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Re: Batteries
« Reply #75 on: March 10, 2018, 03:02:38 pm »
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“‘We’re reaching an inflection point,” said Steve Westly, founder of sustainability venture-capital firm Westly Group and former controller and chief fiscal officer for the state of California. “In the future, people will talk about energy in terms of kilowatts per hour instead of oil per barrels.”

"Kilowatts per hour" and "oil per barrels"??? - please explain.

Ask Steve Westly.  I didn't write  article but I have an idea 🤔 of what he is referring too. The unit of measure the Oil Corporations moved into general parlance was the "Barrel" (about 55 gallons of whatever) instead of just using a term relating to a gallon. The whole sneaky idea was to make everyone equate "Energy" with "Oil", as if one can only "really" get energy from a barrel of YOU KNOW WHAT  :evil4:.

You know the fossil fuelers LOVE to say the USA NEEDS umpteen million Barrels of Oil per day or week or month or year or whatever. That is OUT THE WINDOW when your source of energy is renewable AND stored in a massive utility corporation battery bank.

I know you think that isn't going to happen any time soon. Good luck with that.  ::)


I think I have an idea of what he was refering to, too:
"kilowatts per hour" is an error.  He meant "kilowatt.hours" which actually has the units of energy .
"oil per barrels" is another error.  He meant "barrels of oil", which actually has the units of energy.

I suppose Steve Westly, founder of sustainability venture-capital firm Westly Group and former controller and chief fiscal officer for the state of California, could have got it right and been misquoted by the journalist, Mark Chediak.  But you would think Bloomberg would have done a better job of checking the story than that.  Also, 45% turns into "more than half".

It's all spin anyway, not to worry.


 ::) Hey Einstein, the guy was NOT goiing into energy math thermodynamics nomenclature! He was talking about public perceptions of energy that would soon go the way of the dodo bird!

But, of course, I knew you would try to spin it as an "error" with your typical hair splitting deliberate intransigence, disguised as providing some pedantic (and defamatory as well as boring) bit of enlightenment. Get a life, Palloy. Oil is NOT "it". Please refrain from defamatory remarks about Bloomberg, it's journalists, or Steve Westly, Such unwarranted spurious remarks only further undermine your already tarnished credibility. 

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March 10, 2018

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For The Nature Conservancy’s chief scientist, Dr. Hugh Possingham, a gift in his youth helped guide his path in the field of conservation. Learn what inspires him and share in his reflections on the Conservancy’s successes around the globe.

You grew up in South Australia. How did your childhood experiences shape your career?

As a child, my father and I would explore the bush around Adelaide. He was a keen birder, and when I was 12 he gave me the book “Competition and the Structure of Bird Communities,” written by Martin Cody, which showed me that mathematics was useful—even in ecology. This realization led to my pursuit of applied math at university.


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I developed a lot of relationships with Conservancy colleagues through Marxan’s application to their work, so I was very familiar with our science-based, collaborative approach and clear focus to save as much of our planet’s biodiversity as possible. It is somewhat unusual for someone like myself to leave the academic world, and I don’t think I would have accepted a position with any other conservation organization.


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