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Going Solar: System Requirements For 100% U.S. Solar Generated Utility Baseload Electricity

By: Tom D. Tamarkin & Barrie Lawson Over the next 50 years, utility companies in the United States must replace approximately 440 Gigawatts (GW) of baseload generation capacity to provide electricity nationwide. Significant electrification of the transportation segment through electric cars and trucks can potentially quadruple the amount of needed power.   This paper explores…

China's burgeoning coal power industry

Claim: China has emitted 15% less CO2 than previously estimated

Guest essay by Eric Worrall China’s estimated total CO2 emissions to date may have to be revised down by 15%, according a study published in Nature, because the coal China is burning is much higher quality than previous calculations assumed. The abstract of the paper; Nearly three-quarters of the growth in global carbon emissions from…