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YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-EXTINCTIONS ACCELERATING IN CHANGING CLIMATE
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-CHINA SOLAR EXPLODING
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-DENMARK OCEAN WIND PRICE BEATS NUKES, NAT GAS
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-SPACE IMAGES REVEAL EARTH’S DEEP HEAT
  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, April 30:

  • TTTA Thursday-GREEN INVESTMENT TRANSITION ON TRACK TO HIT $10 TRIL BY 2020
  • TTTA Thursday-HOME ENERGY DEMAND SLOWING
  • TTTA Thursday-NV POLL TO POLS –VOTERS WANT SOLAR
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    THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: CAN CALIFORNIA REALLY GET TO 50% RENEWABLES IN 15 YEARS?
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  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: TOWARD MORE EFFECTIVE TRANSMISSION PLANNING
  • QUICK NEWS, April 28: THE NEED FOR COMMUNITY SHARED SOLAR; FIRST U.S. OFFSHORE WIND PROJECT BEGINS CONSTRUCTION; $102 BIL ROBOT CAR MRKT BY 2030
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: HOW THE OBAMA EMISSIONS CUTTING PLAN CAN PROTECT SAFE ELECTRICITY DELIVERY
  • QUICK NEWS, April 27: THE POPE’S CLIMATE CHANGE MOVE; FIRST SOLAR GOES INTO COMMUNITY SOLAR; WHAT WIND CAN DO
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Weekend Video: Jon Stewart Celebrates Earth Day
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  • Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT), November 26, 2013
  • SOLAR FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE ~ Xcel's Push to Undermine Rooftop Solar, September 20, 2013
  • NEW BILLS AND NEW BIRDS in Colorado's recent session, May 20, 2013
  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
  • Colorado's Elegant Solution to Fracking (April 23, 2012)
  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
  • Taken for granted no more (February 5, 2012)
  • The Republican clown car circus (January 6, 2012)
  • Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game (November 22, 2011)
  • Occupy, Xcel, and the Mother of All Cliffs (October 31, 2011)
  • Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation (June 7, 2011)
  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
  • Paddling Down the River Denial (January 12, 2011)
  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
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  • Monday, October 30, 2006

    HOW’S THEIR EROEI NOW?

    EROEI = Energy returned on energy invested. Not improved by costs like this:

    UK nuclear cleanup to cost $122 billion
    October 26, 2006 (Reuters)

    - Britain's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, set up in April 2005 to oversee the dismantling of old nuclear power stations, said on Thursday it would cost 65 billion pounds ($122 billion) to clean up civil nuclear sites…
    - The NDA said the increase was due to an "improved understanding" of the costs involved in cleaning up the nuclear reprocessing plant Sellafield.
    - The NDA also said that current plans submitted by contractors had weaknesses that could lead to substantial changes in clean-up costs…
    - Britain's nuclear decommissioning sector is currently dominated by British Nuclear Group (BNG). The government is planning to split up the state-owned company, which is the NDA's principal customer…U.S. engineering and construction company Fluor Corp has made an offer of 400 million pounds for BNG…EnergySolutions, a U.S. private equity-backed firm previously called Envirocare, has since said it could top Fluor's offer…

    2 Comments:

    At 4:18 PM, Blogger FBB said...

    No, no, no! EROEI is fundamentally different from financial return on investment! Yes, of course, the cleanup to energy to perform, but we must fundamentally seperate the financial cost of producing energy from the energy cost of producing energy if we are to understand which energy sources are sustainable beyond financial requirements. The key question regarding this cleanup from an EROEI perspective does not involve the money spent, but rather the energy exhausted.

     
    At 3:36 PM, Blogger Herman K. Trabish said...

    fbb is completely right.

     

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