Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Texas Governor Blames Power Outages on Wind, Solar

…says the failure of renewable energy caused the emergency and that this shows the Green New Deal would be a disaster. He did not actually blame the outages on the Green New Deal as many have said. But he was shoveling pretty hard nonetheless.

Katie Shepherd, Wash Post Feb 17 https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/02/17/texas-abbott-wind-turbines-outages/

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Solar Paint

Professor Paul Dastoor and his team have been working to create solar cells that can be printed directly onto surfaces like metal sheets, and they are aiming to eventually develop solar cells that can simply be painted directly onto surfaces.

via Solar Tribune: Australian team developing low-cost solar paint – Solar Tribune.



Maybe number one on the list of things that aren’t smart
March 19, 2013, 20:34
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Forgetting to start our renewable energy project.

Global demand for coal is expected to grow to 8.9 billion tons by 2016 from 7.9 billion tons this year. China is expected to add about 160 new coal-fired plants to the 620 operating now, within four years. During that period, India will add more than 46 plants.

via China & India Are Building 4 New Coal Power Plants – Every Week | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF).

Oh well.



Saudis move into solar
December 24, 2011, 00:13
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Saudi Arabia is paying a heavy price for its continued reliance on oil to generate electricity. Its power plants consume 800,000 barrels a day of oil equivalent, Ziyad Al Shiha, the executive director of Saudi Aramco Power Systems, told reporters in May. With the price of crude above US$100 a barrel on international markets, the opportunity cost is high, making investments in alternative sources of power more attractive.

via Saudis kicking off major move into solar – The National.