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Old 10-25-2018, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Chambersburg, PA
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This video says wind and solar don't need a breakthrough in storage. Is this true?
https://youtu.be/Oo8iEL6SqgI
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Old 10-26-2018, 05:23 AM
 
Location: DC
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This video says wind and solar don't need a breakthrough in storage. Is this true?
https://youtu.be/Oo8iEL6SqgI
Sun shines during the day.
Wind blows during the night.
Water flows 24/7
Geothermal is available 24/7
Biomass is available 24/7
Storage is nice but a full portfolio of renewables can achieve coverage.
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:58 AM
 
Location: Chambersburg, PA
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Sun shines during the day.
Wind blows during the night.
Water flows 24/7
Geothermal is available 24/7
Biomass is available 24/7
Storage is nice but a full portfolio of renewables can achieve coverage.
Hydro and geothermal seem like they have limited usage.
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Old 11-05-2018, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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Hydro and geothermal seem like they have limited usage.
We'll never tap it but the US has large potential for hydro electric/ This report doesn't even talk about run of the river low head pressure hydro....

https://www.hydroworld.com/articles/...port-says.html
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Chambersburg, PA
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Why won't we tap it? I live in Pennsylvania. I already know of one hydro electric dam around where I grew up.
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Old 11-07-2018, 03:40 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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All sorts of info on line about small hydro- units to power a homestead. Equipment is fairly cheap. You just need a stream with a reasonable flow rate.


Larger plants capable of supplying larger population centers present problems with upsetting habitat, although most rivers have already been screwed up in the name of flood control &/or navigability.
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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Why won't we tap it? I live in Pennsylvania. I already know of one hydro electric dam around where I grew up.
Sierra club hates hydro.....

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3345206/
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Chambersburg, PA
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How big of an impact do hydro electric dams have on the environment?
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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How big of an impact do hydro electric dams have on the environment?
Some would say allot.......... Research the TVA's struggles with the snail darter....
and here's a more recent story for your enjoyment.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...-suffer-loses/
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Chambersburg, PA
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How important are orcas to the Earth's ecosystems? We can't save every species and we have to reduce carbon emissions. I thought dams had those step like things fish could jump up in order to get farther upstream. What if we don't put dams on waterways that flow directly into ocean or are close to the ocean?

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