FORUM: Alternative Energy — Converting to clean, renewable energy sources

Published: September 4th, 2012 at 12:01 am ET
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To get things started, here are some links regarding the work of Stanford professor Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson

  1. A path to sustainable energy by 2030 (Scientific American, November 2009) (pdf).
  2. Providing all global energy with wind, water and solar power, Part I: Technologies, energy resources, quantities and areas of infrastructure, and materials (Energy Policy, 2011) (pdf-Part I)
  3. Providing all global energy with wind, water and solar power, Part II: Reliability, system and transmission costs, and policies (Energy Policy, 2011) (pdf-Part II)
  4. Spreadsheet accompanying Parts I and II (xls-Spreadsheet)
  5. Energy and Environmental Science article ranking energy solutions to global warming, air pollution, and energy security (link)
  6. Studies on matching hourly and peak demand by combining renewables (link)
  7. Studies on wind energy resources and transmission (link)
  8. April 20, 2012 Tri-Agency (NSF-NOAA-NASA) PI Meeting Presentation (pptx)
  9. November 14, 2011 HEAL Utah Presentation (pptx) (video)
  10. May 16, 2011 Seminar, Woods Institute for the Environment (video)
  11. February 4, 2011 Seminar, Cornell University (video)
  12. January 13, 2011 Stanford Grid Integration Workshop Presentation (pptx)
  13. TED/CNN debates on renewables versus nuclear (link)
  14. April 1, 2008 U.S. House of Representatives hearing. Rep. Jay Inslee tells Exxon-Mobil executive that the vision in the “Renewable Energy Solution to Global Warming” by the Atmosphere/Energy Program at Stanford University is “one that the United States really needs” (starting at 1:35:00 in hearing video) (video) (transcript)
  15. February 7, 2012 op-ed (invited), “Securing public health forever with clean energy” (link)

h/t chemfood, MaidenHeaven

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1,419 comments to FORUM: Alternative Energy — Converting to clean, renewable energy sources

  • freebywill

    Outperforming All Expectations, World’s First Solar Road Lights a Path Into the Future http://thefreethoughtproject.com/worlds-solar-road-outperforming-initial-expectations/

    http://www.solaroad.nl/en/

    a US based solar roadpanel producer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNMFKKyFU60

    Solar Roadways: Busted! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzzz5DdzyWY


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  • freebywill

    Inside world's largest fuel cell plant in S. Korea | Reporter: U Jean Jung 丨 CCTV.com | 07-26-2015 14:38 BJT

    http://english.cntv.cn/2015/07/26/VIDE1437892561249433.shtml

    Just an hour's drive south of Seoul lies Gyunggi Green Energy, the world's largest fuel cell power plant, producing 440 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.

    Each 2.8 MW fuel cell takes up the space of one basketball court each. And 21 of them produce enough electricity to power 135,000 households in Hwaseong city.

    Fuel cells produce electricity through the reaction of hydrogen and oxygen.

    Nothing gets burned, which means only steam comes out of the chimneys, making the plant ideal for locations closer to densely populated cities.

    And unlike other renewable energy sources, they can run 24/7, 365 days a year, unaffected by the weather.


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    • freebywill

      Panasonic reduces size and price of “Ene-Farm” home fuel cell | http://www.gizmag.com/ene-farm-home-fuel-cell-panasonic/25856/
      By Darren Quick – January 17, 2013

      Unfortunately, their price is still prohibitively expensive for most people. But things are slowly improving as evidenced by Panasonic’s latest “Ene-Farm” home fuel cell, which was jointly developed with Tokyo Gas. Later this year, the unit will be sold in Japan by Tokyo Gas for 1,995,000 yen (approx. USD $ 22,320).


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      • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

        750 watts for 22000$? I could get 4000 watts or more from a NG generator and use the exhaust to heat water too for 400$. Cept it releases carbon. Oh, well I guess the whole footprint thing has all the world thinking like Al Gore. What ever happened to him anyway? Sipping mai-tai's in the Cayman Islands.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Great and now slap this baby to a huge generator and add some solar panels and let it rip and then you would have a perpetual motion electric generator. No use of Nuclear radiation from what I see.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3177449/Nasa-s-impossible-fuel-free-thrusters-work-German-scientists-confirm-viability-super-fast-space-travel-slash-journey-moon-4-HOURS.html

    We must move faster and we must become much cleaner in all that we do.


