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DonDeeHippy

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I've never even seen the man, state members though see a lot, Deb Freklintonsonbomgone is involved with the community and met her alot...
 

johnsmith

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I've never even seen the man, state members though see a lot, Deb Freklintonsonbomgone is involved with the community and met her alot...
you're one up on me ... i don't even know who my local MP is ... it was Ciobo but he retired at the last election
 

DonDeeHippy

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The stupidest thing about all of this is that it's in Queensland... A state RUN by Labor... Now the Fed Laborites are trying for political points saying they are opposing it...
Instead of that why not put their own party in Line and stop the Labor Party from trying to build new coal power plants..

the headline should be..
Fed Labor are opposing State Labor building new Coal Power Plants....
 

HBS Guy

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Resevoirs seem a great place for solar panels: water cools the panels making them more efficient. No land acquisition/clearance. Panels reduce evaporation losses:

#1 Floating solar farms (aka ‘floatovoltaics’)
Silicon panels are becoming cheaper and more efficient day-by-day. According to experts, if photovoltaic panels are placed on reservoirs and other water bodies, they offer even greater efficiency as well as a plethora of other benefits.

“Floatovoltaics” are photovoltaic solar power systems created for floating on reservoirs, dams, and other water bodies.

Floating solar farm


Image Credits: Sungrow
Floating solar farms can generate huge amounts of electricity without using valuable land or real estate. The installation costs of floating photovoltaic panels are less than land-based photovoltaic panels. Also, research showed that the power production of floating solar panels is greater by up to 10% due to the cooling effect of water.

Besides producing clean solar power, floating solar farms can help with water management. They reduce the loss of water to evaporation as they limit air circulation and block sunlight from the surface of the water. Also, floating solar farms prevent noxious algae production, lowering water treatment costs. Furthermore, the water beneath keeps solar panels clean and minimizes energy waste.

In 2008, the first commercial 175 kWh floating panel system was installed in California at the Far Niente winery in Napa Valley.
 
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HBS Guy

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In SA we have lakes Alexandrina and Albert at the end of the Murray. Shallow and bigger waves yet a lot of space not used.
 

HBS Guy

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#2 BIPV solar technology
Building-integrated photovoltaics, as the name suggests, seamlessly blend into building architecture in the form of roofs, canopies, curtain walls, facades, and skylight systems. Unlike traditional solar PV panels, BIPV can be aesthetically appealing rather than a compromise to a building’s design.
https://www.seia.org/initiatives/building-integrated-photovoltaics

Conservatory roof could be this type of panel—need to pay for a roof, make it one that makes free electricity! Same with roof on E, N & W sides of house? Better than galvo or tiles?
 
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DonDeeHippy

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Bernie Sanders
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Hurricane Laura producing an unsurvivable storm surge in Texas and Louisiana. A catastrophic 800-mile derecho in Iowa and Illinois. Raging wildfires in California. No. The Green New Deal is not radical. Having a president in office who calls climate change a hoax—that's radical.

AMerica had thair last chance of a leader who might of actually made the country better and not just pandered to themselves and the rich....Shame really
 

HBS Guy

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Derecho

a storm system that moves a long distance rapidly and brings winds which can devastate an area several miles wide.


Never seen that word before.
 

HBS Guy

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(US)
FOR THE FIRST TIME NET FOSSIL FUEL CAPACITY DROPPED8.95 GW in the US.

Yes we have a long way to go to get to the point were no new fossil fuel plants are built or even operating but this is a milestone.
Costs for renewables are lower than for any new fossil fuels and even many existing plants we are seeing the impact of that change in new plants being built. The same data for a year ago show fossil fuels were increasing on a net basis. Going from a net gain of 2083.0 MW to a net loss of 8949.9 MW is a compete turn around for US electricity. That is an 11032.9 MW reduction in new fossil fuel capacity.


June 2019 full year capacity data
renewables have net gain of 13272.1 MW
fossil fuels have NET GAIN of 2083.0 MW


June 2020 full year capacity data
renewables have net gain of 16887.3 MW
fossil fuels have NET LOSS of -8949.9 MW
https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,3017.msg283529.html#msg283529

The link above is to the Arctic Melt Season post. Will try and find the source article. Nevertheless, good news.
 

HBS Guy

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I guess this will do as a source?

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-electricity-fossilfuel-decline/fossil-fuels-for-power-at-turning-point-as-renewables-surged-in-2019-data-idUSKBN20R0HU#:~:text=Fossil fuel power generation last,publishing the review in 1985.

TOKYO (Reuters) - The use of fossil fuels such as coal and oil for generating electricity fell in 2019 in the United States, the European Union and India, at the same time overall power output rose, a turning point for the global energy mix.
 

MilesAway

Bongalong
Derecho

a storm system that moves a long distance rapidly and brings winds which can devastate an area several miles wide.


Never seen that word before.
I think it means "Directly ahead" in Spanish.

I think it also means "Turn to the right" in Spanish also.

I met some interesting people in Mexico when I was drunk.

🤾😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🍔🍔🍔
 

DonDeeHippy

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Awesome Aussie company just gets a investment backer... What a great product.....
 
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