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  • Southern California Utility Cuts Power To Customers On Thanksgiving As Wildfire Risks Surge

    11/25/2021 9:27:22 AM PST · by george76 · 80 replies
    NATION AND STATE ^ | 11/25/2021
    The largest utility company in Southern California cut power to thousands of customers across higher elevations of Los Angeles, leaving many households without electricity for Thanksgiving. Edison International’s Southern California utility cut power to 32,036 residential and commercial building structures in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties to prevent wind storms from toppling power lines that would stoke fires in the drought-stricken region. The utility projects up to a quarter-million customers could lose service around Los Angeles and San Diego. ... Edison warned more customers are likely to lose power, and San Diego Gas & Electric, another...
  • Joe Biden Addresses High Gas Prices: Americans Can Save Money if They Buy Electric Cars

    11/23/2021 12:26:50 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/23/2021 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Joe Biden promoted his efforts to lower gas prices on Tuesday, but he reminded Americans they would save more money on gas if they owned electric cars. “For the hundreds of thousands of folks who bought one of those electric cars, they’re going to save $800 to $1000 in fuel costs this year,” Biden said, referring to the $112,595 electric Hummer pickup he test drove at a General Motors factory in Detroit earlier this month.
  • Used Car Battery Problems Take Shine Off China’s ‘Green’ New Energy Vehicles

    11/17/2021 7:55:17 AM PST · by george76 · 42 replies
    The Epoch Times. ^ | November 16, 2021 | Shawn Lin
    In the last decade, China has rapidly expanded its “green” new energy vehicle (NEV) industry but recycling and disposing of hundreds of thousands of tons of used car batteries has become a pressing issue due to environmental concerns. Growth in China’s NEV industry took off in 2014 when nearly 78,500 NEVs were produced and some 75,000 were sold. As of September of this year, China’s NEV registration reached 6.78 million, of which 5.52 million are fully electric vehicles. The NEV industry predicts that its production and sales growth rate will remain above 40 percent in the next five years prompting...
  • If protesting is insurrection, then what the hell is intentional sabotage of our core energy infrastructure that is vital to our economy and national security?

    11/10/2021 2:56:19 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    Yes, our coal, gas, oil and electrical industries are our core energy infrastructure and along with transportation are absolutely vital to our economy and our national security. Yet we have an entire political party of corrupt Marxist globalists who are actively and openly planning the deliberate sabotage, destruction and ultimate bankruptcy of the entire sector. Hell, they brag about it. The out of control lawless federal government has no business trying to deliberately sabotage and deprive the operators and investors in these long established and critically necessary industries of their constitutional rights to operate in a free market economy. And...
  • Here’s Everything America Gets For $1.2 Trillion In Infrastructure Spending – Including All The Crazy Stuff

    11/06/2021 10:36:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 11/06/2021 | Tyler Durden
    After Friday night's 11th-hour vote in the House resulted in the passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill - thanks to 13 uniparty Republicans who joined the Congressional Black Caucus in short-sheeting House Progressives - the Wall Street Journal and Forbes have published refreshers of what what America is supposedly getting out of the largest investment in infrastructure in more than a decade.From 10,000 feet, investments span refurbishing aging roads, bridges and ports, replacing lead pipes, upgrading and hardening the nation's power grid, and of course - a healthy investment in 'infrastructure' to battle the ever-looming man-made climate change disaster...
  • Biden's heating oil fiasco

    10/26/2021 3:45:00 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 26 Oct, 2021 | Linnea Lueken
    The supply chain crisis and fuel shortages that will harm Americans this winter and beyond have been created by dumb, but deliberate, government decisions. During World War II, U.S. coal companies ran radio advertisements cautioning people to buy only what they needed for immediate use. The government anticipated needing to use much of the available coal to keep pace with the urgent demand for it by the military. Eventually, the U.S. government rationed gasoline and oil, too. Eighty years later, electric utilities are once again warning Americans that we could be in for a long, cold, dark winter. However, the...
  • Hertz Places Order for 100,000 Tesla Vehicles

    10/25/2021 1:17:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 132 replies
    SF Gate ^ | October 25, 2021 | By Niraj Chokshi , New York Times
    Hertz, the car rental agency, said Monday that it had placed an order for 100,000 Teslas, a sign of growing momentum in the shift to electric vehicles. By the end of next year, when the Tesla order is completed, electric vehicles will make up more than 20% of Hertz’s global vehicle fleet, the company said. Hertz said it was teaming with NFL quarterback Tom Brady to promote its EV offerings in a marketing campaign. “Electric vehicles are now mainstream, and we’ve only just begun to see rising global demand and interest,” Mark Fields, Hertz’s interim chief executive, said in a...
  • India’s Top Utility Looks To Import Coal As Energy Crisis Continues

