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We have the ⚡🎍 Power 🌞
« Reply #421 on: June 08, 2021, 12:08:24 pm »

June 6, 2021


By Ashley Curtin

‘We have the Power’ finds US has resources and technology to shift away from 🦕 fossil fuels
The study confirmed the U.S. has enough wind and 🌞 solar resources to meet the country's energy needs.

SNIPPET:

The study titled, We Have the Power: Reaching America’s Potential for Clean, Renewable Energy, concluded that “U.S. solar energy resources have the potential to meet America’s 2020 electricity demand more than 77 times over, and U.S. onshore and offshore wind resources could meet demand 11 times over,” according to EcoWatch. ... ...

According to the study, the four key strategies to build an energy system entirely that runs on renewables includes:

֍ build out renewable energy
֍ modernize the grid
֍ reduce and manage energy use
֍ replace direct use of fossil fuels with electricity

Time is of the essence. Policymakers must do all they can to accelerate a shift away from fossil fuels to an energy system in which the vast majority of our energy comes from renewable sources like the wind and sun.”

The study said that a transition to renewable energy will immediately help the environmental and public health challenges as well as the climate crisis the U.S. currently faces.

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https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/06/06/we-have-the-power-finds-us-has-resources-and-technology-to-shift-away-from-fossil-fuels/


 The 🦕🦖 Hydrocarbon 👹 Hellspawn Fossil Fuelers DID THE Clean Energy  Inventions suppressing, Climate Trashing, human health depleting CRIME. Since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks 🦀, they are trying to AVOID DOING THE TIME or PAYING THE FINE!  Don't let them get away with it! Pass it on! 
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Global decarbonisation: Lies, damn 🦕😈 lies, and statistics?
Jul 4, 2021


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Decarbonisation is the only way out of our climate emergency. The quicker we do it the less damage we will incur. But just about every mainstream agency and organisation around the world is advising policymakers not to move too quickly away from fossil fuels for fear of disrupting economies and societies. The real world statistics tell a very different story though, and now new research is suggesting we should actually be far bolder in our move towards renewable power.   

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Re: The Big Picture of Renewable Energy Growth
« Reply #423 on: July 21, 2021, 01:40:52 pm »


July 21, 2021


Jobs in the renewable energy and battery-related sectors have been much more resilient throughout the pandemic compared to the overall energy sector, according to the DOE's annual report. One in 10 U.S. energy workers lost their jobs in 2020 — oil and gas sectors lost the most jobs despite the billions in bailouts and substantial payouts to already wealthy executives. However, the wind energy employment grew by nearly 2% while jobs in the electric and hybrid-electric vehicle sectors grew by 8% and 6%.
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Reach For The Sun — New Report From Carbon Tracker

August 2, 2021 By David Waterworth

SNIPPETS:

With a myriad of very colorful charts, a new report from Carbon Tracker makes the point that the majority of new global generating power will be wind and solar. The authors predict a leapfrog effect in countries where there is no developed power grid. As power needs increase, people will simply install low-cost solar panels and a battery and will be self-sufficient. ... ...

📢 Peak 🦕 fossil fuel generation occurred in 2018 . Almost 90% of electricity demand growth from now till 2040 will come from the emerging markets. ... ...

All the 👿🦖 barriers to change are soluble — countries further along the continuum of change have already solved them and are willing to share technology, expertise, and capital. The 😈🦖 corruption that exists in some states will be overcome by the economics. Domestic policy is the key.

Full article with pertinent links:
https://cleantechnica.com/2021/08/02/reach-for-the-sun-new-report-from-carbon-tracker/
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Definitive Guide To Combating Climate Change
« Reply #425 on: August 09, 2021, 07:48:10 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: Originially posted July 29, 2017, this continues to be required reading for humans that care about humanity. Please pass it on to your friends and family.


“Drawdown” — The Definitive Guide To Combating Climate Change

July 29th, 2017 by Steve Hanley

SNIPPET:

Drawdown Surprises  :o

We here at CleanTechnica, we focus heavily on the electrification of the transportation sector. That is critically important, of course, but would you care to guess what the one area is that we as a people have total control over and that has the potential to keep more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere than making every car and truck on the planet run on electricity?

