Category Archives: Electric Power

Human Breakouts as Enhancements of Climate Change

Human Breakouts as Enhancements of Climate Change We have been warned of several possible tipping points that may occur from climate change.  They are physical or chemical in origin, or involve atmospheric or oceanic flows.  But there are also human … Continue reading

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Electric Car Energy and Carbon Tax Charges, Compared to Gas Vehicles

Electric Car Energy and Carbon Tax Charges, Compared to Gas Vehicles The typical energy to miles ratio for electric cars is that 0.3 kWh (kiloWatt-hours) of electricity takes an electric vehicle one mile.  The inverse of this is that one … Continue reading

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Dear Donald: Windmills Do Not Cause Cancer; Narcissists Do!

Dear Donald:  Windmills Do Not Cause Cancer; Narcissists Do! At the National Republican Congressional Committee Trump made one of his “they say that” lies that windmill’s noise (whrr, whrr, with circling hand, our President acted out) causes cancer.  While living … Continue reading

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Keys to Climate Action

Keys to Climate Action This is a talk that I gave to OLLI on National, State, Cities, and Businesses involved in Climate Action.  It also covers utilities, and individual actions.  It emphasizes California, wildfires, and sea level rise predictions and … Continue reading

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California Utilities’ Green Power Plans

California Utilities’ Green Power Plans California utilities are now also filing their Green Power plans with their Power Content Labels.  We examine those of the major utilities in our previous post summarizing their normal power sources. Southern California Edison: Green … Continue reading

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Comparison of California Utilities Power Sources And Emissions for 2017

We compare the energy sources for the major California utilities with each other, as well as with the overall California sources, and the US overall sources.  For each, we calculate the emissions per kWh.  Undisclosed sources are taken to be … Continue reading

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How Large and Influential is Coal Usage?

How Large and Influential is Coal Usage? Overall, US coal usage as a percent of electric power has declined from about 53% in 2000 to 33% in 2015.  We are using data related to electric car choices from a report … Continue reading

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Looking at Air Pollution from its Shortening of Life Expectancy

Looking at Air Pollution from its Shortening of Life Expectancy Environmentalists at the University of Chicago have done a worldwide study of the effects of air pollution on lowering life expectancy in all nations, and in key regions within nations.  … Continue reading

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This Celebrates My 900th Blog Article

This Celebrates My 900th Blog Article Unfortunately, it is on a very sad day, due to the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.  That was preceded by a week of bombs from the #MAGAbomber to 14 Trump … Continue reading

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s Talk at Distinctive Voices at the Beckman

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s Talk at Distinctive Voices at the Beckman ”Accelerating the Clean Energy Transformation” Prof. Ernest Moniz was President Obama’s Secretary of Energy from 2013 to Jan. 2017.  He worked with Secretary of State Kerry to negotiate the … Continue reading

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