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by sendler2112
Apr 09 2020 8:19am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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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: 5722
Views: 308428

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: 5722
Views: 308428

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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: 5722
Views: 308428

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"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: 5722
Views: 308428

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: 5722
Views: 308428

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: 5722
Views: 308428

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: 5722
Views: 308428

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: 5722
Views: 308428

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

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 ...
by sendler2112
Mar 19 2020 4:24pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5722
Views: 308428

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

The world is currently still at barely 3% solar + wind energy. Yep. And if we grow that by only 10% a year, we are over 50% by 2050. Hasn't ever happened yet. Historical build out of wind + solar has never even kept up energy/ GDP growth. Let alone displaced anything. There has never been a year wh...
by sendler2112
Mar 19 2020 4:00pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5722
Views: 308428

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Yep. Fortunately we don't need it all; we are still wasting most of the energy we harvest because it's so cheap. Yes that is why I am using 8TW as the goal for right now. Every year it goes higher. And still leaving the poor people behind. Which is how much we would need after the $100's trillion c...
by sendler2112
Mar 19 2020 12:59pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5722
Views: 308428

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

You think it WILL be just one thing? Sorry for not being more clear. What I meant to say was that the sum of all of your solutions will not add up to even half of the the 18TeraWatt average we are blowing through right now. . Scale. . Let alone allow for lifting up the 3 billion poor people of the ...
by sendler2112
Mar 19 2020 11:50am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5722
Views: 308428

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It won't be just one thing. Sorry. Not even close. We are going to need a whole new way of living and dividing up whatever social surplus can result more equitably. . https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48024947_1979734432105659_5365886630701826048_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=cdbe9c&_nc_ohc...
by sendler2112
Mar 19 2020 9:32am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5722
Views: 308428

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Replacing half of the energy we use right now requires 2,000 5 MW turbines to be commissioned each week, every week, for 20 years. In order to get them all built in time to start continually rebuilding them all. This gives us 1/4 of current energy. So we also need 40 500 MW solar PV farms to be comm...
by sendler2112
Mar 19 2020 5:42am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5722
Views: 308428

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Solar PV in the North East USA has a capacity factor of 5.5% in the winter. With many days in a row near zero. Solar PV heat is not feasible here. Even with every house and building getting a vertical ground source heat pump at $45,000 for 4 tons. That will also need the compressor replaced every 10...
by sendler2112
Mar 17 2020 9:06pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5722
Views: 308428

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

New off the cuff interview with Nate Hagens. On maintaining social cohesion during deflation. Learning a lesson in that we can slash Carbon emissions and nonrenewable resource depletion, not by trying to build our way out of it with solar panels, but by reducing consumption. And after basic needs ar...
by sendler2112
Mar 17 2020 6:30pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5722
Views: 308428

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

But their primary source of power is Keep in mind that whenever you say "power" or energy (or read about it in the media), what you should really mean to say is electricity. Which is usually only around 20% of total energy. . https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60336922_2207036762708757_1...
by sendler2112
Mar 06 2020 12:52pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5722
Views: 308428

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"The Geological Survey of Finland study is significant because it brings a massive amount of data that fits extremely well my contention that global industrial civilization is in the last stage of its systemic life cycle, as defined by ecologist CS Holling’s four stages of a system’s growth and decl...
by sendler2112
Mar 06 2020 12:49pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5722
Views: 308428

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Nafeez Ahmed wrote this today. "First and foremost, is an underlying global resource crisis which I have reported on for many years, and which was particularly well-summarized by a new report from the Geological Survey of Finland which I covered for VICE. The report concluded that the 2008 financial...
by sendler2112
Mar 05 2020 6:19am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5722
Views: 308428

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Consider you can be one of the countries that swapped from coal-fired generation to gas: same energy, half the CO2, no drop in GDP. So Energy and economy are not quite 1:1 but are still highly correlated at R^2= .99. $20 Trillion was 5.5 Billion MTOE, $70T was 12.75 BMTOE. 10:7 . Natural gas is muc...
by sendler2112
Mar 04 2020 10:47pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5722
Views: 308428

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Is this a Trump-esque strategy? Just a fact based on data. I didn't say it. Richard Heinberg said it in the essay I quoted above. Among many others. Some of Heinberg's work: . https://www.postcarbon.org/publications/theres-no-app-for-that/ . https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=ALugeRQbX...
by sendler2112
Mar 04 2020 4:53pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5722
Views: 308428

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"COVID-19 presents the world with an insoluble dilemma: unplug the networked economy to fight the pandemic, or power on through it? China has largely unplugged, in an effort to stop the spread of infection and minimize mortality. But this massive effort—closing businesses and factories, enforcing qu...