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Old 03-27-2019, 01:35 PM   #5441 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
'was looking at EIA data in the 2019 World Almanac yesterday.A few observations:
*It took,from 1970,to 1996,for nuclear power to have a capacity factor as good as a current G.E. 12-MW off-shore wind turbine.
*In 2017,for domestic energy production,renewables exceeded natural gas condensates.
*In 2017,renewables exceeded nuclear.
*In 2017,the US economy lost $77,137,000,000 to imported petroleum.
*In 2008,crude oil was $140-bbl,and gasoline @ $4.00/gallon.(depending upon global circumstances,we could experience these numbers again)
*We criticize China's carbon footprint,while glossing over the fact that we're responsible for all the greenhouse gases it took for them to produce the $222-billion in trade goods we've purchased from them.
*yesterday it was claimed that to go to a zero-carbon electrical grid,with the Green new Deal, it would cost $5.4-trillion,over 10-years.
That works out at $4.54/day, per capita.About the cost of a cheeseburger.
Obviously an impossible goal.
There was no arguing whether it could,or could not be done,but simply that it would wreck the economy.
In 2016 for the US nuclear made almost 20%, hydro made 6.5% wind made 5.5% and everything else made 4%.
I don't think those add up to 20%

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