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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 8:41 PM

Re: Wind Power Losing Popularity in UK

One correction...
The GOOD sites are used first. The EASY wins are taken first. It took 15 years for Germany to find places to get X Gigawatt-hours of generation per [more]

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 5:39 PM

Wind Power Losing Popularity in UK

It is becoming more difficult to get approval for constructing new on-shore wind farms. Last year, more than half of applications were rejected.

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Fri Jan 30

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:01 PM

Re: Well Darn, y'all sure do it big

You might be interested in this piece from OilPrice. The author predicts a sharp drop-off in shale oil production.

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Thu Jan 29

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 8:17 PM

Re: The economics of CO2 emission

...the end result is the same, coal is more expensive than natural gas.
Not on BTU basis, but on a kilowatt output basis. I expect that if it were not, there would be more coal plants than natural gas plants being built.
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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 5:04 PM

Re: Another risk we didn't know of...

In the Guardian article, what was the mechanism for the deoxygenation of the coastal waters? I didn't see it. It is important to understand the cause. Was it some sort of natural eutrophication related to changes in runoff waters on the land because [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 11:56 AM

Re: The economics of CO2 emission

Pete asserted: "For electricity production, the cost of fuel is the most important part of the economics."

I disagree. For coal, the cost of pollution is bigger and more important than the cost of fuel. [more]

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 11:09 AM

The Mistake of Biofuels

From the NY Times and the World Resources Institute...
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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 10:32 AM

Re: The economics of CO2 emission

Qazulight writes:
Personally, other than for making steel, I cannot think of a good reason to dig coal out of the ground...

...Natural Gas is problematic from a C02 perspective. It is relatively easy to mine, and once the pipelines
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Tue Jan 27

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 10:15 PM

Re: The economics of CO2 emission

I can think of a lot of reasons not to burn oil,
It is dirty
It is expensive
It is a valuable resource for making things

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Your post seems to only discuss oil. [more]

Mon Jan 26

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 6:59 PM

Re: EU Renewables Often Improperly Sited

Germany can easily add 25% more wind, 25% more solar, and 10% more biomass and hydro. They do not need more dispatchable power to replace nuclear because they have plenty of coal and gas for the backup needed by the increased wind and solar [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 2:37 PM

Re: Greenpeace fall guy named

Sorry, they are nothing but terrorists.
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Would terrorists do this?

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 2:16 PM

Re: EU Renewables Often Improperly Sited

If Germany just increases their existing renewables by 60%, then they will have replaced all nuclear.
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Two questions. Since solar and wind obviously can't do the job alone, [more]

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:23 AM

Re: New York braces for Snow Storm

Spot prices for natural gas and electricity are spiking today in New England and the east coast.

http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/prices.cfm

Wholesale electricity and gas are [more]

Sun Jan 25

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 10:17 PM

Re: EU Renewables Often Improperly Sited

-given that Germany has been building its renewables at a massive rate and has NOT replaced its coal plants yet. Building like mad for 15 years, at no small cost, Germany has managed to get renewables up to a combined BUT UNRELIABLE total that [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 3:48 PM

Re: EU Renewables Often Improperly Sited

jaagu claims:
Yes it is easy to replace nuclear power plants. They have done well so far at shutting down many nuclear plants without any problems.
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Meanwhile, in the real [more]

Sat Jan 24

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 7:27 PM

Re: EU Renewables Often Improperly Sited

You should have the combined all renewables for comparisons - wind, biomass, geothermal and hydro with solar.
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They don't have this graph for 24 January yet, but here is [more]

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

Re: EU Renewables Often Improperly Sited

They want to go away from nuclear and adopt energy efficiency and renewable energy.
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Let's look at the solar power performance for today, 24 January.

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Fri Jan 23

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:17 PM

Re: OT: Davos Dog = $43 / Salad = $55

FlightRadar24 put out an interesting tweet.
https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/557563754557480960

- Pete

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waterfell replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 11:37 AM

Re: France's old reactors

The EPR currently being built by AREVA/EDF is big, over budget and behind schedule. Will they stick with this design?
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Areva also has the ATMEA1 plant, which is a joint [more]

Thu Jan 22

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waterfell posted to the Energy & Utilities board. 2:35 PM

High Power Demand in the UK

Cold temperatures drove up power demand, but the nation's wind farms were mostly idle.

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