Yeah. I understand txtumbleweed’s point, but it reminds me of Hurricane Katrina, and how the Dutch came in to help us understand water management.
We don’t need to test winterization methods in Midland, Texas if they’re already successfully winterizing the same turbine (and other) generation equipment in Manitoba.
Wheel = invented.
“American Exceptionalism,” writ large, is the assumption that We Do It Better Than Anybody Else Anywhere Else On The Planet (also see: abject and willful ignorance).
Texas, stereotypically, is American Exceptionalism on steroids. Can you imagine them caring how some socialists in Kah-na-Duh do it ?
Exceptionalists dismiss best practices. Instead, they cite the world’s worst practices as axiomatic evidence of our exceptionalism (“sneak into Saudi Arabia illegally and see how they treat you”).
And couldn’t this be part of the problem (he asks rhetorically) ?