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2022-06-16 China Is The Biggest GHG Producer

Brian Henry
I think you’re implying that China is irresponsible when it comes to ending the burning of fossil fuels.

Let me remind you that many if not most of the devices you use in your life were made in China. People here criticise lithium batteries as violating human rights because the cobalt may have been mined with child and/or slave labor. But these same people still use their mobile devices with that same cobalt.

Likewise, you criticise China for burning coal, oil or gas. Yet you continue to buy goods made in China! That’s hypocritical! I admit I use Chinese goods, but I try to minimize the new Chinese goods I buy. If you want to reduce or end Chinese burning of fossil fuels, it’s up to you to stop buying chinese goods. Otherwise you’re being as hypocritical as everyone else.

BTW China is #1 in population, so it’s no wonder why they have the biggest carbon footprint.

Why is China’s power generation capacity so huge? Go pick up something you own and look at it to find where it was made. Chances are that it was made in China. And you’re holding in your hand the reason why China is the biggest producer of GHGs – you’re just as guilty of putting Greenhouse Gasses into the atmosphere as the Chinese are!

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2022-06-16 Nanogrid Uses Hydrogen Storage

I really like this all-in-one solar plus storage system which has both batteries and green hydrogen generation, storage and fuel cells. It’s expensive but everything is integrated into one package.

https://electrek.co/2022/06/16/check-out-this-solar-green-hydrogen-mobile-nanogrid-with-a-level-2-ev-charger/

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2022-06-15 Elon Musk Interview Pt. 2

YouTube video, over an hour

Elon Musk on life, the universe and everything, Part 2

https://youtu.be/iHmSrK238vI

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2022-06-15 Gas Turbine Is Running On 100% Hydrogen

Gas turbine runs on 100% pure hydrogen. The skeptics are constantly complaining about how the wind and solar renewables “will never” be able to give the grid dispatchable power. Well, as long as gas turbines can run on hydrogen, they can still be used as generation as long as they burn green hydrogen. However there are now hydrogen fuel cells that are as efficient as gas turbines and can generate with no moving parts.
Gas turbine makers are running some of theirs on a small percentage of hydrogen, but all fossil fuels must be discontinued to stop releasing CO2 into the atmosphere.
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2022-06-14 Calif Reached 100% Renewable Electricity

Originally an EarthDay.org article.

They made 3 points.

They said, <<California must still rely on fossil fuels to meet its energy demands.>>
The peak energy demands can be reduced by using a ‘smart grid’ where the grid has some control over the heavier demands. One example is residential HVAC and hot water. These can be shut down for a few minutes without any noticeable loss. Also those rooftop solar installations that have battery storage could join a VPP – virtual power plant where they bid on supplying electricity.
<< Large-scale battery projects are essential to providing clean energy around the clock, allowing solar power generated during the day to be stored and used after sunset. >>
It should say “Large scale storage projects are essential to providing energy around the clock.” The type of electric storage doesn’t matter. About 95% of the storage is pumped hydro storage and it’s very large scale. There are plenty of sites that could hold a pumped hydro site.
<< For California to achieve 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2045, solar and wind projects will need to be built 3 times faster and battery storage expansion will need to be developed 8 times faster. >>
This storage speedup does not have to be battery. As I said above the storage can be pumped hydro. Since pumped hydro is generally a large scale project with hundreds of Megawatt-hours, it will take many battery storage projects to equal a single pumped hydro.
https://cleantechnica.com/2022/06/13/california-reaching-100-renewable-electricity/
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