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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 7:07 PM

Re: Alternative to EVs and FCVs

If you compare the cost and utility of using surplus renewable electricity directly to charge electric cars as compared to this carbon capture and syn-gas route you can probably power 4 times or more as many miles driven in EVs than you can those [more]

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

Re: The era of Big Solar has arrived

More like $7 billion for one AP1000 plant. Two plants being built at Vogtle for around $14 billion.

Has any nuclear plant been built on time and on budget. Last report was that Vogtle was about two years behind and a billion dollars [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 11:59 AM

Re: The era of Big Solar has arrived

The Ivanpah solar power plant will have a fuel cost per kwh of about the same as a nuclear power plant. But the solar plant's fuel is a fossil fuel, which emits CO2 when burned. Not so for the nuclear plants.

It cost about $2 billion [more]

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btresist posted to the Climate Change board. 8:54 AM

Christian consensus?

From the World Council of Churches: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/11/world-council-of-ch...
The WCC Central Committee, [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 8:34 AM

Re: Two carbon-free energy models

Time to start taking a closer look at what works and what doesn't? As long as you keep chasing theoretical technologies that don't exist, and will very likely be exorbitantly expensive even if developed, the fossil fuel companies will just keep [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 8:11 AM

Re: Alternative to EVs and FCVs

The cost is the other thing being buried. The cost of reducing emissions is probably at least an order of magnitude less than that of pulling CO2 from the air. This is all extremely futuristic tech that might be applied in the distant future when [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 7:42 AM

Re: Alternative to EVs and FCVs

I think you're burying the lede. I read the article as being less about the fuel, and more about pulling CO2 from the atmosphere.

To each his own lead I suppose. What struck me is the use of waste heat to make direct air capture of [more]

Tue Aug 26

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 3:17 PM

Re: Alternative to EVs and FCVs

Maybe one day, decades down the road, synthetic gasoline will help fuel a plug-in hybrid but it will undoubtably be cost prohibitive for a long time to come.

Seems only cost prohibitive relative to burning fossil fuels. May not be [more]

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btresist posted to the Climate Change board. 9:24 AM

Alternative to EVs and FCVs

Audi has partnered with Climeworks to produce carbon-neutral methane. Climeworks will use waste heat from Audi auto plants to directly capture CO2 from the atmosphere and convert by electrolysis to methane to provide fuel for it A3 sportback natural [more]

Mon Aug 25

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 8:34 PM

Re: Antarctica ice is declining

I send an e-mail to Helm about glacial isostatic adjustment. He said they did not correct for it as they estimated it was fairly small, about 7 gigatonnes/yr (7 km3/yr) so the correction would be in the 1-2% range.

Thanks for info. I [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 10:15 AM

Re: Antarctica ice is declining

While I am selective (and everyone is, and everyone has to be given the amount of research in a large and growing field) I do try to have the information to support my positions.

Well there is selection with respect to field and [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 9:02 AM

Re: Antarctica ice is declining

On the other hand, I do tend to be data driven.

I think the point is that the only data you present as credible are those that support your political position, and the only data you criticize are those inconsistent with that position. [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 8:51 AM

Re: More On Consensus

Does anyone else find it ironic that all of these wonderful large government programs that we're supposed to love, force the participation by everyone (except for some groups favored by party in control)? If it was such a great program, voluntary [more]

Sun Aug 24

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 3:32 PM

Re: Antarctica ice is declining

The University of Colorado provides us with sea level data and a graph. I haven't run a linear regression but, as I said, that 30+% increase (which is what the additional 0.7 mm/yr represents) would be noticeable.

Two points. First, [more]

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btresist posted to the Climate Change board. 1:22 PM

Cheap hydrogen from Stanford?

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/august/splitter-clean-fue...

Using power from a AAA battery and no expensive rare metals, Stanford researchers [more]

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btresist posted to the Climate Change board. 1:19 PM

Two carbon-free energy models

Germany suggests using solar/wind to power electrolysis of methane from water and CO2, http://www.dw.de/power-to-gas-may-solve-renewables-storage-c... . The [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 12:55 PM

Re: Antarctica ice is declining

That doesn't appear to be the case, as I think a 33% increase would be noticeable to the eyeball.

Okay, I'll bite. How exactly would, using your numbers, a 0.7 mm/year rise in sea level be "noticeable to the eyeball" over a [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 12:43 PM

Re: Antarctica ice is declining

If you measure glacier A in 2006 at a particular point and again in 2011 at the same point you might find that the elevation has changed by, say, 4 centimeters. If, however, over the same five year period the ground under the glacier has risen [more]

Sat Aug 23

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 6:35 PM

Re: Antarctica ice is declining

OK, but because of changes in glacial loading the elevation of parts the earth itself are changing, either rising or sinking. For example, Scotland is rising several millimeters per year while England is sinking by a similar [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 3:40 PM

Re: Antarctica ice is declining

You expect us to believe that by some miracle, Antarctica ice is declining?

Sea ice is increasing. Land ice is decreasing. Only changes in land ice affect sea level.

And if sea ice is increasing that means colder [more]

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