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Re: Last Word
« Reply #85035 on: February 25, 2020, 01:34:16 PM »

It was nice.  We finished up skiing with bruised butts word.

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Ha ha!   My daughter ended up with a strained knee from going faster on the snowboard than she was ready for.  I love skiiing but not really into doing it alone.  I went with kids and had to show them how to snowboard.  I don't even know how to snowboard.  I just figure you slide and use the edges to control speed.  She finally got it toward the end and was doing quite well word.

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« Reply #85036 on: February 25, 2020, 07:21:09 PM »
My daughter tried snowboardng when she was 14 or 15.  First time down, hit a mogul which flipped her forward.  She landed with both hands in front splintering a radius.  She hasn't been down a slope since.

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« Reply #85037 on: February 25, 2020, 07:28:13 PM »
It can hurt word

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« Reply #85038 on: February 26, 2020, 06:26:29 AM »
Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood morning everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Driving to SoDak yesterday, there are tons of new wind energy towers. Probably thousands of them. Why are energy rates increasing and not decreasing?

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« Reply #85039 on: February 26, 2020, 08:09:44 AM »
Wind has one of the lowest ROI's for all energy production. The more mills that are constructed the higher the average cost to produce a volt.

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« Reply #85040 on: February 26, 2020, 10:31:53 AM »
From what I have read, the rating of a windmill is about 3 times what you actually get.  So you need 3 wind mills to do the job of what one is rated to do.  Just right there that is an inefficiency in the system.   One other that is often overlooked is that the wind comes and goes.  Sometimes it is there, sometimes not.  Wind is not a reliable source of energy.   The reliable sources (coal, gas, diesel, hydro, nuclear) then have to be variable to make up for them, which is not what they are designed to do.  Again, an inefficiency.  All this inefficiency drives up cost too word

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« Reply #85041 on: February 26, 2020, 07:43:15 PM »
41% of electric power in Germany is from renewable sources which are primarily wind. 
The cost of power in Germany is 30.43 cents per kilowatt hour.
The average price in the US is 10.58 cents.per kilowatt hour, 5.5% from renewable sources.

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« Reply #85042 on: February 27, 2020, 06:46:25 AM »
Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood morning everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2 more days of workshops. So far, me not learn nothing.

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« Reply #85043 on: February 27, 2020, 08:48:03 AM »
Robins !

A flock of about 15 robins passed through yesterday on their way north.  Great sign for spring to pop early.  Usually they don't arrive until around the 15th of March.

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« Reply #85044 on: February 27, 2020, 10:25:56 AM »
41% of electric power in Germany is from renewable sources which are primarily wind. 
The cost of power in Germany is 30.43 cents per kilowatt hour.
The average price in the US is 10.58 cents.per kilowatt hour, 5.5% from renewable sources.

Electricity costs in France are 18 euro.  Where do they get their energy?  Nuclear.  It is a more stable  and cost efficient way to do it. 

Here is a Ted Talk on this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-yALPEpV4w

MIchael Shellenberger is a long time environmental and renewable energy guy.  This Ted talk is quite eye opening word

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« Reply #85045 on: February 28, 2020, 07:32:52 AM »
Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood morning everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday.

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« Reply #85046 on: February 28, 2020, 08:59:36 AM »
Should be even though a little chill blew in yesterday.  Still, no rain, no snow,.....it's a good one.

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« Reply #85047 on: February 28, 2020, 10:01:10 AM »
Sun is making a showiing, at least more light in the morning than usual word

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« Reply #85048 on: February 29, 2020, 06:10:00 AM »
Lazy SatDay

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« Reply #85049 on: February 29, 2020, 06:33:36 AM »
Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood morning everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Up warly for a lazy SatDay.

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