Solar PV, onshore wind, electric vehicles, and LED lighting will win for all of us and profit in the next five years, says Goldman Sachs, which just put $150 billion of its own money where its mouth is.
How about you, world leaders gathered in Paris?
New wind turbines and solar panels worldwide will provide more
energy over the next five years than U.S. shale-oil production has
over the past five, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
The leading renewable-energy technologies will add the equivalent of
6.2 million barrels of oil a day to the global energy mix, exceeding
the 5.7 million barrels a day pumped from U.S. shale oil wells since
2010, analysts including Brian Lee and Jaakko Kooroshy said in a
research report Monday….
“Wind and solar are on track to exceed 100 gigawatts in new
installations for the first time,” Continue reading →
This Memorial Day let’s honor those who have served and those who have fallen
by getting on with removing one of the major causes of war:
The U.S. military is putting its money where its mouth is in buying
Especially now that
HB 57 is law and enables solar financing,
the rest of us can do the same.
And that will prevent casualties and prevent wars.
There will be nearly 140,000 solar panels covering about 200 acres.
Georgia Power owns and operates the solar panels, and all of the
energy generated will go to Georgia Power to be equally distributed
to people across the region who use Georgia Power, including
MidCoast Regional Airport, Fort Stewart, and any other residential
“Let me put a little bit into perspective; so the Army is the
largest utility consumer in the United States, we buy more utility
services than anyone else, even WalMart,” Deputy Assistant Secretary
of the Army Richard Kidd said.
From Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace and Matsutaro Shoriki founding
the Japanese nuclear industry
to Shinzo Abe’s international nuclear salesmanship,
nuclear power has always been a whitewash for nuclear weapons,
with “peaceful” nukes
a boondoggle for big corps subsidized by taxpayers and ratepayers.
Yet the sun is rising around the world, on Japan as well as on the U.S.
U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower kicked it off with his
“Atoms for Peace”
speech at the UN, 8 December 1953,
The Atomic Energy Agency could be made responsible for the
impounding, storage, and protection of the contributed fissionable
and other materials. The ingenuity of our scientists will provide
special safe conditions under which such a bank of fissionable
material can be made essentially immune to surprise seizure.
The more important responsibility of this Atomic Energy Agency would
be to devise methods whereby this fissionable material would be
allocated to serve the peaceful pursuits of mankind. Experts would
be mobilized to apply atomic energy to the needs of agriculture,
medicine, and other peaceful activities. A special purpose would be
to provide abundant electrical energy in the power-starved areas of
the world. Thus the contributing powers would be dedicating some of
their strength to serve the needs rather than the fears of mankind….
Against the dark background of the atomic bomb, the United States
does not wish merely to present strength, but also the desire and
the hope for peace.
He’s against war in Syria, he wouldn’t give a straight answer about
labelling GMOs, and he’s still chasing the windmill of abolishing ObamaCare.
See for yourself.
Many thanks to Chamber president Myrna Ballard for keeping videoing open.
French state-controlled power group Electricite de France SA said
Friday a fire started on a transformer at its nuclear plant in
Cattenom, eastern France, adding that it was outside the
A commenter on
Mali: a French War for Uranium
suggested that if "that zone" (presumably
the Sahara in Mali and Niger)
were such an El Dorado the U.S. and the Chinese would have long been interested.
Actually, it turns out numerous countries are involved, especially along
Uranium Highway in the Uranium Province in Niger.
Not the Americans so much, but definitely the Chinese.
Pre-Feasibility study on Faléa mine project started:
On Nov. 15, 2012, Rockgate Capital Corp. announced the commencement of a Pre-Feasibility study on its Faléa U-Ag-Cu project in south-west Mali. Rockgate has engaged the services of the DRA Group of Johannesburg, South Africa to complete the study.
