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by sendler2112
Apr 26, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

CO2 and CH4 increases lagging temperature increase in the historical record is already accepted and we have yet to see the worst of the positive feedbacks kick in from what we are now doing. He spends a great deal of mathematical analysis to discredit the ice core CO2 data by proving that for high f...
by sendler2112
Apr 24, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

I'll post this again. A very thorough and well explained presentation of the various forcings of global temp. In previous deglaciations CO2 and Methane were usually a lagging positive feedback to solar/ orbital triggers. Although gas emission from long duration massive flood basalt flows has also tr...
by sendler2112
Apr 24, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Joe discusses polarizing group bias
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... ZB1YtQtHjE
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https://youtu.be/sZB1YtQtHjE
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Potholer has a good series on debating climate change skeptics
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https://youtu.be/FBF6F4Bi6Sg
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by sendler2112
Apr 23, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Run the numbers. There is no way to possibly build out enough wind and solar hardware to even come close to replacing what we are using. Not to mention the storage issue that no renewable (rebuildable) advocate ever wants to talk about. The editorial style of the writers gets a little cutesy and lon...
by sendler2112
Apr 20, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

I have seen many different people posting The Solutions Project site as a guide to show how easy it would be to switch to renewables. But I have then looked at the site many times and can't find anything of real substance explaining for example how many wind turbines would be required, capacity fact...
by sendler2112
Apr 20, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

A very polarizing topic. But either side you want to look at climate change from, it is distracting us from a much bigger problem. Which is a growth based economic system that has no escape plan for the coming era of resource depletion. Oil is the most important. Crucial. And there is no conceivable...
by sendler2112
Apr 19, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Liquid fuel will begin to leave us long before we (8 Billion) are ready (never) to leave it. Fracking and deep water drilling will get us another 30-40 years of drinking through a bigger straw until we are desperate enough to go big into tar sands. At which point oil prices will go forever into the ...
by sendler2112
Apr 19, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Increasing atmospheric CO2 levels and the following positive feedback release of Methane and decreasing ice cover albedo cause the Earth's average temperature to increase. In the past, de-glaciation was initiated by orbital cycles or volcanic eruptions and then maximized in the second half by releas...
by sendler2112
Apr 19, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Human ingenuity will prevail to prevent extinction even in the worst global warming and ocean depletion scenarios. But the energy carrying capacity for humans (and therefore food, heat, transportation, and "stuff") will be much smaller after fossil fuel. Maybe 1/4 to 1/3 the current size. And will s...
by sendler2112
Apr 19, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Very true. The security for a nuclear plant and the fuel & waste supply chain must be a nightmare if you need to prevent a terrorist attack or theft. Humans after fossil fuel must come out the other end truly sapient and start working together to survive instead of killing each other. That's intere...
by sendler2112
Apr 18, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Cephalotus wrote:
Apr 18, 2018 7:15 am
France electricity grid highly depends on foreign countries to stabilize it (Germany can live without France, France can't live without Germany for grid Stabilisation)
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by sendler2112
Apr 18, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

When looking at the post above on the floating wind-farm where its capacity is 30MW for the construction alone of $263 million I still think about how its location is important, coal or nuclear don't care where you put them. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-18/world-s-first-floating-...
by sendler2112
Apr 17, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

The ground (and panels) is white again. Terrible weather this year.
by sendler2112
Apr 09, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Solar works great to offset the mid-day summer cooling peak for California from the nearby desert. It's pretty useless all winter long in the North East USA, Germany, Russia ect. I'm still getting whiteout snow conditions here off and on all week. And it is three weeks past Spring equinox. All of th...
by sendler2112
Apr 09, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike restricted trail access and hate
Replies: 185
Views: 5819

Re: E-bike restricted trail access and hate

"Must yeild to pedestrian in cross walk" Has gone way too far in my area. They painted a cross walk across a 4 lane state highway at the edge of town. Now the college students believe hey don't even have to look up from there phone to wait for a safe break in the traffic. They just walk right into t...
by sendler2112
Apr 08, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

....Over all, 1,600 coal plants are planned or under construction in 62 countries, according to Urgewald’s tally, which uses data from the Global Coal Plant Tracker portal. The new plants would expand the world’s coal-fired power capacity by 43 percent. And even with all that - solar is growing fas...
by sendler2112
Apr 07, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Why is it I keep reading the results of peer-reviewed studies analysing historical (~100years) weather patterns against (all)energy demand and concluding that wind + solar with little or no storage is adequate up to 1/2 to 3/4 of the energy mix, mainly because such studies are analyzing the wind an...
by sendler2112
Apr 07, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Solar is great for places that need high daytime cooling in the summer. For baseload not so good. In winter all across many countries in Northern Latitudes above 40* they are covered with snow at worst and getting very poor sun at best. I will be back with new photos later. And it is April!!! Three ...
by sendler2112
Apr 07, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike restricted trail access and hate
Replies: 185
Views: 5819

Re: E-bike restricted trail access and hate

This debate has already played out in major bicycling countries in Europe where class 1 is the only legal e-bike and is saddled with a 25kph limit for assist. California pushed forward with a 20 mph limit. Many states like Florida are embracing class 3 which gives 28 mph. This is fast enough for a b...
by sendler2112
Apr 06, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike restricted trail access and hate
Replies: 185
Views: 5819

Re: E-bike restricted trail access and hate

I agree that there must be a new flexible regitsration process available for 40+ mph class ebikes with a light package just as there is for 50cc scooters.
by sendler2112
Apr 06, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: E-bike restricted trail access and hate
Replies: 185
Views: 5819

Re: E-bike restricted trail access and hate

Electric motorcycles like Zero and Alta are already legal but require a license and registration and cannot be ridden on bicycle trails.
by sendler2112
Apr 06, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

We have no problems building things. If we can build loads that fast, one megawatt at a time, we can build sources that fast, 600 megawatts at a time. We have built a staggering amount of things and a staggering amount of people over the last 150 years due to consuming a staggering amount of stored...
by sendler2112
Apr 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Yes. And we will learn to control the weather to eliminate snow storms. And be able to build 3,000 more 600 MW solar plants and 10,000 more BigF'nBatteries just for the USA. And 10 times that amount the world over. 10 world GigaFactories output for 170 years for batteries. And then figure out how to...
by sendler2112
Apr 06, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

How many big PV farms in Cali have trackers? I see only SolarStar has them.
by sendler2112
Apr 06, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 1867
Views: 50786

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

None of the grid scale or medium farm scale solar PV installed in my area feature any racks that move. Not even manually.