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2021-10-20 Dying Polluting Gas Wells Are Making Company Rich

This is shameful. 60% of the 44 gas wells ware leaking methane into the air. This Diversified Energy owns tens of thousands of dying wells that are polluting the environment and spewing greenhouse gases. And they’re still trying to acquire more. 15 min. video. https://youtu.be/6c-WCg2Y7sE

2021-10-19 Renewables Leading Source US Electricity By 2030 – EIA

According to the EIA, renewables will be the leading source of US electricity by 2030. The EIA says 42%, but they have been too conservative in their estimates in the past. We (the whole world) must be much farther away from fossil fuels by 2030, especially coal. Coal power plants must be gone as soon

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2021-10-17 7 Reasons Why Nuclear Power Is Not The Answer…

Seven Reasons why nuclear power is not the answer https://eu.boell.org/en/2021/04/26/7-reasons-why-nuclear-energy-not-answer-solve-climate-change Quote: << Nuclear advocates claim nuclear is still needed because renewables are intermittent and need natural gas for backup. However, nuclear itself never matches power demand so it needs backup. Even in France with one of the most advanced nuclear energy programs, the maximum ramp

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2021-10-12 Artificial Photosynthesis To Turn CO2 Into Fuels

This 6 min. YouTube video talks about using sunlight to change CO2 into green fuel. I still think it’s not doing anything to reduce the quantity of CO2 in the atmosphere. https://youtu.be/l5_vrdA4uCg

2021-10-11 Calif Bans Small Off Road Engines 2024

Governor Newsom signed a bill that directs state to ban sale of small off-road engines like lawnmowers, leaf blowers, generators and edgers. They pollute a lot, and have no smog controls. https://electrek.co/2021/10/11/california-bans-gas-powered-lawn-equipment-and-other-small-off-road-engines/

2021-10-11 Hydrogen House Project Tour Video

This guy runs everything off hydrogen. He makes his own, stores his own and powers everything from green hydrogen. He has six patents dealing with hydrogen. He made his own system. https://youtu.be/NMH1pBAYgYs GKN Hydrogen’s HY2MINI demonstrator. This is a similar setup. The solar array powers the electrolyzer. The green hydrogen is stored in metal hydride

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2021-10-07 Nuclear Fusion Confusion Explained

Sabine explains the difference between nuclear fusion reaction’s Qplasma and Qtotal. There is a huge difference between the two. To put out more power than is needed to keep the reactor running, the output of the fusion reaction must be greater than Qtotal. At the rate the experiments are progressing, it will be many decades

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2021-09-30 UK Law To Switch Off Chargers To Prevent Blackouts

This makes good sense. If the charger is V2G then it would already be under control of the grid. The chargers could be (and probably are) WiFi enabled so they could be enabled, disabled or controlled remotely by the utility. https://insideevs.com/news/537120/ev-chargers-switched-off-uk/

2021-09-28 German Offshore Wind Farms; Recycling Blades

The narrator goes to the offshore wind turbine to show us a 6.2 MW wind turbine. The key takeaway is that these offshore wind turbines solve the wind turbine intermittency problem because it’s windy as hell out there 24 hours, 365 days a year. He said the transmission line to southern Germany was supposed to

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2021-09-27 LFP Batteries Only Made In China

China has somewhat of an exclusive right to manufacture LFP batteries but the patent expires in 2022. https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/28/what-teslas-bet-on-iron-based-batteries-means-for-manufacturers/

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