Poul-Henning Kamp

Poul-Henning Kamp

  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "Moneyland is like the Internet: it treats finance laws as damage and routes around them." But that is also therefore their greatest weakness: Increase the cost of routing, and you'll get to their ill-gotten riches. Tax financial transactions on a...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    I dont know why you still talk about this from a point of view as if the UK energy policies were any more rational than say, UK's EU policy or Covid19 policy ? Yes UK's energy system is f**ked in...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "We HAVE TO HAVE baseload power" It's a bypass! You've got to build bypasses! :-)...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "The French and Swedish nuclear builds are the fastest grid transitions on record." ...and both were driven by heavy-duty political power from clandestine nuclear weapons ambitions. So yes, that is proof that if you really want to, and are willing...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "In Denmark, you have a technology that multiplies insolation!?" No, we have sensibly constructed and insulated new buildings. For instance most countries and people seem to totally overlook the fact that in sunshine a roof can easily reach 60-70°C, so...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    After seeing the Hinkley Point C deal, I cannot imagine anybody still thinking that the UK electicity market is anything but insane. The "Viking Link" Cable Denmarks grid operator wants to install between Denmark and England is pretty much premised...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "Storage is the sort of problem we'll never "solve" as such, but will be partially addressed in so many different ways that it no longer presents as an issue. " "Storage" as opposed to "Reserves" is a carefully planted FUD...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "breaking trains up is quite common on the line I use" In Denmark both breaking and joining trains is part of the regular schedule, being able to do so was a major driver for the design of the IC3 "tube-train"....
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "Well, yeah, the politics. If you want to go the Eastern route, it's basically going via St. Petersburg," No. There is a very live project for a Helsinki-Tallin tunnel, and a railroad from Helsinki that way to Berlin is high...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "If Denmark's like the UK, solar panels are installed to farm the subsidies." In Denmark solar is competitive without subsidies now, and that is before any meaningful CO2-tax has been applied to Coal....
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "Upshot: rather than energy consumption doubling over the next 30 years, I think it's likely to remain stable or fall." There are even signs that the seasonal variability is aligning better with solar+wind production, with solar being a near-perfect fit...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "There's not enough uranium even with breeder reactors. There's not enough thorium either." If you have the money, there is all the uranium and thorium you could ever want....
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "And there is no TECHNICAL difficulty in building a high-speed rail link from Helsinki to Berlin" A major part of the trouble is Denmark. We have no domestic supplies of iron, so railroads have always been the red-headed step-child, because...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "And they are in fact entirely pointless." Gee, I wonder why people keep installing them then ? Could it be that there is a compelling business-case, relative to the alternative agriculture ? Solar works, it produces enough power 8 months...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    " I'm AGREEING with you that solar doesn't work above 45 degrees," That's a bit of a surprise to us here in Denmark at 56°N... We're seeing entire fields plastered with solar panels, to the extent that local councils are...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "I don't think we can afford to rule out nuclear power just because it's difficult." Nuclear power is not "being ruled out", it is priced out. The core aspect of nuclear power people tend to overlook is how totally impossible...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "Still I'm not an expert on residential street lighting and the standards are hard to find." Streetlights are not connected directly to the main-feeder, they are daisy-chained on properly fused sub-circuit. Depending on where you are the details will vary,...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "The local 600V substation for my block" 6kV (primary) or 400V (secondary) I could understand, but I have a hard time figuring out where 600V might fit into the picture ? Typo ? Where possible utility poles will get planted...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    VW have demo'ed that since late 1960'ies early 1970'ies. The missing bit is not AI, but economics. You have to run this "truck-trains" in a non-merging edge lane, because merging onto a freeway with 500m long "trains" simply does not...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "a train is never actually stationary in either location for more than about 30 minutes" If you look at plans for "Quick charging" of ferries and trains, the idea is overnight full charge and only "top-op charges" when in harbor...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "A classic case of this would be for the line from Edinburgh into Fife, which has to cross the Forth Rail Bridge." Likewise, it would seem obvious in many old tunnels are not tall enough for overhead wire. However, the...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    "and switch back to OLE in places where you provide it" Overhead lines and pantographs are very much subject to I²R losses and other troubles at high currents, so they will not provide more than modest charging power on top...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Re: charging in dense urban settings. Given the increasing ranges we see on electrical cars, using "quick-chargers" does become a reasonable solution for city-dwellers in many circumstances, but it requires a much denser network of quick-chargers which the oil-industry is...
  • Commented on Omicron
    "What it looked like is the Volvo's front bumper clipped the elk somewhere near its ankles [...]" As I have understood it, that is precisely why elk are so dangerous to people in cars: Most of the mass is high...
  • Commented on Omicron
    "The Volvo sustained as much damage as the elk did, although the driver survived." Volvo pioneered the concept of "crumble-zones" in cars, exectly because a lot of swedish cars ran into elks....
  • Commented on Omicron
    And that, dear children, is why it is impossible to have an intelligent discussion about international matters with "Real Americans"......
  • Commented on Omicron
    "Ru is going to implode," DuH! Why do you think Putin feels like he needs a war ?...
  • Commented on Omicron
    "How do you plan?" That is a very good question, but it presupposes that planning is happening og going to happen in the first place, most countries and most people are only playing lip-service to planning for climate change at...
  • Commented on Omicron
    "Note that this fire was in winter, not when people normally expect wildfires." It was only winter according to the calendar, not according to the weather. The major effect of greenhouse-gas pollution is more energy in the atmosphere and the...
  • Commented on Omicron
    The reason we dont talk about blood-to-blood infections is that there is no sign of it happening, certainly not on any relevant scale compared to infection via the respiratory system. If the deer is infected with an aerosolized lower respiratory-tract...
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