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  1. Mar 2021
    1. It ends up so weird and confused because it’s a community of explicitly anti-community, anti-government people clumsily feigning membership on a finite physical planet

      The same old atomistic mentality.

    2. These people hear climate and energy keywords and are now just slapping it on their projects, in the hope that that’ll ward off criticism. Storage? Energy efficiency? Demand response? Yeah, that’s what this is! Why the hell not?

      Greenwashing is the problem.

    3. “The prospect of utility independence and wholesale rates make fossil fuels far more compelling than grid-restricted renewables”

      Another sound(?) argument over pro-fossil-fuelness of BTC: grid independence of fuels!

    4. Rising demand helps fossil fuels, and falling demand helps renewable energy

      That is a valid argument that BTC is pro-fosil fuel.

    5. If zero emissions power is used, it’s a side-effect, not an effort to engage in climate action.

      That is the raw truth: no furl preference, just price driven.

  2. Oct 2020
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  5. Aug 2019
    1. A student might modify an assignment, create their own, or refuse one that might be ethically questionable (and explain why).

      Again I reach for the language of "disposable" (going in the trash can once it's graded) and "renewable" (of value above and beyond the class) assignments.

  6. Mar 2019
    1. It’s clear that we need to make the switch to clean, reliable sources of renewable energy like solar and wind. Unlike fossil fuels, renewables don’t add greenhouse gases to our atmosphere.

      We need to change to renewable energy

    1. The local electricity linesmen, electricity inspectors, and other nodal officials in the electricity department also have key roles to play. Building their capacities to disseminate such information and handle consumer queries and concerns, and providing basic training in billing and metering for solar power can go a long way in improving consumers’ experience.

      Why will Discom want to disseminate the information when:

      1. They themselves don't understand how the system works
      2. They feel that rooftop solar will cut into their revenues? Here, instead of a top-down approach or bottom-up approach, RE generators and regulators need to have a 2 pronged synchronous approach to educate people about the technologies.
  7. Nov 2015
    1. The port’s nascent concentration of expertise creates opportunity to provide cost effective through-life engineering and logistics support in Thanet.

      Surprising that they make no reference to Richborough Energy Park and the transmission to the grid from there https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richborough_Energy_Park Then there is the National Grid's Richborough Connection Project http://www.richboroughconnection.co.uk/

    1. LOPINOD is also being used to fund the development of a Low Carbon Plan. This plan will focus on the full spectrum of renewables including wind, solar, marine source heat pumps and tidal. It is hoped that we will become a hub for all green energy going forward, building on our existing involvement in the wind farm industry.

      Beachhead for solar, tidal, marine source heat pumps as well as wind energy