quote:Now Scottish Power is planning a venture which it believes could create enough power for 2,000 homes.[...]Scotland has the potential to generate a quarter of Europe's marine energy[...]Wave and tidal power could supply a fifth of UK's electricity needs
quote:Originally posted by DIT:Great thread topic!!! Thanks Kradlum!---SoCal Solar PowerHuge Solar Plants Bloom in Desert Two Southern California utility companies are planning to develop a pair of sun-powered power plants that they claim will dwarf existing solar facilities and could rival fossil-fuel-driven power plants....The first phase of the SoCal Edison project will be to build a 1-megawatt test site using 40 dishes, which should be complete by spring 2007. Construction on the full, 500-megawatt facility is expected to begin in mid-2008, and should take three to four years. Each dish can produce up to 25 kilowatts, and the site will eventually have 20,000 dishes stretching across 4,500 acres of desert. Stirling plans to begin construction on SDG&E's 300-megawatt project in late 2008, and it should take about two years to install the 12,000 dishes covering about 2,000 acres.
quote: Originally posted by TwiliteMinotaur (predictions thread):2006 - After the success of 'An Inconvenient Truth', the market for 'eco-media' takes off, and global consciousness snowballs.2008 - 'Sun farms', self-maintaining photovoltaic fields several miles wide capable of powering entire cities, effectively end the (fossil fuel) energy industry.
quote:Originally posted by Eric:TVA produces an average of 822 kWh (One kilowatt-hour (kWh) equals the amount of electricity needed to burn a 100-watt lightbulb for 10 hours.) of electricity per day
quote:Originally posted by Kradlum:quote:Originally posted by Eric:TVA produces an average of 822 kWh (One kilowatt-hour (kWh) equals the amount of electricity needed to burn a 100-watt lightbulb for 10 hours.) of electricity per day The maths looks wrong. If it produces 822kWh per day then shouldn't it power 822 100 watt light bulbs for 10 hours?
quote:"Photovoltaic was the first-generation, utility-scale solar technology," he said. "The Stirling engine looks like it will be the second generation."
quote:Originally posted by DIT:Good article on CO2 sequestration and Clean Coal. See also Capturing carbon - We have the technology, why aren't we doing it?
quote:Originally posted by Aisha:Thanks!A taxi driver (the best-informed people around here) told me he heard on the news that Mitsubishi have what we need for the gas-fired power plants here right now.
quote:Originally posted by Kradlum:BBC Ethical Man's top 10 tips for ethical living.
quote:Originally posted by greendreams:did you know that livestock create more greenhouse gases than vehiclesI don't know if this is true.
quote:In the end, even the most generous analysts estimate that it takes the energy equivalent of three gallons of ethanol to make four gallons of the stuff.
quote:Originally posted by Kradlum:US extends Daylight Saving by 4 weeks, with possible savings of 10.8 million tons of CO2 over the next 13 years, plus other benefits. A simple, non-technical initiative.
quote:That's what I was talking about when I mentioned the creation of the Sahara desert being a result of over-farming and large human-raised cattle herds in the Middle East/North Africa. More reason for us not to eat too much meat or mass-produce it. Keep in mind that this still makes the problem our fault.
quote: What's wrong with ethanol from corn.