Thomas Jørgensen

Thomas Jørgensen

  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Pure water + steel: Steel lasts forever. Pure salt + steel, steel lasts forever. Salt, water and steel: Heap of junk in 3 months. The corrosion tests done with insufficiently pure salts are terrifying. Currently the purification is done in...
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    $20/kWh ($2/10^3 Wh). Error here there are a thousand wh in a kwh, so $20/10^3 Wh or $2/10^4 Wh 480 mil is right. 80 % is a guess, but it may in fact be more than the physical limits...
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    Obvious typo is obvious. 480 mil. Not quite that many zeros. Note that the reason molten salts do not already own all storage markets is that this math only works out if you are storing heat. A reactor, or solar...
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    ... O.o Molten salt storage uses some of the most abundant and readily available materials on earth, but you cant use them raw, without turning your system into scrap in short order. You have to bake them dry in a...
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    I am having difficulty crediting you with good faith here. Mentioning thermal storage and seasonal storage in the same context makes me.. Twichy. You are committing a really, really severe scale error. Molten salt heat storage is a super neat...
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    Again, the localism thing is, near as I can tell, natural gas Astro-Turf. Not super confident about this - tracking the origins of a meme is goddess accursed hard, but I have seen a scary amount of fossil fuel funding...
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    The just reform is to time limit this shit. It should not take ten years to decide if a case has merit. The strategy is to add costs via delay, which is clearly also undemocratic - where is the popular...
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    They are not frivolous, they are malicious. All nuke projects in the US get sued. If it was about the specifics of any given project, this would not be the case, but it is not. You want to split atoms...
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    Finland already ordered one....
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    As I said, the prime point is that modular, meaning "Movable" nuke plants dont have to care about pr much. Akademik Lomonosov is a good example of what I mean. Greenpeace did a huge round of pr attack against it....
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    The reason molten salt is favored for breeders is that there is nothing breakable in the highest flux zone. A fast-spectrum molten salt reactor is, basically, just a tankful of salts of carefully selected size and neutron reflectors on the...
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    ..... Because that factory is entirely automated, and has no raw materials costs? FFS Gasdive, make arguments that are not utterly facially ridiculous, please? The cost of a solar installation is the cost of the production and ultimate disposal/recycling of...
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    Samofar and Samosafer puts out a bunch of papers on all this: State of the research seems to be that molten salt plumbing is perfectly doable, but you need to keep it both dry, and in a reducing state (meaning...
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    The localism argument is bloody well nonsense. The first, and cheapest way to make solar/wind more useful is interconnects, so you are not dependent on the vagaries of a single micro-climate. Without that ability to move power between locations, storage...
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    China is building a molten salt test reactor. Not a very large one, and they are not in any way running any pr blitz for it, but they are planning to split atoms, and the papers submitted from them to...
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    China builds their reactor experiments in 404 - That is, the nuclear city in the Gobi desert where they built the bomb. Re: Reliability. Uhm. Near as I can tell, the all dominating design criteria for the EPR was "Reliability...
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    Car charging is a bunch of extra load on the grid which can be trivially time-shifted around off-peak hours. Nobody is going to care when, exactly, during the night their car was charged, as long as when they drive off...
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    Recapitulating the actual, as opposed to strawman argument for nuclear Short version: Many places have attempted to stop the use of fossil fuels for power. All success-stories without exception come under the heading of : Abundant conventional hydro, abundant geothermal,...
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    The next logical iteration of these regulations is that anon online payments just get banned, full stop. No transactions without an identity attached. The criminal syndicates might then try large scale identity theft, but with central registers, the people whos...
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    The prepaid cards got tossed in there because terrorists were, in fact, using them. The Paris november 13 attack operation ran on them. "This is why we cant have nice things" in action, I guess. Get a card with your...
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    https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32018L0843&from=EN Which can be summarized as "Nobody gets to own anything whatsoever more than the contents of a reasonable sized wallet without that ownership being a matter of public record". The EU seems to have really, really lost patience with...
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    The energywende represents total spending of well over half a trillion euros. If that is not enough to count as "serious" to you, there is something very wrong with your metrics. Note that this financial commitment represents enough money that...
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    The need for "two days of storage" is obviously not from "2 days of no production at all", it is from the fact that weather systems are large enough that you get weeks were the US as a whole has...
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    Oh, for, at this point the nameless one is failing the Turing Test. I Name Thee Eliza And Abjure Thee. Begone....
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    There has been a concerted effort to cultivate cynicism towards government in the anglosphere - Which has resulted in far to many cynics in government and not enough idealists. Idealism may be dangerous, but kleptocracy is ruinous. Note how very,...
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    Not seeing how this is ever going to be viable. Cooling is a pretty inefficient process, so the round trip storage losses are going to be grim and it is going to be sucking up enormous amounts of environmental heat...
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    ...My name does not give it away? Denmark. Mostly by not being corporations. Coops, sole ownerships, privately held, and, of course, the crown forests....
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    Eh. Well, have to admit that my attitude is probably a tiny bit biased by the fact that the local forestry operations do, in fact, operate like this. And on century scales. People are planting new oak, beech and...
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    Uhm. Have you never heard of sustainable forestry? Cutting down the forest is a horrifically inaccurate characterization. The entire points is to selectively harvest old growth (which is the best timber anyway) trees then come back next year and do...
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    The rainforest is home to really aggressive scavengers. Any dead trees literally get eaten in very short order. If you want to sequester the carbon, you would have to haul the wood out and use it. Problem: while such selective...
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