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  • (Quote from JedRothwell)

    Absolutely, as well as a smarter grid with demand management. Pumped hydro is great but not very expandable at this point. Battery technology will only get better and cheaper. And lithium-ion is not necessarily the only game…
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  • For the past 20 years, naysayers have decried the limitations of wind and solar power and have simply moved the goalposts each time those supposed limitations have been exceeded. Reading old articles about the shortcomings of renewables is quite…
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  • As a rule of thumb, the credibility of someone attesting to the validity of a type of exotic energy claim is inversely proportional (probably to some integer power) to the number of such claims they support.
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  • interested observer Replied to the thread Covid-19 News.

    I continue to be amazed by many of the people who frequent this forum. Not only do they know more physics than physicists, they know more about vaccines than immunologists. Seems a pity that they only share their staggering gifts with humanity by…
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  • (Quote from JedRothwell)

    Use cases again. How many people ever drive more than 400 miles in a day? Relatively few. How many drive 600 miles in a day without stopping except to buy gas? Very few and, they are probably dealing with an emergency,…
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  • Electric vehicles have some limitations, such as range and the time it takes to recharge them.”

    All vehicles have some limitations but limitations boil down to use cases. My sedan is virtually useless for transporting furniture but I don’t care…
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  • interested observer Replied to the thread Clearance Items.

    These days, all manner of malfeasance is swept under the rug under the contention that it is “political”. Very reminiscent of the excuse for abhorrent behavior as being “just business and not personal”. Sorry, but evil is evil.
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  • interested observer Reacted with Like to JedRothwell’s post in the thread Clearance Items.

    (Quote from Shane D.)

    Extreme? What is that supposed to mean in this context? 400,000 Americans have died. More than WWII. More than any other country. Per capita, 10 to 100 times more. This is a catastrophe. It was totally avoidable. It is the second…
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  • interested observer Replied to the thread Rossi-Blog Comment Discussion.

    If there is something to be learned from the Rossi fiasco and even more from the world at large, it is that it is very difficult for people to be skeptical about something they strongly want to be true and it is almost impossible for people to be…
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  • interested observer Reacted with Like to Bruce__H’s post in the thread Rossi-Blog Comment Discussion.

    (Quote from Shane D.)

    "Pro-LENR agenda"? I don't think so. But then I do not have an anti-LENR agenda either. I am more just pro-knowledge. I want some clarity on whether LENR is real or not.

    I would love it if LENR turned out to be real. But so far I…
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  • MarkGoldes: in your opinion, are there ANY claims of greater-than-unity energy devices that are mistaken or simply false?
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  • interested observer Replied to the thread Rossi-Blog Comment Discussion.

    It would be a tedious task, but it would be interesting to know what percentage of posts at the LENR Forum this year were actually related to LENR. I suppose anything about Rossi’s adventures shouldn’t count since he has determined that “the Rossi…
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  • Back to fuel cell cars:
    FCEVs seemed like the way to go about 10 years ago. At that time, BEVs had three serious issues:

    Battery technology was too expensive
    Range of BEVs was too small
    Charging time was too long

    All of these problems are essentially gone,…
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  • Generate electricity from (hopefully) a green source. Use that electricity and other resources to produce hydrogen. Transport and store the hydrogen (using up more energy and resources.). Pump hydrogen into a vehicle. Operate a fuel cell in the…
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