US shift to renewable energy

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Re: US shift to renewable energy

Postby everything on Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:19 am

wellll we won't be here when climate change or the Sun goes supernova (a type of climate change) kills us. ;D
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Re: US shift to renewable energy

Postby windwalker on Wed Aug 31, 2022 7:47 pm

everything wrote:"monetizing the Sun" or wind sounds somehow like insidiously charging money for a "free" resource, but I think it's more that someone has to expend efforts converting one type of "free" energy into electricity that is then usable for our cars or computers or televisions or whatnot. That process has costs, of course, and creating markets and competition is a solution to reduce costs / increase availability / compete against burning coal, etc. Those companies doing it do need a return on investment, otherwise they may just use coal. But it would seem quite difficult to have a monopoly on the effectively "unlimited" (for a few billion years) raw resource. If governments need to provide incentives to shift the behavior from something like burning coal to get thing started, it's a good idea if the motivation is otherwise to stay on fossil fuels. Consumers need it as well (otherwise we just drive ICE cars).

As for Texas stupidity, who knows... the electricity has to be generated on demand .... maybe storage technologies will improve ... that probably won't change the nature of "Florida Man" or Texas Man.


Texas, Florida,,,how about California


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The California Air Resources Board on Thursday signed off on a sweeping plan requiring that by 2035, all new passenger cars and light trucks sold in the state be electric vehicles or other emissions-free models.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/29/us/c ... -cars.html
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Re: US shift to renewable energy

Postby windwalker on Thu Sep 01, 2022 9:52 am

The government shut down access to their home thermostat in order to save on energy during the current heat wave.

It’s for your own good.


https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/0 ... ve-denver/

Cool , wondering what they do for those owning an electric car charging it
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Re: US shift to renewable energy

Postby everything on Thu Sep 08, 2022 8:00 pm

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