Category Archives: New Energy Paradigm

The Real Meaning of the 2016 Election

These pieces pretty much summarize the impetus behind the political problems emerging throughout the world: The Big Oil Anti-Climate Machine https://thinkprogress.org/@jromm Misinformation machine View story at Medium.com Advertisements

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World Energy Reserves – Graphic

Richard Perez has updated his World Energy Reserves graphic to show higher wind potential as well as including high burn of nuclear – likely consideration of Gen 4 nuclear.  

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EIA Gets It Wrong Again

In their Annual Energy Outlook for 2016, the Energy Information Agency is frighteningly off base in their projections for increased electricity use due to electric vehicles. They project negligible increases in electricity use for transportation through to the year 2040.  … Continue reading

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4 GW Transmission Line to Carry Wind Power From the Great Plains East

By Clayton Handleman As reported here  explosive growth in wind power at the best sites in the Great Plains is hindered only by lack of transmission line access.  That barrier is now crumbling.  The Department of Energy announced that it … Continue reading

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EIA Consistently and Grossly Underestimates Renewables

Hope to find time to turn this into a real post.  But for now I wanted to post this links list that brings to light EIA’s consistently low-balled estimates of renewable energy.  No doubt this has enabled many a fossil … Continue reading

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Avian Mortality in Perspective

There are a lot of forces arrayed against renewable energy.  Some are well meaning and many are not.  Clearly there is an enormous fossil fuel industry effort to discredit any threats to their dominance.  As data emerges, renewables are looking … Continue reading

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Elon Musk –

A friend posted this on FB – Look forward to having time to read it. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Elon Musk, Tesla, biography

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Do I Oppose Nuclear Power?

People often ask whether I oppose nuclear power.  The answer is that I think there are a number of really good things about nuclear power BUT that human civilization has not created sufficiently robust management systems to address the details.  … Continue reading

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Do the Sharp and Solar City Announcements Mark the Beginning of Solar Without Subsidies?

     Featured on:  Cleantechnica, REconomy By Clayton Handleman PV has reached the point of commoditizing high efficiency modules and the ripple effect on system level costs has profound implications.  Not so long ago Sunpower’s 20+ % High Efficiency Modules (HEM) … Continue reading

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Tesla Just Got The Highest Rating Consumer Reports Has Ever Given

Wow!  Not much else to say.  See here – It broke their scoring system and scored 103. I have been writing about this great car for some time.  Of course I have lots of company but it has been a … Continue reading

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