Ian Goddard Debunks MIT Study on Low Level Radiation Exposure!
MIT Promotes Lesser control on Nuclear and then gets a large grant
MIT Awarded Nuclear Promotion Grant:
The cost of producing electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind has dropped significantly over the past five years, narrowing the gap with power generated from fossil fuels and nuclear reactors, according to the International Energy Agency.I have a permanent page on this blog that show cost of PV on a small scale, 3 cents per kWH
“The costs of renewable technologies -- in particular solar photovoltaic -- have declined significantly over the past five years,” the Paris-based IEA said in a report called Projected Costs of Generating Electricity. “These technologies are no longer cost outliers.”
Obama departs on Monday morning for a three-day tour of the nation's largest state, closely choreographed to call attention to the ways Obama says climate change is already damaging Alaska's stunning scenery. By showcasing thawing permafrost, melting sea ice and eroding shorelines, Obama hopes to raise the sense of urgency to deal quickly to slow climate change in the U.S. and overseas, and allow him and the Rothschild / Bilderberg crew to roll out a defacto one world government to protect the rich from ever having to worry about fighting to maintain their power and control again.How many tens of millions of dollars of renaming products, businesses, and tours are going to be vaporized, how many hundreds of thousands of man-hours to accomplish all this, just to achieve a political stunt?
NV Energy, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy, also recently signed a PPA for the 100 MW output of First Solar’s Playa Solar 2 installation at $0.0387 per kWh, which is thought to be the lowest rate for solar yet made public, according to Bloomberg News, and likely the cheapest electricity available in the U.S. today. NV Energy paid $0.1377 per kWh in 2014 for solar.
Austin Energy's recent request for 600 MW of solar yielded multiple declining bids. The most recent was under $40 per MWh (less than $0.04 per kWh). That's 20% lower than 2014’s $0.045 per kWh price for a 150 MW solar project and only 25% of 2008’s $160 per MWh ($0.16 per kWh) bid for a 30 MW project.
Harrassing Marine Mammals is covered under law, so they need to have a specific permit in order to do so. This is the application for 5 years of testing.Research would occur in U.S. waters and the high seas of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans via vessel surveys targeting live cetaceans, tissue collection of dead, stranded cetaceans, and the import/export/ receipt of biological samples collected in foreign waters/countries. Field research activities on live animals would include collection of sloughed skin and feces, biopsy sampling, photo-identification, videography, passive acoustic recording, focal follows, behavioral observation, and breath sampling via a small unmanned aircraft system. The applicant requests to annually harass and sample the following species during vessel surveys as follows. In the North Atlantic: 150 takes for the primary study species, sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus); 30 takes for Bryde's whales (Balaenoptera brydei); 40 takes for humpback whales
Remember the pictures of the fish tomatoes? For years they were an unofficial emblem of the anti-GMO movement. They depicted how anti-freeze genes from an Arctic fish were forced into tomato DNA, allowing the plants to survive frost. Scientists really did create those Frankentomatoes, but they were never put on the market. (Breyers low-fat ice cream, however, does contain anti-freeze proteins from Arctic fish genes, but that's another story.)
The tomato that did make it to market was called the Flavr Savr, engineered for longer shelf life. Fortunately, it was removed from the shelves soon after it was introduced.
Although there are no longer any genetically modified (GM) tomatoes being sold today, the FDA's shady approval process of the Flavr Savr provides a lesson in food safety—or rather, the lack of it—as far as gene-spliced foods are concerned. We know what really went on during the FDA's voluntary review process of the Flavr Savr in 1993, because a lawsuit forced the release of 44,000 agency memos.
Hey stock,stock here: hey! thanks for the great reference material
You were asking a few days back for info on cesium137 in fish, etc.
"PROOF that fish accumulate a lot of Cesium137 --->
“Pendleton et al. state that Cs137 is even more available to organisms
living in aquatic environments than in terrestrial environments, and,
because of the trophic level effect already cited, predacious fish may
accumulate this nuclide up to 10,000 times the level in the water.
Comar reports that Cs137 is concentrated in the flesh of aquatic organisms
by a factor of 5 to 20 over that of the surrounding water and Gustafson reports high concentrations of Cs137 in fresh water fish.”
^^^ that document has a lot of good information on cesium137 including how it acts in soil, for example:
"Downward movement of cesium In undisturbed soils is even less than 137 strontium. After five years, 50 to 80 per cent of added Cs remained in the upper 5 centimeters with little penetration below 10 centimeters."
And so much more information. Definitely recommend you sinking your teeth into that doc.
The Federal Housing Administration has resolved a long-standing conflict with municipalities and private companies that back "green energy" loans and also will allow higher loan amounts for energy improvements.http://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/news/regulation/banks-win-fha-support-in-lien-fight-with-pace-lenders-1059805-1.html?utm_medium=email&ET=nationalmortgage:e4010451:a:&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=-aug%2025%202015&st=email
So-called Property Assessed Clean Energy loans help borrowers finance environmentally-friendly home improvement projects such as solar panels. A major sticking point has been that FHA mortgage lenders and PACE lenders have both staked claims to the same collateral — the borrower's homes — if their loans go bad. The policy question has been which side should get repaid first in the event of default.
The FHA said this week that it is developing lender guidance that says PACE loans are subordinate to a first lien mortgage.
Separately, the FHA launched an initiative with the Department of Energy that allows borrowers to obtain larger loans, of roughly 2% more than the loan amount, to finance energy improvements.stock here, on a $200,000 house, 2% for energy improvement is $4,000, but you need $20,000 for a PV system, up front, then of course you can get some incentives such as tax credits, but those take time.
Yes, Dear Reader, BEWARE the writings of those who assert facts without providing any way to validate them. Especially beware of those who say things that anyone can disprove by using their own knowledge and common sense.
So, when Denis said, twice, that the temperature of Venus was due to the pressure of its CO2 in the atmosphere, and NOT due to the heat trapping nature of the CO2 itself, everyone should BEWARE of any statements he makes. But, he was honest enough to acknowledge his error, and obviously can learn from his own analysis of situations like that.
So, again, Dear Reader, beware of those who will say things they cannot explain in simple terms, and provide credible sources to validate their assertions.