Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Hydro Power works; wind power fails.

The attached graph is from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) in the US Pacific Northwest. It is updated every 5 minutes. (link)

At the time of this graph it can be seen that, as only one day had any significant wind power generation, the people of Bonneville can be thankful that they have Hydro power.

An interesting aside is the fact that power from Bonneville's dam made contributions to the US war effort during WWII. BPA supplied power to shipyards at Portland Oregon and on the Puget Sound in Washington. (link - pdf)

Frozen Wasteland -All Gore wants is a tax!

The Minnesotans For Global Warming have done it again.
I saw "The Who" perform Baba O'Reily (AKA Teenage Wasteland) for the halftime show at the Superbowl and was inspired to do this parody in honor of the horrible winter we're having. It's called "Frozen Wasteland" and in it I try to recreate the synthesizer part on the banjo. The Viking hat is in honor of the Vikings' great season. join the fan page on facebook here: 

Up here on the farm We chop wood To stay Warm
We all could use some Global Warming

We all need to fight To preserve our rights
 I don't want to be taxed  just for breathing

Open your eyes Don't believe their lies 
It's just a Frozen Wasteland

Al Gore is a liar His pants are on fire
Plus he's getting rich from carbon offsets

He's loose with the facts All he wants is a tax
Lets get together Before it gets much colder

Frozen Wasteland
Its just a Frozen Wasteland
Frozen Wasteland
Frozen Wasteland