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Wed Feb 10

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 12:45 PM

Re: SCOTUS blocks Clean Power Plan

This delay will allow some states and utilities to delay action for a short while, and there is some chance that the CPP could be dealt a significant blow by the courts in the future. But there is essentially zero doubt that the EPA is obligated to [more]

Wed Feb 3

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 1:59 PM

Re: EV Charging Buildout by Utilities

I think it's fascinating just how many different businesses/plans we are seeing contribute to the charging station buildout.

Car companies and utilities have obvious incentive to build infrastructure that will support future sales. Tesla [more]

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BenSolar posted to the Climate Change board. 12:09 PM

EV Charging Buildout by Utilities

A couple of California utilities announced plans to build out Level 2 charging at apartments and workplaces.

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Tue Feb 2

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 3:41 PM

Re: Krugman Focuses on Climate

In Sweden, France, Belgium, China, and soon-to-be in the UAE, nuclear has scaled up much faster than the intermittent renewables sources (Germany used as the example).
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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 1:40 PM

Re: Krugman Focuses on Climate

It is obvious that intellectual Democrats, especially those concerned with climate change, should vote for Donald Trump for President.

Really? We are supposed to gamble that Trump is the Nixon of his generation? This is absurd. [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 1:11 PM

Re: Krugman Focuses on Climate

Krugman still uses Joe Romm as an energy adviser? I think of Joe Romm's energy policies the same way I think of Sigmar Gabriel's energy policies.


I find Romm to be very sensible on energy policy when you get down to the meat of [more]

Mon Feb 1

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BenSolar posted to the Climate Change board. 4:26 PM

Krugman Focuses on Climate

The Nobel Prize winning economist and NY Times writer made climate change the focus of his Monday column in the NY Times.

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Thu Jan 28

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 10:34 AM

Re: Phase out coal? Not so fast!

The United Kingdom's electricity grid is facing a significant shortage in supply in coming years, warns the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.


I'll hazard a guess that the people in charge of maintaining a stable grid in the UK [more]

Sat Jan 23

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BenSolar replied to the Retirement Investing board. 10:45 PM

Re: It's Official: The Fool is now Money Magazin

It is sad, how the Fool is the Wise now.

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 6:29 PM

Re: Enjoy it while you can

"Grandpa, tell us what it was like when they had blizzards?"


Well, this was a real snowstorm. No doubt. 9-10" at my house, followed up by a continuous dusting and cold weather all day today.

But I was here [more]

Fri Jan 22

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 12:48 AM

Re: Hard times for the coal industry

Help is on the way ... maybe

A federal court has denied the motions for stay requested by 27 states and numerous industry groups to block the Clean Power Plan from taking effect.


I hope justice will prevail and the Clean [more]

Thu Jan 21

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 12:37 PM

Re: It's Official: 2015 Obliterates Heat Records

The satellite temperatures are heavily influenced by El Nino, and the response lags by 3-6 months. I expect us to see record high temperatures from the satellite measures in coming months and for next years average in response to the monster El Nino [more]

Wed Jan 20

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BenSolar posted to the Climate Change board. 12:25 PM

It's Official: 2015 Obliterates Heat Records

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2016/01/20/3740962/2015-hot...

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NOAA and NASA have announced that 2015 was by far the hottest year on [more]

Tue Jan 19

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 6:46 PM

Re: Phase out coal? Not so fast!

These are not modern nuclear plants they are closing down.

Built in the '80s, high capacity plants, probably makes economic and environmental sense to make sure they are upgraded using the lessons learned from Fukushima and run them [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 2:14 PM

Re: Phase out coal? Not so fast!

It's incredibly stupid of them to shut down modern nuclear plants that are in good operating condition.

I can totally understand wanting to shut down the older generation plants that have already operated close to the expected life span. But [more]

Mon Jan 18

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BenSolar posted to the Climate Change board. 9:28 PM

Get ready for '2015 was warmest year'

The annual results will be released soon. Anyone who is paying attention knows that 2015 has crushed prior annual global average temperature records. Get ready for a flood of stories and coverage.

Meanwhile the atmospheric part of the El [more]

Sun Jan 17

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 8:33 PM

Re: Plug-in Electric Vehicles

The 2017 Bolt MSRP is $38K with new technology 60 kWh battery estimated by several sources at $145 kWh ($9K battery cost).

There is a distinction to be made between cost for battery cells, which is what is being quoted for the Bolt at [more]

Fri Jan 15

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 4:50 PM

Re: Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Even if batteries have gotten cheaper,they're still expensive. The Bolt has much bigger batteries. The Volt has an 18.4 kwh pack, and the Bolt is expected to come in at 60 kwh. Even if batteries today were at $150/kwh, that would be a $6,300 [more]

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 2:54 PM

Re: Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Suppose GM market analysts gave two price points with equivalent revenues. The higher one sold 20,000 Bolts at high margin. The lower sold 100,000 units at low margin and negatively impacted sales of the Volt and Malibu. I know if I were a GM VP, [more]

Thu Jan 14

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BenSolar replied to the Climate Change board. 7:47 PM

Re: Plug-in Electric Vehicles

"Karl Brauer, senior analyst with Kelley Blue Book called the Bolt "the first serious electric vehicle available to mainstream consumers.""


If they can deliver this package in late 2016, it will be a very nice [more]

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