Archive for the ‘Renewable Energy’ Category:

2020-07-07 PG&E “Stranded Assets” Baloney

This article << Meanwhile, California utility Pacific Gas & Electric has declared support for a potential statewide ban on natural gas in new buildings to “avoid investments in new gas assets” that might be left stranded by the state’s push for a zero-carbon economy by 2045. >> I think this “stranded assets” is nonsense. The

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2020-07-05 Livestock Causing Shrinking Colorado River Water Supplies

2020-07-08 This article tells how growing feed crops for livestock is using up 23% of the water. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/02/agriculture-cattle-us-water-shortages-colorado-river?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0dyZWVuTGlnaHQtMjAwNzA4&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=greenlight_email&utm_campaign=GreenLight

2020-07-03 2025 4 European Countries Will Ban ICEs – Hyundai Nexo

From Hyundai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle video #2 (2020-Jul 8) https://youtu.be/kjS7u2VzUv4 << By 2025, Norway, The Netherlands, France and the U.K. will ban new Internal Combustion Engines that run on gasoline. By 2040 the U.K. will ban sales of ICE and hybrid vehicles, too. >>

2020-06-22 First Wind Turbine Installed In US Federal Waters; Wind now 100GW+

https://www.offshorewind.biz/2020/06/23/first-wind-turbine-installed-in-us-federal-waters/ Great! Now we have to get a lot more installed off *all* coasts. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/31/us-wind-energy-capacity-now-over-100-gigawatts-says-new-report.html This is onshore wind. That 100 GW is the same as 100 full-sized power plants. We need a lot more! The US has a few thousand.

2020-06-19 Renewables Used To Replace Base Loads; Coal Too Costly

Article on GreenTechMedia about how the UK is creating “renewable generators.” <<Renewable Generators Are the UK’s Latest Tool to Smooth Out Renewable Generation. Yes, you read that right. The argument against all-renewables grids takes another blow.>> https://www.greentechmedia.com/amp/article/renewable-generators-are-uks-latest-tool-to-smooth-out-renewable-generation . Oops! https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a20972/worlds-largest-solar-plant-sets-itself-on-fire/ Coal fired power plants are at a tipping point vs renewables https://news.yahoo.com/amphtml/coal-reaching-tipping-point-vs-renewables-analysis-135400624.html

2020-06-17 Renewables Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels

Jason WillauerAsked, “What is your source … Renewables cheaper than conventional?IRENA.This 2+ year old article says that by 2020 renewables will be cheaper. Well, it’s 2020 and they already are. The clowns in this administration are trying to save the Fossil Fuel Industry, but no matter what they do, the fossil fuel producers are going

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2020-06-16 Renewable Portfolio States

From https://www.ncsl.org/research/energy/renewable-portfolio-standards.aspx California Title: Renewables Portfolio Standard. Established: 2002. Requirement: 44% by 2024; 52% by 2027; 60% by 2030. Also requires 100% clean energy by 2045. Applicable Sectors: Investor-owned utility, municipal utilities. Cost Cap: Determined by the California Public Utilities Commission. Details: A 2013 amendment allows the California Public Utilities Commission to adopt additional requirements.

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2020-04-16

From (my comments at the end) EGEB: Scientists and the NRDC score a big court win against the EPA The Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news. Quote Science wins Yesterday, a federal judge in New York invalidated an October 2017 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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2020-03-13 Switch To Hydrogen

Also posted to CleanTechnica comment to article with “amirite” in title on Mar 14 The world needs to ‘catch up’ by ending use of fossil fuels ASAP, and substituting hydrogen in their place. If we don’t, that 1.5 degree warming goal will be overshot, and things will be exceedingly difficult. The renewables generated hydrogen can

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2020-03-07 Coal And Its Evil Results

In China, industries burned coal and people burned coal for cooking and heating. In cities like Beijing the air pollution was so bad that it was hard to see the stop lights and pedestrians had to wear facemasks. The pollution killed estimated millions of people with lung problems. China realized this and has done a

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