#1 is something we have touched on here only briefly — refrigerant management. Read more about it on page 164. The authors estimate that this one area could keep nearly 90 gigatons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. Electric cars? About 4 gigatons.  :P

Here are the other 9 items on the Top 10 list and their carbon reduction potential:

Wind Turbines (Onshore) — 84.60 gigatons
Reduced Food Waste — 70.53 gigatons
Plant-rich diet — 66.11 gigatons
Tropical Forests — 61.23 gigatons
Educating Girls    — 59.60 gigatons
Family Planning — 59.60 gigatons
Solar Farms — 36.90 gigatons
Silvopasture — 31.19 gigatons
Rooftop Solar — 24.60 gigatons


There are 80 items on the list. Total cost if all were fully implemented? $27.4 trillion. That’s a lot of cash, right?

However will we pay for all that?
??? 
With savings, people — or deferred costs. The authors estimated total economic savings at just under $74 trillion.


Deferred Gratification

The trick, of course, is that the costs come up front. The savings often come later. Human beings seem genetically incapable of making hard choices today that will have extraordinary benefits later. Deferred gratification could be the death knell for the capitalist model prevalent in most countries today.

Pie-in-the-sky projections about future savings are discounted. Either they are treated as irrelevant or derided as #FakeNews.

The world operates on what I like to call the Wimpy Theory. Wimpy was a character in Popeye cartoons (some of you may be old enough to remember watching cartoons on television on Saturday mornings). Wimpy had one line that he used all the time. It went like this: “I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a cheeseburger today.” It’s the “kick the can down the road” theory of global management and it will kill us all if we don’t stop — all except the lucky few who can escape to Mars aboard Elon Musk’s magic carpet.  ::)


Full article:
https://cleantechnica.com/2017/07/29/drawdown-definitive-guide-combating-climate-change/

Agelbert NOTE: I have a couple of things to say.

First of all, the contents of this article should be required reading for everyone that can read, not just students.

The issue of Deferred Gratification is not new. t is called Common Sense and every religion out there advocates it. Only the SCAM called "greed is good" Capitalism actually labels deferred gratifcation as a "weakness". That explains why Capitalism has been so morally destructive to human society and environmentally disastrous to the biosphere.

Theresa Morris wrote an excellent Essay that fleshes out what we must do. The article here deals with nuts and bolts economic realities. Theresa goes further and explains specifically WHY we should opt for deferred gratification as a matter of ethics, not just survival. I added graphics to underline the importance of her essay and some comments at the end. But the work is hers and it deserves to be broadcast far and wide, just like the article here.

I am posting here two of the graphics I included in my comments on Theresa's Essay in order to explain to readers how TPTB, who are well aware of the dangers inherent in climate change (though they won't admit it), plan to make all the rest of us pay for what those actually DOING over 90%  (about ONE percent of the world population) of the damage are liable for (i.e. environmental damage through government policies subsidizing polluters actively and passively through mendacious happy talk propaganda born of corporate corruption).

IOW, those responsible for the damage plan to spread the cost to further enrich the oligarchic polluters that got us into this mess in the first place. The operative phrase is "Fragmentation of Agency". 

The "Agency" definition here is the responsibility for harm and the consequent responsibility to pay for mitigating said harm. 

"Fragmentation" refers to what percentage of all those with Agency in doing the harm are responsible to pay to mitigate and eventually repair said harm.

Since, according to the U.N., the richest 20% of the world's population uses 80% of the resources, the 'Fragmentation of Agency' pie chart for the damage done to the biosphere should look like this:


The fossil fuel industry, and almost half of the world’s 100 largest companies, want that 'Fragmentation of Agency' pie chart to look like this:

The above graphic is how TPTB polluters will try to pass most of the buck away from themselves and onto we-the-people.

We either take to heart what this Cleantechnica article makes very clear and also adopt the common sense ethical recommendations of visionaries like Theresa Morris, or we are toast.

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Re: The Big Picture of Renewable Energy Growth
« Reply #426 on: September 08, 2021, 02:12:47 pm »
CleanTechnica

September 7, 2021 By Tina Casey

Floating 🌞 Solar Plus 🌊 Wave Energy Smackdown For Fossil Fuels 


A sea monster of troubles is coming for fossil energy stakeholders, in the form of offshore floating solar panels with wind turbines and wave energy, too.


