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by sendler2112
Nov 13 2019 11:41am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

In this case since it's a closed population, and everyone starts with the same money, and the odds are exactly 50%, you'd expect personal wealth to wander around a bit but stay close to the starting value for each person. But after running such simulations long enough, you end up with a strange res...
by sendler2112
Nov 13 2019 11:14am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

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I also read that Tesla has signed on with CATL for China. And that German plant?
by sendler2112
Nov 13 2019 5:17am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

What goes up must come down, controlled or uncontrolled infinite flight is impossible. With fossil fuels it's impossible. Some people are starting (1972 Meadows et al, Georgescu-Roegen) to realize that our challenges are not just fossil carbon and energy. Infinite Growth economies also require infi...
by sendler2112
Nov 10 2019 9:19pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

We are rapidly approaching not only energy constraints due to the saturation of available sinks for the waste. But also physical resource supply constraints of all types. Which will very shortly begin to place hard limits on growth. Which will prevent even just the interest on the massive world debt...
by sendler2112
Nov 10 2019 8:33am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

"How do we keep the lights on, avoid revolution and turmoil, keep children in school and people in work, yet still manage to fundamentally transform the human presence on planet Earth before ‘business as usual’ leads to run-away climate change, a drastically impoverished biosphere, and the early dem...
by sendler2112
Nov 09 2019 3:31pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

China is building. They were dismayed to find that there economy was only growing at a 6% annual rate which was well short of the last few years. Only 6%/ year. That is a doubling of the economy every 12 years! Which is generally a doubling of material throughput every 12 years. And generally a doub...
by sendler2112
Nov 08 2019 1:26pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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Views: 222118

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Very interesting. Let us know if an English version of the full report becomes available.
by sendler2112
Nov 02 2019 8:17am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

"we can break real wealth into two discrete forms. Primary wealth is the wealth of the land and its functioning ecosystems. It is clear air, fresh water, thick ore bodies, and rich soils: Secondary wealth is a finished form produced from raw materials. It is primary wealth brought to market. It is f...
by sendler2112
Oct 28 2019 5:42am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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Views: 222118

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"the only way to prevent climate catastrophe is “degrowth” now, not in 2050: stop most flying, meat-eating and clothes-buying until we have green alternatives, ban privately owned cars and abandon sprawling suburbs. A long economic depression might be enough to keep the planet habitable. We’d also n...
by sendler2112
Oct 27 2019 8:19pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Some considerations on the costs of a full transition to the electrification of everything that is required to switch to a 100% solar and wind energy system.
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https://oilprice.com/Alternative-Energy ... Truth.html
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by sendler2112
Oct 27 2019 7:33am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act H.R 763 is a very well thought out bill to implement a gradual phase in of carbon tax right where it comes out of the ground or first enters the country and is revenue neutral with the complete dividend to be repaid to all citizens to use as they see fit...
by sendler2112
Oct 25 2019 6:28pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Bridge fuel for the 30 year life of the plant and dispatchable load balancing to supplement future high percentages of wind and solar with the new Mitsubishi JAC gas turbine. . “Enhanced Air Cooling takes our JAC to the next level, and establishes the JAC’s position as the new industry standard. In ...
by sendler2112
Oct 25 2019 7:01am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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Views: 222118

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Fusion. The energy source of the future. And always will be. Yeah, I don't really have any hope for fusion, this talk from Kirk Sorensen was really convincing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqXWdHyv1ps KqXWdHyv1ps He does touch on the complexity of creating a machine that can contain the nearly h...
by sendler2112
Oct 25 2019 6:05am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

This is quite a bit more realistic than the 80%? reduction that you were proposing with your wishful napkin math. And the report doesn't say anything about taking into consideration any economic growth projections which would of course add to the total requirements. You think they calculated a glob...
by sendler2112
Oct 24 2019 5:17pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

“that leads to an overall final energy use reduction of about 21 percent by 2050.” Impossible. You have taught me repeatedly in this thread that GDP, population and energy use an intrinsicly tied 1:1:1 (despite the current per capita energy use of first world countries of similar GDP varying massiv...
by sendler2112
Oct 24 2019 6:43am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Some scientific studies on the "Electrification of everything". . Be patient. Persistent. And accepting of the scale of the transformation. Wishful thinking and picking time frames out of a hat do not change the physical requirements on the ground. . "Electricity’s share of total final energy in 205...
by sendler2112
Oct 17 2019 4:48pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Fusion. The energy source of the future. And always will be. . "The most serious difficulty concerns the very high energy neutrons released in the deuterium-tritium (D-T) reaction. These uncharged nuclear particles damage the reactor structure and make it radioactive. A chain of undesirable effects ...
by sendler2112
Oct 17 2019 12:27pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

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"the recently-emerged De growth movement advances the basic, fifty year old, ”limits to growth” case which has now accumulated a huge supporting literature. Its core point is that there is too much production and consumption going on, that this is the main cause of global problems, that eventually w...
by sendler2112
Oct 17 2019 6:53am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

A focused effort by modern societies can accomplish amazing things. Witness the sudden build up and transformation for World War II by the USA. Which cost 4.1 Trillion over four years in adjusted dollars and was financed with a 94% top income tax bracket creating a de facto maximum income of $2 mill...
by sendler2112
Oct 13 2019 6:40am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Total CAPX for the Crescent Dunes concentrated solar plant was stated as $1 billion for a 110 MW capacity but it's best year in 2018 only produced a capacity factor of 20% and it had a problem with a molten salt leak after the first year. . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crescent_Dunes_Solar_Energy_P...
by sendler2112
Oct 12 2019 8:40am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

World economic growth and energy consumption are highly correlated. Despite our (modest so far) efforts to displace Carbon energy sources with rebuildables, new additions of fossil fuel consumption continue to outpace additions of wind and solar by a wide margin. . . https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn...
by sendler2112
Oct 11 2019 1:37pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

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UK is a small island with a large population of course we will import food, can los angeles support itself with out its surrounding area no. Tell that to the people that que in traffic and live on bare essentials living to work not working to live, it's not a fun time in UK it's massive inequality,...
by sendler2112
Oct 11 2019 1:05pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

A walk with Jem Bendell.
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"It's not just about drawing down carbon. We need to ADAPT fairly."
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"60% of food for the UK is imported."
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https://youtu.be/3jtKemrEMzA
by sendler2112
Oct 09 2019 6:09am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

The dead simple stuff is also the low value stuff. Recycling lead batteries is 99% circular because of the very high value of lead, and the desire to keep toxic metals out of the environment. I can't see why Li-ion battery recycling wouldn't be any different. 99% recycled may not equal "99% Circula...
by sendler2112
Oct 08 2019 11:50am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5326
Views: 222118

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

This new battery report from 2018 confirms my suspicions that the .4 TWh/ year world total that I have seen quoted elsewhere is way high given for example that GigaFactory 1 is only at .02 TWh/ year for example. The report is showing data for 2015 delivered quantities in all sectors for Lithium cell...