Category Archives: Fossil Fuel Energy

New Summary of California Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2016

Summary of California Greenhouse Gas Emissions for 2000 to 2016, 2018 Edition This report is from the California Air Resources Board. The units used are Million Metric Tons of CO2 equivalent (MMTCO2e), which we will shorten to “CO2” or just … Continue reading

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EU Natural Gas Dependence Is Like US Oil Dependence

Trump’s new attack on the EU and Germany is their dependence on Russian Natural Gas, and the completion of a northern pipeline through the Baltic Sea,, called Nord Stream, which bypasses the one through Ukraine, which Ukraine can block. Germany … Continue reading

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Dear Donald, Please Keep Your Clowns Giuliani and Pruitt in Office. Signed, A Democrat

Dear Donald, Please Keep Your Clowns Giuliani and Pruitt in Office. Signed, A Democrat Trump’s Lawyer Rudy Giuliani and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt are invaluable clowns who daily embarrass Trump and his administration. They are worth hundreds of millions of … Continue reading

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Questions About CCAs (Community Choice Aggregators) of Clean Energy

Questions About CCAs California communities are now considering proposals to switch their electrical power to CCAs (Community Choice Aggregators) or CCEs (Community Choice Energy). The motivation is to increase the amount of renewable energy sources. The city council or government … Continue reading

Posted in California Power Mixes, California Smog, CCA Questions, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Education, Coal, Electric Power, Fossil Fuel Energy, Green Rate Plans, Mayor's Climate Action Plan, Renewable Energy, SC Edison, SDG&E, Solar Energy, Summary of Climate Topics for Southern California | Leave a comment

Solar Fusion by Quantum Tunneling

Solar Fusion by Quantum Tunneling This is supposed to be a short OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) lecture to accompany the Teaching Company Lecture 48 by Prof. Alex Filippenko.  His lecture is entitled “How Stars Shine — Nature’s Nuclear Reactors. … Continue reading

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Ship of Fools Makes Wise Men Walk the Plank

Ship of Fools Makes Wise Men Walk the Plank Apparently we are discovering a law of sociology, that a group of like people will guarantee that only similar people will enter or stay in the group. The case we are … Continue reading

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It’s Now or Never for Saving Solar Power and Fighting Smog

It’s Now or Never for Saving Solar Power and Fighting Smog In case you have noticed lately in Orange County, it is getting smoggier. That doesn’t come from dirty power plants, since they are solar, wind, nuclear, or burning clean … Continue reading

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CAFE Fuel Economy Standards: Now and In the Future

CAFE Fuel Economy Standards:  Now and In the Future The current CAFE standards (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) and their increases are good through 2021.  For 2022 to 2025, they are under review by the Trump Administration, and their decision is … Continue reading

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