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    CNN: Climate Change (fly) on Collision Course with US LNG Exports (windshield)

    Guest Darth Vader voice by David Middleton Americaís liquefied natural gas boom may be on a collision course with climate changeBy Matt Egan, CNN Business Updated 7:01 PM ET, Mon July 1, 2019 New York (CNN Business)Americaís liquefied natural gas boom has a climate change problem, according to a report released on Monday.The US energy industry is scrambling toÖ

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    THE APPALLING ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF WIND ENERGY

    A new publication from the Global Warming Policy Foundation reviews the impact of wind energy on the environment and finds that it is already doing great harm to wildlife.... Read More
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    ANALYSIS: COST OF U.S. TRANSITION TO 100% RENEWABLES Ė $4.5 TRILLION

    By Tim Benson A June 2019 analysis from Scottish consulting firm Wood Mackenzie estimates the cost of transitioning the United States to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, as recommended by the ďGreen New DealĒ and other overzealous climate change plans, would cost at least $4.5 trillion over that time period. ďFor any country to embrace a nationwideÖ
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    Re: Most of The World Could Be 100% Powered With Renewables by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    [FONT="]Renewable energy[/FONT]
    ANALYSIS: COST OF U.S. TRANSITION TO 100% RENEWABLES Ė $4.5 TRILLION

    By Tim Benson A June 2019 analysis from Scottish consulting firm Wood Mackenzie estimates the cost of transitioning the United States to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, as recommended by the ďGreen New DealĒ and other overzealous climate change plans, would cost at least $4.5 trillion over that time period. ďFor any country to embrace a nationwideÖ
    Greetings, Jack.

    You may recall that I posted a few years ago that I had requested one of the better-known solar companies to visit and give me a quote on switching to solar. The result came as a huge shock to me with their visit - they advised me that the area I live in just does not get enough sunlight (or wind to power huge windmills which I was not interested in anyway because of probable bird deaths) per day to attempt going solar! I thanked them for their honesty, and they advised me that if new info ever became available they would notify me. So far, I haven't heard from them so I guess there's nothing new... Interestingly/coincidently, I'm reading that our sun is starting to take some "down time" with few or no solar flares for a while, so who knows what the future holds?

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    Greetings, Jack.

    You may recall that I posted a few years ago that I had requested one of the better-known solar companies to visit and give me a quote on switching to solar. The result came as a huge shock to me with their visit - they advised me that the area I live in just does not get enough sunlight (or wind to power huge windmills which I was not interested in anyway because of probable bird deaths) per day to attempt going solar! I thanked them for their honesty, and they advised me that if new info ever became available they would notify me. So far, I haven't heard from them so I guess there's nothing new... Interestingly/coincidently, I'm reading that our sun is starting to take some "down time" with few or no solar flares for a while, so who knows what the future holds?
    Greetings, Polgara.

    I think you dodged a bullet on solar.
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    Re: Most of The World Could Be 100% Powered With Renewables by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    [FONT="]Renewable energy[/FONT]
    ANALYSIS: COST OF U.S. TRANSITION TO 100% RENEWABLES – $4.5 TRILLION

    By Tim Benson A June 2019 analysis from Scottish consulting firm Wood Mackenzie estimates the cost of transitioning the United States to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, as recommended by the “Green New Deal” and other overzealous climate change plans, would cost at least $4.5 trillion over that time period. “For any country to embrace a nationwide…
    Even if the number 4.5 trillion is correct it i still less than the cost of US involvement in the Middle East. There it has not lead to a peaceful and democratic Middle East. Instead Western government continues to support and protect some of the world's most brutal dictatorships to protect the flow of oil. While you now also have a risk of costly and bloody conflict between the US and Iran that will make the oil price to spike.

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    Re: Most of The World Could Be 100% Powered With Renewables by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    There is something a bit off with the numbers,

    National Electricity Market Ė Australian Energy Market Operator

    If the NEM has acapacity of 54,421 MW, then 2000 MW will not cover 175 hours of storage!
    It could reduce the amount of traditional sources like coal, but can only be an off set.
    The 2000 MW of storage, if used over the entire 175 hours, would only add ~11.5 MW per hour to the grid.
    Snowy 2.0 will have 350 gigawatt hours of storage. So it is 2,000 megawatts of energy generation per hour over 175 hours of operation.