    10/24/2021 1:30:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Oil price ^ | Oct 22, 2021 | Tsvetana Paraskova
    The largest power generating company in India, NTPC Ltd, is looking for bids to import at least one million tons of coal for the first time in two years, ... NTPC aims to use the imported coal at power plants that are located far from India’s coal mines, as the energy crisis has depleted coal stocks in the country. The first tender in two years for overseas coal supply highlights the shortage of the fuel in India, where coal is the major power generating fuel, accounting for 70 percent of total electricity generation. Currently, more than 91 percent of the...
  • 4 ways the energy crisis hits U.S. electricity, gas, EVs

    10/24/2021 6:58:30 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 15 replies
    Energy Wire Blog ^ | October 22, 2021 | Energy Wire Staff
    A global energy crunch is creating pain for people struggling to fill their tanks and heat their homes, as well as roiling the utility industry’s plans to change its mix of generation and complicating the Biden administration’s plans to tackle climate change. The ripple effects of a surge in natural gas prices include a spike in coal use and emissions that counter clean energy targets. High fossil fuel prices also are translating into high prices and a supply crunch for key minerals like silicon used in clean energy projects. On a call with investors yesterday, a Tesla Inc. executive said...
  • “How Dare You?” – These Countries Are The Most Committed To Coal

    10/23/2021 5:52:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 10/22/2021 | Tyler Durden
    The already ambitious global carbon emission reduction goals were dealt a significant blow this month as China, having recently pledged to end all future foreign coal power projects, announced that they would be further committing to domestic coal expansion – likely pushing back the year the country expects to reach peak emissions (currently 2030), referencing a new “phased timetable and roadmap for peaking carbon emissions”.. Statista’s Martin Armstrong reports that, in a statement after a meeting of Beijing’s National Energy Commission, the Chinese premier, Li Keqiang said: Given the predominant place of coal in the country’s energy and resource endowment,...
  • Climate backfire: Coal-fired power jumps as natural gas prices soar

    10/19/2021 10:45:55 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Oct 18, 2021 | By Valerie Richardson
    Coal-fired electricity generation climbed this year in the U.S. for the first time since the Obama administration, spurred by spiking natural gas prices, a setback for the Biden climate agenda and a sign that the president’s drilling crackdown may be backfiring. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Monday that electricity generated by coal-fired plants is expected to jump by 22% in 2021 over last year’s levels for the first year-over-year increase since 2014. The reason: the rising cost of natural gas, which began climbing in April and hit a 13-year high this month, fueled by pent-up pandemic demand that has...
  • China coal prices hit record highs, early winter chill adds to energy woes

    10/15/2021 6:04:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 14, 2021 | Shivani Singh
    China thermal coal prices hit record high. ... Cold winds from north sweeps central and east China. China's Met Office forecasts sharp drops in temperatures. China's energy crisis deepened on Friday as cold weather swept into much of the country and power plants scrambled to stock up on coal, sending prices of the fuel to record highs. Electricity demand to heat homes and offices is expected to soar this week as strong cold winds move down from northern China. Forecasters predict average temperatures in some central and eastern regions could fall by as much as 16 degrees Celsius in the...
  • Delhi Power Minister warns of coal shortage in power plants, stock left for a few days

    10/11/2021 6:19:04 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 22 replies
    https://timesofindia ^ | Oct 11, 2021, 03:12PM | ISTSource: ANI
    Amid the possibility of a power blackout in the national capital, Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain on October 11 stated that there is coal shortage in most of the power plants and stock is left for only 2-3 days. “There is coal shortage in most of the power plants. The stock is left for only 2-3 days. NTPC capped production capacity of its plants to 55%. Earlier we used to get 4000 megawatts of electricity but now we are not getting even half of that,” said the Delhi Minister. vid at link
  • PG&E may shut off power to thousands; cites windy forecast

