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by sendler2112
Aug 27 2019 6:31am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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Views: 307652

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Horses do not take less energy. They take a lot MORE energy than, say, a tractor. And their fuel is grass, which is around 5% efficient in converting sunlight to fuel - and the horse is about 10% efficient in converting that fuel to energy. (Hindgut fermenters are notoriously wasteful.) With solar ...
by sendler2112
Aug 27 2019 6:15am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5706
Views: 307652

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

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by sendler2112
Aug 26 2019 7:08pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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"Of course there are alternative forms of energy that are becoming more efficient and affordable every year, and that’s a good thing. But ironically the alternative energy sector as it now exists relies entirely on fossil fuels. We need to recognize that fossil fuels are essential in the whole suppl...
by sendler2112
Aug 26 2019 5:21pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5706
Views: 307652

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

I mentioned migration the other day and look what Ugo Bardi writes today: . "But this trudge along the New Trail of Tears is lined with a gauntlet of perils: the area of the globe shrinks with increasing latitude, and the available area of mountains shrinks with increasing elevation. Competition for...
by sendler2112
Aug 25 2019 8:43pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5706
Views: 307652

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Yet you think a 14% capacity factor for Lakeview is totally realistic! LOL! I explained this above. The coal plant was relegated to a low on time after the build out of Ontario's nuclear plants which still supply 58%. And the 23% from big hydro. And, Where did this lifetime production number come f...
by sendler2112
Aug 25 2019 7:24pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5706
Views: 307652

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

What about those of us on similar lattitudes that only get a handful of snow days per year? Favorable regions where water, food, shelter, and energy remain abundant can expect a billion displaced migrants in the next 50 years. We will also see seasonal migration once again to follow the growing sea...
by sendler2112
Aug 25 2019 12:06pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5706
Views: 307652

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

Here is some complete data from an intentional community owned solar array in Ithaca, NY 14850. This 50 kW array is privately owned and gets the best care and cleaning and shows us the actual opportunities and constraints of solar PV in snowy locations. . https://ecovillageithaca.org/live/living-gre...
by sendler2112
Aug 25 2019 7:20am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5706
Views: 307652

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

WORTHLESS! GARBAGE!!! :lol: The coal plant was relegated to dispatchable demand following after the build out of Ontario's nuclear electricity generation which provides 58%. Along with the 23% from big hydro. . https://www.ontario.ca/document/2017-long-term-energy-plan-discussion-guide/ontarios-ene...
by sendler2112
Aug 24 2019 12:53pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5706
Views: 307652

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

billvon wrote:
Aug 23 2019 10:05pm

Great. I fully support that goal. In the meantime, I also support your right to pay 50-100% more for nuclear power. I will stick to my solar.
What is it worth to have electricity in the Winter?
by sendler2112
Aug 23 2019 11:07am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5706
Views: 307652

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

"The Lakeview Generating Station supplied power to the province of Ontario from 1962 to 2005. It generated more than 215 billion kWh of electricity in its 43 years of operation." . Keep in mind that they have demolished 4.000 MW of generating capacity. And in it's place now stands 44MW name plate ca...
by sendler2112
Aug 21 2019 6:41am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5706
Views: 307652

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Daniel Christian Wahl is doing good work. . We are undergoing a species level right of passage — the generations alive today are challenged to come together in unprecedented levels of cooperation to fundamentally redesign the human impact and presence on Earth. Our species is called to step into mat...
by sendler2112
Aug 20 2019 3:36pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
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Views: 307652

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XR's Rupert Read "As I see things, there are three broad possible futures that lie ahead: This civilisation could collapse utterly and terminally, as a result of climatic instability (leading for instance to catastrophic food shortages as a probable mechanism of collapse), or possibly sooner than th...
by sendler2112
Aug 13 2019 5:15pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5706
Views: 307652

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: 5706
Views: 307652

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: 5706
Views: 307652

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: 5706
Views: 307652

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: 5706
Views: 307652

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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
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Views: 307652

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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: 5706
Views: 307652

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: 5706
Views: 307652

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: 5706
Views: 307652

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: 5706
Views: 307652

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: 5706
Views: 307652

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: 5706
Views: 307652

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"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...