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Cincydawg

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4620 on: April 08, 2021, 05:52:09 PM »
Our HOA added two charging stations in the parking lot.  I read the instructions, it's pay for play.  I don't know how long one can park the car in those spots, they are outside.  Looks like a fast charging gig, third party, I'm not sure how many types they fit.  I'll take a photo.

I think the numbers are getting close now to making an EV smaller car look like an option.  No oil changes, brake pads last forever, no engine related filters or fluids.

They have good acceleration but often have those high mileage tires with longer stopping distances.

And we have another nuke supposed to power up later this year, and another one the year after.  But most of it is from coal here.

The grid is going to need some changes.

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« Reply #4621 on: April 08, 2021, 07:19:10 PM »
Electricity here is about 6 cents per kwhr

but, I'm within 10 miles of the coal plant

folks in the rural area with the rural electric coop pay about 4 times that much
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4622 on: April 08, 2021, 08:46:33 PM »
Electricity here is about 6 cents per kwhr

but, I'm within 10 miles of the coal plant

folks in the rural area with the rural electric coop pay about 4 times that much
I pay 11.5 cents here in Houston locked in for 3 years

course if it gets real cold my rate might go to 0
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« Reply #4623 on: April 08, 2021, 09:43:32 PM »
hmmm, you'd think since they were saving money by not maintaining the grid, they could pass those savings on to the customers
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4624 on: April 08, 2021, 10:08:41 PM »
still waiting for my check
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« Reply #4625 on: April 09, 2021, 08:50:02 AM »
I was paying about 6.6 cents in Cincy, some areas much have high prices indeed, (CA).

I ran numbers a few years back on a whole house PV gig and it was not remotely close to paying out.

I have wondered if we could do something with the condo roof.  We get rent from some folks who have antennae on top of us.  Probably causes COVID.


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« Reply #4626 on: April 09, 2021, 08:51:26 AM »
The Imaginary Climate Crisis: How can we Change the Message? A talk by Richard Lindzen – Watts Up With That?

A piece from a dude who thinks this is all over blown and much ado about little.  I hope he's right.

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4627 on: April 09, 2021, 09:57:46 AM »
I was paying about 6.6 cents in Cincy, some areas much have high prices indeed, (CA).

I ran numbers a few years back on a whole house PV gig and it was not remotely close to paying out.

I have wondered if we could do something with the condo roof.  We get rent from some folks who have antennae on top of us.  Probably causes COVID.
Can't seem to find my previous eBills, but I think I pay $0.14 for the first tier of service, and it jumps to $0.22 for the second tier, which we usually *just* hit most months. That's for 1200 sf with almost never running A/C, although we now have 5 fridges...

When I was a homeowner, my view was that I'd look at solar at the same time I needed to replace the roof anyway, and not sooner. I do think solar adds to resale value here. 

I think the math works more in California because our electricity is more expensive AND we get tons of sun... I'd consider it just so I can run the crap out of my air conditioner for "free"--it's a quality of life thing lol...

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4628 on: April 09, 2021, 09:59:01 AM »
Ran into the neighbor who is selling his house this morning--the one I sent the link for last week.

It was listed for $870K. He told me this morning it's now under contract, and they had to choose which of the two $950K (!) offers they wanted to accept. 

Insanity. 

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4629 on: April 09, 2021, 10:12:12 AM »
Ran into the neighbor who is selling his house this morning--the one I sent the link for last week.

It was listed for $870K. He told me this morning it's now under contract, and they had to choose which of the two $950K (!) offers they wanted to accept.

Insanity.
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4630 on: April 09, 2021, 10:28:33 AM »
still waiting for my check
ha

got a stimulus check yesterday
$2800
didn't think I'd get anything
got mine and my daughter's who was a dependent on the 2019 tax return
I have the day off - going to the golf course!
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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4631 on: April 10, 2021, 11:04:36 AM »
No stimulus for me, I was shocked at how much we "made" last year in taxable income.  I should be traveling more.

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« Reply #4632 on: April 10, 2021, 10:06:51 PM »
I have no confidence in the Feds to send checks properly

my AGI was easily north of the limit

my last 2 stimulus payments were direct deposits to my bank account as my  Fed tax refund has been for years

this was a paper check sent to my PO box

just strange

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Re: Weather, Climate, and Environment
« Reply #4633 on: April 10, 2021, 10:31:00 PM »
I have no confidence in the Feds to send checks properly

my AGI was easily north of the limit

my last 2 stimulus payments were direct deposits to my bank account as my  Fed tax refund has been for years

this was a paper check sent to my PO box

just strange


got my last stimulus check in the mail also

never got the very first stimulus money so it went on my 2020 tax return for a refund

still waiting
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