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20211-04-14 Anti-electric Bills In State Legislatures

This opinion article is warning us that the gas industry is trying to get states to pass legislation to block the elimination of gas in homes. But it seems to me that this author is most likely from the electric industry and he’s trying to promote electrification of homes. But in fairness, his last sentence

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2021-04-09 Texas Has A Huge Amount Of Petroleum Pipelines

From a reply in Joe T’s YouTube video 9 April 2021 About pipeline safety. Texas has lots of pipelines but they are much, much smaller and they do not carry DilBit. The diluted bitumen is tar that has been thinned with diluent. If a Keystone sized pipeline ruptured, the dilbit would flood a large area,

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2021-04-09 Incentivize Utilities To Build Renewables Plus Storage

From comment on Matt Ferrel’s Undecided The technologies for green energy and hydrogen are all there. The biggest issue is to get governments to make enough incentives to get companies to switch over to renewables plus storage. Tony Seba (in his YouTube videos) has stated that the country needs to build wind and solar plus

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2021-04-01 “We Need Base Load Generation” Myth

Rep. Rodney Davis (R – Illinois) said, (quoted from interview with Judy Woodruff on PBS Newshour, 2021 April 1, at about 22:00 point) “The problem is, we still have to have base load generating capacity. That means nuclear facilities that actually have zero emission just like the one in Clinton, Illinois. We also make sure

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2021-03-12 EV or Gas – What Pollutes More?

Which pollutes more? This video shows how much the oil and gasoline industry pollutes. https://youtu.be/1oVrIHcdxjA

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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/

2021-02-27 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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2021-02-23 Plastic Waste To Engine Fuel

This guy lives on an island in Nicaragua and gathers plastic waste on the beach. He puts the plastic into a metal tank that is sealed, and builds a fire under it. The plastic pyrolyzes and the fumes are piped through a few condensers where the liquids are drawn off. Some liquids are like diesel

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2021-02-23 Green Premium

From Gates’ book p.74 << It’s not immediately obvious why there’s such a thing as a Green Premium in the first place. Natural gas plants have to keep buying fuel as long as they’re running: solar farms, wind farms, and dams get their fuel for free. Also, there’s the truism that as you take a

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