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energy storage distributed…

By |2018-11-01T04:09:53+00:00November 5th, 2018|Climate Change, Energy|

ENERGY | ENERGY STORAGE (DISTRIBUTED) RANKING AND RESULTS BY 2050 #77 AN ENABLING TECHNOLOGY—COST AND SAVINGS ARE EMBEDDED IN RENEWABLE ENERGY      There is an energy transition under way, one as radical as the adoption of caol, oil, and gas at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Most would describe the transformation as the [...]

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energy – storage – utilities

By |2018-11-01T03:55:14+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Climate Change, Energy|

ENERGY | ENERGY STORAGE (UTILITIES) RANKING AND RESULTS BY 2050 #77 AN ENABLING TECHNOLOGY—COST AND SAVINGS ARE EMBEDDED IN RENEWABLE ENERGY      About eleven thousand years ago, when we humans shifted from hunter-gatherer mode to permanent settlements and agriculture, we started learning about storage. We had no choice, really, because those first crops yielded [...]

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energy – grid flexibility

By |2018-11-01T03:39:40+00:00November 1st, 2018|Climate Change, Energy|

ENERGY | GRID FLEXIBILITY RANKING AND RESULTS BY 2050 #77 AN ENABLING TECHNOLOGY—COST AND SAVINGS ARE EMBEDDED IN RENEWABLE ENERGY      During John Muir’s first summer, exploring the Sierra Nevada, he wrote in his journal, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” [...]

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waste-to-energy…

By |2018-10-23T17:17:11+00:00October 15th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

Energy | WASTE-TO-ENERGY RANKING AND RESULTS BY 2050 #68 1.1 GIGATONS REDUCED CO2 $36 BILLION NET COST $19.8 BILLION NET SAVINGS Some call this a solution, while others call it pollution. It is certainly the latter. Waste-to-energy is detailed here as a transitional strategy for a world that wastes too much. In Drawdown, there are [...]

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in-stream hydro…

By |2018-10-23T17:17:12+00:00October 10th, 2018|Climate Change|

Energy | IN-STREAM HYDRO RANKING AND RESULTS BY 2050 #48 4 GIGATONS REDUCED CO2 $202.5 BILLION NET COST $568.4 BILLION NET SAVINGS Kinetic energy is energy in motion. The world’s waterways brim with it, as gravity draws water across watersheds, through rivulets and creeks, down larger tributaries, and into rivers flowing seaward. For millennia we [...]

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methane digesters…

By |2018-10-23T17:17:42+00:00July 7th, 2018|Climate Change, Ideas|

Energy | METHANE DIGESTERS RANKING AND RESULTS BY 2050 (LARGE) #30 8.4 GIGATONS REDUCED CO2 $201.4 BILLION NET COST $148.8 BILLION NET SAVINGS RANKING AND RESULTS BY 2050 (SMALL) #64 1.9 GIGATONS REDUCED CO2 $15.5 BILLION NET COST $13.9 BILLION NET SAVINGS      The same year Thomas Jefferson penned the U.S. Declaration of Independence, [...]

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humboldt had looked at the relationship…

By |2018-10-23T17:17:43+00:00June 6th, 2018|Climate Change, Environment, Nature|

Human-induced climate change was first identified in 1800 and again in 1831 by the same scientist, Alexander von Humboldt      Though little known and studied today, Alexander von Humboldt (b. September 14, 1769) was a legend in his lifetime, and remains one of the most important scientists in history. More places and species are [...]

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energy cogeneration…

By |2018-10-23T17:18:04+00:00May 26th, 2018|Climate Change, Ideas|

Energy | COGENERATION RANKING AND RESULTS BY 2050 #50 3.97 GIGATONS REDUCED CO2 $279.3 BILLION NET COST $567 BILLION NET SAVINGS      U.S. coal-fired or nuclear power plants are about 34 percent efficient in terms of producing electricity, which means two-thirds of the energy goes up the flue and heats the sky. All told, [...]

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energy nuclear…

By |2018-10-23T17:18:05+00:00May 24th, 2018|Climate Change, Global Warming|

Energy | Nuclear RANKING AND RESULTS BY 2050 #20 16.09 GIGATONS REDUCED CO2 $.88 BILLION NET COST $1.7 TRILLION NET SAVINGS      In effect, nuclear power plants boil water. Nuclear fission splits atomic nuclei and releases the energy that binds the protons and neutrons together. The energy released by radioactivity is used to heat [...]

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