Author Topic: Goodnight #naturalgas, goodnight #coal, goodnight #nuclear  (Read 126 times)

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Goodnight #naturalgas, goodnight #coal, goodnight #nuclear
« on: July 01, 2019, 08:34:35 PM »
New Solar + Battery Price Crushes Fossil Fuels, Buries Nuclear

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2019/07/01/new-solar--battery-price-crushes-fossil-fuels-buries-nuclear/#73092c675971

Soon-ish?: Too cheap to meter.

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Re: Goodnight #naturalgas, goodnight #coal, goodnight #nuclear
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 11:44:54 AM »
Yes, asap. We need something positive on this front.

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Re: Goodnight #naturalgas, goodnight #coal, goodnight #nuclear
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2019, 02:40:11 PM »
We could accelerate it a lot of we stopped subsidizing fossil fuels so heavily....

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The United States has spent more subsidizing fossil fuels in recent years than it has on defense spending, according to a new report from the International Monetary Fund.

The IMF found that direct and indirect subsidies for coal, oil and gas in the U.S. reached $649 billion in 2015. Pentagon spending that same year was $599 billion.
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/fossil-fuel-subsidies-pentagon-spending-imf-report-833035/

More recent, but without an obvious US number
https://www.vox.com/2019/5/17/18624740/fossil-fuel-subsidies-climate-imf

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Re: Goodnight #naturalgas, goodnight #coal, goodnight #nuclear
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2019, 02:47:22 PM »
We have proven time and time again that we'll only change sources when its cheaper.

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Re: Goodnight #naturalgas, goodnight #coal, goodnight #nuclear
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2019, 03:03:59 PM »
We have proven time and time again that we'll only change sources when its cheaper.
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