Monthly Archives: November 2015

Pictures of UC Irvine Trees

  UC Irvine has over 24,000 trees on the campus, and 11,000 are in the central Aldrich park. I have been taking interesting pictures of some of them, locating them in convenient areas for walks or exploration, and identifying them. … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Continued Climate Change

  This year will be the hottest recorded year. It used to be that the average world temperature was 0.7 degree C or 1.36 degree F above pre-industrial times. This year may be 1.0 degree C or 1.8 degree F … Continue reading

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Imported Sources of California’s Electric Power in 2014, and its CO2 Pollution

  We look here at the CO2 cleanliness or pollution of power imported into California. This is reported as two groupings as Southwest or Northwest. The numbers work out nicely as fractions. The 2014 California power output is 296,843 GWh … Continue reading

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Equivalent Volt and Leaf Pollution Mileage in Various California Utility Districts

Electric cars do not run on manufacturers mpg ratings, nor on the mysterious EPA mpg ratings.  They run on electricity provided mostly at night provided by your local utility.  We give here the amount of CO2 produced per kWh from … Continue reading

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Equivalent Volt and Tesla Pollution Mileage in Various California Utility Districts

Electric cars do not run on manufacturers mpg ratings, nor on the mysterious EPA mpg ratings.  They run on electricity provided mostly at night provided by your local utility.  We give here the amount of CO2 produced per kWh from … Continue reading

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Comparison of CO2 Emissions from Large California Utilities in 2014

  Even though all California Power Content Labels are not reported yet, it is useful to compare the latest ones for the United States, California, and the main California utility companies.  We also study the out-of-state power sources that make … Continue reading

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Answering Attacks on Philosophy and Liberal Arts Subjects

  I use this blog not only to comment on Energy and Environment issues, but also on Education issues, and on the defense of Scientific thinking. I am not using it for Politics, except as it affects the above issues. … Continue reading

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SC Edison Power Content Label — Compare and Contrast

SC Edison 2014 Power Content Label – Compare and Contrast The SC Edison 2014 Power Content Label is now available on their website.                                   … Continue reading

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UCI Neutrino Group Shares in Fundamental Physics Breakthrough Prize

The Breakthrough Prizes were just announced in the NY Times, on Nov. 8, 2015.  One of the Fundamental Physics Prizes went to five neutrino experiments that showed that neutrinos oscillated.  The UCI Department of Physics and Astronomy Neutrino Group participated … Continue reading

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