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2022-01-18 Used And Useful: States Must Enforce – End Waste By Utilities

This opinion article exposes the bad business practices that utilities are guilty of. The electric utilities abuse the ratepayers by passing on their disinformation and bad decisions in the form of increased electricity costs. https://www.utilitydive.com/news/unused-and-useless-states-must-act-to-end-flawed-natural-gas-power-plant-b/616899/

2021-12-31 Scotland Almost 100% Clean Energy in 2020

Scotland missed the 100% clean electricity consumption by only 1.4%. https://electrek.co/2021/12/31/scotland-clean-electricity-consumption-2020/

Rooftop Solar Makes S. Australia Hit Negative Demand

Rooftop solar makes South Australia the world’s first gigawatt-scale system to hit negative demand. One thing that angers me is that they said they may have to shut off some rooftop solar to cut back the supply. That “curtailment” should be made illegal. The law should require that all excess renewables generation be used to

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2021-10-11 Calif Bans Small Off Road Engines 2024

Governor Newsom signed a bill that directs state to ban sale of small off-road engines like lawnmowers, leaf blowers, generators and edgers. They pollute a lot, and have no smog controls. https://electrek.co/2021/10/11/california-bans-gas-powered-lawn-equipment-and-other-small-off-road-engines/

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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