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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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2021-02-17 CO2 Capture And Sequestration – Thoughts

I read a lot of warnings that we have gone past the point where the global warming would stop at 1.5 degrees C, so now we must stop emitting CO2 and also begin to remove it from the atmosphere. I read about carbon capture and storage but these have the major problem that the energy

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2021-02-10 EIA Short Term Energy Outlooks

A quote from https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/steo/ << EIA forecasts that planned additions to U.S. wind and solar generating capacity in 2021 and 2022 will contribute to increasing electricity generation from those sources. EIA estimates that the U.S. electric power sector added 17.5 gigawatts (GW) of new wind capacity in 2020. EIA expects 15.3 GW of wind capacity

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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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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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2020-11-11 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.

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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2020-10-14 $5 Trillion Asset Owners Commit to 29% Reduction in GHGs

This is very good news. The $5 trillion asset owners are committing to divest of 29% of greenhouse gas polluters. The pressure is on corporations that don’t make changes to reduce their carbon footprint. https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/13/top-asset-managers-commit-to-big-carbon-emissions-cuts

2020-10-13 Climate Change Lawsuits, Legal Actions

Ooh, this article is finally showing that the ones who are suffering are getting really serious. Those corporations who deny climate change are going to have to answer to the courts. We should hope and pray that the courts handle these types of cases as expeditiously as possible, because to delay would be extremely harmful

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2020-10-13 Climate Change, Ozone Depletion, Acid Rain, Etc.

What do we have to do to wake people up? This is a good article about actions we, the whole world, took decades ago to stop acid rain, ozone depletion, etc. We have to take action again with climate change! NOW!! https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/12/climate-crisis-campaigns-pledge-real-change A quote from this article: >> But a changing political discourse in many

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