Tag Archives: Fossil Fuel

Tesla The Company

This post is a catchall to collect top stories and information about Tesla and Elon Musk.  I will post links to interesting information and to capture links that I don’t have time to write about at the time I spot … Continue reading

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Low Natural Gas Working Storage a Likely Leading Indicator for Higher Electricity Pricess

Updated March 26th, 2014 Good EIA report on gas prices and gas supply here. Natural gas use has continued to rise. While reserve storage is at near record lows. This seems almost certain to drive prices higher and in fact, … Continue reading

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More on Why I Am Not a Fan of Coal

A recent leak of toxic chemical poisoned the water in 9 counties.  The chemical is used to “clean” coal.  Below are a number of links to articles that describe this spill in more detail.  This is the tip of the … Continue reading

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Comparison of Coal Power to PV

I ran across a discussion about how many coal power plants are equivalent to 10GW of PV.  I ran the numbers and below have posted the results.  10GW of PV is equivalent to 5 coal power plants.  Many assume that … Continue reading

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The eGallon – Comparing the Cost of Driving EVs vs ICE

Bashing the federal government is a popular pastime for many.  But in fairness it is important to point out their successes.  I recently read about a neat site that the Department of Energy developed for comparing Electric Vehicles (EVs) to … Continue reading

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Hydraulic Fracturing, the View From Harvard

I ran across this and have not had time to read the entire article.  Preliminary read suggests that it offers good information for better understanding the environmental issues associated with Hydraulic Fracturing. http://harvardmagazine.com/2013/01/frackings-future#article-images

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Cost of Mountain Top Removal

I have long been deeply disturbed by mountain top removal methods of mining coal.  Vast tracts of land are permanently degraded from a great number of standpoints.  In essence, for many purposes the land is taken out of circulation for … Continue reading

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Electric Vehicles Increasingly Best Option for Reduced Carbon Footprint

By Clayton Handleman With Electric Vehicles, the comment is often made that EVs are no better than regular cars when you take into account the emissions from power plants.  The fleet average mileage for cars purchased today is under 25 … Continue reading

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As They Pay For Externalities, Coal Plants Cannot Compete

If you are unfamiliar with the concept of ‘Externalities’  this post provides some good background and is helpful in understanding the article: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/07/10/coal-power-generation-is-being-cut-will-natural-ga.aspx

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Putting Energy Into Perspective

This is a great graphic developed by RICHARD PEREZ — ASRC — UALBANY He has continued to refine it over the years.  It puts the available energy resources into perspective.  This is a 2 dimensional representation of a 3 dimensional … Continue reading

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