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by Ohwiseone
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CLEAN... ENERGY

Offshore wind farms from New Jersey to Virginia took a big step closer to reality with the completion of a review that showed the renewable energy source would not cause major environmental damage, officials said today. Wind projects off the coasts of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and New Jersey are being studied. The Mid-Atlantic lease proposal follows the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts that was given the go-ahead in 2010 after 9 years of federal review."No developer should have to wait nine or 10 years," for approval, Salazar said. The response from the developers was "DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

 
 

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harryanderson

In addition, some folks are already mapping out routes to getting baseline power from renewables. For example:

A European group has laid out “A 100% Renewable Energy Vision for the European Union” by 2050.

htt p://ww w.erec****/fileadmin/erec_docs/Documents/Publications/ReThinking2050_full%20version_final.pdf

And a British group swears “that a modern, zero-emissions (Britain) is possible (by 2030) using technology available today.”

htt p://zerocarbonbritain.or g

I don’t blindly accept the findings of either of the two groups I’ve referenced here, since both seem to have a vested interest in the outcome. However, neither will I blindly accept your assertion that alternative energy can’t supply baseload for the “foreseeable future.” The winds are rapidly shifting.

Posted 35 days ago.

harryanderson

Thanks for your interest, valveguy.

As little as three years ago, I would have agreed that renewables can’t provide baseload power for the foreseeable future. Now, I’m not so sure. New technologies are being rapidly developed. Here are a few storage solutions people are already deploying, some on a large scale:

Concentrated solar power using molten salt, which retains its heat much longer than water.

Compressed air energy storage.

Pumping heated air through large piles of gravel, then reversing the process when needed.

Gravity energy storage using both pumped water and, more efficiently, rock and earth hauled to a higher elevation, where it sits until needed, then generates power as it descends.

Frictionless-bearing flywheels turning in a vacuum.

These are just a few off the top of my head. I won’t argue their efficiency or ability to replace the baseload, but each seems worthy of investigation.

Posted 35 days ago.

Valveguy

Harryanderson: the coal vs solar was actually from a story by the Motley Fool and it was written as investment advice. I would be investing in companies that build gas plants or retrofit coal plants to burn natural gas. From a practical standpoint, solar and wind have a place but our base load requirements far exceed anything that solar and wind can produce for the foreseeable future.

Posted 35 days ago.

Ohwiseone

The denier branching out? Say it isn't so

Posted 36 days ago.

Stillhere

The fraud branching out? Say it isn't so

Posted 36 days ago.

NasCarNut

harry, I heard something about that on the radio the other day...haven't read up on it yet...wonder how long before the 'war on coal' folks start whining??...

Posted 36 days ago.

absolem

i will be looking for your vans soon. motto" we're your crew if it emits poo!" or "low on cash, we still stop the gas".

Posted 36 days ago.

harryanderson

Hmm. I can see the ads now.

Ohio Valley Exterminators--We Fight Global Warming.

Posted 36 days ago.

absolem

hi-there Harry...a new breath of air over here...fresh or otherwise...speaking of fresh, i was researching f arts and methane gas. it appears that many suggets that the lowly termite with its rear-end expulsions of methane have been a leading casue of global warmimng. studying flatulance from a termite is not my cup of tea...it seemed to be someones because of the subsequent research...i am fairly certain in this instance it was a " catch and realease" program...or just a simple release and catch......

Posted 36 days ago.

harryanderson

Hello, folks

According to an article published last week in the Fox Business arm of Fox News, clean energy is becoming cheaper than coal.

“Coal versus solar or wind is even more problematic, because not only are they lowering costs at a rapid rate (while the cost of coal slowly rises), they're now lowering costs below even the low end of coal in some locations… Coal is simply no longer cost-effective versus alternative energy sources.”

htt p://ww w.foxbusiness.co m/investing/2015/04/11/coal-is-dead-it-time-to-accept-it/

The free market will speed up the adoption of clean energy. In fact, Fox Business warns investors away from coal stocks.

“With these market dynamics laid out, why would anyone buy coal stocks now? The better idea is to invest in companies who are investing in energy sources of the future.”

Posted 36 days ago.

absolem

Methane...it's whats burning for dinner.

Posted 36 days ago.

Teapartier

Metabolism = Clean Energy (until it comes out the back end).

Posted 37 days ago.

absolem

Stillhere...new chocolate ice cream alert. Breyers Chocolate Truffle. it has a wonderful mix of dark and milk chocolate taste leanning more to the dark side. the choclate truffle pieces add the almost perfect hint of sweetness to balance out the taste. the ice cream has a slightly gritty texture which at first takes a bit of getting used to, but soon it is not too noticeable especially when you hear your spoon hitting the bottom of the ice cream mug....which means it is time to reload.

Posted 37 days ago.

absolem

Stillhere...we can continue with the root veggies if you like...i am just a chocolate person...no expert mind you, but i know what i like. 8-)

Posted 60 days ago.

Stillhere

If you wish to discuss chocolate go right ahead

Posted 61 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Or maybe horseradish !

Posted 61 days ago.

absolem

good gosh...you boys have me ready to run out and get me a whole bunch of that rhubarb....why oh why could we not be discussing chocolate?

Posted 61 days ago.

moderation

Yep, that's the way it was prepared in my family as well,tired.About a cup of sugar for about 5 cups of rhubarb, I think.

Posted 61 days ago.

Ohwiseone

Yes , clean energy !

Posted 61 days ago.

Stillhere

I prefer it just straight rhubarb, my grandmother cooked down the ruhbarb like apple sauce very different way

Posted 62 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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