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Topic: Electricity Update Pt 8

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Re: Electricity Update Pt 8
« Reply #98 on: November 26, 2019, 09:49:27 PM »
New wind capacity scheduled to be added in the Fourth Quarter alone:

Texas:  1,831 mwh
Iowa:   1,203 mwh
Illinois:  905 mwh
S. Dakota: 816 mwh
N. Dakota:  557 mwh



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Re: Electricity Update Pt 8
« Reply #99 on: November 26, 2019, 10:00:53 PM »
US Electricity from coal has gone from 48% in 2008 to 24.9% in the past twelve months.

Meanwhile, China burns more than 50% of all coal in the world.

Yet these virtue signalers are all over US campuses and DC protesting when they should be in Beijing protesting.

https://www.caixinglobal.com/2019-11-26/climate-experts-raise-alarm-on-chinas-coal-power-plans-101487613.html

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Its coal capacity is set to grow further over the coming years. According to the GEM report, China added 42.9 GW to its coal capacity between January 2018 and June 2019, and has a further 195.6 GW under active development. Over the same period, the rest of the world reduced total capacity by 8.1 GW, thanks largely to shuttering old coal plants and commissioning fewer new ones.






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Re: Electricity Update Pt 8
« Reply #100 on: November 27, 2019, 07:33:12 AM »
The world will not hit the Paris targets (aside from China and India who have no targets until 2030).
The targets are insufficient anyway (if the models are close to correct).
The protests and whatever else will continue for many years, with no impact.
No one has a realistic outline of a plan how to do better.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/26/us/climate-change-un-emissions-report-2019-trnd/index.html

"We" collectively are going to run the experiment and find out what happens as CO2 levels continue to elevate.
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Re: Electricity Update Pt 8
« Reply #101 on: November 27, 2019, 08:03:18 AM »
I"m sure that if the protesters just refocus and march en masse on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, that they'll get Xi Jinping to refocus and dramatically reduce China's emissions in the next 10 years.....



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Re: Electricity Update Pt 8
« Reply #102 on: November 27, 2019, 08:05:21 AM »
This just looks like politics to me, a tactic to increase the size and scope of government in a huge way.  I'm sure many folks want serious action here sincerely, but they are not being realistic at all in my view.  And the result of "serious action" would be a much larger and more intrusive Federal government in the US.

Given that candidates like Warren and Sanders want exactly that anyway, this looks like politics to me.


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Frazer-Nash to support IMSR graphite moderator fabrication
« Reply #104 on: November 29, 2019, 06:57:19 PM »
Frazer-Nash is to provide engineering services related to the fabrication of the graphite moderator for Terrestrial Energy's Integrated Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) under a newly announced contract between the two companies.

UK- and Australia-based systems and engineering technology company Frazer-Nash has provided consulting services to the UK government and the operators of the country's current fleet of 14 advanced gas-cooled reactors (AGRs), which use graphite moderators. Terrestrial Energy said it would draw on this "world-leading graphite knowledge and nuclear engineering experience" as it proceeds with engineering programmes for deployment of the first IMSR plant. "Graphite moderator engineering for fabrication is a key element in our IMSR development programme," Terrestrial Energy CEO Simon Irish said.
The UK has operated graphite-moderated nuclear reactors - Magnox and AGRs - for electricity generation since 1956, during which extensive studies on the performance of reactor graphite have been counducted, the companies said.
Neil McDougall, Managing Director of Frazer-Nash, said the company would be leveraging its work with the UK-government initiated and funded Nuclear Innovation Programme in its work to support the fabrication of the IMSR moderator. "We look forward to contributing to Terrestrial Energy's game-changing IMSR power plant project and to its commercial deployment," he said.
Molten salt reactors (MSRs) use fuel dissolved in a molten fluoride or chloride salt, which functions as both the fuel (producing the heat) and the coolant (transporting the heat away and ultimately to the electricity generating equipment). Terrestrial's IMSR builds on 50 years of MSR experience at the USA's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and integrates the primary reactor components, including the graphite moderator, into a sealed and replaceable reactor core unit with an operating lifetime of seven years. Irradiation studies on the behaviour of graphite under IMSR conditions are currently under way at the Petten high-flux reactor in the Netherlands as part of a test programme being carried out by Terrestrial Energy and NRG.
Researched and written by World Nuclear News

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Re: Electricity Update Pt 8
« Reply #105 on: November 30, 2019, 03:40:14 AM »
https://issuesinsights.com/2019/11/29/china-proves-it-obama-really-was-a-sap/

China Proves It: Obama Really Was A Sap

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Remember when President Barack Obama was running around telling everyone how he’d convinced China to get serious about cutting its carbon dioxide emissions? A new report shows that Obama was easily duped.
Over the course of three years, Obama met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to, he said, agree to “climate targets” (in 2014), “lay out additional actions” (in 2015), and sign the Paris Agreement (2016).
In typical Obama understatement, he declared that “we may see this as the moment that we finally decided to save our planet.”
Of course, anyone who looked at what China was promising could see that it was a sucker’s bet. China said only that it would try to “stabilize” CO2 emissions by 2030, while the rest of the industrialized world dumped money and resources into “decarbonizing” their economies.
Worse, even before Obama made his boast it was clear that China’s state-controlled emissions data were unreliable. In late 2015 it came to light that the country had far more coal plants that it had admitted, and as a result had been emitting a billion tons more CO2 that it officially proclaimed.  A report in Skeptical Science last year notes that CO2 emissions for China still “aren’t known with any accuracy.”
In other words, while Obama wanted the U.S. to actually cut emissions, neither he nor anyone else in the industrialized world knew what China was up to, other than what it claimed.
Now a new study shows that while China was telling Obama that it was taking bold steps on climate change, it was business as usual inside the Middle Kingdom.  
In the past two years, China increased its energy production from coal by nearly 43 gigawatts, more than offsetting the decline in coal production in the rest of the world, Global Energy Monitor found. Just the coal plants now under construction in China and the ones that could be revived at any time would produce the same energy as the entire coal-generating capacity of the European Union.

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Re: Electricity Update Pt 8
« Reply #106 on: November 30, 2019, 05:12:58 AM »
https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/30/europe/germany-nuclear-waste-grm-intl/index.html

Kind of funny in a way.  Decommissioning power plants well before their expected life results in more high level nuclear waste because they fuel rods are still highly "active".

Protesters will try and shut down any attempt to move this waste and put it "somewhere".  My guess is they end up with fuel rods stored on site for decades.

 

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