SNIPPETS:

Everybody is talking about a new EU clean power project that pairs floating solar with offshore wind turbines, but they’re missing half the story. Wave energy is also part of the project. The wave part is not getting much attention, probably because wave-to-electricity conversion has fallen behind wind and solar in the renewable energy race. Nevertheless, if all goes according to plan, the waters of the EU will be peppered with wave conversion devices as well as floating solar panels. ... ...

There Had To Be A Green Hydrogen Angle In There Somewhere… 

Full article:

https://cleantechnica.com/2021/09/07/floating-solar-plus-wave-energy-smackdown-for-fossil-fuels/
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Re: The Big Picture of Renewable Energy Growth
« Reply #427 on: September 21, 2021, 01:41:06 pm »


September 20, 2021 By Mike Schuler


ITF: If Done Right, Zero-Carbon Industries Can Be Big Opportunity for Workers, Including Seafarers    

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is backing a zero-carbon emissions target for shipping by 2050, saying that the energy transition can bring benefits to workers if done in the right way.

At the launch of the ‘Ocean Stewardship Coalition’ held in New York today, the ITF’s Stephen Cotton, as the newly-appointed labour representative on the board of the United Nations Global Compact, delivered a positive message on the benefits of tackling climate change for workers.

“We have a massive task in front of us, to arrest the climate crisis,” Cotton told business and government leaders, including top CEOs and Prime Ministers.

“But from a labour perspective, if done right, the transition to zero carbon industries can be a big opportunity for workers – for decent pay, for better jobs, and for safer workplaces,” said Cotton. “Let’s be ambitious, but let’s be positive and realistic about what this can mean for workers,” Cotton said.

In Cotton’s first public appearance as a UNGC board member, he also threw union support behind a zero carbon emissions target for shipping by 2050. The industry currently accounts for around 2.5 percent of global emissions – a figure that could be much lower, according to the ITF which represents the world’s seafarers.

“Global emissions targets will not be met without action in shipping. The industry needs to act, and governments need to set firm sectoral targets to reach zero emissions either multilaterally in the IMO or by including shipping as part of their own emissions caps committed to in Paris,” said Cotton.

But he also warned against a rush by the industry to cut emissions without considering the impact of new technologies on its workforce, particularly in relation to health and safety and training.

“A just transition must mean a planet safe to live on, and creating industries that are not only green, but also have safe, decent jobs for generations to come,” Cotton said.

“Workers must be at the table that determines their futures, because to transform our economy to tackle this challenge we need to bring every worker with us. This means workers represented at all levels from the workplace to international meetings like COP. Workers cannot be a climate afterthought.”

https://gcaptain.com/itf-if-done-right-zero-carbon-industries-can-be-big-opportunity-for-workers-including-seafarers/
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Re: The Big Picture of Renewable Energy Growth
« Reply #428 on: September 28, 2021, 02:23:51 pm »

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September 28, 2021

Deniers Accidentally Confirm That Capitalism Stands In The Way Of Climate Solutions


A key plank of climate denial has been and continues to be that climate change is just a pretense for communism, and that climate policies are an assault on capitalism. 

But two posts on Sunday show that, however unintentional, deniers agree that unchecked capitalism is getting in the way of successful climate action. 

A NoTricksZone post by P Gosselin that was reposted to WUWT describes a new documentary called Headwind“21 that exposes how renewable energy projects also have environmental impacts, and that the business behind them are, in the words of a former London banker, “all about money.” 

We’re not going to watch the entire feature-length 92 minute documentary available on YouTube, because even if it were totally 100% accurate in revealing how, as Gosselin describes, it’s all “about corporations making tonnes of money,” it wouldn’t change the fact that we need renewables to replace fossil fuels. The question is obviously how that happens, and as this doc might just show, when capitalism gets its dirty (invisible) hands on something, it doesn’t stay ethically clean for long. 

Any evidence of what a former banker called “systemic corruption” is an indictment of the capitalist system that’s corrupting the rollout of renewables, not the technologies themselves.

Speaking of corrupt capitalists, Robert Bryce published a Forbes column Sunday that also accidentally showed how capitalism is botching renewable deployment, with his list of “317 wind energy rejections the Sierra Club doesn’t want you to see.” 