    Frequently asked questions | Snowy Hydro

    Also total electricity generating capacity isnít the same as usage. That for example the highest demand for electricity is during hot sunny summer days then solar power produce the most. While the demand is much less during night time. During night time you for example have wind power as an alternative. You also have renewables that can produce electricity on demand like for example hydro power, concentrated solar power with thermal storage and biofuels. While also have other form of energy storage like batteries.
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    Re: Most of The World Could Be 100% Powered With Renewables by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    Snowy 2.0 will have 350 gigawatt hours of storage. So it is 2,000 megawatts of energy generation per hour over 175 hours of operation.

    Frequently asked questions | Snowy Hydro

    Also total electricity generating capacity isn’t the same as usage. That for example the highest demand for electricity is during hot sunny summer days then solar power produce the most. While the demand is much less during night time. During night time you for example have wind power as an alternative. You also have renewables that can produce electricity on demand like for example hydro power, concentrated solar power with thermal storage and biofuels. While also have other form of energy storage like batteries.
    That is the scale that is needed, it is good that they have both the geography and the water to make such a plan work.

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    Re: Most of The World Could Be 100% Powered With Renewables by 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    Even if the number 4.5 trillion is correct it i still less than the cost of US involvement in the Middle East. There it has not lead to a peaceful and democratic Middle East. Instead Western government continues to support and protect some of the world's most brutal dictatorships to protect the flow of oil. While you now also have a risk of costly and bloody conflict between the US and Iran that will make the oil price to spike.
    Fantasy.
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    Re: Most of The World Could Be 100% Powered With Renewables by 2050

    Energy Ruin? German Expert: Fridays-For-Future Demands Would Cost Households $1150 Ė A Month!

    By P Gosselin on 10. July 2019
    Fritz Vahrenholt: Merkelís stricter climate targets to cost Germany another 3 trillion euros.


    The stricter climate protection targets recently announced by Chancellor Angela Merkel at a Protestant Church Congress would put a considerable burden on the German economy and every single household.
    If the goal formulated by Merkel to increase the CO2 reduction target from 90 to 100 percent by 2050 were really achieved, then it would result in additional costs of around 3000 billion euros, according to a calculation by the former Hamburg Senator for the Environment, Fritz Vahrenholt (SPD).
    7.6 trillion euros, twice Germanyís GDP
    The cost of achieving climate neutrality by 2050 thus would rise from an estimated 4600 billion to 7600 billion euros. This is about twice as much as Germanyís gross domestic product in 2018, according to the magazine Tichys Einblick in its issue published Monday.
    For these figures, Vahrenholt relies on a study commissioned by the Federal Government on the costs of the Energiewende (transition to green energies), which the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the German Academy of Engineering Sciences (acatech) and the Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities presented in November 2017.

    Additional 320 euros per month per household
    According to the study, the researchers expect costs for reaching the 90 percent target to reach 4600 billion euros by 2050. According to the study, this corresponds to an average additional burden on households in Germany of 320 euros per month.
    Reductions getting increasingly difficult, expensive


    An increase in climate protection targets beyond the 90 percent aim, as Angela Merkel has now formulated as a target, is particularly expensive because all ďfavourableĒ possibilities for CO2 reduction and replacement have already been exhausted.
    ďThe technical expenditure for any further reduction is much higher since all potentials for direct electricity use have been exhausted and low-cost fossil natural gas must be replaced by elaborately produced synthetic energy sources,Ē the researchers wrote in 2017.
    3000 billion euros for last 10% reduction
    On the basis of the cost assumptions made by the researchers, Vahrenholt extrapolated the costs for the last ten percent. According to this approach, the costs for the last ten percent are 3000 billion euros. By way of comparison, in their government report the researchers stated that the additional costs of increasing the climate protection target from 85 to 90 percent amounted to 1300 billion euros.
    1050 euros per household Ė per month!
    If the demand of the ďFridays for FutureĒ demonstrators were met and climate neutrality were to be achieved by 2035, the costs would be incurred in a shorter time. According to Vahrenholt, the cost burden would rise to 1050 euros per household Ė per month!
    You can read the detailed cost calculations in the last Monday edition of Tichyís Einblick. You can also find the article on the Internet here.
    www.tichyseinblick.de

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