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Biden Administration Announces Push for Offshore Wind Farms to Create Union Jobs

Penny Starr 29 Mar 2021

The Biden Administration announced on Monday that it is putting forth a government-wide push to increase offshore wind farms on all three coasts in the United States, citing the move will “create good paying union jobs.”

Press Secretary Jen Psaki spoke about the effort and a fact sheet the administration released at the daily press briefing.

“Today the White House convened leaders from across the administration and is taking coordinated steps to announce a set of bold actions that will catalyze offshore wind energy and create good paying union jobs,” Psaki said.

“The president recognizes that a thriving offshore wind industry will drive new jobs and economic opportunity up and down the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific waters,” Psaki said.

The U.S. Departments of Interior, Energy, Commerce and Transportation will spearhead the effort to “announce new leasing, funding, and development goals to accelerate and deploy offshore wind energy and jobs.”

The fact sheet stated that aside from Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy met on Monday with state officials, industry executives, and labor leaders to announce new leasing and funding.

The fact sheet also said that the jobs will come “with the choice to join a union.”

“The [wind] industry will also spawn new supply chains that stretch into America’s heartland, as illustrated by the 10,000 tons of domestic steel that workers in Alabama and West Virginia are supplying to a Texas shipyard where Dominion Energy is building the nation’s first Jones Act compliant wind turbine installation vessel,” the fact sheet stated.

The fact sheet includes claims about the benefits the wind industry will reap, while revealing the cost to taxpayers:

    • Establishing a Target of Employing Tens of Thousands of Workers to Deploy 30 Gigawatts (30,000 megawatts) of Offshore Wind by 203

    • The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Maritime Administration today is announcing a Notice of Funding Opportunity for port authorities and other applicants to apply for $230 million for port and intermodal infrastructure-related projects through the Port Infrastructure Development Program

    • DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) released a fact sheet to facilitate access for the offshore wind industry for $3 billion in funding through LPO’s Title XVII Innovative Energy Loan Guarantee Program.

    • The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC), created by the DOE and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), is announcing the award of $8 million to 15 offshore wind research and development projects that were selected through a competitive process.

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Wind generators failed BIG TIME IN CALY-FORNIA, SO CALIF LIBERALS DOUBLED DOWN ON THAT.  We just saw up close and personal what a disaster wind generators were in Texas, and the democrats and biden loved that disaster so much that want to double down on more wind generators. One guy in Texas got a bill for $50,000 to heat his home ONE MONTH!  Wind generation in a cult of believers that worship the earth,and despise humanity/America. It's also an I.Q. check so many brainwashed fail!  Katrina was not enough!  So we moved onto nearly the entire State of Texas!
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Germany has already demonstrated that these offshore windmill farms are nightmarish boondoggles (access for building, intermittency and load management, access for maintenance). Does LIEden really believe Germany "didn't do it right"?
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So, basically, Biden is telling coal miners "learn to swim".
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Wind power...one of the most expensive inefficient means in which to generate power.

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Biden Administration Announces Major Offshore Wind Expansion Plan
http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,432867.0.html
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Wind generators BOTH inefficient AND unreliable!  Just what the annihilate crowd would want for America.  Their brand of patriotism comes from a Czar and/or a mullah. Allah snack bar, annihilate America(ns), eh?

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Wind generators BOTH inefficient...

Efficiency for electrical generators is a measurement of power in versus power out. 

Since the wind is the power in at zero cost, how does a wind turbine measure as inefficient?

Capital expenses are huge for wind and would be enough to typical remove them from consideration without subsidy.  But efficiency is not their problem.
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Efficiency for electrical generators is a measurement of power in versus power out. 

Since the wind is the power in at zero cost, how does a wind turbine measure as inefficient?

Capital expenses are huge for wind and would be enough to typical remove them from consideration without subsidy.  But efficiency is not their problem.
Cost is what makes them inefficient. The initial cost of the generators and the cost of their upkeep. .

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Cost is what makes them inefficient. The initial cost of the generators and the cost of their upkeep. .

That is return on investment, not efficiency.
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Efficiency for electrical generators is a measurement of power in versus power out. 

Since the wind is the power in at zero cost, how does a wind turbine measure as inefficient?

I see where you're going with this.  From an energy standpoint, efficiency would be measured by the power generated over the exposed wind power.

rho x blade surface area x wind velocity3 / 2

And that doesn't take into account the lost wind energy that flows around and between the blades.  And then there's friction to account for - both rolling and static.  The latter is typically avoided by injecting power back into the turbine to keep it turning when there is no wind, which is a further decrease on efficiency.

Solar isn't very efficient either.  Photovoltaic cells create more energy at certain wavelengths.  Unfortunately, sunlight is not limited to those wavelengths.  If one could figure out a way to bend light (i.e. diminish the energy from a higher to a lower state by stretching the wavelength to take advantage of the photovoltaic thresholds), then that person would become a zillionaire overnight.
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I see where you're going with this.  From an energy standpoint, efficiency would be measured by the power generated over the exposed wind power.

rho x blade surface area x wind velocity3 / 2

And that doesn't take into account the lost wind energy that flows around and between the blades.  And then there's friction to account for - both rolling and static.  The latter is typically avoided by injecting power back into the turbine to keep it turning when there is no wind, which is a further decrease on efficiency.

Solar isn't very efficient either.  Photovoltaic cells create more energy at certain wavelengths.  Unfortunately, sunlight is not limited to those wavelengths.  If one could figure out a way to bend light (i.e. diminish the energy from a higher to a lower state by stretching the wavelength to take advantage of the photovoltaic thresholds), then that person would become a zillionaire overnight.

Yes, efficiency as a measure of solar or wind is rather worthless.  When you don't mine or produce the fuel, efficiency loses meaning as a useful measure.  Hydro has similar problems.  Nuclear???

Efficiency is better a tool to use comparing different types of the same fuel, such as Natural Gas, boiler versus power turbine versus combine cycle.

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edit:  efficiency in comparing types of wind turbine to other types of wind turbines, or comparing types of solar is useful.  But to use it compare to other technologies like wind to nuclear just does not have meaning.
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Germany has already demonstrated that these offshore windmill farms are nightmarish boondoggles (access for building, intermittency and load management, access for maintenance). Does LIEden really believe Germany "didn't do it right"?

It's not just the offshore windmill farms that German Hillary mandated that are a disaster for the electrical grid in Germany.  The ones taking up more and more usable land in the country aren't quite the replacements for the nuke plants she shut down that everyone thought they were going to be.
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