    10/10/2021 10:57:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 10, 2021
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric said it may shut off power to about 44,000 customers in California beginning on Monday due to potentially dry, gusty winds that could raise the risk electrical equipment sparking fires. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning of extreme fire danger starting late Sunday, when offshore winds are expected to develop across parts of northern and central California. The warning extends to late Tuesday and the strongest winds are expected on Monday. The high winds, combined with bone-dry vegetation caused by the drought, could increase the risk of trees falling...
  • Now National Grid warns of a greater risk of BLACKOUTS in Britain this winter because electricity supplies will be 'tight' after undersea cable fire - as Putin drives up gas prices, inflation soars and supply chain crisis threatens food shortages

    10/07/2021 5:20:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 7 October 2021 | RORY TINGLE
    Industry leaders called for 'urgent action' after the National Grid warned electricity supplies would be 'tight'.. ... Latest sign of a grim winter outlook for UK with economy clobbered by rising inflation and supply chain issues.. The supply of electricity to Britain this winter will be 'tight' and there is a greater risk of blackouts, the National Grid warned today - as soaring energy prices leave families facing sky- high bills. ... Gas is in high demand due to the reopening of the global economy, colder temperatures, and reduced wind and solar output due to unfavourable conditions. ... Omni Energy...
  • India's power plants are running dangerously short of coal

    10/06/2021 10:08:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Diksha Madhok,
    India may be staring at electricity shortages in the coming months because coal stocks at most of its power plants have dropped to critically low levels. As many as 63 of the 135 coal-fired power plants in Asia's third largest economy have two days — or less — of coal supplies, India's Central Electricity Authority (CEA) said in a report on Tuesday. Coal stocks at 17 of them have been run down to zero, it added. In total, 75 plants are running with five days worth of coal or less Coal accounts for almost 70% of the country's electricity generation.
  • Tesla’s Musk Says U.S. Electricity Production Needs to Double to Power Transition to EV Vehicles

    10/04/2021 6:12:50 PM PDT · by karpov · 124 replies
    Barron's ^ | October 3, 2021 | Al Root
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk believes that electrifying personal transportation will require electricity generating capacity to double. And while ramping up output might feel daunting for anyone worried about the transition to electric vehicles, investors—and U.S. consumers turning on the lights—shouldn’t worry. “If we shift all transport to electric than electricity demand approximately doubles…this is going to create a lot of challenges with the grid,” said Musk on Wednesday at CodeCon, a conference held at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills, Calif. Now, Musk is no fool: He has built several entities worth tens or even hundreds of billions of dollars....
  • What Is Behind China’s Power Crunch?

    09/30/2021 9:29:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Reuters via Epoch Times ^ | 09/30/2021 | Reuters
    BEIJING—China is in the grip of a power crunch as coal supply shortages combined with strong power demand from manufacturers, industry, and households push coal prices to record highs and trigger widespread curbs on usage.China’s heavily controlled power pricing system prevents its generators from passing on their soaring coal costs to consumers, leaving them with no choice but to suffer losses or reduce output.How Long Has There Been a Power Supply Problem in China?China has often struggled to balance supply and demand, with central planners often underestimating demand growth, leaving many provinces at risk of power cuts during the summer...
  • Unplugged? California lawmakers send Newsom bill that could ban gas generators

    09/12/2021 8:44:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 101 replies
    Just the News ^ | September 11, 2021 - 12:10am | Cole Lauterbach
    Legislation to restrict the use of gas-powered landscaping equipment in California also would outlaw portable generators in a state only a year removed from rolling power outages amid deadly heat. Should Newsom sign the bill, which cleared the California State Legislature on Thursday, it could ban another gas-powered necessity: portable generators. The Portable Generator Manufacturers’ Association warned AB 1346 could lead to a ban on the sale of portable generators in California as soon as 2024. “No matter how well-intentioned this bill might be, it makes a critical error in equating portable generators with other small off-road engine equipment,” said...
  • A spoonful of sugar opens a path to longer lasting lithium sulfur batteries

    09/10/2021 12:47:51 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies ^ | 10 September 2021 | by Monash University
    By incorporating sugar into the web-like architecture of the electrode they have stabilized the sulfur, preventing it from moving and blanketing the lithium electrode. Credit: Monash Energy Institute ________________________________________________________________________________ Simply by adding sugar, researchers from the Monash Energy Institute have created a longer-lasting, lighter, more sustainable rival to the lithium-ion batteries that are essential for aviation, electric vehicles and submarines. The Monash team, assisted by CSIRO, report in today's edition of Nature Communications that using a glucose-based additive on the positive electrode they have managed to stabilize lithium-sulfur battery technology, long touted as the basis for the next generation of...