Some sections of this work are incomplete but have been posted as is.
At utilty scale… If your goal is saving money, you install batteries. If your goal is wasting money, you install diesel generators. Believe investment bank Lazard.
When I saw my first transistor radio, it cost a farm hand over a weeks pay and would only get a couple of AM stations within ten miles.
The sound quality was pathetic, and it ATE batteries. It was half the size of a common brick. The price of batteries will be coming down by half within the next five years, and will probably continue to come down for a long time after that. We can solve at least half the electrical energy storage problem by changing our ways.
And if I were just a decade younger, I would buy myself a ratted out Nissan Leaf, and go ahead and put in the solar panels I have delayed buying for the last five or six years to charge it, and cut my use of gasoline by eighty percent.
The reason I have been delaying the purchase of the panels……… the obvious fact that they are getting so much cheaper so fast that I am saving actual cash money by delaying the purchase from one year to the next. I could get five or six hundred dollars worth of juice out of the system I want, annually, at the price I pay my utility.
But the price of the system is dropping by MORE than that every year. And every year I delay the purchase, I can get a bigger and better system that will produce more for the same money. In this case the argument is over consuming a dirty rotten poisonous egg and one that is clean, fresh and wholesome.
To anyone that is not a moron, the answer would be obvious. Consume the fresh one and toss the nasty one in the garbage. Nope, they go willingly, even joyfully to their doom, saying Nay all the way.
In fact they even invent new delusional ways to pretend they are solving the problems. The problem with being negative is it can be a self-fulfilling prophesy.
Luckily, the money is flowing in the right direction in many areas. Even the US is making progress, despite the buggy whip leadership. I suspect the turtles will survive. They always seem to make it. Lots of jellyfish to eat and when the billion hooks, nets and traps are gone, the fish population will grow again.
From their point of view the naysayers and anti-progressives are probably the best thing to happen.A Guest Post by Islandboy.
The EIA released the latest edition of their Electric Power Monthly on January 24th, with data for November The table above shows the percentage contribution of the main fuel sources to two decimal places for the last two months and the year to date.
Arctic days lengthen rapidly in March and April, and the sun rises higher in the sky, both bringing more solar radiation to the Arctic than in winter. During these early months of Northern Hemisphere spring most of the Arctic is still experiencing winter conditions, but with the addition of sunlight.
This article reviews the structure and characteristics of the Northern Hemisphere ring-width network. Because growing-season temperature is the primary factor limiting tree growth at arctic and alpine treeline (Fritts (respectively) the Four Corners region, the Pacific coast, and the central and northern Rockies.
The dominant species at. Because the Northern Hemisphere has more land area than the Southern Hemisphere it should also be noted that the majority of Earth's population and its largest cities are also in its northern half.
Some estimates say that the Northern Hemisphere is approximately % land, while the Southern half is only % land. What originally brought to mind Maine’s conception of ancient societies were some passages I read in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s latest book Skin In the Game..
Taleb makes the point that things don’t necessarily scale up; when they do, they lose the characteristics that allow them to . Mar 12, · The relatively thin atmospheric cocoon that protects us from meteor impacts and radiation also makes for a habitable climate, thanks to the greenhouse gases it .