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House Proceeding 07-21-09 on Jul 21st, 2009 :: 3:56:20 to 3:58:24
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John R. Carter

3:56:17 to 3:56:37( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: the grid would jeopardize the nation's energy source. have you heard that figure, too? mr. carter: i do not claim to be a physicist, but i he talked with people in the power industry and because it is not a continuing flow of power but is an alternating flow of power, to

John R. Carter

3:56:20 to 3:58:24( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John R. Carter

John R. Carter

3:56:38 to 3:56:58( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: make it effective over a 24-hour period, 365 days a year, the power has to be boosted. it's the only way it can be effectively done. i'm not saying it's not going to be a good source of power. most -- what's kind of interesting is most projections as to what percentage of our overall national power, wind and

John R. Carter

3:56:59 to 3:57:19( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: solar combined, actually wind, solar, and hydroelectric combined, would be between 6% and 10%. so at maximum effectiveness -- by the way, those -- there's a lot of folks that have a lot of texas envy in this world and they are always picking on us like we don't know anything but oil and gas.

John R. Carter

3:57:20 to 3:57:40( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: let me make this very clear. we have the largest wind farm in america in the state of texas. the city of austin has the largest newnies pli owned wind powered farm of any municipality in the united states. and by the way, they are very disappointed and it was on the

John R. Carter

3:57:41 to 3:58:03( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: front page of the austin america statesman less than three or four days ago that the wind farm is not going to be -- it seems to be an unreliable source of power for them. even though it's a green source. they have been very proud of being the greenest city in america because of that wind, but over a liality and this

John R. Carter

3:58:04 to 3:58:26( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: same different flux of power issue, the only way it can be reliable is you put a gas powered generator side by side to keep the flow going. so that's not saying i'm not for it. but i'm saying the reality is we are a long way from replacing the massive amount of power that it takes to run this machine

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