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Fri Dec 26

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waterfell replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 10:16 PM

Re: EOR: The Next Shale Revolution

Plasma Pulse Technology (PPT) is being developed to assist in EOR drilling, particularly in states that have tight regulations on injecting chemicals underground. I don't understand how PPT works, but it sounds cool.

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Mon Dec 22

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 8:21 PM

Nat Gas Flaring

The Eagle Ford shale gas field flared off 20 billion cubic feet of gas in the first 7 months of this year. Also, some of these flares were found to operate without permits.

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 1:58 PM

Trends in Global CO2 Emissions- 2014

The PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency recently released its 2014 report on global CO2 emissions, with data including 2013.

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Sat Dec 20

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 6:11 PM

Re: Airborne fraction

Figure 3 shows the airborne fraction since 1960. It was a fairly constant at a touch below 0.6 until the late '80s. It has never regained that peak and is currently about [more]

Fri Dec 19

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waterfell replied to the All things Sci-Fi board. 10:47 PM

Re: SyFy: Ascension

Just finished watching Night 3. All in all, I was favorably impressed. The Big Reveal at the end of Night 1 caught me by surprise. I did not see that coming.

Otherwise, I had some problems with all of the sub-plots involving who was [more]

Thu Dec 18

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waterfell replied to the Nuclear Power board. 8:48 PM

Re: 3% Drop in Nuclear Generation

US nuclear power capacity factor in 2013 was 90.9%.
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Wed Dec 17

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 10:27 PM

Re: CCS

Think of breeder reactors, for example. They have been around for a half century, but I'm not sure if there are any operating today.

Russia is currently operating two plants that could be called breeders. The BN-800 is the newest [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 8:27 PM

Re: The Largest Vessel Ever Built

Wikipedia says the daily output of the Prelude will be 110,000 barrels of oil equivalent (BOE).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prelude_FLNG

A BOE is just a unit of energy, equal to [more]

Tue Dec 16

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 3:38 PM

Re: Commercial carbon capture and sequestration

These carbon capture and sequestration projects use 30% of the electrical output...
PSU

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The best thing about CCS is that it makes nuclear look a whole lot more affordable for [more]

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

Re: China Progress Perhaps

April 2013. Ningde Unit 1 nuclear power plant goes into service.

June 2013. Hongyanhe Unit 1 goes into service.

February 2014. Hongyanhe Unit 2 goes into service.

March 2014. Yangjiang Unit 1 goes into
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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 3:23 PM

Re: More wind enrgy in New England

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, wind power generated 4.1 percent of total U.S. energy last year, up from 3.5 percent a year earlier.
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Mon Dec 15

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 3:46 PM

Re: Biologists/Conservationists for Nuclear

Correction. Professor Barry Brook is from the University of Tasmania.

- Pete

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 3:39 PM

Biologists/Conservationists for Nuclear

An Open Letter to Environmentalists on Nuclear Energy.

From Barry W. Brook, and Corey J.A. Bradshaw, both from the University of Adelaide, and co-signed by 66 other biology, conservation and sustainability experts and scientists [more]

Sun Dec 14

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:52 PM

Re: Arctic Icebreakers

Who owns the North Pole?

Denmark claims North Pole via Greenland ridge link

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Sat Dec 13

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waterfell posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:08 PM

Arctic Icebreakers

With the Arctic Ocean becoming more important for shipping, as well as for the natural resources available there, the following article from Foreign Affairs argues for the US to start building nuclear powered icebreakers. Russia already has a fleet [more]

Fri Dec 12

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 8:06 PM

Energy Choices for Australia

Ben Heard recently produced a youtube video talk on Australia's energy choices, and the energy choices currently facing the developing world. He makes the point that if the developing world grows by burning fossil fuels (coal) for power generation, [more]

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waterfell replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 7:40 PM

Re: Utility Scale Solar Projects

2010:21.4 cents/kilowatt
2011:19.8 cents/kilowatt
2012:14.0 cents/kilowatt
2013;11.2 cents/kilowatt

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Are those cents per kilowatt, or per kilowatt-hour (kwh)? On a per kilowatt [more]

Thu Dec 11

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:54 PM

Re: What drought?

"One swallow does not make a spring."

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Wed Dec 10

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:34 PM

Re: Moldova detains 7 suspected of uranium smuggling

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/moldova-detains-seven-suspected-ur...
Police discovered about 200 grams (7 oz) of hazardous substances worth
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Tue Dec 9

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:30 PM

Re: Your phone is more powerful than ORION Computer

One thing I did not know is that the crew capsule is reusable. That same capsule can go into space again. This is a big departure from, say, the Apollo missions.

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