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by sendler2112
Aug 13 2019 5:15pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

So they get to charge more for every MWh delivered just because they built a bigger battery? That makes no sense.
by sendler2112
Aug 13 2019 1:58pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

I'm still looking for info about that, though. If you find any info about subsidies for this project or similar recent projects, let me know. With that said, I am OK with some level of subsidy because we are competing with highly subsidized gas and coal generation, which also generate huge external...
by sendler2112
Aug 13 2019 11:14am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Seriously, it took me all of a few minutes to find out how the per-kWh cost estimates were derived. Anyone interested can find the presentation by LA Dept. of Water and Power staff to their board of commissioners here: http://ladwp.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2&&_afrLoop=295120843836842 ...
by sendler2112
Aug 11 2019 1:20pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

RIP Aptera . https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1070490_aptera-collapse-how-why-it-happened-a-complete-chronology . https://images.hgmsites.net/lrg/aptera-4e-canyon-cutter-design-2011_100373165_l.jpg . . Held back by prohibitive nanny state safety requirements. Driving is an accepted risk. And sho...
by sendler2112
Aug 11 2019 12:49pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Two wheeled fast e cargo bikes and scooters would be so much less resource intensive than cars. Let's wake up and skip it. We are gobbling up all of the low entropy resources that they will need for later. Maximize the number of humans that can ever live on this planet. But not all at once. Let's tr...
by sendler2112
Aug 09 2019 6:11am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

1.05 billion personal light vehicles in the world on the road today. And many more, new middle class people that never yet had a car, but will want one. Do we really think we can dig up enough elements to make a billion new 60kWH batteries? 60 TWh just for cars? And that much again for grid storage?...
by sendler2112
Aug 07 2019 12:17pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Great, so we are 5% of the way there (all renewables + nuclear) and that rate is accelerating every year. Note that we don't have to replace anything by a certain date. We just have to maintain a rate of increase so that the depletion of fossil fuel resources is matched by the reduction in need dri...
by sendler2112
Aug 07 2019 9:03am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Yes, you are right, it will be difficult to produce that 11TW of waste heat using renewables... The best estimates for improved efficiency by the electrification, of everything if we could even do that, are 2 to 1 so we would still need to come up with 9 terawatts. After replacing hundreds of trill...
by sendler2112
Aug 07 2019 6:55am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

So the salient points of the video are: In the USA, The top 1% own 40% of the wealth and make 24% of the annual earnings. The bottom 80% of all Americans owns only 9% of the wealth. The CEO of a company makes 380 times the earnings of the AVERAGE of all employees in the company. 15% of Americans liv...
by sendler2112
Aug 07 2019 6:54am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Not at anywhere close to this scale that supports modern civilization now. 17.5 TW average. From that 7 TW is waste heat from power plants and 4 TW is waste heat from combustion engines in vehicles. And we didn't talk about losses from buildings and inefficient industries yet. In reality replacing ...
by sendler2112
Jul 27 2019 1:56pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

You can do almost everything without releasing CO2. Not at anywhere close to this scale that supports modern civilization now. 17.5 TW average. . . https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48369862_1979734435438992_6618846376128151552_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_oc=AQlFRIAlARevqDtpK2taTgRIOwJxm2n907...
by sendler2112
Jul 26 2019 8:13am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

"Instead of a divorce between society and nature, one should rather pursue couple’s therapy to reconcile one with the other, namely figuring out how to ensure the provision of what is required for the “good life” following a principle of prudent stewardship and non-exploitation. The issues we find o...
by sendler2112
Jul 26 2019 6:06am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Subsidies per MWh This might be true, but if we look at subsidies per MWh or Petajoule for each energy source over time, you will see that fossil fuels are still in the lead. I agree that renewable energy subsidies will need to be wound down, indeed rooftop PV is cheap enough to be completely viabl...
by sendler2112
Jul 25 2019 10:14am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

The interesting story about the Tesla solar factory is the fact it was built via taxpayer funds from the article -> Built with grants from the "Buffalo Billion" NY state stimulus money after the crash of 2009. Unfortunately most of the businesses that received money turned out to be scams. Several ...
by sendler2112
Jul 24 2019 3:10pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

"Agriculture already uses almost half of the world’s vegetated land. It consumes 90 percent of all the water used by humanity and generates one-quarter of the annual global emissions that are causing global warming. And yet of the seven billion people living today, 820 million are undernourished bec...
by sendler2112
Jul 24 2019 8:54am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

More accurately stated as ... there is no proof that the increase in CO2 levels are the result of anthropogenic activity. :wink: But there is proof that we are doing it. . "One way that we know that human activities are responsible for the increased CO2 is simply by looking at historical records of...
by sendler2112
Jul 22 2019 1:15pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

The good part is that we already have the knowledge and technology to prevent that from happening, but we just need to be able to be willing to pay a bit more for the energy we use. Rebuildable energy will not replace what we are using now at anywhere near the same scale. Solar and wind is currentl...
by sendler2112
Jul 21 2019 12:32pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Frivolous endeavours like the combustion engine have radically changed this earth forever and a day your missing the point, The energy source was oil the machines we burn it in are just a stepping stone in the conversion factor to get the useful work out at the end which we needed. With out these s...
by sendler2112
Jul 18 2019 7:56pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Well that makes for a depressing read... Flip it around. Look at as being alive during the most important time in human history. Learn, Think. Talk. Spread essential knowledge so that everyone will start to realize there are limits to growth. Use your online media. Stand on the street corner with a...
by sendler2112
Jul 14 2019 11:46am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

The UN, IPCC are becoming more open about their motivation.. Also from the translation: "The developing countries realize that the causes lie in the north and the consequences in the south. And in the industrialized countries, we realize that for a climate protection target of two degrees, neither ...
by sendler2112
Jul 13 2019 1:11pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 4882
Views: 185881

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

There isn't that much "prarie" in Japan. And traditional ocean stocks are getting thin.