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2021-08-31 US Electric Generation Sources

Electric generation in the US, 2020. This chart doesn’t tell the whole story. https://www.visualcapitalist.com/road-to-decarbonization-united-states-electricity-mix/

2021-07-28 Concentrated Solar Power, Solar PV

Thread from FB << Michael Burns Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is a totally different technology, which has a lot of operational advantages over PV, but still many disadvantages compared to other generation types. Functionally, CSP is simply thermal energy storage, so like a battery, when it’s “charged”, it can be included in the short term

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2021-07-28 CO2 Capture And Sequestration

Utilities should capture CO2 directly from power plants, while it’s still highly concentrated. The following is from: https://19january2017snapshot.epa.gov/climatechange/carbon-dioxide-capture-and-sequestration-overview_.html << As estimated in the U.S. Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, more than 40% of CO2 emissions in the United States are from electric power generation. >> << According to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program,

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2021-07-09 Resilient Grid Proposed For Surging Power Demand

This article is about the proposal to build distribution and transmission infrastructure to allow renewables to get to the consumers. But it’s obvious that the electric utilities are promoting this because the utilities are afraid that rooftop solar will take away the utilities’ control of where the electricity comes from. The rooftop solar plus battery

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2021-07-07 Pro-fossil Groups Stall Rooftop Solar

Solar advocacy groups reveal the playbook pro-fossil groups use to stall rooftop solar. https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/solar/solar-advocacy-groups-unveil-playbook-used-by-pro-fossil-fuel-groups-to-stall-rooftop-solar/ Quote: << California’s heated battle The battle for the future of rooftop solar is at particularly high pitch in California where utilities are using the playbook described in this report to push for drastic changes to net metering in California. Earlier

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2021-07-03 Lilienthal And Nuclear Power

For those who claim that nuclear power is safe. Here is a quote from Wikipedia biography on David E. Lilienthal: << In his 1963 book, Change, Hope and the Bomb, Lilienthal criticized nuclear developments, denouncing the nuclear industry’s failure to have addressed the dangers of nuclear waste. He suggested that a civil atomic energy program

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2021-06-20 Thermal Power Plants Use 41% Of The Water

There are those who complain about the amount of water used to mine the battery raw materials such as lithium. But the water used to mine a kg of lithium is only used once. They also complain about the water or other materials used to make wind turbines. That water is used only once. But

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2021-06-16

Vistra Corp is doing the right thing.

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2021-06-15 Future Hydrogen in Europe and Australia

The rest of the world is planning on building hydrogen generation infrastructure for replacing fossil fuels. This is an interesting article about plans in Europe and Australia. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2021/05/07/the-hydrogen-stream-more-hydrogen-for-the-ports-of-rotterdam-and-antwerp/

2021-06-13 How Much Land To Power The World

This short TED video gives some interesting statistics about how much land it will take to power the world – which is 3 terawatts. They don’t give any info on who or where this information came from. I think some of it isn’t accurate. The United States generates about 1.2 terawatts of power. https://www.ted.com/talks/ted_ed_how_much_land_does_it_take_to_power_the_world

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