With Heat From Heat Pumps, US Energy Requirements Could Plummet By 50%

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2023 14:25:48 +0000

DALL·E generated image of an industrial plant wasting lots of heat, reddish, digital artElectrification and heat pumps radically reduce the requirement to build new wind, solar, nuclear, hydro, and geothermal primary energy sources.

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Why Aren’t Energy Flows Diagrams Used More To Inform Decarbonization?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2023 15:59:22 +0000

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Sankey diagram of US energy flows for 2021The primary energy fallacy is the assumption that all of the energy in all of the oil, gas and coal we burn today must be replaced. We don’t need to replace it, we need to replace the unwasted energy services.

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Yes, There Will Be Enough Biofuels; No, They Won’t Impact Food Supplies

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2023 15:52:28 +0000

DALL-E generated image of wheat being transformed to biofuel and then fueling an airplaneBiofuels are fit for purpose, and we have a lot more resources for them than the requirements. Arguments against them are mostly specious, biased, or based on very stale data.

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Politician Embarrassed For Telling The Truth: Cabinet Minister Criticizes Norway’s Green Hydrogen Goals

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2023 18:38:26 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a politician embarrassed because he told the truthNorway is just a rich, European Algeria with a big piggybank. That means it’s going to survive the transition adequately, but its economy is going to radically transform.

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Goodyear Cooks Up “Stone Soup” Sustainable-Materials Car Tires

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2023 17:05:38 +0000

car tires sustainable materials GoodyearThe potential to achieve 100% sustainable-materials car tires is in sight, with an assist from mass balance supply chain bookkeeping.

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The Magic of Heat Pumps: Transforming Homes & Combating Climate Change

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2023 02:40:44 +0000

DALL·E created image of a warm and comfortable home interior with a family in the style of impressionismHarvest Thermal is a company focused on electrifying home heating and hot water systems with its thermal storage heat pump technology. The system reduces homeowners’ energy costs and carbon emissions by shifting heat production to off-peak hours and optimizing energy use through stratified thermal storage and data-driven controls.

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The Unused Energy All Around Us: How Rejected Energy Can Help Us Go Green

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2023 02:30:39 +0000

DALL·E 2023-01-06 A house that recovers heat from flushed water image by AI tool DALL-eChatGPT knows more stuff than you do. A lot more stuff. The entire internet of stuff. Asking it about anything is more likely to provide a complete answer than writing it yourself, even if the subject is nerdy energy flow diagrams.

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LLNL’s Energy Flow Diagrams Show That The US Isn’t Moving The Needle On Climate Action

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2023 02:50:35 +0000

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Sankey diagram of US energy flows for 2021In 7 years of electrification and deployment of wind and solar, the US barely budged the needle, in fact declining slightly to more wasted energy in 2016 and 2017 before improving again in 2018 and onward.

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