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2022-05-02 Most Of California Generation Is Renewables

I don’t know what happened, but used to be the California independent system operator website. You could go there and see how many megawatts total and of renewables were being generated in real time. Then I started getting error messages like there was a problem! I checked a few times a month and renewables

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2022-04-23 China To Add 90GW Solar

90 GW is a huge amount of solar – that’s like adding 30 full sized power plants! But China’s voracious appetite for an ever increasing amount of electricity is causing them to build more fossil fuel power plants. What the world needs is to end the horrible addiction to cheap throwaway goods from China and

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2022-02-19 Calif Utilities Must Procure 40+GW Clean Energy By 2032

California lowers electric sector GHG target, directs procurement of more than 40 GW of clean energy resources The chart with the yearly figures shows 40.55 GW total must be procured by 2032. The utilities must procure 25GW clean energy generation and 15GW storage, while meeting strict reliability standards. Some of this will be pumped hydro.

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2022-01-08 Global Primary Energy Consumption By Source

This is an animated graphic of global primary energy consumption by source. Interesting.

2021-11-07 Wood Gasifier Runs Generator

This 17 minute video shows a homemade wood gasifier that puts out enough gas to run a small generator. This is his second version with some improvements. The gasifier can use wood chips, sawdust, leaves, paper, etc., but he is using wood pellets which are already dry. The gasifier produces syngas when wood is pyrolyzed

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2021-07-10 Food Made From Captured Carbon

This is something I haven’t read about, a way to capture CO2 and use it and microbes to grow protein. It says we exhale much of the carbon we eat. I started thinking about the possibility of someday we would wear a breathing apparatus that captures the CO2 we exhale and use something, possibly

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2021-03-29 Biomass Vs. Solar Power

“Solar panels can produce 100 times as much power per acre as biomass.”

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