William Schreiber Global warming is now almost universally accepted as a serious problem caused by human activity — mainly burning fossil fuels — that demands strong remedial action as soon as possible. This note is intended as a contribution to the effort to devise a comprehensive solution to all aspects of the energy problem. Many others have also recognized various aspects of the problem and the need for a rapid response.
Leave a comment Bill Simpson on July 12 said: Wasting natural gas to generate electricity is about the dumbest thing humans could do, other than building nuclear weapons and putting them on missiles.
Once natural gas begins to run out, civilization will collapse and billions of people then alive will starve to death because natural gas makes most of the fertilizer we use to grow food worldwide.
Without it, food production will be severely cut. There won't be enough food to go around.
And without gas millions of people would freeze during the winter in cold climates. Without gas, thousands of industrial plants would instantly shut down, creating massive shortages of hundreds of industrial products and critical chemicals used in thousands of essential products.
Pity the people alive whenever it does begin to get scarce.
Wasting it to generate electricity, when other options exist, is stupid and irresponsible. But that is nothing new to this government and our shortsighted business elite. That will be dead when the collapse arrives.
Randy Verret on July 12 said: Good to see some qualified scientists are pointing out the LOW "energy density" associated with renewables.
Dan on July 13 said: It looks like all the fallout from a nuke plant hit the East Coast the most. Coal soot falls from the sky and kills the nutrients in the soil needed for healthy food.
Natural Gas is just natural and safe. Douglas Houck on July 13 said: Time to face facts. Commercial nuclear energy in the US is essentially dead and nothing is going to bring it back.
This is simply another, "Won't somebody save commercial nuclear power production by giving us money" article. Geophysical constraints on the reliability of solar and wind power in the United States Abstract We analyze 36 years of global, hourly weather data — to quantify the covariability of solar and wind resources as a function of time and location, over multi-decadal time scales and up to continental length scales.
Apparently, there are two ways to understand it: 1- the war was an engineered crisis, no proof on that, just some “after the fact” analysis, and some false cause fallacies. The Silver Bear Cafe keeps its subscribers informed on issues that adversely affect the conservation of capital and strategies to preserve and increase ones financial security. OPEC publishes monthly production data for all OPEC nations in their Monthly Oil Market iridis-photo-restoration.com data crude oil production only and does not include condensate. I have found the data to be highly accurate and any errors are corrected in the next month’s report or the month following that.
Assuming minimal excess generation, lossless transmission, and no other generation sources, the analysis indicates that wind-heavy or solar-heavy U. Policy and planning aimed at providing a reliable electricity supply must therefore rigorously consider constraints associated with the geophysical variability of the solar and wind resource—even over continental scales.
Time to move forward.
Paxus Calta on July 16 said: There is no proof that SMR or any small reactors will be cost competitive. There are no examples worldwide of inexpensive, or even market rate small reactors. For about 50 years the thinking had been the opposite. Reactor builders worldwide tried to build larger and larger reactors to achieve economies of scale and the only small reactors were on incredible cost plus projects like nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers, where the military had basically unlimited budgets.
An increasing number of countries are going to larger and larger fractions of renewable energy in their mix. Firming software, energy efficiency technology, smart metering, variable rates, cogeneration and improving battery storage are all helping.
Nuclear power is dying because it is hopelessly over priced and terrifically difficult to build. It should be dying and we should learn from the tremendous history of post mistakes and stop inventing in it.A shocking report from researchers of some of America’s top universities shows that the U.S.
nuclear power industry could be on the verge of collapse. OPEC has seen its clout ebbing and flowing since it came into existence 78 years ago but it has continued to play a pivotal role in the global oil market. What is the energy problem? It has several parts.
In the early ’70s, the temporary boycott of the world market by OPEC caused the price of petroleum to rise dramatically, as petroleum is the most common source of energy used in heat generation, production, commerce, transportation, and residential facilities.
(1) The ability of major petroleum . The Silver Bear Cafe keeps its subscribers informed on issues that adversely affect the conservation of capital and strategies to preserve and increase ones financial security.
Apparently, there are two ways to understand it: 1- the war was an engineered crisis, no proof on that, just some “after the fact” analysis, and some false cause fallacies.
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