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● NEWS ● #NewYorkTimes #Energy ☞ #Texas , Land of Wind and Lies

The New York Times: Opinion | Texas, Land of Wind and Lies (By Paul Krugman)

 

Windfarms in Great Britain break record for clean power generation


Forty per cent of Friday’s electricity was generated in windfarms thanks to blustery winter weather
Blustery winter weather helped Great Britain’s windfarms set a record for clean power generation, which made up more than 40% of its electricity on Friday.
Wind turbines generated 17.3GW on Friday afternoon, according to figures from the electricity system operator, narrowly beating the previous record set in early January this year.
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/19/windfarms-in-great-britain-break-record-for-clear-power-generation
#news, #Environment, #UK, #power, #energy, #Renewable, #Wind, #Business, #Energy

 

Windfarms in Great Britain break record for clean power generation


Forty per cent of Friday’s electricity was generated in windfarms thanks to blustery winter weather
Blustery winter weather helped Great Britain’s windfarms set a record for clean power generation, which made up more than 40% of its electricity on Friday.
Wind turbines generated 17.3GW on Friday afternoon, according to figures from the electricity system operator, narrowly beating the previous record set in early January this year.
Continue reading...
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/19/windfarms-in-great-britain-break-record-for-clear-power-generation
#news, #Environment, #UK, #power, #energy, #Renewable, #Wind, #Business, #Energy

 

History through the lens of energy: a bibliography


Some years back I was asked if there were any books addressing history through the perspective of energy. And so I discovered Vaclav Smil's excellent Energy in World History, delivering just that, updated two years ago under a new title. The catalogue's expanded, and following a discussion with @Emmanuel Florac (here), I'm expanding my list.

Emmanuel adds Auzenneau. I've read Weissenbacher and known of Rodes, and have both Smil's books. The others are new to me.

Searching Worldcat for books on history and energy:#energy #history #EnergyInHistory #VaclavSmil #MatthieuAuzanneau #RichardRhodes #books #bibliography
 
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#plant #energy #force... stronger than annieding on diz planet...
 

Degrowth: A response to Branko Milanovic — Jason Hickel


#politics #environment #energy #climate

Degrowth is not about reducing GDP; it’s about resources and energy
 

Degrowth: A response to Branko Milanovic — Jason Hickel


#politics #environment #energy #climate

Degrowth is not about reducing GDP; it’s about resources and energy
 
● NEWS ● #thecorrespondent #Energy ☞ Blockchain, the amazing solution for almost nothing
 

#Nuclear and #renewables don't mix. Only the latter can deliver truly low #carbon #energy, says new study


If countries want to lower #emissions as substantially, rapidly and cost-effectively as possible, they should prioritize support for renewables, rather than nuclear power.

That’s the finding of new analysis of 123 countries over 25 years by the University of Sussex Business School and the ISM International School of Management which reveals that nuclear energy programmes around the world tend not to deliver sufficient carbon emission reductions and so should not be considered an effective low carbon energy source.

Researchers found that unlike renewables, countries around the world with larger scale national nuclear attachments do not tend to show significantly lower carbon emissions - and in poorer countries nuclear programmes actually tend to associate with relatively higher emissions.

Published today in Nature Energy, the study reveals that nuclear and renewable energy programmes do not tend to co-exist well together in national low-carbon energy systems but instead crowd each other out and limit effectiveness.

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Paper abstract:
Two of the most widely emphasized contenders for carbon emissions reduction in the electricity sector are nuclear power and renewable energy. While scenarios regularly question the potential impacts of adoption of various technology mixes in the future, it is less clear which technology has been associated with greater historical emission reductions. Here, we use multiple regression analyses on global datasets of national carbon emissions and renewable and nuclear electricity production across 123 countries over 25 years to examine systematically patterns in how countries variously using nuclear power and renewables contrastingly show higher or lower carbon emissions. We find that larger-scale national nuclear attachments do not tend to associate with significantly lower carbon emissions while renewables do. We also find a negative association between the scales of national nuclear and renewables attachments. This suggests nuclear and renewables attachments tend to crowd each other out.
 
● NEWS ● #CommonDreams #Energy ☞ What 2020 Politicians and Pundits Get Wrong About #Fracking
 
● NEWS ● #CommonDreams #Energy ☞ What 2020 Politicians and Pundits Get Wrong About #Fracking
 
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