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53 days ago.
by thegreek
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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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Valveguy

Saudi Arabia plans to build 16 nuclear reactors with a combined capacity of 22 GW by 2030, according to a report from Al Arabiya News.

Abdul Ghani bin Melaibari, coordinator of scientific collaboration at King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, said the country plans to have the first two reactors after 10 years, and then add two reactors annually until it reaches 16 by 2030. He estimated the total costs of all reactors to cost more than $100 billion, according to the report.

The country plans to cover 20 percent of its electricity needs by using nuclear power, according to the report.

Posted 334 days ago.

scrappile

April24,2012|3:15PM|ByAlisonvanDiggelen

Tesla and SolarCity Collaborate on Clean Energy Storage

Posted 336 days ago.

BeRight

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Posted 336 days ago.

BeRight

accomplished like another president said much to his dismay. There is a little more to it and the grid is part of it.

Posted 336 days ago.

BeRight

OK , if you want to talk about the grid, let have a go of it. My opinion is that if you are trying to go to clean energy sources, than I say that if Gov'ts only plan is to shut down what are considered dirty and put their money on cleaner producers, I say they have an obligation to make the grid more robust in order to move energy from the clean producers to areas where they have shut down the dirty producers. You say it is ok to shut down AEP's and FE coal unit power plants, reduce their revenue but also make them financially responsible for upgrading the grid? You want the power companies to work with the 50 states to improve the grid and have the Gov’t stay out it? Clean energy and health care are on the President’s agenda. He felt it necessary to revamp health care to get the job down and presto Obamacare. He had the Gov't all in on the one. On clean energy, you want him to play but not ante up? He can’t just put up windmills and solar panels and say mission accomplished li

Posted 336 days ago.

BobDahler

It's interesting to note that you've unilaterally decided our conversation is over, with your declaration that the topic at hand is a "dead horse", thank you very much.

An evasive tactic at best, when one's back is up against the wall.

OK, I can accept it here, but you have really developed a pattern. Good luck in the real world.

Posted 336 days ago.

moderation

Here

Posted 337 days ago.

thegreek

Sorry. analogy.

Posted 337 days ago.

thegreek

Thanks BeRight. 35 years in the electric industry will do that to a person. It is about as easy to understand if you think of it that way. The instructors use the same analagy.

Posted 337 days ago.

moderation

I was impressed by his analogy !!

Posted 337 days ago.

moderation

lts-I do remember you saying that you are rather fond of water system operations, my friend. (:

Posted 337 days ago.

BeRight

The Greek was making an analogy between moving water and electricity. It was a fine one at that.

Posted 337 days ago.

luvthesouth

good afternoon moderation. :-) we are transferring potable water from your elevated tanks to your faucets. it seems that thegreek is familiar with a common municipal water system. i simply expanded on their description of pressue at the faucet. using the constant you can calculate the pressure at your faucet or spigot from any elevated tank or resevoir. positive and negative pressure in relation to sizing a pump is another interesting topic.

Posted 337 days ago.

moderation

What are we transferring lts ?

Posted 337 days ago.

BeRight

Renewable energy projects accounted for nearly 50 percent of new capacity in the U.S. in 2012, according to a report released this week from Ernst & Young LLP. That includes a record 13,124 MW of wind power capacity and 3,313 MW of solar power capacity. ………………to your point Greek the report continues…………..The report also ranked California as the top state in the index for both all renewables and solar power, with Texas leading the states in the long-term wind power index.

I don’t think that will help the folks in Western Pa.

Posted 337 days ago.

luvthesouth

2.31' of water in a column = 1 psi positive head pressure.

Posted 338 days ago.

thegreek

Yes. Think of a power grid like a public water system. If you do not have enough head pressure in the storage tank pumped up there by the water pumps, you will not have very much pressure in the line as people start turning on spigots. You cannot push electricity very far on a power line due to the capacatance load on the wires. (think of it as friction) That is why you have to have power plants spaced pretty regularly on the grid. For that reason,a person cannot buy power from Calif. here in Ohio. In conclusion, there are not enough non-coal fueled power plants in service yet to support everyones electrical needs across the grid. As in the Affordable Care Act, the dictator in chief has gotten the cart ahead of the horse to make a name for himself at the expense of us citizens.

Posted 338 days ago.

BeRight

Let me try and help you understand. The tree hugger in chief is getting his way on killing coal so good for him. But he needs to step it up on getting the grid up to speed so the tree huggers can move clean generation power to area's where plants are closing. He needs to be a able to chew gum and walk at the same time. He has yet to prove he can do that.

Posted 338 days ago.

moderation

beright-You said"The plant closing program belongs to the treehugger in chief". It seems you have some confusion about what you say. But, I will try to keep up.

Posted 338 days ago.

BeRight

Mod: your six days late into this thread. This is a Grid conversation and what happens when you close dirty plants and try to move power from clean producers but have a week grid. See the post from six days ago. The grid is having a challenge in supporting the agenda. Long range goals and short sighted planning by the administration.

Posted 338 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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