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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 3:06 PM

Re: CA & TX set renewables records

From 2008 to 2012 there was about a 20% reduction in CO2.
jaagu

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The reason for the decline in 2009 was due to the economic slowdown.

- Pete

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:32 AM

Re: Investing in renewables

It is quite misleading to compare the $ per MWh costs of intermittent wind and solar power generation with dispatchable, reliable energy sources. From the Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration:

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 9:15 AM

Re: CA & TX set renewables records

And how much have CO2 emissions reduced in the electric power sector?

In 2000, GHG emissions from California's electric power sector were slightly above 100 million tonnes CO2e. In 2012, GHG emissions were slightly below 100 million [more]

Mon Nov 24

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waterfell posted to the Energy & Utilities board. 11:56 AM

India, Air Conditioners and Coal

I heard a comment this morning that city dwellers in India are buying air conditioners at increasing rates.
-Tim

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I remember reading an article at the NY Times [more]

Sun Nov 23

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waterfell replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 9:48 PM

Re: Wind as a secodary reserve energy

Pretending that wind power is reliable and dispatchable doesn't necessarily make it so.

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Two engineers from Google's failed "RE<C" renewable energy program [more]

Thu Nov 20

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:52 PM

Re: Looking like a long cold winter

Looks like US natural gas storage may have peaked. There was slightly less gas in storage on Nov. 14 than on Nov. 7.

http://ir.eia.gov/ngs/ngs.html

The winter decline could go below last [more]

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 4:02 PM

China's Energy Plan

China's State Council recently published its Energy Development Strategy Action Plan, 2014-2020. The link below focuses mostly on nuclear power development, but there are references to limiting coal power, as well as renewable energy [more]

Wed Nov 19

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 7:35 PM

Re: Google's Renewable Energy Project

Ah the "false argument" rears its head.
I don't know anyone who thinks it can be done "exclusively" with "today's renewable energy
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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 3:37 PM

Google's Renewable Energy Project

Two engineers at Google's failed "RE<C" renewable energy program recently wrote a piece for IEEE Spectrum. They have come to the conclusion that today's renewables just can't do the job by themselves to have a major effect on reversing [more]

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waterfell replied to the Nuclear Power board. 1:38 PM

Re: Modular construction problems

As more plants are built, lessons are learned, and improvements made. This is the way engineering is done.

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:45 PM

Re: OT: Farm Technique

It should be remembered that the federal government also requires a large amount of land be used to grow corn for ethanol fuel production.

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Tue Nov 18

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:01 PM

Re: sales tax increase caused Japan recession

Fortunately, people in Japan are wising up to the anti-nuclear fear tactics.

Japan governor approves Sendai reactor restart
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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:30 PM

Re: sales tax increase caused Japan recession

Another factor in Japan's economic woes is the continuing and growing trade deficit.

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 3:15 PM

Re: Germany To Abandon 2020 Goal

The really big CO2 polluters of the world can not match the EU:
China, USA, India, Russia, Japan, Indonesia, Brazil and Canada

jaagu

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From the Global Carbon [more]

Mon Nov 17

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 1:41 PM

Re: Germany To Abandon 2020 Goal

1. Germany has been shutting down old coal fired plants and building new efficient coal fired plants which get much more electricity per ton of coal than the old [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 12:30 PM

Re: Just as we expect

At a 2009 climate change summit meeting in Copenhagen, Hillary Rodham Clinton, then the secretary of state, pledged that by 2020 the United States would help mobilize $100 billion, through a combination of public aid and private investments, to [more]

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 12:15 PM

Germany To Abandon 2020 Goal

From Der Spiegel--
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Sat Nov 15

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

Re: Just as we expect

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Fri Nov 14

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

Re: Fukushima Radioactive Cesium Found Off CA

More anti-nuclear scare tactics.

Thyroid cancer is somewhat common. The reason more cancers are being detected in Japan is because more people are being screened for it.

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

Re: Fukushima Radioactive Cesium Found Off CA

I doubt that any of the TEPCO reactors will ever be allowed to restart in northern Japan.
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The utility J-Power plans to complete construction of a nuclear power plant in [more]

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