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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 3:34 PM

Re: Hillary taking to the Repubs on Climate Deni

From the NY Times editorial board:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/31/opinion/setting-big-goals-...

There is no [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 4:07 PM

Re: Inside a Nuclear Control Room

What's really impressive is the computer that is hooked up to all of those gauges, buttons and switches. Whenever the simulator trainees push a button or make an adjustment to a control, the computer responds exactly like the real plant would. In [more]

Mon Jul 27

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 8:16 PM

Re: Big problems for hydrogen refueling stations

Which has just crossed my mind as an issue for the nuke industry. How significant would a Carrington event be? Has anyone even asked the question?
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The question has been asked. [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 5:19 PM

Re: Big problems for hydrogen refueling stations

Add one carbon molecule, take it from the air, grab two water molecules worth of H2, save out the O2 as it has value and you have CH4.
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So we have:
1. Electric vehicles [more]

Sun Jul 26

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waterfell replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 7:55 PM

Re: Huge NG power plant in Ohio

Thanks. Is natural gas-fired combined-cycle new technology?

Not really. Gas turbines have been around for a while. Steam boilers and turbines go back long before that. It just took some engineering to match them up into one power [more]

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waterfell replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 3:45 PM

Re: Huge NG power plant in Ohio

The only project currently underway I am aware of is the Kemper County plant in Mississippi.

There are a few small IGCC demonstration plants in service. I don't think they use carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), [more]

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waterfell replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 3:35 PM

Re: Huge NG power plant in Ohio

Several years ago on this board we were discussing integrated cycle combined cycle plants as next generation technology in connection with clean coal technology.
How are ICCC plants performing? Are many out there running?
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Fri Jul 24

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 9:49 PM

Re: IEA: Current Efforts Not Enough

jaagu claims:
Nuclear power provides a miniscule amount of total energy consumption currently and even less in the next 20 to 30 years.
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Nuclear power provides the largest [more]

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 1:46 PM

Mother Jones: Why we need nuclear power

I thought it quite surprising that a pro-nuclear power article would be published at the Mother Jones website. The article apparently first appeared in something called CityLab. But still, for MJ to reproduce it is a little amazing. The article is [more]

Thu Jul 23

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 7:45 PM

Re: IEA: Current Efforts Not Enough

What a joke! Where is your data on the cost of these old Generation II+ PWR design plants.
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The World Nuclear Association detailed write-up on China's nuclear power program, under the [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 4:26 PM

Re: IEA: Current Efforts Not Enough

... build as many new design Nuclear plants as we can.
... and a standardized design will be cheaper by the dozen anyway.

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From here:
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Wed Jul 22

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 5:00 PM

Re: IEA: Current Efforts Not Enough

As Europe demonstrates, all their efforts have consumed a trillion bucks and delivered no net reduction in CO2 output.
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I would say the Europeans have reduced their emissions [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 4:45 PM

Re: IEA: Current Efforts Not Enough

CA could go to zero and it wouldn't even be a blip in the 300 billion tons of CO2 that will get added over the next 3 decades...
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It won't take that long. Current [more]

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 1:34 PM

IEA: Current Efforts Not Enough

As I have been saying for a long time, if the atmospheric CO2 concentration rise is really something to be concerned about, then we need a serious effort to do something meaningful about it. Current efforts have been ineffective at even slowing the [more]

Tue Jul 21

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 8:03 PM

Re: BP Energy Outlook 2035

http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/pdf/Energy-economics/energy...

From page 82 of the pdf, we see that BP predicts yearly [more]

Mon Jul 20

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 10:53 PM

Re: What if...

...when fusion reactors come on line in 2040?
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Oh, now you are just being ridiculous. I was taking you seriously up until that point. :)

Working fusion power [more]

Sun Jul 19

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 2:43 PM

Re: Colorado pot power

Colorado in-state electricity generation for 2014-
Coal: 60%
Natural Gas: 22.5%
Non-hydro renewables: 14%
Hydro: 3%

95% of the non-hydro renewables came from wind [more]

Sat Jul 18

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 6:03 PM

El Nino hurts US wind power output

The developing El Niño is projected to reduce output from wind farms in many areas of the continental US.

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:45 PM

Re: OT - Fire on a CA freeway

Southern California is getting a rare and welcome July rain shower today. It won't do much to relieve the drought, but rain is falling in the Cajon Pass area, which will help in controlling the fire near I-15.

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Fri Jul 17

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 7:16 PM

Re: 2014 was Earth’s warmest year on recor

The decrease in Germany's CO2 emissions in 2014 was attributed mostly to a mild winter.

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