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Brickbat: Keep Cool

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Consolidated Edison, the largest utility in the New York City area, has imposed a moratorium on new natural gas hookups in fast-growing Westchester County. Con Ed says its pipelines can't handle the increasing demand for natural gas. Opposition to new pipelines has made delivering natural gas to customers a challenge across the northeast. But some state officials have accused Con Ed of trying to create a crisis to force them to approve new pipelines.

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43 responses to “Brickbat: Keep Cool

  1. “We’re out of capacity, fucksticks. You get to write the laws of man, but the laws of physics trumps that.”

    1. I too blame Trump’s physics.

    2. it’s democrat magic, just like electricity comes out of holes in your wall…

      1. Same people who elected Che Guevera so not surprising they don’t understand basic math.

        1. She Guevera.

          1. +10

    3. “We’re out capacity, we need new pipes”
      “You just want us to approve new pipes”
      “Yes, we do. We’re out of capacity”

    4. The right kind of people wrote those laws.

      If you oppose the right kind of people, that makes you the wrong kind of people.

    5. Where is Canute when you need him?

      1. He succumbed to the Tide Pod Challenge.

  2. You want gas? I have gas!

    1. we all knew this…

    2. I thought you were “at capacity” too.

  3. Start working at home with Google! It’s by-far the best job I’ve had. Last Wednesday I got a brand new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this – 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringing home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link, go to tech tab for work detail.
    >>>>>>>>>> http://www.GeoSalary.com

  4. Dude should sue ESPN.

    http://hotair.com/archives/201…..r-twitter/

    1. Once you start trying to sic people on someone you don’t like, you move from a public commentator to inciter of violence.

    2. I’ve long said there are two things that bring out the worst in people: the internet and driving. Driving isn’t so relevant here, so let me restate it: the Internet and self-righteousness.

      What sort of awful person wants another person’s life to be a “living hell” over something?in the grand scheme of things?as minor as shooting a bird? What makes people so vindictive over petty matters?

    3. Man, I’d almost forgotten how much of a piece of shit Kieth Olberman is.

      Dude shot a fucking Turkey. A white Turkey is a genetic freak, not an endangered species.

  5. There’s always clean-burning coal furnaces.

    1. If Westchester County is “fast-growing” they’re probably cutting down trees to clear building lots – an obvious solution suggests itself.

      No, not wood-burning fireplaces, dummy. I mean if they’re cutting down trees they’ve probably got woodchippers sitting right there…..

      1. Could be. It could also be a lot of old homes that used to burn fuel oil to heat their homes. NG is more efficient than those old furnaces.

        1. And less CO2 per unit of energy if you are into that sort of thing. Which I be a lot of the pipeline opponents are.

          1. Plus, I don’t think the estimated end supply of NG has been calculated because it won’t happen for at least 100 years.

        2. And heating your home with gas is way cheaper than using heating oil.

    2. Rashida Tlaib likes this idea

  6. Opposition to new pipelines has made delivering natural gas to customers a challenge across the northeast.

    I would be curious to know how many of these opponents to new pipelines are hooked up to the existing lines. Because I’d bet the opposition to new gaslines isn’t opposition to the gaslines themselves, it’s opposition to the reason for the new gaslines – more people moving into the area. And most of the complaints about new people moving into the area start the exact same way: “When I moved here from New York City ten years ago, this was a nice rural area but now there’s too goddamn many assholes from New York City moving into the area.” And not a one of them is aware that ten years ago, the exact same complaint was being made about them. As they say, a greedy developer is somebody who wants to build a cabin atop a mountain, a conservationist is somebody who already owns a cabin atop a mountain.

  7. Well, math is hard.
    If a gas line can supply 100,000 homes, why can’t it support 200,000 if we want it to?
    I mean, the government could pass a law to allow 9 women to have a baby in one month, couldn’t they?

    Maybe the new homes could use furnaces that burn useless regulations and ‘news’ reports full of bullshit about the latest Trump derangement – – – –

  8. Consolidated Edison, the largest utility in the New York City area, has imposed a moratorium on new natural gas hookups in fast-growing Westchester County. Con Ed says its pipelines can’t handle the increasing demand for natural gas.

    Since government wants to over-regulate these ‘utilities’ why not ask for all the data about Natural Gas pipeline capacity and usage to have an independent company evaluate if the NG system is at capacity?

  9. I’ve been lucky to have gas stoves my whole life, but for the last seven years the place I moved to has electric. It sucks balls. It might take 10 minutes to get a pot of water to a boil.

    1. Yeah, I much prefer cooking with gas. Gas furnaces too.

      1. If y’all use woks for Stir-Friday, its much easier to cook on the oil of the metal surface with gas.

    2. I moved from a gas stove to an electric one and I was actually quite surprised that it’s not as bad as I thought it would be. It takes a little longer, but not that long. I don’t think it takes 10 minutes to bring 5-6 quarts of water to boil. The main problem though is I can’t brew beer in the kitchen and I had to get a propane burner and do it outside, making winter brewing difficult. One day we’ll change it to gas, but we have to get a plumber to run a gas line to the kitchen, so it’ll be a little pricey.

      1. Some newer electric ones are pretty good.

        With gas, I find the instant off the key advantage more than the instant on.

    3. An electric induction stove will boil water much faster than gas. But you may have to replace your cookware.

    4. I have no idea why, but even though natural gas is piped to every home here in town, every house I looked at had gas for the furnace and water heater, but used electric for the range, oven, and clothes dryer. Very baffling to me.

      Either way, the glass top electric (not induction) that came with my house is actually not all that bad. Has a bunch of small coils that heat up in a matter of seconds.
      Far better than those cheap flat coil things, and very easy to keep clean as long as you don’t let things boil over.

      I thought I’d hate it and want to change immediately to either induction, or run a new gas line but after using it a couple weeks I found it not too different than the gas burners I was accustomed to.

  10. So, they think that ConEdison wants to spend money on new pipelines when they could just hook up more people and sell gas to them without building more pipelines? I’m not sure how that’s supposed to help ConEd.

    1. “So, they think…”

      I found the issue.

  11. Fake Physics

  12. Yes, the main problem though is I can’t brew beer in the kitchen and I had to get a propane burner and do it outside, making winter brewing difficult.

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