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2024-06-06 Investment In Clean Energy Likely To Be Double Figure For Fossil Fuels, IEA Says

Quote: “”Low-carbon electricity investment driven by solar projects but oil and gas spending still too high to meet climate goals”” The IEA predicts investment in clean energy will reach $2 Trillion in 2024. Quote: “”The warning comes days after a separate IEA report revealed that the world is off track to meet the goal of

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2024-05-28 US Offshore Wind: Is It Dead In The Water?

The US has a huge amount of land with a very good supply of wind, and this has been developed with a large amount of WTs – wind turbines.  Iowa has a lot of WTs, but Texas is the WT leader by far, with over 30 Gigawatts of installed WTs.  Installing WTs is relatively easy

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2024-05-23 A Majority Wrongly Believe We’re In A Recession And Blame Biden

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/may/22/poll-economy-recession-biden

2024-05-18 Sticky Insect Spray Kills Without Chemicals

We should get rid of all insecticides.  Use a simple autonomous bug zapper that works around the clock. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/may/18/sticky-trick-new-glue-spray-kills-plant-pests-without-chemicals?utm_term=6648531fa6032e6372afbf52d4456d8a&utm_campaign=SaturdayEdition&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=saturdayedition_email

2024-05-16 Delta-Sigma Modulator Using 555 IC And Current Source

This circuit is used for converting an analog signal into a digital pulse stream.  Such things as class D audio amplifiers, servo amplifiers, A to D converters, or sending an analog signal across a fiber optic link. The Schematic and explanation here in this webpage. https://lrak.net/wiki/555_Delta-Sigma_Modulator.html The output signal is shown as audio modulated onto

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2024-05-10 Flexitarian Diet Helps Limit Global Heating, Study Finds

This is extremely important, but it has been politically charged so that anyone who suggests cutting back on meat gets accused of political extremism.  That’s an absolute shame! A quote: “”In the US, agriculture accounts for more than 10% of total GHG emissions. Most of it comes from livestock. Reducing meat consumption can free up

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2024-05-01 By 2030, 95% of US Car Miles Will Be Traveled By Self-Driving Electric Vehicles

I’ve probably already blogged this, but it deserves to be reprised because it is so important.  Tony Seba and RethinkX made this prediction in this report, dated 2017, available at the link below.   It’s been seven years since this report was released and recently there has been large incremental improvements in the autonomous self-driving systems. 

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2024-04-31  S. C.’s  V. C. Summer Nukegate Scandal

Cost overruns from $9 Billion to $25 Billion, most of which customers will have to pay with higher bills.  Construction delays of many years costing Billions of dollars.  Executives convicted and served terms in federal prison.  Incompetent nuclear engineering and Westinghouse bankruptcy.  And the whole project was abandoned. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nukegate_scandal?ref=floodlightnews.org

2024-04-28 US Plan To Upgrade 100k Miles Of Transmission Lines In 5 Years

Short article about deployment of enhancements such as high performance conductors.  Quote: “”…and up to $331 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for a new 285-mile transmission line that will carry more than 2 gigawatts (GW) of transmission capacity from Idaho to Nevada.”” The US just came up with a plan to upgrade 100k miles

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2024-04-22 Heliotech Heliosol Flexible Solar PV Sheets Adhere To Surfaces

It comes in a roll.  They said 85 Watts per square meter, which is not that much, but still adequate. https://www.facebook.com/reel/963442381939420?mibextid=9drbnH

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