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Sun Jun 17, 2018, 08:54 AM

2017 Establishes a New Record for Coal and For So Called "Renewables."

The data comes from the BP Statistical Report, which is generally more current than the WEO (published each November) but perhaps not as accurate.

I've downloaded all the data from the BP Report nonetheless, and am going through it. It's an interesting read, showing that things are every bit as bad as I've come to believe, maybe even worse, particularly since energy and environmental issues are filled with so much wishful thinking, outright delusion, and denial on both ends of the political spectrum, this in a world where the center is disappearing.

Other big "winners," besides so called "renewables" and coal were oil and gas, and oh, yes, carbon dioxide emissions.

Carbon Brief: BP Global Data Shows Record Highs for Coal Power

There's a certain amount of "percent talk" here about so called "renewable energy," which is tightly linked to the use of dangerous fossil fuels.

The so called "renewable energy" industry remains what it has always been, trivial, outside of "percent talk" compared to dangerous fossil fuels, and is clearly incompetent to stop their growth.

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Sun Jun 17, 2018, 01:26 PM

1. what you label as trivial renewable energy runs my house 100% during daylight hrs nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 17, 2018, 02:26 PM

2. And this is relevant to the 3 billion people on...

...this planet who lack improved sanitation how exactly?

What's your guess, that all these people need to do is find out about your house and they'll run down to Home Depot and buy solar cells to run their water treatment systems?

This could just be me but I have a sense that there may be just a tiny bit of bourgeois myopia here.

Do you have any insight as to why your solar house is non-trivial but how, nonetheless we almost hit 412 ppm of the dangerous fossil fuel waste carbon dioxide in this planet's atmosphere this year?

I'm no longer stunned to see how clueless exactly the defenders of the failed scheme actually are.

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