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    • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

      Perpetual motion? Dailymail.co.uk, again? NASA? Exactly what the Bolsheviks want. Paint you in corner and guilt you for living your life, or no life at all. I hope you can extricate yourself.


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  • mt1000

    on making ecocide an international crime [ 1 hr. 38 min. mark ]
    http://youtu.be/Rzu34icU6Qo


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  • Horse Horse

    8-4 After the weekend outage many of the forums no longer have reply or comment functionality. The webcam forum is still hosed, the burning debris forum won't reply/comment. Where do the webcam watchers go now?


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  • califnative califnative

    Hi Horse, mt1000 other webcamers, has anyone heard from the Enenews Admin as to why we can't post/reply in the Burning Debris forum? Hopefully it's temporary. I wonder if all the pictures were getting out of hand or the pics showed what's really going on at the plant and a hacker crippled the forum or something like that. I always thought the Admin was a female – please tell us what's going on Admin! :)

    Horse, I second that, can we move over to the "Alternative Energy" forum knowing it's okay with the rest of the folks here and the Admin if she is willing to chime in?

    I know that every time a sudden "event" happens almost EVERYONE, members or not, come here to find out what's unfolding in real time during a critical moment. MT1000, thank you for seating up an alternative forum on Fukushima Hounds website, good place as a back up from here? It may not be easy to get everyone over there but I could be wrong! It would have been a good place to go when enenews was recently down, the only place I could think of to go to was Fukushima Diary chat room.

    Horse, here's a spark pic for your collection.
    http://postimg.org/image/6tl5f2mht/ 4:13am 8-4-15
    http://postimg.org/image/51zsxikrt/

    Feedback welcomed on switching forums as a temporary fix, though you never know these days.


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    • Horse Horse

      Hi cali, nice double spark there. No one seemed bothered when we went to the burning debris forum, posting here for the time being. I hope admin gets some of this site's functionality fixed.


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    • mt1000

      I looked around to see if there was an article or blog post about what happened but couldn't find any. Maybe someone on Face Book can do a search there.

      I tried this with duckduckgo search …
      #enenewsdown
      and got this -
      http://www.websitedown.info/enenews.com

      "RESULTS SUMMARY FOR ENENEWS.COM:

      We have received a 200 HTTP status code as a response. Usually this means that the website is currently up and running for everyone else. It seams like it is just you who has a problem loading this site, but this could also be a security software, network, ISP or region error as well. Please note, that we do not examine the returned page content itself or the functionalities of a website (e.g.: subpages, login form), therefore you get a site up message even if a blank page or a simple message is loaded for the domain name."

      … maybe try some other hash tags in a search engine. G00gle censors results.


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    • jec jec

      i just donated $ a little to see if I can get attention. Will donate more if it helps. I am sure who ever hacked the site did not consider we might give $$ to get it fixed!!!


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  • califnative califnative

    Sounds good :) Fukushima Diary http://fukushima-diary.com/2015/08/tepco-released-the-video-and-photos-to-remove-debris-from-sfp-3/ and Fukuleaks http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=14930 showed the crane removal on 8-2-15. That was fast, I thought it was suppose to take a while.


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  • Horse Horse

    Cali, doesn't it seem odd that enenews had problems when TEPCO does the big finale on the crane removal? Wonder if it was the spark reports that bothered them?


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  • califnative califnative

    Could be Horse, we were talking a lot about sparks the last week or so. Could also be that we've been posting, pointing out the multi-colored gas/vapors/smoke/fog that's increased last few months, saturating the atmosphere with toxic chemicals. Interesting they pointed out twice the "fog" was a problem, it didn't look that bad compared to what we have seen!

    "TEPCO successfully removed the fuel handling crane from the spent fuel pool on August 2nd amid problems with fog. The work began around 11am where crane could be seen working in the pool. The machine was finally pulled and set on the ground around 1:18pm JST. The work was already challenging and high risk without adding fog into the complexity."


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  • Horse Horse

    Cali, I saw that fog bit too. They are just toying with us. That fog hit often in June and July, glad we got that all cleared up.


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    • Horse Horse

      If one of the buildings ever collapses, they'll tell us the entombment is proceeding according to plan. They don't want the public to know how much more radiation was released in the last two months while they played with their toys in the pool.


