America Loves Its Conspiracy Theories

3 Apr

See on Scoop.itShelly’s Interests

It’s official: Americans love their conspiracy theories. Public Policy Polling asked voters to weigh in on 20 more infamous ones, and the results show that a not-insignificant number of people believe…

Shelly Meyer‘s insight:

You know, a lot of these are true.

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Global Health Check |

29 Mar

See on Scoop.itAround the World Government

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More than half of Germany’s electricity from wind and solar

29 Mar

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Today’s Graph of the Day will tell a story that will be repeated more regularly in coming months and years – the growing impact of solar and wind energy in countries such as Germany.

 

This comes from Sunday (March 24) and shows that in the middle of the day, more than half of Germany’s electricity output came from wind and solar. Two things are striking – one is the amount of solar capacity produced on a day in early spring, with nearly 20GW at its peak. The second is the consistent contribution of wind energy, which accounted for more than 25 per cent of the overall output throughout the day.

Imagine, then, what will happen when Germany doubles the amount of wind and solar production, as it plans to do within the next decade. On days like this, there will simply be no room for fossil fuel production – the so-called “base load”. Any coal or gas fired generation that remains will need to be capable of being switched on and off on demand. The base load/peakload model will be turned on its head – to be replaced by dispatchable and non dispatchable generation. Fossil fuels will be required just to fill in the gaps.

Re graph: The yellow bit is solar production, the light green is wind, and the grey is “conventional” – which includes coal, gas and nuclear, as well as  biomass and hydro.

 

The original graph can be found here. Notice, too, the difference between what was delivered by wind and solar, and what was planned (graph below). There’s little difference. For all the talk about “intermittent” renewables, their output is actually quite predictable – more so than swings in demand ever were.

Read more at http://cleantechnica.com/2013/03/27/germanys-electricity-split-march-24-actual-vs-planned-charts/#EKUg8dFCFIaUUxHB.99

See on cleantechnica.com

Most Cities Saw Improving Economic Conditions in 2012

29 Mar

See on Scoop.itAll things money
Economic conditions were improving across the U.S. by the end of 2012, although some metro areas were recovering faster than others, according to a new index of 2012 data released by the Brookings Institution.
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Most Cities Saw Improving Economic Conditions in 2012

29 Mar

See on Scoop.itAll things money

Economic conditions were improving across the U.S. by the end of 2012, although some metro areas were recovering faster than others, according to a new index of 2012 data released by the Brookings Institution.

See on blogs.wsj.com

Sherrie Questioning All: Video-Jim Rogers on CNBC 3/28/13 – “Get your money out of the Banks, they are going to loot it”. WOW – CNBC agreed.

29 Mar

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Candida Cure Center

29 Mar

See on Scoop.itOur Dying Health

Introducing A Revolutionary Candida Cure! We have the answer for candida sufferers that will rid your body of this fungus forever.

See on candidacurecenter.com

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