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2021-01-21 How The Sun Gives The Earth And Everything On It Life

Every second, by thermonuclear fusion, the Sun converts 564 million tons of hydrogen to 560 million tons of helium. Where did 4 million tons go? The 4 million tons that are missing are converted into energy – photons, including sunlight. This energy amounts to 380 billion Megawatts, or 380 million Gigawatts, or 380,000 Terawatts, or

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2021-01-21 Biden Cancels Trump’s Keystone Pipeline Permission

From FB comment I see all this speculation about what’s going to happen in the future with the Keystone Pipeline but no one brings up a few very important points. There are already pipelines from Canada to the south, so this cancelled pipeline is increasing the existing amount coming into the US. The cancellation is

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2021-01-19 Battery Storage Disrupts Natural Gas Plants

The Hornsdale Battery Storage has made a big disruption in the market for electricity in South Australia. Since it can supply electricity almost instantaneously it outcompetes the gas turbine generating plants even though it is a much smaller percent of the total electric supply. The South Australia state has a large amount of renewables –

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2021-01-03 Myth: Wind Turbines Cause Climate Change

The anti-wind turbine NIMBYs will try to grasp at any excuse to get rid of wind turbines. One myth is that they cause heating and climate change. Not true. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/myth-debunked-wind-farms-dont-alter-climate-180949701/

2020-12-08 Fed Court Rejects Trump’s Approval of Antarctic Offshore Drilling Project

It’s time the world stops expansion of fossil fuels and expand clean renewables. The Orange Orangutan has done enough damage to the US and the world. Waiting for Jan 20 to get rid of Don the Con. And I don’t feel one bit of guilt calling Trump names because he calls HRC ‘crooked Hillary’ and

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2020-12-06 Structurally Integrated Batteries

Also left a comment on JHAT Dec 6. Structural batteries and also integration with motors is a fascinating subject. But it suffers from the same problems that the integrated circuits suffered from over the last several decades. Before the integrated circuits could be highly integrated, the optimal structure had to be determined. Things like 8,

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2020-11-17 Tesla Batteries And Supply Constraints

The manufacturing of Electric Vehicles and grid scale storage are constrained by the amounts of batteries that can be supplied by the battery makers around the world. The early Tesla EVs used the ubiquitous 18650 lithium ion cells, something like 6000 per vehicle. In order to reduce costs and weight Tesla went to the larger

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2020-11-11 Spain To Ban New Extraction, Subsidies, Close Coal Plants

Spain will close most of the coal fired power plants within a year. Plans to stop fossil fuel subsidies and ban new extraction. https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/11/climate-heroes-the-countries-pioneering-a-green-future This is what all countries including the US should be doing.

Generate Hydrogen With A Solar Concentrator = Parabolic Mirror + Other Hydrogen Articles

This needs an expensive catalyser. But the solar energy is free and it generates about a kilogram of hydrogen a day, which can power a car for 150 km. We need green hydrogen to power the whole world and leave the fossil fuels in the ground. Now! https://youtu.be/uj-xFUnN96k ************************** The European Commission plans on having

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2020-10-19 What’s Causing Climate Change In 10 Charts

Quote from end of Vox article >> In the end, the conversation about responsibility leads where all climate conversations lead: The only hope of avoiding catastrophic damage is most every country decarbonizing as rapidly as they are capable, regardless of their histories and rivalries. Electricity must be rapidly decarbonized to get rid of coal; heating

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