As something like the evil twin of Sierra Club’s coal-plant-closing Beyond Coal strategy, the fossil fuel industry has been seeding local fights across the country to oppose wind projects, and Bryce wants you to think that these are organic grassroots uprisings that demonstrate that renewables are unpopular. 

But of course they’re not: on average 86% of Americans support funding research into renewables and 77% support expanding wind farms. Instead, the arguments from the column come straight from the fossil fuel industry. For example, the concept of wind turbine sickness, that people experience health ailments as a result of wind turbines causing shadows or air pressure changes or noise issues, has been shown to be spread not by the turbines, but by people warning about how the turbines cause health ailments. It turns out that wind turbine sickness is, per Simon Chapman’s book “a communicated disease” that people mainly catch after hearing fearmongering about from anti-wind activists like Bryce. 

And what cures it? Apparently “those paid to host turbines rarely complain” so Chapman suggests that “the drug ‘money’ may be a powerful preventive.”

Snark aside, the fact is that when impacted communities are brought into an energy project from the start and communities and experts are consulted from the planning stage through the life of the project, and are literally bought into the plan through socialized profits, it’s a lot less likely that any opposition will be successful in stopping it, because it will have already met their (environmental, etc) standards and provided a tangible financial benefit to the community. 

As the energy transition requires a renewable buildout of incredible scale, putting it solely in the hands of the capitalists whose profits-over-public-good approach is what caused climate change in the first place would mean cheap products, hastily installed, and locally opposed for legitimate reasons.

It’s a recipe for disaster


Plus, irony levels would be off the charts if after having opposed climate action because of socialism,  the only criticism about renewables deniers get right is because they’re actually criticising capitalism, and the so-called climate alarmists supposedly pushing for global communism actually end up facilitating a massive capitalist (clean) power generation power grab.
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By John Feffer - October 5, 2021

SOURCE: Tom Dispatch 🕊️


Climate-change transition in the age of the 💰🎩😈 billionaire

A world of solidarity economics or climate profiteering?

SNIPPET:

A rising tide, it was once said, would lift all boats: economic growth would lead to general prosperity. But a “rising tide” now has a different meaning in a climate-changing world. The planet can no longer support that kind of growth, whatever its color.

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https://www.nationofchange.org/2021/10/05/climate-change-transition-in-the-age-of-the-billionaire/


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October 6, 2021: Across the auto industry, global automakers are staking their future on electric cars. Cities around the world are turning to diverse forms of electrified public transit to cut emissions while improving mobility. Europe’s soaring energy prices underscore the need for more renewables. The U.K. is pursuing 100% clean electricity by 2035. 5 Midwestern governors have joined a bipartisan collaboration to develop a regional EV ⚡ charging network. Despite receiving 💵💰 billions in bailout funds, 😈 major utilities are still cutting power to customers.


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"We must keep investing in wind and solar to have more days when renewables are setting the price," said Lukasz Kolinski, the EU Commission's Head of Renewables & Energy System Integration. "Today's situation underlines that we have to limit our dependence on foreign 🦖 fossil fuels as soon as possible."

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October 5, 2021 By Kelsey Misbrener

FERC’s latest monthly “Energy Infrastructure Update” report
(with data through August 31, 2021)

SNIPPET:

Renewables now provide more than a quarter (25.22%) of total U.S. available installed generating capacity. By comparison, a year ago, their share was only 23.22%. Five years ago, it was 18.39% and a decade earlier it was 14.09%.

Wind and solar alone accounted for 98.52% of the 1,554 MW of new capacity additions in July and August with natural gas providing just 23 MW. Wind is now more than a tenth (10.48%) of the nation’s generating capacity while utility-scale solar has surpassed five percent (5.02%) … and that does not include distributed solar.

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Renewable Baseload Power from a single desert location. Enough for 7 million homes!


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Baseload renewable power is the holy grail of our sustainable energy future and, according to some naysayers, an impossible dream. One UK company begs to differ, and they've just announced a £16 billion project that will be generating 3.6GW of solar, wind and battery capacity in South Morocco for an average of 20 hours a day, transmitted directly into the UK via subsea HVDC cables, by 2027. Could this be the most ambitious renewable energy project yet?
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