would be, like, LIT...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Quigley 12/27/2021 12:10:56 PM (No. 1020081)
Why the solution is simple! Just don’t use electricity until the unicorns have been caught and harnessed to the generator! Then they’ll be plenty of electricity until someone starts a movement to prevent unicorns from having to work. Just don’t use electricity until we can produce it unobjectionally.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: JimBob 12/27/2021 12:16:04 PM (No. 1020089)
PlanetGeo (#1)..... you NAILED it!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: sanspeur 12/27/2021 12:24:21 PM (No. 1020101)
no new buildings will be able to use natural gas soon ..Do chefs riot ? or roll with this insanity? Electric stoves powered by unicorn fahrts ?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365 12/27/2021 1:04:22 PM (No. 1020144)
No energy is clean energy. How foolish of me not to grasp this simple leftist concept. If NYC thinks it has a crime problem now, just wait until much of the City goes dark due to the soaring price of electricity.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: lftrn97 12/27/2021 1:09:28 PM (No. 1020150)
OP, that would be imaginary batteries
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Reply 7 - Posted by: seamusm 12/27/2021 1:25:39 PM (No. 1020159)
I cannot wait for the frozen hordes of NY'ers to riot against this idiocy.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: sg 12/27/2021 1:25:50 PM (No. 1020160)
After the big NYC blackout in 1977, a state investigation said that the city needed more generating capacity located within its borders...These idiots are priming NYC for another major power failure.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JackBurton 12/27/2021 1:28:00 PM (No. 1020161)
The 'Good' is the enemy of the better.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Catherine 12/27/2021 1:30:35 PM (No. 1020163)
And I thought Bowleg, OK was the silliest name for a town.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: downnout 12/27/2021 1:40:38 PM (No. 1020170)
Do they realize those unicorns they will depend on for energy emit methane?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bigfatslob 12/27/2021 1:52:06 PM (No. 1020179)
Let New York freeze in the dark. Look my face do you see the concern?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Come And Take It 12/27/2021 2:17:37 PM (No. 1020193)
I can remember a better time, when installing NG peaker plants was considered to be clean and was not controversial.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: bad-hair 12/27/2021 2:38:45 PM (No. 1020206)
Ah, the "sustainable future" canard. Sustainable until the wind stops or it gets so cold the grid crashes.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Birddog 12/27/2021 2:59:58 PM (No. 1020217)
a looooong time ago I remember a story where some "Prankster" hooked a plain old skyrocket from a roadside July 4th stand to a spool of fine copper wire...fired it across a regional high tension trunk line and the arc shut down the entire grid area. One day perhaps dozens or hundreds of pranksters will do something very similar, repeatedly, across wide spread areas, primarily in rural regions where there are not continuous surveillance cams, each time the breaker is reset another skyrocket will throw it again, or 100 fired across a single line will just keep tripping it. Either way...when rural people get fed up enough with the Big Cities activities, those cities will get dark, cold...and hungry. They will devour themselves 1st, then starve or surrender.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 12/27/2021 3:17:45 PM (No. 1020231)
Slow motion suicide.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: GoodDeal 12/27/2021 4:10:41 PM (No. 1020272)
Better raise rates so you can afford wind turbines and solar panels.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: watashiyo 12/27/2021 5:10:21 PM (No. 1020309)
They'll have plenty of gas with the homeless pooping on the sidewalk.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: cor-vet 12/27/2021 7:46:14 PM (No. 1020409)
All the old oil field hands in South Louisiana & South Mississippi should remember the bumper sticker from the 70s and 80s, when drilling was banned in the Northeast, in order to save the birds. "Let them burn feathers or freeze in the dark!"
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Proud Texan 12/27/2021 8:06:43 PM (No. 1020420)
Having energy is going backwards for libs. Let them do without.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 12/28/2021 1:08:19 AM (No. 1020527)
Hey, our NJ governor wants to stop natural gas for everything and the state is like 90% heated by gas. Can't wait for all the air pollution from people burning wood and coal for heat, fighting over electric rationing, and no hot water for bathing.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: DVC 12/28/2021 1:08:42 AM (No. 1020528)
NG turbines are extremely efficient, and can be quickly ramped up and down to compensate for the damn near worthless "green" power, which is extremely variable, to the point of undependability. So, NYC will have a more expensive and less reliable power grid. No skin off of my nose. Enjoy the insanity that you have woven, NYC folks.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: mifla 12/28/2021 3:31:09 AM (No. 1020587)
Stock up on blankets and wool clothes. Green energy is a myth.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: MickTurn 12/28/2021 11:57:55 AM (No. 1020976)
Put up a few solar cells, that'll do it...MORONS!
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