Today we're live at the 22nd Annual Harvest Crusade at Anaheim Stadium. And a big "Thank You!" to you guys, our KKLA listeners, because every person that comes forward this weekend will get a START! Bible that you guys paid for! Gates open at 5:30 and music starts at 7:00 tonight and tomorrow, then Sunday night, gates open at 430pm with the big event at 6pm. Since 1990 more than 4.2 million people have attended a Harvest Crusade event in person, and more than 341,000 have registered their decisions of faith in Jesus Christ – 80% of them were brought by a Christian friend.
400-408 – Jon Micah Sumrall and James Mead join us from Kutless (kutless.com).
428-438 – Calls – What's your Harvest story?
443-452 – • Christianity Today (8/11/2011) Bill Hybels on CEO Howard Schultz's Withdrawal: 'Buy a Starbucks and Show Some Christian Goodwill'.
(6:51) Leadership Summit Full. (Bill Hybels, Sr. Pastor of Willow Creek Church in Chicago, addresses the Global Leadership Summit audience on 8/11/2011 and talks about why Howard Shultz, Founder & CEO of Starbucks and author of the book Onward cancelled his appearance at the summit.)
458-508 – • Reuters (8/12/2011) Appeals court rules against Obama healthcare law.
• Fox News (8/11/2011) Postal Service Seeks to Cut 120,000 Jobs, Ditch Federal Health Plans.
512-523 – (:54) Al Gore-Climate. (Al Gore at the Aspen Institute Media Forum, 8/4/2011 in Aspen, Colorado.)
• Audrey Hudson (Human Events, 8/11/2011) Global Warming Link to Drowned Polar Bears Melts Under Searing Fed Probe.
528-539 – • Robert Bryce (NRO, 8/12/2011) The Wind-Energy Myth: The claims for this "green" source of energy wither in the Texas heat. — Robert Bryce is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. His fourth book, Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future, was recently issued in paperback.
Hot? Don't count on wind energy to cool you down. That's the lesson emerging from the stifling heat wave that's hammering Texas.
Over the past week or so, Texans have been consuming record-breaking quantities of electricity, and ERCOT, the state's grid operator, has warned of rolling blackouts if customers don't reduce their consumption.
Texas has 10,135 megawatts of installed wind-generation capacity. That's nearly three times as much as any other state. But during three sweltering days last week, when the state set new records for electricity demand, the state's vast herd of turbines proved incapable of producing any serious amount of power.
Consider the afternoon of August 2, when electricity demand hit 67,929 megawatts. Although electricity demand and prices were peaking, output from the state's wind turbines was just 1,500 megawatts, or about 15 percent of their total nameplate capacity. Put another way, wind energy was able to provide only about 2.2 percent of the total power demand even though the installed capacity of Texas's wind turbines theoretically equals nearly 15 percent of peak demand. This was no anomaly. On four days in August 2010, when electricity demand set records, wind energy was able to contribute just 1, 2, 1, and 1 percent, respectively, of total demand.
Over the past few years, about $17 billion has been spent installing wind turbines in Texas. Another $8 billion has been allocated for transmission lines to carry the electricity generated by the turbines to distant cities. And now, Texas ratepayers are on the hook for much of that $25 billion, even though they can't count on the wind to keep their air conditioners running when temperatures soar.
That $25 billion could have been used to build about 5,000 megawatts of highly reliable nuclear generation capacity, or as much as 25,000 megawatts of natural-gas-fired capacity, all of which could have been reliably put to work during the hottest days of summer.
544-556 – Brady Collins and Scott Camden talk about Harvest's G3 Student Evangelism Training Program. And then, Greg Laurie, pastor of both Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside (harvest.org/church) and Harvest Orange County in Irvine, and host of the Harvest Crusade at Angel Stadium this weekend, and Dodger Stadium September 10, (harvestcrusades.org) joins us. Greg and Cathe have had two sons, Christopher (1975–2008 July 24) and Jonathan (1986). They have four grand daughters: Stella (2006) and Lucy (2008) from Christopher & Brittany; and Riley (2005) and Alexandra (2010) from Jonathan & Brittni.
• Peggy Noonan (WSJ, 8/12/2011) Après le Déluge, What? Riots and flash mobs have root causes that government can't reach.