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  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Further evidence that solar can't possibly work, it's destabilising the market in electricity... also terrible news for capitalists, since without a market there's no reason to produce electricity. https://theconversation.com/4-ways-to-stop-australias-surge-in-rooftop-solar-from-destabilising-electricity-prices-173592 The article describes the problem and suggests: 1. More battery storage...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    The advantage of small reactors like that is that you really can build them anywhere and they make the nuke fans happy, so they could pop a couple into London or any other big city to supply local power (made...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    I think it read better the first time. I got a mental image of a he-man doll with one really big arm. "HE-MAN GRIP BIG"...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "New: from the government that brought you the enduring stability of Brexit, the rapid construction of the third runway at Heathrow and the astonishing success of HS2... a plan to construct 50 nuclear power plants across the UK in the...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Yeah, hence my request that Greg define what he actually means. I'm happy with the technical term, but it's frustrating to argue with "but WE NEED A WUMPUS". My impression is they mean more like "most if not all suppliers...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    That 1% operating time figure for CCGT you quoted really needs to be 50% or more. That's more than slightly concerning. But it does mean the UK can massively build out wind and solar without worrying too much about grid...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Moz: Sadly the chances of them being compensated for retiring their stranded assets... You are dead wrong. In 2020, coal plants provided a whopping 1.6% of the UK's power, Since I'm wrong, can you say who is going to be...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    peaking plants that use natural gas - are what we are trying to avoid, aren't they The difference in emissions between a 50% thermally efficient gas plant that runs 1% of the time, and a 30% efficient coal plant that...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    until we actually solve the energy storage issue in a cost effective manner we aren't going to shift to solar as fast and as much as you like One of the fun things in Australia is that home solar penetration...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    I am pretty sure that whoever came up with this fully understood exactly what "code brown" means in the vernacular. As someone on Reddit said " it's being used as an emergency code as the health system is currently shitting...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Different Robert Miles to the one I expected. But this one does make a good point....
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    https://crookedtimber.org/2022/01/12/why-energy-storage-is-a-solvable-problem/ John Quiggin (Australian economist) has a conveniently timed piece on energy storage. He's optimistic....
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    I dunno, here in sunny hot australia sometimes it seems I don't even have to put solar panels outside to get electricity out of them. I'm ramping down from a high of about 8kWh/kW/day with the not optimally oriented set...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    I realise that to people who like nuclear power as a solution all this seems very silly, it's just tiptoeing around the obvious solution. So ignoring the technical problems, can I instead look at what's actually being done. In terms...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    We HAVE TO HAVE baseload power Can you link to an explanation of this that doesn't come from the coal board? I understand why people like having very cheap electricity overnight, but I don't understand why it's essential. I can...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Without a seasonal storage that can store photovoltaic energy but nothing else, the rest of your post makes no sense. I try to read people';s posts somewhat generously. Gasdive seems to be talking about a context in which political difficulties...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    If you have the money, I think this is actually a case where money stops being a useful way to understand the world. Money is a surrogate, a metaphor, an accounting fiction. Normally it lets us act as though everything...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Greg, the mental image of you crouched in your basement rubbing two lumps of yellowcake together saying "nuclear is the only possible answer" is amusing me right now....
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    ah, the new broken link tool strikes again...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Do "they" have any idea where the energy is going to come from? Or even what the storage efficiency of synthetic jet/car fuel is? Last time I looked, which is admittedly a few years ago, the efficiency and thus land...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    (oops, that's shift4, so $200. Not 4200...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    It's generally cheaper to drive somewhere than to take one person by rail. You guys are making me feel lucky that interstate trains in Austral;ia work so amazingly well. For me to go 1000km to Brisbane or Melbourne from Sydney...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    I suspect EVs will be like iPhones, where you trade in the whole thing when the battery gets too annoying. The battery pack will then be reused, remade, and/or recycled into some other product(s), along with whatever else is usable...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Batteries removed from vehicles are still perfectly serviceable, if a bit inefficient Coulomb and energy efficiency is still almost the same, it's volumetric and weight efficiency that drops (you get 80% of the energy but 100% of the original...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    so paying a fare for ride in a self driving car is just too much You couldn't pay me to go in a self driving car, and I'm getting increasingly paranoid about other people on the road abusing those options....
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    Straddle hole, lower trousers, squat so bum is around ankles, and relax :-) I've spent a lot of time camping and cycle touring etc, and shitting in a hole is often necessary ("next toilet is at the roadhouse, 700km away")....
  • Commented on Omicron
    And also the PM commentating at a cricket match saying "{Omicron} is taking wickets". Thanks for that lovely sporting analogy oh dear leader, I guess we all know which side you're on now. I can die happy knowing that the...
  • Commented on Omicron
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3v3ny/all-my-apes-gone-nft-theft-victims-beg-for-centralized-saviors less than one percent of users (institutional investors) account for 64 percent of Coinbaseā€™s trading volume, and 10 percent of traders account for 85 percent of NFT transactions and trade 97 percent of all NFTs at least once. Ah,...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Is there such a think as a libertarian anarchist? No, libertarianism split off from anarchism a long time ago, because the libertarians couldn't let go of the idea that they need an army and police to force their ideas on...
  • Commented on Omicron
    I tend to the theory that Trump rejects all this intellectual wank and is purely "Make Trump Great (Again)", no further thought than that. Almost Australian in his "what can I get away with" approach to other people, their property...
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