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by Cephalotus
Nov 04 2020 11:22am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

German wind energy stalls amid public resistance and regulatory hurdles[ https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/221/mPwhmi.jpg https://www.dw.com/en/german-wind-energy-stalls-amid-public-resistance-and-regulatory-hurdles/a-50280676 Compare that against the public resistance against nuclear power in...
by Cephalotus
Nov 04 2020 3:46am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6341
Views: 352680

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Hillhater wrote:
Nov 01 2020 10:36pm
markz wrote:
Nov 01 2020 9:51pm

Do you want to live next to a nuclear plant?
Sure,....why not ?
Do you want to line near 50 wind turbines ?
Sure. Why not?
by Cephalotus
Nov 04 2020 3:44am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6341
Views: 352680

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

BBC reports that the British government will give the green light to build two new reactors at Sizewell! And who will build them? From the last UK plan of 6 new reactors only three started construction. Hinkley C is a financial desaster and many years behind schedule, another two have been stopped ...
by Cephalotus
Oct 31 2020 1:27pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6341
Views: 352680

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Feed in tarrifs are market determined ( supply/demand ). ...and is unrelated to construction/installation costs. Not in Germany. Fallig interest rates play a minor role, but this is compensated by operating costs, which didn't fall by the same amount. If you are able to sell solar electricity in Ge...
by Cephalotus
Oct 30 2020 3:33pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6341
Views: 352680

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

No, he does not dispute the costss, .. ....he just says they are out of date, and suggests that costs have reduced 75% since 2012 ! Feed in tariff for utility solar was 21ct/kWh in late 2012 and has falled to 5ct/kWh until the end of 2017 see green line and white+black framed dots... So yes, price ...
by Cephalotus
Oct 29 2020 10:00am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6341
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Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Why dont you find the proposed cost for the latest “Weesow-Willmersdorf” solar park ? ENBW as the Investor does not tell the cost. https://www.energate-messenger.de/news/196338/guesewell-die-kostenbasis-ist-nicht-phantasie-sondern-real- They expect the solar park to run for 40 years and they expect...
by Cephalotus
Oct 29 2020 6:48am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6341
Views: 352680

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

And kWh/kWp per year is a very unusual eay of stating a 11.4 CF.. ! Are you deliberately being obtuse ? Over here almost noone in the energy sector uses capacity factor, but "Volllaststunden" 1.000kWh/kWp is the same as 1000 Volllaststunden Bur more importantly , where do you get that 600...
by Cephalotus
Oct 28 2020 6:41pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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Views: 352680

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

The world’s best solar power schemes now offer the “cheapest…electricity in history” with the technology cheaper than coal and gas in most major countries. That is according to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2020. https://www.carbonbrief.org/solar-is-now-cheapest-electricity...
by Cephalotus
Oct 28 2020 6:39pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

.....This is in cloudy Germany with 1000kWh/kWp per year ............ ......... Obviously such electricity prices do require total investment costs of around 600-700€/kWp. ..... ........ If you build large PV power plants for 3000USD/kWp in US it's obviously not a cost problem of PV technology........
by Cephalotus
Oct 26 2020 9:22am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6341
Views: 352680

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

If it's all so cheap then it doesn't require any subsidies... and private business should all over it without expecting taxpayer handouts... http://taiyangnews.info/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Graph-PNG5-944x350.png Price payed for electricity from Utility PV in Germany. This is in cloudy Germany wi...
by Cephalotus
Oct 25 2020 5:03pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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A new report published today concludes that new nuclear build is the most efficient way to achieve decarbonisation of the electricity grid https://world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/New-nuclear-the-most-efficient-way-to-decarbonise They quote the cost estimation from: https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/u...
by Cephalotus
Oct 25 2020 4:48pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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Views: 352680

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

The nuclear "solution"? Haha. The US already has lost its industrial capabilities to build new reactors: https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/images/2017.04.27/main.png Europe tries to build three reactors. ALL of them so far have not produced a single kWh, are many years behind scedule and A...
by Cephalotus
Oct 22 2020 5:39am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

"Imagined" problem: Richard Heinberg: ...Production is becoming less profitable. ....Consumption is growing less affordable. ...Inequality is becoming less tolerable. Solution? ... Provide incentives and education for city kids to move to the country and start small farms... Imho this is p...
by Cephalotus
Oct 19 2020 12:48pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

First step for a green steel project at Salzgitter AG.

