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by sendler2112
Apr 23 2019 9:16pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Global car sales are skyrocketing due to the new middle class in China. Almost 100 million/ year and increasing. . . https://www.darrinqualman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Automobile-production-various-nations-1900-to-2016-e1497400099939.png . Electric car sales were up to almost 2% of the total l...
by sendler2112
Apr 23 2019 4:49am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

It seems TheBeastie is a fan, though... He has apparently actually watched the Hagens lecture instead of guessing what it might be about and leaving his head in the sand. Even if you continue to refuse, I hope that others here will take up my recommendation to check it out. Ignoring these concepts ...
by sendler2112
Apr 22 2019 3:58pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

"But saying that depletion is at the basis of our troubles is politically incorrect and unspeakable in the public debate. So, most Italians don't understand the reasons for what's going on. They only perceive that their life is becoming harder and harder, despite what they are being told on TV. Thei...
by sendler2112
Apr 22 2019 12:25pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

This is typical anti electric disinformation. It treats battery production as if it were the same as oil refining, ignoring the fact that those battery components will still be storing energy AT LEAST 25 years after they were refined. That's how long early lithium packs have lasted (at over 85% cap...
by sendler2112
Apr 21 2019 8:19am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

I have watched these Nate Hagens videos you have provided and I think they are great. I don't think its unreasonable to consider Nate Hagens a bit of an "energy genius" or at least expert. So it seems that Hagens is under attack because he is not as well known as Al Gore. Here is some of his histor...
by sendler2112
Apr 20 2019 5:44pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Yes. Skimming the first 10 minutes of intro out of a 4 hour video series isn't going to be very enlightening. Like reading the preface of a book and calling it done. I know 4 hours is a lot. That's why I always recommend for newcomers to start with the 1:20 Earth Day 2017 presentation. This is a fas...
by sendler2112
Apr 20 2019 1:09pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Keep in mind also that the Hagens lecture I linked was just an off the cuff local Earth day presentation he threw together not even intending it to be any kind of Magnum Opus. Not a rehearsed and produced Tedx. And seeks to condense an 80 hour, 1,200 page class into 1 hour. Maybe it is just much eas...
by sendler2112
Apr 19 2019 12:48pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

That is the way you took it. To sum up what I say in the fewest words :" Things will be much smaller and simpler in the future".
by sendler2112
Apr 19 2019 11:44am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Let's take one example. Thanks for that. I can now chalk up one more person that understands. This is all I have been saying. But it is not a popular thing to hear so people instinctively shut it out. We're not getting that (solar powered) pony that we always wanted for christmas. But we can still ...
by sendler2112
Apr 19 2019 8:54am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

cricketo wrote:
Apr 19 2019 8:50am
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Typical. You on the other hand I have zero expectations from.
by sendler2112
Apr 19 2019 8:06am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Frankly, I'm not surprised you find people turned off if they're repeatedly told we're all going extinct because fossil fuels are running out and there is no possible replacement. Effectively "the end is neigh! Repent now!". It must be especially irritating if you work in the renewable energy indus...
by sendler2112
Apr 19 2019 6:09am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Complicated creatures we are. I have repeatedly presented the link to the Hagens lecture to at least 200 people. It is seemingly complex at first so most people that actually do start to view it get uptight and switch to something else more immediately entertaining. . The few solar advocates or univ...
by sendler2112
Apr 18 2019 11:25am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

A message from the future after the Green New Deal. Everything has to change.
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https://youtu.be/d9uTH0iprVQ
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... 9uTH0iprVQ
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by sendler2112
Apr 18 2019 5:39am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

It shows that with no new investment, global oil production — including all unconventional sources — will drop by 50% by 2025 (Figure 1). That means that the global oil supply crunch is likely to happen already in the next five to six years and not in decades, as many fossil fuel companies hope. Th...
by sendler2112
Apr 16 2019 5:51am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Interesting back and forth on impending collapse from Jeremy Lent and Jem Bendell. They are both focused on climate change caused disruptions. Which might end up being enough on it's own, but barely even consider resource depletion, energy depletion, and the growth demands for function of the debt b...
by sendler2112
Apr 15 2019 2:09pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

NY State has published their detailed study for offshore wind and has declared to start with a commitment for 2.3 GW of new wind by 2030 and a long term goal of 100% clean electricity by 2040 (which would need 35 GW summer peak). . https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Offshore-Wind/Offsh...
by sendler2112
Mar 25 2019 10:33am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

https://www.resilience.org/stories/2019-03-25/resilience-the-global-challenge-and-the-human-predicament/ . Air you can breathe. Water you can drink. Food you can eat. Clothing you can wear. Shelter you can count on. Energy for warmth and cooking. Safety from internal and external harm. Transportatio...
by sendler2112
Mar 24 2019 6:53am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Germany already has nearly 2X wind and solar capacity but it averages about 40% of electricity annually. Which is only 9% of their total primary energy annually.
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by sendler2112
Mar 24 2019 4:37am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Any countries below 100gm/ kWh were either fortunate to have huge hydro resources or use nuclear or both.
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https://www.electricitymap.org/?page=ma ... wind=false
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by sendler2112
Mar 23 2019 7:32am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Has anyone published an ER/EI study on orbitting solar PV? It requires most of the same materials as a ground based system, plus the antenna arrays. In order to gain a 2.5X? capacity factor and 24/7 output. And requires launching 100's of tons to GEO. Does anyone think we will have electric rockets?
by sendler2112
Mar 22 2019 4:10pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Well, that 1km2 array would be comprised of thousands of synchronized magnetrons, each running at ~250kW or so. So each node would have to carry that 250kW. So thousands of rocket flights (to geostationary altitude?) to install super high tech 1GW. Wouldn't it just be much cheaper and less energeti...
by sendler2112
Mar 22 2019 2:58pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

"Here is how: in addition to your “climate strike”, or as a substitute to it if or when you get frustrated of being denied the kind of change you want, embark with all the strength and enthusiasm of your youth on an “energy diet”. A big, fat, relentless and endless energy diet. Not only on Fridays, ...
by sendler2112
Mar 22 2019 2:52pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 3744
Views: 135623

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

"In addition, when new energy sources supplanted pre-existing ones in the past, it was always because they proved to be “superior” to those in terms of energetic quality and productivity. Coal supplanted water, wind power and biomass because it proved to be a much more powerful, convenient and versa...