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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 11:42 AM

Re: Waiting for a charge

Hurdles to battery swap are many.
1) batteries would have to have a uniform design across makes/models to approach anything like the universal functionality of a gas station. Not happening any time soon.
2) probably have to change the entire [more]

Wed Jul 1

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 2:20 PM

Re: EV pollution by geographic location

So while we might think that additional granularity might refine the results of studies like this, I'm not sure there's reason to believe that it would alter the topline conclusion - namely, that in states where electricity is pretty 'dirty,' [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 12:50 PM

Re: Big El Nino could be on the way

A big El Nino continues to develop. Current measures show the atmosphere-ocean lock that reinforces and amplifies higher sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific.

The TAO/Triton array shows the warmer than average [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 12:38 PM

Re: EV pollution by geographic location

they're also going to be too high for EV's traveling in cold weather or in hilly terrain. Or for those EV's that are opened up on the highway

This is for the most part just as true for gasoline cars as for EVs.

EVs enjoy a [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 10:48 AM

Re: Supreme Court on EPA

Ironically, those concerned about climate should probably be rooting for vacating the law. The EPA is planning to announce regulations on carbon emission from power plants by the end of the summer. The coal industry will attempt to block this by [more]

Tue Jun 30

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 7:26 PM

Re: Supreme Court on EPA

The NY Times article makes the point that this case says the EPA should have done a cost-benefit analysis before they decided to regulate the power plants for these pollutants.

The EPA did do a cost-benefit analysis later in the process [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 7:12 PM

Re: EV pollution by geographic location

Interesting study but not a serious indicator of environmental damages of the various cars out there on the road going forward, IMO.

Car tailpipe pollution mostly comes from a minority of gross polluters - out of tune, bad catalytic [more]

Thu Jun 25

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 11:45 AM

Re: Hottest May, Spring, and Jan-May

Wow, that is quite a picture of heat-drenched misery you draw, Loren. Hard to imagine trying to sleep on the street at night when the temp never drops below 100.

Makes my own recent sweaty days in an unusual Asheville heat wave wave seem [more]

Tue Jun 23

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 3:58 PM

Re: It's official: 2014-15 El Nino

NOAA's current weekly ENSO analysis shows the agency reversed it's prior finding of an 'official' El Nino event 2014-15 thus far.

I wrote in April: "The January-February-March reading of the ONI came in at +.5C, the 5th consecutive [more]

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BenSolar posted to the Climate Change board. 3:25 PM

Hottest May, Spring, and Jan-May

We appear to be on our way to smashing the record for hottest year in 2015. NOAA reports that this May is the hottest on record, and we also set new records for hottest spring and hottest Jan-May periods.

[more]

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BenSolar posted to the Battery Technology board. 1:50 PM

24M Introduces new low-cost battery

24M is a spin-off of A123, and A123 founder, MIT’s Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang, is co-founder and Chief Scientist of 24M.

They claim to have the technology to cut the price of lithium ion batteries in half by using much thicker, semi-solid [more]

Fri Jun 19

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 4:07 PM

Re: This could be an interesting year...

I'm kind of curious to know what Ajax thinks is going on with CO2 residence time.

It's just a denier talking point like everything else he says, I don't think there is any 'thinking' going on there besides regurgitation.

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BenSolar posted to the Climate Change board. 1:10 PM

NY Times Editorial: The Pope and Climate Change

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/19/opinion/the-pope-and-clima...

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A papal document along these lines had been expected for months, but [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 10:24 AM

Re: Clean Energy Update

If you do know the difference, then why bring up Chernobyl every time nuclear is discussed.

Not to speak for jaagu, but if you want to understand Germany's stance on nuclear power, you have to consider Chernobyl. Very traumatic for [more]

Thu Jun 18

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 10:35 PM

Re: Clean Energy Update

What subsidies are those?

Here's an announcement from last December: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2014/12/20141211-doe.html

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The US [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 4:31 PM

Re: Clean Energy Update

It [the whole climate change mitigation strategy] is not really about reducing CO2 emissions, is it?

I think it is an overly a broad brush.

I.e. your example before:

Still, western environmental groups hate [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 12:56 PM

Re: Clean Energy Update

Pete wrote: Its not really about reducing CO2 emissions, is it?



You say that a lot. I'm curious what you mean by 'it' in this sentence.

Tue Jun 16

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 6:24 PM

Re: US In A 10-Year Cooling Trend

"Do you have a cite? I think you are off by an order of magnitude..."

I was using the NCDC site:
www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/


Ok, yeah looks like I screwed up the data [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 4:22 PM

Re: US In A 10-Year Cooling Trend

DrBob tells us (mistakenly?) that NOAA tells us that since 1997 (18 years) the US temperature trend is -0.2°F/decade,

Do you have a cite? I think you are off by an order of magnitude - I get -.02°F/decade when I run the [more]

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