Salzgitter AG emittes around 8 mio t CO2 anually, this is around 1% of Germany's total anual CO2 emissions.

https://www.green-industrial-hydrogen.com/#
by Cephalotus
Oct 12 2020 3:25am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6341
Views: 352680

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

For some reason, the transport ( car) industry seems to have turned its back on CNG as well as LPG as a main stream fuel for domestic vehicles. LPG was a preferred fuel for Taxis here for many years ..recently displaced by toyota hybrids based on fuel cost. CNG never made it beyond some public tran...
by Cephalotus
Oct 11 2020 3:12pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6341
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Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Can you explain this chart? This shows values of "renewable gas" share of "transportation" as high as 94% for Sweden for example. How can this be? It's the amount of biogas vs. natural gas in the transports ector. The share of natural gas is low in most countries. In Germany the...
by Cephalotus
Oct 11 2020 1:08pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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Views: 352680

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

... and how you deal with daily peaks when the weather is not co operating for renewables ? ..OR,.. you could just learn from current experience’s in Ca , Germany, S Australia etc .. :bigthumb: In my Opinion reducing CO2 in the energy sector with RE while phasing out nuclear works quite well in Ger...
by Cephalotus
Aug 19 2020 9:04am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

neptronix wrote:
Aug 04 2020 8:58pm
... CO2 per the mauna loa observatory is edging down too, for the first time in forever and a half,...
is it?

https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/
by Cephalotus
Aug 07 2020 1:38pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Hillhater wrote:
Aug 07 2020 9:05am
See this thread about 12-14 months ago
As i recall, the research suggested that anthropogenic CO2 accounted for 16 ppm of the total atmospheric 400+ ppm.
the rest is from magic fairy dust?

You live in some strange world of your own.
by Cephalotus
Aug 07 2020 6:15am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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Views: 352680

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Hillhater wrote:
Aug 06 2020 12:06am

There is no proven linkage between the measured increase in atmospheric CO2 and Fossil Fuel use.
See concentration of C14 isotope.
by Cephalotus
Aug 03 2020 7:33am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6341
Views: 352680

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Do the revenues from Carbon taxes enter into a general tax fund or are they earmarked for special uses such as incentives for private investment in the clean energy transition? Hard to predict. Political will seems to be to lower the electricity price and to give money for energyefficiency improvem...
by Cephalotus
Aug 01 2020 12:42pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6341
Views: 352680

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

BUT I can IMAGINE a sustainable energy source that could keep them operating 24/7 reliably.... ... but that is not, and never will be, Wind or Solar PV. I can not. In the last 20 years France had been depended on imports from Germany to save them from blackouts. Happened in very hot and dry summers...
by Cephalotus
Aug 01 2020 12:33pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6341
Views: 352680

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

The industry in Germany is kept running by 50% of RE. The other is 50% of nuclear and fossil fuels. NO ..it is not. Industry cannot be kept running when at times the available RE supply is less than 5% of the demand. Very obviously it does exactly that. And just in case if you wonder: Average elect...
by Cephalotus
Aug 01 2020 12:25pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 6341
Views: 352680

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Nice try Jack, ( terrible grammar tho’) .. but we are not talking about imagination, we are talking about FACTS of what is actually happening currently ....not in 20 years time! 2=3 Gw of wind and Solar does not keep Germany’s industries running. It needs the backup of the Coal, gas , and Nuclear p...