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Started 20/3/22 by Apollonius (Theocritos); 6069 views.
In reply toRe: msg 44
If you’ve read my energy storage report, or just the summaries of parts of it that have appeared on this blog, you have probably thought: this stuff is kind of obvious. Surely the powers that be must have thought of at least some of these issues, and there must be some kind of official position on the responses out there somewhere.

So I thought to look around for the closest thing I could find to the Official Party Line on how the U.S. is supposedly going to get to Net Zero emissions from the electricity sector by some early date. The most authoritative thing I have found is a big Report out in August 2022 from something called the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, titled “Examining Supply-Side Options to Achieve 100% Clean Electricity by 2035.” An accompanying press release with a date of August 30 has the headline “NREL Study Identifies the Opportunities and Challenges of Achieving the U.S. Transformational Goal of 100% Clean Electricity by 2035.”

What is NREL? The Report identifies it as a private lab “operated by Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract.” In other words, it’s an explicit advocacy group for “renewable” energy that gets infinite oodles of taxpayer money to put out advocacy pieces making it seem like the organization’s preferred schemes will work.

Make no mistake, this Report is a big piece of work. The Report identifies some 5 “lead authors,” 6 “contributing authors,” and 56 editors, contributors, commenters and others. Undoubtedly millions of your taxpayer dollars were spent producing the Report and the underlying models (which compares to the zero dollars and zero cents that the Manhattan Contrarian was paid for his energy storage report). The end product is an excellent illustration of why central planning does not work and can never work.

So now that our President has supposedly committed the country to this “100% clean electricity” thing by 2035, surely these geniuses are going to tell us exactly how that is going to be done and how much it will cost. Good luck finding that in here. From the press release:

The study . . . is an initial exploration of the transition to a 100% clean electricity power system by 2035—and helps to advance understanding of both the opportunities and challenges of achieving the ambitious goal. Overall, NREL finds multiple pathways to 100% clean electricity by 2035 that would produce significant benefits, but the exact technology mix and costs will be determined by research and development (R&D), manufacturing, and infrastructure investment decisions over the next decade.

It’s an “initial exploration.” With the country already supposedly committed to this multi-trillion dollar project on which all of our lives depend, they’re just starting to think about how to do it. “The exact technology mix and costs” — in other words, everything important — “will be determined by research and development” — in other words, remain to be invented. But don’t worry, that will all be done over the next ten years, with plenty of time then remaining to get everything deployed at scale in the three years from then to 2035.


From: maxi4


How so, Not a Pinko? Tell us all what Soros and Biden have to do with each other. Thank you. Please be specific.

In reply toRe: msg 48
Not a (Pinck0)

From: Not a (Pinck0)


Are you insane? Look around you!

Do you really think I have all day?

THE LIST IS ENDLESS!   smirk_cat

In reply toRe: msg 48

From: drl0lip0p


#1 We are not pals or friends no way .... muscle

#2 When an American "President" travels around the world to tell us what to do with our lives, it comcerns everyone.

#3 Stop posting to me, you are far to daft and insulting! 

In reply toRe: msg 13

... From April, energy bills in the UK are set to increase by 73% to an average household cost of 4,350 pounds ($5,330, €5,063) after the UK government scrapped its plan to keep energy prices below 2,500 pounds for two years.

According to a report by University College London's (UCL) Institute of Health Equity, an estimated 63,000 excess winter deaths occurred in England and Wales in 2020-21. Some 10% of excess winter deaths are directly attributable to fuel poverty in England, higher than the Northern European average. 

Eliot (Elohimil)

From: Eliot (Elohimil)


-- fearful and I thought "GLOBAL WARNING" was fiercefully hitting us, and spreading world wide!!



From: Bab6s


Same old story, pushing a new product without checking if it really works, and some consumers fall for it.


From: drl0lip0p


Didn't we all know that the weather reports are boosting gimmicks for the STOCK MARKET? 

    muscle fearful