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On Another Major Climate Breakthrough: China Will Cap its Coal Consumption by 2020

I have no idea. However,since NRDC is constantly pumping Germany's environmental credentials in contrast with China's coal, it is legitimate to ask NRDC when Germany will cap their Coal Production if China caps theirs.

We are all delighted to hear the news regarding China, and would love to hear similar moves from Germany who have replaced carbon free nuclear power with coal.

November 26, 2014    View Comment    

On Nuclear and Renewables Shared Goal and Comparative Costs

What does this have to do with scaling up Naval Nuclear technology,  did the submarines sink because of their reactors?

November 26, 2014    View Comment    

On Another Major Climate Breakthrough: China Will Cap its Coal Consumption by 2020

Super, But when will Germany Cap their's?

November 26, 2014    View Comment    

On Remember the Alamo! Embracing Solar Energy's Inevitability

Jonathan, there is no need for an argument here. The answer is simple. Just move your solar off grid and enjoy it to the max. It is disingenous to insist on parasiting the grid while simultaneously trumpeting how much cheaper solar is.

November 10, 2014    View Comment    

On 5 Reasons Virtual Net Metering is Better than Plain Old Net Metering

Speaking for myself and not for Bob, but in response to his question about why we are giving special consideration to Solar Power.

Solar power and renewables in general have become an Orthodoxy that has gained prominence with the Media and in certain political circles. There is now a presumption of its efficacy and indispenciblity in the fight against AGW, and anyone daring to question it or require evidence of its ability to end human induced atmosperic CO2, and halt AGW, is Immediately set upon as though he were a heretic.

 

 

November 8, 2014    View Comment    

On The IPCC's Shifting Position on Nuclear Energy as a Climate Option

Are you somehow inferring that solar power will power our world by 2050? Are you kiding me?

November 7, 2014    View Comment    

On Is Renewable Energy Less Effective Than Energy Efficiency at Reducing CO2 Emissions?

For me personally (not speaking for Willem), I see no reason not to start using the AP 1000 generation 3 nuclear power right now. When the technology is ripe for Modular and Generation 4 nuclear, I will support them too.

November 5, 2014    View Comment    

On How Would We Provide Enough Energy For 11 Billion People?

Not so sure. Molten Salt nuclear can pump out even more energy per unit acreage, and if you consider that a Nuke Power Plant can service the community for up to 80 yrs, the energy density of Nukes go even higher.

To make this statement, you'd also have to ignore Fossil Fuel distribution infrastructure, like Gas stations which more-or-less completely cover the landscape of this country. Also consider Pipelines, maybe even giant Super Tankers and Trucks, also Trains which transport coal also cunsumes land area.

You need to factor these things because they are essential for use of FFs as opposed to electricity.

October 30, 2014    View Comment    

On Methane Leaks Wipe Out Any Climate Benefit Of Fracking, Satellite Observations Confirm

Anyone who has been active at TEC for any reasonable stretch will bear witness to Mr. Romm's Hit and Run posting character. He happily dumps his Greenie Views here but as I recall he has never deigned to reply or engage with comments to his posts.

I suppose there is some value to replying to his views, if only to debunk them for the record.

 

October 27, 2014    View Comment    

On Methane Leaks Wipe Out Any Climate Benefit Of Fracking, Satellite Observations Confirm

Mr. Romm deserves every bit of rubbing it in he can get.

October 25, 2014    View Comment    

On Methane Leaks Wipe Out Any Climate Benefit Of Fracking, Satellite Observations Confirm

Easy now Mr. Romm, we know how much you despise nuclear power, but if you extend that disdain to shale natural gas you should know that your prefered Wind and Solar power will become even more unworkable.

October 25, 2014    View Comment