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If U.S. Emissions Rose In 2018 Despite Clean Energy Growth, How Can We Meet Climate Goals?


If U.S. Emissions Rose In 2018 Despite Clean Energy Growth, How Can We Meet Climate Goals?04-03-2019 22:56
Tai Hai Chen
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/energyinnovation/2019/03/04/if-u-s-emissions-rose-in-2018-despite-clean-energy-growth-how-can-we-meet-climate-goals/#63ba5a4111d9
04-03-2019 23:56
Wake
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It is loony tunes ideas like this that is killing everyone's support for the renewable energy business. The BEST we have ever done is a 10% increase in power production with hundreds of acres of wind and solar farms. 5% is a GOOD year.
05-03-2019 00:06
Tai Hai Chen
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Wake wrote:
It is loony tunes ideas like this that is killing everyone's support for the renewable energy business. The BEST we have ever done is a 10% increase in power production with hundreds of acres of wind and solar farms. 5% is a GOOD year.


And how much does it cost to service hundreds of acres of windmills? Wind direction changes all the time. The blades follow wind direction. That requires lots of lubricant. That is expensive. We'll see what they do with millions of windmills sitting there after their service lives end.
Edited on 05-03-2019 00:09
05-03-2019 03:26
Into the Night
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Tai Hai Chen wrote:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/energyinnovation/2019/03/04/if-u-s-emissions-rose-in-2018-despite-clean-energy-growth-how-can-we-meet-climate-goals/#63ba5a4111d9


We don't need to.


The Parrot Killer
05-03-2019 03:29
Into the Night
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Tai Hai Chen wrote:
Wake wrote:
It is loony tunes ideas like this that is killing everyone's support for the renewable energy business. The BEST we have ever done is a 10% increase in power production with hundreds of acres of wind and solar farms. 5% is a GOOD year.


And how much does it cost to service hundreds of acres of windmills? Wind direction changes all the time. The blades follow wind direction. That requires lots of lubricant. That is expensive. We'll see what they do with millions of windmills sitting there after their service lives end.


High pressure grease is used on that joint. It is not expensive. It does not degrade either (much). It is considered permanent lubrication for the life of the machine.


The Parrot Killer
Edited on 05-03-2019 03:29




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