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by Yves75
Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does RGR actually want.
Replies: 66
Views: 8372

The IEA says we'll be fine through 2030. I don't interpret "fine" as "screwed". Looks like the IEA is slowly trying to gain grounds while keeping "respectable manners" through the process however, no ? These are only figures we should be able to have a bit of truth her...
by Yves75
Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EU wants end to old-style bulbs
Replies: 17
Views: 1736

Is there true "end to end" analysis of the EREOI on this ? How good is it ?

(remeber seing lighting being around 3% of household energy use, or electricity use ? forgot ...)
by Yves75
Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: Detroit has run out of road. The car's future lies in Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 923

DominicJ wrote:No one killed the electric car.
Probably true, however the story appears to be different for electric streetcars/tramways, for instance :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Amer ... ar_scandal

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by Yves75
Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I appear to be misunderstood
Replies: 31
Views: 2794

A lot of line starting "I" 's here, as for me I think you're perfectly ok, nothing to worry about
by Yves75
Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: UK energy regulator sees higher bills from 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1031

RenewableCandy wrote:In a way that's good news: the work is necessary, else we won't be able to integrate all those shiny new offshore wind power generators into the Grid.
Shiny generators are something, is the percentage really that gross ?
by Yves75
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Current Oil Price
Replies: 3626
Views: 666810

In the meantime, I would venture, along the lines of POWERSWITCHING, that if the government had any balls, it would raise the tariff/tax on crude imports as fast as the market dropped the commodity price, and use the difference for some decent powerswitching. It would keep demand lower, pump money ...
by Yves75
Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: Npower trials a smarter grid
Replies: 11
Views: 1104

The trial of the "dynamic demand" technology will allow npower to minutely adjust the electricity usage of particular customer appliances, mainly white goods, without switching them off, in order to help it balance the supply and demand of power on the grid. Until now utilities have had t...
by Yves75
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: News
Topic: We need a global binding agreement on the oil price
Replies: 39
Views: 3876

DominicJ wrote:
Its madness that they havent, but they havent.
Yes from the Saudis it's really strange ... at least a few percent
by Yves75
Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: We need a global binding agreement on the oil price
Replies: 39
Views: 3876

But thats not what OPEC is doing, its what OPEC has tried to do, but everytime it sets a quota, its constituants play bugger thy neighbour. They more or less managed to do it a few times, and even with thinking "out of the cartel" thing, in a depletion period it might well be in the inter...
by Yves75
Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: We need a global binding agreement on the oil price
Replies: 39
Views: 3876

price is a function to regulate supply and demand, to fix the price, you must fix the supply and demand, which is just not possible. Agree on that (of course), but for finite "consumable" resources, I think there is also something else coming into play, that is, for the producers, the max...
by Yves75
Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: We need a global binding agreement on the oil price
Replies: 39
Views: 3876

RenewableCandy wrote:(aarrgh just noticed the spelling of your name :twisted: :twisted: :D )
lol, but the "i" is just a typo ! :)

(ok I can read your sig line quite well though ;) )
by Yves75
Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: We need a global binding agreement on the oil price
Replies: 39
Views: 3876

For countries without oil, and especially in the developed countries, better than controlling the oil price (not really feasible anyway), would be to raise the taxes on oil and other fossiles, only way to "negociate" the turn, raising taxes pushing for less consumption on fossile fuel, and...
by Yves75
Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 10 big energy myths
Replies: 18
Views: 1989

If we are to have wind power attached to an electric grid of the kind we have today, we need at least the same capacity from some backup source as from wind. The ideal complement to wind is hydroelectric since it can be brought online almost instantaneously. Nuclear is pretty stupid as backup for w...
by Yves75
Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 10 big energy myths
Replies: 18
Views: 1989

From the article :
Myth 2: wind power is too unreliable

Actually, during some periods earlier this year the wind provided almost 40% of Spanish power.
Uh ? Isn't this figure completely off the mark ?
by Yves75
Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you ever come across a major conspiracy?
Replies: 49
Views: 5262

I answered no to the poll, but for me the most impressive conspiracy (impressive in terms of consequences) is the overthrowing of Mossadegh in 1953 by the CIA and MI6, which Madeleine Allbright admitted to. This due to his politics on oil in fact. When you think it was to put the Shah state police i...