Archive for the ‘Renewable Energy’ Category:

2021-03-04 Renewables Plus Storage Replacing Gas Power Plants

From comments Gene Piwko Jr Said, “I just think folks aren’t educating themselves on these things [wind, solar, battery storage].” It looks like this applies to you more than anyone else. You claim that solar is not that reliable. That may have been true ten years ago but today renewables plus storage is replacing fossil

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2021-03-03 $14T To Decarbonize Grid

It will cost $14 trillion to fully decarbonize the grid. https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/storage/the-grid-needs-14t-to-support-full-decarbonization/

2021-03-02 LCOE Renewables Lower Than Other Power

Levelized cost of wind and solar dropping below gas and conventional by 2026. https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/solar/eia-levelized-cost-of-onshore-wind-solar-pv-dropping-below-gas-fired-and-conventional-generation-by-2026/

2021-02-28 3 kW Solar + LiFe Battery For Under $3000

This is the kind of setup I would like to have. I would use it to run my heat pump / air conditioner and maybe a few other things like the microwave oven. And it would be used for charging my EV when it’s at home. The two solar PV panels are 800 watts total.

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2021-02-27 Heat Pumps Save Money

From Gates p.154 << How much money can a heat pump save you? Here are a few examples of the savings on new construction in cities around the US. [Chart of four US cities, with an average saving of 22%] You won’t save as much if you’re retro fitting and existing home, but switching to

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2021-02-26 Nuclear VS Coal — Deaths

@fact not fiction It’s fundamentally unfair to claim that more people die of air pollution (in a given time) from coal power plants than have died in all nuclear accidents. The *direct* deaths of nuclear power are being compared to the *indirect* deaths caused by air pollution. What must be compared is the direct deaths

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2021-02-25 My HOA Won’t Allow Me To Go Solar

The fossil fuels industry has spread many false “facts” in order to stop homeowners from getting solar systems. This article gives several of them and why homeowners can get solar and save money on their electric bill. These states prevent HOAs from banning solar. https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/solar/why-doesnt-every-homeowner-go-solar-top-5-reasons-may-surprise-you/ 5) “My HOA won’t allow me to go solar.” In

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2021-02-25 Boston U Buys Green Energy From South Dakota Wind Project

This article shows that the institution can maximize its renewable energy impact by buying renewable electricity from out of state. The Uni proves it’s a great idea. https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/wind-power/to-maximize-emission-cuts-this-boston-campus-gets-its-power-from-the-midwest/

2021-02-24 EVs Vs ICE vehicles,

From my FB reply to many negative comments by this hypercritic. Ned Goldston *No* EV owner needs to have a solar panel system to charge their EV with green electricity. In California there are no coal power plants and the natural gas plants are being replaced with peak shaving utility scale batteries. At times of

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2021-02-24 Mann’s Opinion Article On Climate Change Way Forward

This is an opinion article in Newsweek by Michael Mann, climate scientist. https://www.newsweek.com/right-path-forward-climate-change-opinion-1571169 Quote: << But perhaps the two paths are beginning to converge. In his new book, Gates prioritizes many of the same objectives that I do. He emphasizes the importance of putting pressure on our elected officials to support climate-friendly policies. He advocates

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