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californiaRooftop Solar is Also Off in a Power Outage

PG&E is shutting off power to 800,000 Californians today and tomorrow. More than 1 million California homes are already soaking up sunshine with solar panels to generate electricity. Next year, that number will surge as new building standards take effect …

carsLow Energy Return Will Not Cause a Collapse

A scenario where a modern society could collapse is if the energy returned from new energy sources drops below critical levels. Clearly, if you spend more energy to build a new reactor or solar farm than what the reactor produces …

businessSolar, Wind and Nuclear Energy Prices

Solar is getting competitive on power generation costs but on average is more costly than nuclear power. NV Energy’s had solar power pricing of $24.99/MWh in Arizona. This was 2.5 cents per kwh. A dual nuclear power plant in the …

coalGlobal Coal Power Set a New Power Generation Record

Coal-based generation rose by 3% in 2018, the same rate as in 2017, to reach a new peak at more than 10 000 TWh. Coal generation in Asia – particularly China and India – increased significantly, but it fell elsewhere, …

businessDebunking Myths about Global Solar, Wind and Nuclear

I was debating Ned Ford about solar, wind and nuclear energy at Quora. My energy answer on Quora was about how nuclear power was still being more economical than solar and wind. Ned is a volunteer conservation chair at a …

energyNuclear is Still Cheaper and Safer Than Solar and Wind

I answered a question on Quora about why is nuclear power generating more power than solar energy ? Nuclear generates over 2500 TWh and solar is at 500 TWh and heading to 900 TWh globally in 2022. Current bids for …

businessFrance’s Nuclear Buildout Was More Cost Effective Than 2018-2022 Solar and Wind

France built up nuclear power in 15 years using inflation-adjusted $330 billion to generated over 400 TWh of electricity for many decades. Global solar power only passed 400 TWh in 2017. The first 1000 TWh of wind and solar required …