Renewable energy developments

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Michael Regan


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Dec 22

We will be driven by our conviction that every person has the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthier life—no matter how much money they have in their pocket, the color of their skin, or what community they live in. And that’s what we’ll pursue together
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Looks promising for the new EPA leader... lets see if actions follow words....
 

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Michael Regan

@Michael_S_Regan

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Dec 22

We will be driven by our conviction that every person has the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthier life—no matter how much money they have in their pocket, the color of their skin, or what community they live in. And that’s what we’ll pursue together

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NC League of Conservation Voters

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@Michael_S_Regan
created the first
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Joe Biden

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Dec 20

When it comes to the existential threat of climate change, we have no time to lose. This team will be ready on day one to meet this moment with the urgency it demands and build our nation back better than ever.


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DonDeeHippy

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Still a long way away but progressing, they are aiming at fusion for 5 minutes by 2025....
 

HBS Guy

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Promising! In 100 years you will buy a car pour a glass of distilled water into the fuel tank—lifetime of driving!

Every house will have one, factories yadda yadda.
 

HBS Guy

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Love this bit:

Despite dire warnings from (inexpert) pundits, record heat and fire-related transmission outages, our grid performed exceptionally well over summer. A freak storm at the end of January knocked out a major power line between Victoria and SA. Thanks to new levels of preparation and conservatism in the wake of the 2016 blackout, this time SA didn’t skip a beat, and ran “islanded” from the NEM for 17 days straight.
Also like how SA had the cheapest wholesale electricity last 6 months of 2020!
 

HBS Guy

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Lot of work to do on the grid, make it more robust, more capable of dealing with intermittent RE. We need a huge solar power array, PB or thermal, in a northern desert, that would boost RE heaps.
 

HBS Guy

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Well, the state governments had to do something with our fleet of coal fired power stations aging rapidly. Since they found it popular I guess they will keep going with it. All good.
 

johnsmith

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Lot of work to do on the grid, make it more robust, more capable of dealing with intermittent RE
I think there will always be work to do on the grid. Things are moving so fast in the RE sector that what we do now will be obsolete in just a couple of years.
 

johnsmith

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Swedes building wooden towers for windfarms—much lower carbon footprint:

https://reneweconomy.com.au/modvion-erects-first-wooden-wind-power-tower-in-sweden-70979/

they should use bamboo ...incredibly strong and flexible. Some Asian countries they even use it for scaffolding when building high rise buildings.

Although I don't know how long it stays that way once it has been cut off the plant. 12 months whilst building a new building is one thing, the winds towers on the other hand need to stay up for years
 
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