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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 5:45 PM

Re: Well, that's not good - Coal Edition

Here are some other graphs. You can see the Solids line start to take off around 2000.

http://cdiac.ornl.gov/trends/emis/glo_2011.html

- Pete

Mon Jul 6

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waterfell posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:12 PM

OT: Space Stuff

Two items.

1. The New Horizons space probe is approaching Pluto. Fly-by of the planet (planetoid?, dwarf planet? Whatever they are calling it now.) is set for next week. A computer glitch caused some problems over the holiday weekend, but [more]

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waterfell replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 8:33 PM

Re: Ameren: Solar wins over Wind Farms?

My panels all face west because this location on my roof doesn't get any shade and has more surface area. My peak is at about 3-4 pm (DST).
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You are probably in the minority of [more]

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:12 PM

Re: Japan's shooting for a hole in sun.

...23-megawatt solar plant project located on an old golf course... will generate a little over 26,000 megawatt hours per year...
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26,000 MWh/(23 MW x 24 h/d x 365 [more]

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

Re: EV pollution by geographic location

I've repeatedly said that all I want is for a study to actually measure real drivers' mpg in gas cars and compare against real MPGe in EVs. That's all.
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I should probably [more]

Sun Jul 5

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waterfell replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 3:56 PM

Re: Ameren: Solar wins over Wind Farms?

1. Solar makes power in mid day when power demand is highest.
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I see that myth repeated quite often. I don't know who started it. Maybe it was someone from the solar power [more]

Fri Jul 3

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 5:05 PM

Re: Waiting for a charge

What would really charge up (pun is intended) the electric auto market is a hand-sized portable battery. One that you could pop into the dashboard of your car. You would have 4 or 5 of these all charged. [more]

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:22 AM

Re: Coal mine and power plants

After the Social Democrats (SPD) and the Green Party won the elections in 1998, the government of Gerhard Schroeder (SPD) reached what became known as the “nuclear consensus” with the big utilities. [more]

Thu Jul 2

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:07 PM

Re: Coal mine and power plants

The people of Germany have spoken! NO NUCLEAR!
Sigmar Gabriel is following their orders!
jaagu

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Angela Merkel made the decision to phase out nuclear power. There was no [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 11:04 AM

Re: Wind Energy Is Free

See Table 2 in the following link for a comparison of several different energy sources. There is a wide variety of results. Weissbach (2013) is one of the latest studies. Compare nuclear with wind and solar.

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:47 AM

Re: Coal mine and power plants

Meanwhile, in Germany, the government recently dropped plans to tax the country's worst coal-fired power plants.

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 10:33 AM

Germans keep their coal

The German government scrapped plans for implementing a tax on the country's coal-fired power plants.

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Wed Jul 1

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 1:08 PM

Re: Waiting for a charge

And if you don't care that the electricity charging your Tesla is coming from a coal-fired power plant, then the low Carbon economy is just right for you.

There aren't any coal-fired power plants near San Juan Capistrano. There used [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 11:54 AM

Re: Driving heading back up again

I previously provided a link which shows US gasoline production is somewhat stable, and may in fact be slowly trending up over the last few years.

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Tue Jun 30

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 11:00 AM

Coal down, NG up

Through the first four months of 2015, it looks like US power generation from coal is significantly down compared to the same time period in 2014. Correspondingly, power generation from natural gas, uranium, and hydro are up.

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 10:32 AM

Re: Driving heading back up again

It might be useful to look at the trends in the amounts of gasoline and distillate fuel oil produced in the US.

Gasoline, 4-week average.
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Sun Jun 28

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 4:29 PM

Re: Statistical analysis of nuclear risk

An evaluation of Sovacool's methods:
http://nucleargreen.blogspot.com/2008/05/sovacool-strikes-ag...

He is one of the authors of the arxiv paper. The [more]

Sat Jun 27

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

Another Victory for the Cause

From the German news site Die Welt.
http://www.welt.de/regionales/bayern/article143157435/Atomkr...

Nach mehr als [more]

Fri Jun 26

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

Re: The answer if there is really a problem

...the real reason why Western democracies based on free markets are not building nuclear reactors is because of stuff like the Department of Energy having to guarantee about $8Billion in loans to get the Vogtle project [more]

Thu Jun 25

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 10:20 PM

Re: Environmental Policy Failures

I previously wrote:
A 50-mpg Prius, burning 10% ethanol, emits 160 gramsCO2/kwh.
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Oops. That should be 160 grams of CO2 per mile.

(8.02 kgCO2/gallon) x [more]

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