Posts Tagged ‘wind’

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Continuing his crimes against the environment and the majority of the people, Trump slashes clean energy research. This is in direct contradiction to most of the world, which is moving toward a sustainable future.

 

White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels

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New record:

Germany Just Got 78 Percent Of Its Electricity From Renewable Sources

On Saturday, July 25, Germany set a new national record for renewable energy by meeting 78 percent of the day’s electricity demand with renewables sources

It’s a simple matter of priorities. There is no natural law governing which types of energy we choose to invest in. This is about human decision making and human priorities. It always has been. We could be getting as much from renewables here in the USA. The Carter administration put solar panels on the White House.

Reagan ripped them off.

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New EIA analysis shows nukes don’t help reduce carbon emissions under EPA’s Clean Power Plan

In other words, increased investment in nuclear power means decreased investment in cleaner solar power. We can have a nuclear future or we can have a solar future: we can’t have both. And a solar future is cleaner, cheaper and safer.

And, as analyzed by Utility Dive, perhaps the most significant finding is that nuclear power does not help achieve greater carbon emission reductions.

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Americans Want America To Run On Solar and Wind

…So, those ignorant dipshits shilling for the nuke industry, whom I run into on message boards, represent a miniscule minority.  That’s a reason to celebrate.

Now you people need to force Washington to act on it.

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Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels

The New York Times:

The cost of providing electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted over the last five years, so much so that in some markets renewable generation is now cheaper than coal or natural gas.

So let me add: fuck you nuclear, and your malignant, cancerous apologists. Fuck you gas fracking and the outright poisoning of our vital aquifers. Fuck you oil drillers, destroying the Gulf of Mexico as if it was yours to destroy. Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you.

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How to power California with wind, water and sun

New research outlines the path to a possible future for California in which renewable energy creates a healthier environment, generates jobs and stabilizes energy prices.

 

Faking a Rain Storm

Posted: April 5, 2014 in -
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Big storm, little budget?  Keep the shots tight, and check out a few tricks to help sell the storm.

 

 

 

 

Answer is in the Wind

Posted: March 21, 2014 in -
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“Wind technologies generate far more energy than they consume,” Dale said. “Our study showed that wind actually produces enough surplus electricity to support up to 72 hours of either battery or geologic storage. This suggests that the industry could deploy enough storage to cope with three-day lulls in wind, common to many weather systems, and still provide net electricity to society.”

The results were especially good for onshore wind turbines. “We found that onshore wind backed by three days of geologic storage can support annual growth rates of 100 percent — in other words, double in size each year — and still maintain an energy surplus,” he said.

 

Wind farms can provide society a surplus of reliable clean energy

 

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By lumping the entire alternative energy sector into this neat little label “cleantech” the 60 Minutes people have conflated, obfuscated and smeared the most promising technology on the planet.

What 60 Minutes got right and wrong in its story on the “cleantech crash”
Green-Energy Battle Flares Over ’60 Minutes’ Report

 

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Claims to be 200% more efficient and less than half the cost of wind turbines…

 

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Engineers Design, Test Taller, High-Strength Concrete Towers for Wind Turbines

“What we have shown is that this system can potentially be deployed to a 100-meter height for a 2.5 to 3 megawatt system,” Sritharan said.

Moving from 80- to 100-meter towers is important for wind energy producers.

Sritharan said wind conditions at 100 meters are steadier and less turbulent. Taller towers also allow for longer turbine blades. Studies indicate all of that can increase energy production by 15 percent.