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  • jec jec

    Reposting this, Fukuleaks reported a death August 1 of a worker..at the same time as a spike at Reactor 1. "blab blab" from TEPCO, but basically some spikes about the time the roof was removed, or just prior. Anyone see anything abnormal August 1? Same time as the forum was hosed..interesting factoid.


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    • jec jec

      My icon is a google earth image of huge pre-history earthworks for agriculture in South America..hundreds of acres, hundreds of symbols..note the sideways 'Oracle Bone' or Paracas type scrip in center. Reason I mention..they all disappeared..all the people who made this huge agri effort covering at least 1/3 of South America. Are we going to be the same? Just Saying..I hope the webcam forum helps find answers and raises awareness..BEFORE we get to the same state. If we are not there already…


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    • Horse Horse

      jec, While counting the sparks, I wondered if workers were getting an unexpected dose. Sad to hear one reached his limit. Counted 47 sparks in a three hour sample 8-2 pm for an avg of 15.66 sparks an hour. Looks to be steadily decreasing.


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      • jec jec

        horse, I think your theory, sadly, was correct about dosage and sparks. Worker..'felt bad' checked in with TEPCO office, went to hospital, died, TEPCO silent. Feel like saying "Its the radiation, stupid!"

        Really don't want to see a correlation between sparks and human life..none of us do. We just report it like we see it on the webcams.


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  • jec jec

    08042015 01:40 JST Time.White emissions on right side of screen on CAM1, CAM4 shows an overall white haze and increased white emissions on the left side of the screen near Reactor 1/2 and the vent stack. Much more blue to the pixels there as well.

    Futabagun shows dry roads, a few semi trucks and trailers going towards the plant and a LOT of bright sky shine over the stacks and to the south too. Earlier, saw the red globe passage in the sky near the plant (moon? planet?) again. This time on the left side of futabagun camera view of the plant.


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    • Ya, that would be the moon light showing reddish or rusty from the particulates in the atmosphere over the harbor.

      JNN has the best view over it's ten mile distance span that often shows tinged air, fog or clouds at it's foreground (bottom screen)indicating widespread contaminates over the larger prefecture area that cam can see.

      Also easily visible are the particulate increases at times, in the shorter distance of the Futabagun view range, as then the night time pics looks grainier and the glow around the tall intersection utility light has a pyramid shaped more yellowish tint.


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  • Yahoo was down too off and on while this site was. Server routing was erratic…mine would be down while friend in Florida could access yahoo…then just the opposite for a few hours. Maybe grid stuff too from intense temperatures, fires, wind or flooding going on all over the whole USA. (Not to mention the world.

    Routing and re-routing interrupted internet traffic is complex and crashes out geographical pockets easily.) For no reason related to any local storms or wind, my elect power was out for 5 hours last night. That can sometimes indicate much re-routing of electric power shared over the grid tied in to our NW USA area.


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    • jec jec

      EMPs(Electro Magnetic Pulse)..can really mess up. And this was not even an EMP..one hopes. Wonder what TEPCO's plan is for a similar event..???? Wonder if they have batteries (extra) and diesel fuel (extra) for the generators? Last time, 3/11, they didnt- the workers were using credit cards…oh well..back to webcams. At least reports/viewing is a pro-active work effort.


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  • jec jec

    08052015 06:48 JST Time. CAM1, crane has something inside the Unit 1 area where the roof was removed. Its swaying a cable back and forth. Not sure if just a pendulum motion, or someone working down in there.


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    • jec jec

      CAM1, the largest crane on far right just swung its 'payload'(likely a radiation measurement device or dosimeter) out of the viewing area. So work in on-going early AM at Fukushima Diiachi.


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    • jec jec

      CAM1, 08052015 07:10 JST time. Crane just lifted out what looks to be a sprayer? Interesting to know whats up..if anything. Likely trying to figure out how much radiation is in there..or coming out in sparks (thanks Horse).


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  • jec jec

    CAM1 at 09:42 08052015 JST TIME. Two cranes working, on on Reactor 1 and one on Reactor 3. Not sure what they are moving from Reactor 3 to over out of sight to right side of screen of CAM1. For sure the crane over Reactor 1 is lifting something in and out of the hole in roof. Spraying? Checking for rads? Wonder what the sudden rush is, doing work on two buildings at the same time–any whoops and the other sites workers get radiated as well.


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