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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 3:54 PM

Re: Climate in China's Hands

China's electrical production more than doubles by 2040:

2012 ~ 5,000 terawatt-hours
Coal - 66% (~3300 terawatt-hours)
NG - 3%
Hydro - 22%
Nuclear - 1%
Wind - 5%
Solar -
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Mon Sep 15

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 1:06 PM

Re: The crisis is always 10-20 years away

I'm surprised to see China on the list of decarbonizers. Since it is calculated as carbon dioxide emitted per unit of GDP I suspect this is a case of lies, damned lies and statistics. [more]

Sun Sep 14

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 4:03 PM

Re: Energiewende

German greenhouse gas emissions rose in 2012
http://phys.org/news/2013-02-german-greenhouse-gas-emissions...


Germany now EU's worst [more]

Sat Sep 13

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waterfell posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:34 PM

OT: 200 years ago

Francis Scott Key witnessed the Battle of Baltimore, which gave him inspiration for writing the poem that would become the lyrics for the Star Spangled Banner.

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 4:21 PM

Re: First 6 Months- US Power Sector

Maybe I should have said 9 to 20 years. Then the numbers would be as follows:
3 to 5 years: 14 reactors
5 to 9 years: 37 reactors
9 to 15 years: 42 reactors
15 to 20 years: 6 reactors
20+ years: 1
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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 12:26 PM

Re: First 6 Months- US Power Sector

jaagu claims-
Yes it has delivered nuclear plants that cost 200 to 300% more than estimated and took ten to twenty years for most of them to be built.
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Ten to twenty years? [more]

Fri Sep 12

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waterfell replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 5:12 PM

Re: Solar = 5 nukes

Do you want to tell us what the German nuclear power capacity factor was for the 7 months? I am sure it was not 90%.
jaagu

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In the US, many nuclear plants conduct their [more]

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waterfell replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 2:03 PM

Re: Solar = 5 nukes

The solar power story in Germany is interesting. Total solar capacity in Germany is 37.448 GW. In the first 7 months of 2014, that solar capacity produced 22.7 TWh of energy.

In contrast, Germany's nuclear capacity is 12 GW, and in the first [more]

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waterfell replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 1:23 PM

Re: Solar = 5 nukes

I would say nuclear is dropping to 85% and solar is climbing to 25%.
jaagu

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Simple arithmetic says otherwise. Current US nuclear capacity is 99,361 MW.
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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 12:59 PM

Re: First 6 Months- US Power Sector

I'm all for more aggressive action, but what do you propose we do? I hear lots of sniping from you and pointing to the effectiveness of the Socialist French approach to decarbonizing the grid, but I don't hear anything very useful about what we [more]

Thu Sep 11

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 6:08 PM

Re: First 6 Months- US Power Sector

Except those CO2 regulations for new and existing power plants that are working their way through the system.

New power plants- 1000 lbs per MWh proposed. This is 454 grams/kwh. Still nowhere near the French model. This regulation was [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 5:44 PM

Re: First 6 Months- US Power Sector

Your numbers are based on:
CO2 emissions for 2014

Yes.

Power Generation Summary for 2013
Wrong. I used the first six months of 2014. From those numbers, including the heat rates and emissions factors, I calculated [more]

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waterfell replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 4:06 PM

Re: Solar = 5 nukes

With a capacity factor of 25% that means 17 GW x .25 = 4.25 GW...

Care to back up that claim of 25% CF? Did you look at the data?

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 3:28 PM

First 6 Months- US Power Sector

The EIA published its monthly summary of electrical power generation in the US. Using this data, along with the average heat rates of the fossil-fueled power plants, and the average CO2 emission factors for each fuel, the following CO2 emissions were [more]

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waterfell posted to the Apple board. 12:00 AM

The Nightmare Is Over

Apple's i-tunes was upgraded to version 11.4.

Version 11.3 was a daily excursion into dread, inconvenience, and disappointment. The podcast section was the worst (but not only) part. Trying to update a podcast would cause the entire i-tunes [more]

Wed Sep 10

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 4:54 PM

Re: More CO2 than ever

jck- looks like we're putting all of our eggs in the wind and solar basket.

Ben- False
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It most certainly is false. For instance, they are also chopping down [more]

Mon Sep 8

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 1:44 PM

Re: More on high-speed rail

...travel time between Los Angeles and San Francisco be no less than 2 hours and 40 minutes.
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Oops. Should be "no more than 2 hours and 40 minutes..." of [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 1:02 PM

Re: More on high-speed rail

It'll be interesting when those other significant legal questions do come before the court...
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Yes, for instance the mandate in the law that travel time between Los [more]

Sat Sep 6

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:57 PM

Re: OT: Making a Low Carbon Power Grid

As a surfer I love the pacific coast near both Diablo Canyon (Moro Bay) and San Onofre ("Trestles" break) and knew them as irreplaceable, although obviously NIMBYism plays a role in me as [more]

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:00 PM

Re: Natural gas power generation surges

Goofy claims:
300 received "very high" doses of radiation. A dozen died of radiation within days.
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You are badly misinformed. No person died from radiation [more]

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