Posts Tagged ‘renewables’:

2022-06-14 Calif Reached 100% Renewable Electricity

Originally an article. They made 3 points. They said, <<California must still rely on fossil fuels to meet its energy demands.>> The peak energy demands can be reduced by using a ‘smart grid’ where the grid has some control over the heavier demands. One example is residential HVAC and hot water. These can be

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2022-04-30 Texas Goes Big With Renewables

What’s amazing about Texas is that such a large amount of renewables, especially wind, has been brought online in the last decade. There’s over 30 GW of wind power alone. That’s like a dozen full size power plants. Also it’s amazing how much water is used by conventional thermal power plants. quote: << Reloj del

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2022-02-03 Electricity: China Uses 2600 MW By Year End

Wow! 2600 GW total by year’s end! That’s *twice* as much as the whole US uses! But it’s really amazing that half of that will be renewables, which is a very commendable achievement since China’s renewables have grown a huge amount very quickly. The only sad part is that so much of the total is

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2021-12-24 Renewables Vs Fossil Fuels: VALCOE

Engineering with Rosie dives into the VALCOE – value adjusted levelized cost of energy. This is adjusted for time of use – most solar is available only during daylight hours. She uses a car race analogy to compare the solar, onshore wind, coal and gas. Solar and wind win the race. One thing I

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2021-07-21 Renewables – The 2nd Wave: Elon’s Grand Scheme

Here’s the Big Quote: << The second wave of renewables is here. What did we learn with the first? By Ted Page -7.14.2021 Here is THE BIG QUOTE: << Companies can accelerate their success today by demonstrating that their technology is part of a larger, more integrated and inspiring solution. Everyone fawns over Elon Musk

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2021-05-21 Green Hydrogen And 100% Renewables Plus Storage

The halting of climate change requires that fossil fuels be replaced; the CO2 must be stopped from entering the atmosphere. The consensus is to build wind and solar farms to generate electricity instead of using fossil fuels. Since renewables are intermittent, there must be some way to store and supply electricity when renewables are not

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2021-05-05 New Nuclear Power Construction Cannot Compete With Renewables

From FB reply William Linn Buchanan Stop being a shill for the nuclear power industry. In the West the new nuclear power construction industry is no longer able to compete with renewables plus storage on a cost pre kWh basis. That’s what utilities use to make decisions on what to purchase for the grids. Utilities

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2021-04-09 Incentivize Utilities To Build Renewables Plus Storage

From comment on Matt Ferrel’s Undecided The technologies for green energy and hydrogen are all there. The biggest issue is to get governments to make enough incentives to get companies to switch over to renewables plus storage. Tony Seba (in his YouTube videos) has stated that the country needs to build wind and solar plus

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2021-04-01 “We Need Base Load Generation” Myth

Rep. Rodney Davis (R – Illinois) said, (quoted from interview with Judy Woodruff on PBS Newshour, 2021 April 1, at about 22:00 point) “The problem is, we still have to have base load generating capacity. That means nuclear facilities that actually have zero emission just like the one in Clinton, Illinois. We also make sure

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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. This is what all countries including the US should be doing.

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