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by sendler2112
May 26 2020 3:25pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

99.9% of the grid tie installs in the world are single meter bidirectional. The "meter runs backwards" situation that many utilities are saddled with are unfair to them in a market system and it is no surprise that they must inevitably push back to something more fair like smart meter real time who...
by sendler2112
May 26 2020 8:57am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

It actually sounds like they have done the opposite. They have prevented the home owner the option of using their own power before the meter and forced them to buy from the grid even though they have enough of their own electricity. The solution to your rant is real time two way smart meters which p...
by sendler2112
May 09 2020 8:32pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

the ethanol industry Creating Ethanol in the USA from corn is nearly no better than 1:1 Energy Returned on Energy Invested of fossil Carbon and NPK fertilizer (Phosphorous reserves are reaching depleted states and are essential to growing human food), roundup, and pesticides. Brazil can do a little...
by sendler2112
May 09 2020 2:34pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

You mean like the Ethanol we are wasting our time on?
by sendler2112
May 08 2020 11:59am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Part of the plan for the Asia reHub ?.. Sunlight to ammonia via hydrogen https://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-12/renewable-hydrogen-plans-to-export-pilbara-sunlight-to-japan/6935906 And Ammonia to Hydrogen.. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-11/hydrogen-breakthrough-could-fuel-renewable-energy-exp...
by sendler2112
May 06 2020 7:06pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

"Summating the capital costs, operation and maintenance and transmission loss estimates gives total
estimated life-cycle costs of $2,170m for the Eastern interconnection and $3,690m for the East-West
Interconnection."
by sendler2112
May 04 2020 10:55am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Excitement in europe as they see Renewables providing 34% of Electricity supply in 2019 :shock: :shock: https://ember-climate.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Sandbag-European-Power-Sector-Review-2019.pdf BUT .. if you exclude “biomass” burning as a “Faux” RE source,..and just look at the actual Wind...
by sendler2112
May 04 2020 10:49am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Now we get a taste of what life will be without oil. Either by decision or depletion. No economy-no use for oil, no oil-no economy. If this is "life without oil" then it's not bad at all. If our future really is telecommuting, a contraction of the economy, no air travel and no restaurants - that's ...
by sendler2112
Apr 27 2020 6:05pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/we-are-moving-end-game-27-tankers-anchored-california-hundreds-singapore-oil-industry-shuts Now we get a taste of what life will be without oil. Either by decision or depletion. No economy-no use for oil, no oil-no economy. Same thing. Each are highly correlated to...
by sendler2112
Apr 22 2020 4:14pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Richard Heinberg:"We’re perfectly capable of increasing our happiness without piling on more environmental harms. Tired old promises about green growth won’t get us there. What we need instead is a collective change of heart and mind that leads to fundamental shifts in institutions and norms, priori...
by sendler2112
Apr 13 2020 1:38pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Richard Heinberg: "economic growth was bound to end at some point, with or without the virus. A few moments of critical thought confirm that the exponential expansion of the economy—whose physical processes inevitably entail extracting natural resources and dumping polluting wastes—is destined to re...
by sendler2112
Apr 12 2020 6:16pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

I would like to think that, but I strongly suspect that once we are past it the emphasis will be "PARTY! Fly everywhere! Save the airlines/tourism industries to save sthe economy!" At an annual total of 13 Quads, passenger air travel is only 2.4% of world total primary energy consumption. Passenger...
by sendler2112
Apr 11 2020 3:58pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

"This means not only that substantial degrowth is the only sensible thing to do, but also that it is an inevitable fact. There is no way we can prevent it and postponing it will only mean paying a much bigger price, a little later."
by sendler2112
Apr 11 2020 3:56pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

"In fact, we could discuss details for a long time, but nobody in good faith can deny that humanity, as a whole, has largely passed the Planet’s limits of sustainability. Just to mention a few numbers, today the technosphere (a.k.a. anthroposphere, that is humanity with all its infrastructures and s...
by sendler2112
Apr 09 2020 8:19am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

"Building the level of renewable generation and storage necessary to reach the state’s goals would drive up costs exponentially, from $49 per megawatt-hour of generation at 50 percent to $1,612 at 100 percent. And that’s assuming lithium-ion batteries will cost roughly a third what they do now." . h...
by sendler2112
Apr 07 2020 12:25pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

I'm attracted to how much cleaner the atmosphere is. Yep. We can do it if there's a reason. As long as we totally redesign social organization and the economy to allow (all of) us to flourish equitably with the things we really need. With a much smaller energy total during a controlled degrowth per...
by sendler2112
Mar 26 2020 10:18am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

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Nate Hagens wrote today: "We are in the midst of a global pandemic. But SARS-Cov2 is only the proximate risk. Ultimately, the virus is laying bare many of the problems that have built up over decades: chasms of inequality, the use of virtual debt to paper over physical world problems, ecological/sys...
by sendler2112
Mar 25 2020 12:10pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

"We would need one and a half Earths to sustain the existing economy into the future. Every year this ecological overshoot continues, the foundations of our existence, and that of other species, are undermined. At the same time, there are great multitudes around the world who are, by any humane stan...
by sendler2112
Mar 25 2020 5:54am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Solar electricity production in California peaked at 8 GW yesterday. Electricitymap.org states an installed capacity of 13 GW. . https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/90797705_2816491725096588_3936810548712177664_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=0debeb&_nc_ohc=NR6k6AUBJs0AX-Gtl8U&_nc_ht=scontent-or...
by sendler2112
Mar 24 2020 12:48pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Not quite agricultural in scale.
by sendler2112
Mar 24 2020 6:33am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

An Oak tree or a chicken are renewable. Solar farms and wind turbines are rebuildable. Using much more dense and transportable liquid energy and nonrenewable resources. Humans are energy blind. We think that because we can supply a house with it's energy from solar panels (in a sunny place) that we ...
by sendler2112
Mar 23 2020 9:23am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Neil Peart. Word-Smith: Rush "Vital Signs" "Everybody got to elevate from the norm" Unstable condition: A symptom of life, In mental, And environmental change Atmospheric disturbance – The feverish flux, Of human interface And interchange The impulse is pure – Sometimes our circuits get shorted, By ...
by sendler2112
Mar 23 2020 9:01am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5794
Views: 319503

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D.C. Wahl "The theory of complex dynamic systems describes the periodic, rhythmic dance between order and chaos, between stability and transformation as a fundamental pattern of self-organization in complex (living) systems. As any system begins to mature, there is an accompanying increase in fixed ...