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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 8:59 PM

Re: 2 deg - how the world failed on climate chan

... fracking will continue its explosive growth cause it's cheap and nuclear will continue to fizzle because it can't compete on price against fracked natural gas.
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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 5:51 PM

Re: 2 deg - how the world failed on climate chan

It is time to make realistic proposals about using fracking and nuclear to bridge the next 20-30 years until clean carbon technology becomes commercially viable, which will take us to the end of the century when hopefully 0-emission energy [more]

Tue Apr 22

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 9:53 PM

Re: 2 deg - how the world failed on climate change

http://www.vox.com/2014/4/22/5551004/two-degrees

One paragraph caught my attention.
Some climate experts are skeptical that countries can do this while maintaining [more]

Sun Apr 20

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 6:34 PM

Minnesota Green Law Struck Down

A state law that limits electricity imports from coal-fired power plants was struck down by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson said Minnesota's law violates the commerce clause of the US Constitution.

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Sat Apr 19

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waterfell replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:22 PM

Re: fuels used for electric power

http://prezi.com/tmkj6gqlb0nr/electricity-portfolios-of-us-s...
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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 2:47 PM

Re: Euro wind chief slams UK attitude

As of 2013, wind/solar/geothermal/other accounted for 8.5% of electric power generation in the United Kingdom.

http://www.iea.org/stats/surveys/mes.pdf

If they want this share [more]

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

Re: Krugman on Climate and Solar

Krugman writes:
In fact, it’s possible that solar will displace coal even without special incentives.
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Paul Krugman may have a Nobel Prize in economics, but he clearly doesn't [more]

Thu Apr 17

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 8:20 PM

Re: suck CO2 out of the air...

I would have much more confidence in the carbon staying buried if it was a solid like charcoal, rather than as a pressurized gas. The system would only be efficient if we stop digging other (char)coal out of the ground in the first place. Not digging [more]

Wed Apr 16

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 8:15 AM

Fugitive Gas Leaks Worse Than Expected

A new study from Purdue and Cornell universities measured fugitive methane concentrations much higher than expected.

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Tue Apr 15

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 8:23 PM

California Climate Credit

I believe this was discussed here recently, but I couldn't find the thread.

Today, I received my monthly San Diego Gas & Electric bill. The amount due is substantially less than I am accustomed to paying. Looking at the breakdown of the [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 4:08 PM

Re: Burning Coal Still Popular

Power plants in the US Midwest can't get enough coal. Recent transportation problems in the BNSF rail system (Warren Buffett), exacerbated by increased crude oil shipments from the Bakken in North Dakota, is the cause.

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 11:51 AM

Burning Coal Still Popular

Two news items from Bloomberg:
1. Japan chooses coal over renewable energy.
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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 9:25 AM

Re: IPCC Working Group on Mitigation

The full Final Draft is now available.
http://www.mitigation2014.org/

- Pete

Mon Apr 14

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 10:12 PM

Burning Gas at the Solar Plant

The operators of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the California desert have asked permission to increase the amount of natural gas burned at the plant. The gas is used to keep the heat transfer fluids hot during the night, and to help [more]

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 9:25 PM

Re: Most Sobering Graphics From UN’s Climate R

From the IPCC paper, Figure SPM.1 shows the increasing trend in greenhouse gas emissions. In summary, the latest percentages given are:

CO2 (Fossil Fuel and Industrial Processes): 65%
CO2 (Forestry and Other Land Use): 11%
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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 8:43 PM

Tom Wigley on Geoengineering

Tom Wigley of the University of Adelaide argues that the world is doing such a poor job of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we may eventually need to turn to geoengineering as a mitigation strategy.

Since this interview was conducted for [more]

Sun Apr 13

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 7:17 PM

Re: Fracking saves the planet

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 10:12 AM

IPCC Working Group on Mitigation

IPCC Working Group III released a new report summary on mitigation strategies.

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Fri Apr 11

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waterfell replied to the Climate Change board. 7:17 PM

Re: documentary on Showtime

I don't understand why NASA needs a fighter jet to take CO2 samples. Couldn't they use some sort of aircraft (Cessna) that wouldn't guzzle so much fuel? Even if they need to take samples from high altitude, there are more economical aircraft. Weather [more]

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waterfell posted to the Climate Change board. 4:48 PM

Energy News From Japan

The Japanese government recently approved an energy plan that includes nuclear power. This reverses the policy of the previous government, which planned to phase out the nuclear plants.

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