Category Archives: zero carbon

Stranded Assets Nightmare

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/The-Oil-And-Gas-Industry-Is-Facing-A-33-Trillion-Stranded-Asset-Nightmare.html Yeah, a lot of people are going to be hurt. Should they have known better? Very probably. Were they led to their conclusion by misrepresentation on the part of companies they invested in? Definitely. (Will that lead to class … Continue reading

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Awesome.

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Price the Roads

You can have a Carbon Tax, or a Carbon Dividend scheme. Or, instead, you can price entry into a zone of a city, sometimes called a congestion tax, or an emissions tax. Or you can price travel on the roads. … Continue reading

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David Wallace Wells …The Uninhabitable Earth and its implications

Think of this in the context of whatever investments you have.

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Climate Music Break : Signs of Life

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Don’t like high or volatile petrol prices? Get an EV to replace your gas-guzzling thang

Volatility in prices is inherent in fossil fuels, and fuels for internal combustion vehicles. This variation can be detrimental or even nasty to households. One solution is to switch to EVs, which do not have this volatility in their price … Continue reading

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Clearly not consumption based … but, well …

To see a clearer more detailed ersion of the above image, right-click and choose “open in new tab.”

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Sunday’s Storms Made Gas More Expensive, Thanks To Yet More East Bay Refinery Flare-Ups

San Francisco?s gasoline prices are ready to hit record highs as the storms have caused Richmond and Martinez refineries to experience what is called ?operational disruption.? According to AAA data, California?s gasoline price is the highest in the country and…

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All about net ZERO

It’s more about the zero than the net. From Climate Adam. I support Climate Adam through Patreon. You should, too. At least see, listen to, and like his vids. They’re great. I like the part about making a definitive plan, … Continue reading

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Words from Mother Jones

Mother Jones is rich this Autumn. Tom Philpott’s “The UN’s Big Climate Summit Is Ignoring a Giant Red Flag“, namely, emissions from global agriculture. These produce a quarter of global annual emissions. Clive Thompson’s “Is Sucking Carbon Out of the … Continue reading

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Well, brevity in argument is not something to be expected from training at new, Palantir-supported University of Austin

Or maybe it’s just Niall Ferguson. I’m sure the educational institution will succeed, if only because of student sifting, being located in Texas. I’m surprised they call themselves a “university.” They had choices. MIT doesn’t.

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‘Will Ford do away with the dealer model?’

Now there’s a question of the moment! Ford’s CEO Says Tesla Needs To Be Taken Seriously As The Dominant Player In The EV Market That’s an article by Johnna Crider at CleanTechnica.

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Hydrogen production from curtailed generation

Originally posted on @KenCaldeira:
HOW MUCH HYDROGEN COULD WE PRODUCE WITHOUT ADDING ADDITIONAL GENERATION CAPACITY? There has been a lot of talk about making electrolytic “Green Hydrogen” using electricity from wind and solar power that would otherwise be curtailed. Less…

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Stuart Stevens: Covid a Stress Test, and So Far We’re Failing

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
https://youtu.be/RKES-fyk5Ak

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The Truth about Sea Level Rise

Originally posted on Open Mind:
It’s easy to see that sea level rise has not been steady. It has accelerated. In fact it has accelerated a lot, especially recently. For most of the 20th century, it rose sometimes faster, sometimes…

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Climate Music Break: Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Comfortably Numb

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“I have given up. I am here to talk about the science.”

Corinne Le Quéré, Royal Society Research Professor of Climate Change Science at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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Comment on “Federal policy can drive the solar industry… but still may fall short”

Yuri Hurwitz posted an opinion piece at PV Magazine USA of the title in this post’s subject line. While I noted his concerns, I thought they were misplaced. And I thought he missed some other concerns which were more important. … Continue reading

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Yeah, like many aspects of the biosphere, forests and their contribution to sequestering Carbon is complicated

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Dr Gilbz

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Stephen Fry on XR

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A very recent Bill McKibben on Where We Are

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“A political dynamic …”

Interesting. Anger. With love. But setting boundaries. Anger is about defeated expectations. Seneca.

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Meet Solkjøring

Solkjøring is a 2022 Nissan LEAF SV Plus. Claire named her Tesla 3 Greta, for obvious reasons, and to honor Maphiyata echiyatan hin wini. I searched for an appropriate name for the LEAF. I was tempted to name it “Svante” … Continue reading

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First Contact, and the Long Now Foundation

Since I was 15 years old, I have been convinced that, basically, humanity is hopelessly oriented to the short term, even if its own long term success or even survival was in the balance. In those days, as I worked … Continue reading

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Vineyard Sound, Rhode Island Sound, August, 2021

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Last ICE car gone from our ownership

Welcome to our new 2022 Nissan LEAF SV Plus! Still need to pick a name for it …. Our Tesla 3 is called “Greta.” I was thinking of “Svante” but Claire thought that was too obscure. Our Nissan dealer is … Continue reading

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Jeremy Grantham credits Greta Thunberg and XR for pressuring governments to finally do something to cut emissions

The Energy Transition Show with Chris Nelder has recently become my favorite podcast. I eagerly await each new episode and, as a paying subscriber, I enjoy the delightfully long and geeky assessments, analyses, and opinions from really stellar guests. There … Continue reading

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safest form of energy

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“100 % renewables is possible, here’s how”

zentouro and Raya Salter look at The Question, beginning with the work of Professor Mark Z Jacobson of Stanford University and colleagues. The report to which they refer is now summarized in a book by Professor Mark Z Jacobson. I’ve … Continue reading

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