Environmental and social baseline studies commissioned on Faléa mine project:
On April 26, 2010, Rockgate Capital Corp. announced that it has commissioned environmental and social baseline studies on the Faléa Project, Mali.
Apparently Niger has more recoverable Uranium than either the U.S. or Canada;
more than Kazakhstan; more than any country except Australia.
In Niger, it's Russia, Korea, India, and here are a few notes
about Chinese involvement:
Areva ready to give Chinese access to Imouraren uranium mine:
French nuclear giant Areva is ready to open up to a Chinese partner the
Google for Mali War in French, and it seems nobody in France is fooled:
France is going to war in Mali for oil, gas, gold and… uranium just across the border in Niger.
Have you ever heard of a war for sunshine or wind?
Let’s get on with solar and wind for energy independence,
including from wars for fuels.
matL : Quels sont les enjeux stratégiques majeurs que présente le Mali, non seulement pour la France mais pour la région entière ?
matL : What are the important policy challenges posed by Mali, not only for France but for the entire region?
Les enjeux sur les ressources extractives, à savoir notamment le
pétrole et le gaz sur le site de Taoudenni qui se trouve à cheval sur
trois pays, Mauritanie, Mali et Algérie. Ensuite, l’uranium puisqu’il
en a été découvert dans l’Adar des Iforas. Mais ces trois ressources
extractives ne sont pas encore en état d’exploitation. En revanche,
le Mali est le troisième producteur d’or sur le continent africain. Ce
sont là les enjeux géostragégiques.
Issues of extractive resources, notably including oil and gas on the
site Taoudenni which straddles three countries, Mauritania, Mali
and Algeria. Then, since uranium has been discovered in the Adrar
des Iforas. But these three extractive resources are not yet ready to
use. However, Mali is the third largest gold producer in Africa. These
are the geostratigic issues.
S’il y avait implosion du Mali par la prise du pouvoir central par les
groupes armés djihadistes, il y aurait nécessairement des conséquences
négatives sur l’ensemble des pays de la sous-région.
If there was implosion of Mali by making the central government by armed
groups jihadists, there would have negative consequences for all countries
in the sub-region.
Visiteur : Bonjour, le gisement d’uranium exploité par Areva se trouve
au Niger à quelques centaines de kilomètres à l’est de la zone de
combats. Pensez-vous qu’il existe un lien entre l’intervention et la
protection éventuelle de cette source d’énergie vitale pour la France ?
Caller: Hello, the uranium deposit is operated by Areva in Niger a few
hundred kilometers east of the combat zone. Do you think there is a link
between the intervention and the possible protection of this vital energy
source for France?
En tout cas, l’hypothèse n’est pas du tout à écarter car il y aura
des conséquences sur l’ensemble de la sous-région.
In any case, the hypothesis is not at all ruled out
because there will be an impact on the entire sub-region.
…progress in solar panels has been so dramatic and sustained that, as a blog post at Scientific American put it, “there’s now frequent talk of a
‘Moore’s law’ in solar energy,”
with prices adjusted for inflation falling around 7 percent a year.
This has already led to rapid growth in solar installations, but even more change may be just around the corner. If the downward trend continues — and if anything it seems to be accelerating — we’re just a few years from the point at which electricity from solar panels becomes cheaper than electricity generated by burning coal.
And if we priced coal-fired power right, taking into account the huge health and other costs it imposes, it’s likely that we would already have passed that tipping point.
I added the blockquotes and the Moore’s Law link. Seems to me physicist Sec. Chu must be looking only at the sticker price,
while economist Krugman is also looking at other costs and at externalities not currently included in the sticker price, yet still costing us in other ways.
Add in the costs of wars for oil and I wonder how long ago solar already became cheaper than oil….
For the past 90 years this debate has been dominated by the professional purveyors of moral panic in our society – a toxic combination of politicians, pressmen, prelates and policemen, aided and abetted by ill-informed parents, who have sought to pre-empt any serious discussion of “psychoactive” substances.