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Old 06-10-2019, 11:53 AM
 
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It's called Google. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewa..._United_States

You're welcome.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:55 AM
 
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Hmmmm. From that very report not filtered through that idiotic OP.

Total generation.
  • Oil, Gas, Coal = 70%
  • Nuclear = 9%
  • Hydro = 8.4% (this is essentially fixed)
  • Wind, Solar, Biomass = 9%
The very biased OP, is prone to hyperbole.



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Old 06-10-2019, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Hmmmm. From that very report not filtered through that idiotic OP.

Total generation.
  • Oil, Gas, Coal = 70%
  • Nuclear = 9%
  • Hydro = 8.4% (this is essentially fixed)
  • Wind, Solar, Biomass = 9%
The very biased OP, is prone to hyperbole.



/thread
The thread title is off - as it is not about the source of energy, but about new projects coming online. That's where the renewables have passed coal.

Natural gas is the leading US source of energy.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:58 AM
 
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Renewable energy will continue to grow despite opposition from the neo-luddite Trump party and their adherents. Read the posts from these neo-luddite rubes. They're all set to go out to start smashing solar panels.

These people are the descendants of those that opposed the automobile because it would damage the horse and carriage business and those that lamented the passing of the whale oil business

The paradigm is shifting again.

Some are ready for the future. Others are cowering under their blankets.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:59 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Originally Posted by WaldoKitty View Post
Hmmmm. From that very report not filtered through that idiotic OP.

Total generation.
  • Oil, Gas, Coal = 70%
  • Nuclear = 9%
  • Hydro = 8.4% (this is essentially fixed)
  • Wind, Solar, Biomass = 9%
The very biased OP, is prone to hyperbole.



/thread
Yeah. I got a friend who wets himself talking about electric cars and how trains are going to come back in fashion, and solar power and yada-yada-yada...
Meanwhile he - age 72 - owns three cars, a 4 wheeler, and lives in a house with the carbon footprint of a small volcano.
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:01 PM
 
Location: USA
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The thread title is off - as it is not about the source of energy, but about new projects coming online.

Natural gas is the leading US source of energy.
And Natural Gas will continue to lead and expand because that is what is replacing the Nuke plants that being decommissioned as their useful lives end.

Wind and solar can not be a base load as they are unreliable and require a unit of reliable energy (gas, oil, coal, hydro, nuke) as back up for every unit that comes on line. But you're in Houston or somewhere around there so probably in the energy sector and know all that and much more I presume. Ex Enron guy, huh?
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:03 PM
 
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Renewable energy will continue to grow despite opposition from the neo-luddite Trump party and their adherents. Read the posts from these neo-luddite rubes. They're all set to go out and yo start smashing solar panels.

These people are the descendants of those that opposed the automobile because it would damage the horse and carriage business and those that lamented the passing of the whale oil business

The paradigm is shifting again.

Some are ready for the future. Others are cowering under their blankets.
It didn't require government to get people to move from the horse and buggy to the car.

Without government regulations, renewables would remain a novelty.

Government regulations could force you back to horses and buggies, so that pretty much negates that comparison.
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:04 PM
 
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Originally Posted by TreeBeard View Post
Renewable energy will continue to grow despite opposition from the neo-luddite Trump party and their adherents. Read the posts from these neo-luddite rubes. They're all set to go out to start smashing solar panels.

These people are the descendants of those that opposed the automobile because it would damage the horse and carriage business and those that lamented the passing of the whale oil business

The paradigm is shifting again.

Some are ready for the future. Others are cowering under their blankets.

I'll bet you thought "solar freakin' roads" were a good idea too!
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:04 PM
 
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It didn't require government to get people to move from the horse and buggy to the car.

Without government regulations, renewables would remain a novelty.

Government regulations could force you back to horses and buggies, so that pretty much negates that comparison.

The oil industry thrives off of government largess, tax breaks, give aways and sweetheart deals. Try again.
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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In spite of the denialist movement and lack of action from our current government, the people driving energy decisions understand the reality of climate change and momentum toward renewables will continue.

Hopefully government efforts can catch up under the next administration post 2020.
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