« prev   random   next »

6
0

Japan Races to Build More Coal Burning Power Plants

By HeadSet follow HeadSet   2020 Feb 5, 12:13pm 745 views   7 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


Gotta power the new electric cars somehow...

Seriously, Japan is a country that already has its people living in tiny homes, uses tiny cars, and has excellent mass transit. But those efficiencies do not offset a very high population. If Japan wants to be sustained by renewables, it will need less people drawing energy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/03/climate/japan-coal-fukushima.html
1   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (1)   2020 Feb 5, 1:46pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

HeadSet says
If Japan wants to be sustained by renewables, it will need less people drawing energy.
Fortunately, thanks to Japan's smart immigration policies, their population is expected to fall.
2   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2020 Feb 5, 1:52pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Got to power those electric cars somehow.
3   joshuatrio   ignore (0)   2020 Feb 6, 3:50am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Why isn't Greta preaching her bs in Japan?
4   ForcedTQ   ignore (0)   2020 Feb 7, 11:00pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The main reason for this is nuclear power plant decommissioning. The Japanese people have such a sour taste in their mouths from TEPCO’s disastrous management of the Fukushima disaster.
5   ForcedTQ   ignore (0)   2020 Feb 7, 11:07pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Intermittent unreliable renewable power is not appropriate to use as base load power. Supercritical coal with the proper emissions controls is a wonderful way to generate base load power.
6   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2020 Feb 8, 6:48am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

ForcedTQ says
Intermittent unreliable renewable power is not appropriate to use as base load power. Supercritical coal with the proper emissions controls is a wonderful way to generate base load power.


The problem with coal is not "carbon" emissions. Proper emission control should mean removing sulfur, arsenic compounds, mercury and other heavy metals from the smokestacks. There is also a problem with the tons of toxic coal ash waste.
7   ForcedTQ   ignore (0)   2020 Feb 8, 4:44pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

HeadSet says
ForcedTQ says
Intermittent unreliable renewable power is not appropriate to use as base load power. Supercritical coal with the proper emissions controls is a wonderful way to generate base load power.


The problem with coal is not "carbon" emissions. Proper emission control should mean removing sulfur, arsenic compounds, mercury and other heavy metals from the smokestacks. There is also a problem with the tons of toxic coal ash waste.


When I said "emissions" I was referring to those you listed; as ZERO FUCKS GIVEN regarding CO2 emissions...

about   best comments   contact   one year ago   suggestions