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Mathijs Beckers
Energy Jedi - Father of two, Meritocrat, Author and Saganite. - AT
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Mathijs Beckers 3h
Replying to @flexibledragnet
Even Renewable laboratory projections like REN21 do not support the 100% RE idea. I think it is an inherently dangerous gamble to suppose that solar and wind and a twist of hydro/geothermal can do it all.
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Mathijs Beckers 4h
Replying to @flexibledragnet
And still unlikely... But at least we would stand a chance. People who say "order of magnitude increase in RE deployment seems not unreasonable" have yet to show me how. I've carefully looked at material requirements and required supply chains. They don't exist at required scale
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Mathijs Beckers 4h
Replying to @flexibledragnet
Here's the intent. A. Showing 100% RE crowd that their dream is exactly that, a dream. Nothing in reality suggests that we can actually achieve 100% renewable B. INCLUDING nuclear in these scenarios would make achieving deep decarbonization more feasible.
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Mathijs Beckers 10h
Replying to @jrmygrdn @6point626
Indeed, I was hoping for 36 to 48 and the rest for productization / manufacturing blueprinting.
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David Hess 11h
Put down your drinks folks, it looks like China intends to start constructing an SMR demonstration plant at the end of this year.
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Terrestrial Energy 12h
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Mathijs Beckers 13h
That last one is gold! If only we could cut away transformation losses ;)
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Mathijs Beckers 13h
Replying to @GreenNukeDeal
I feel your pain ;)
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Mathijs Beckers 13h
Replying to @GreenNukeDeal
I get it, but I'm trying to claw myself away from these qualifications. I see what it is doing all over the place and it's not healthy. I would like to use boring facts instead ;)
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Mathijs Beckers 14h
Replying to @JohnRMoffitt
I never get how their logic plays out. Guns have been designed to kill; It's their purpose. And the people enamored by guns say... It's about the person shooting the gun, not the gun itself. And then going off on tangents like whatabout me killing someone with a spoon or a car?
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Mathijs Beckers 14h
Replying to @J_Lovering
Indeed! I've been thinking about that for years! If something has been established as having a solid grounding in practical applications it's Ship Reactors!
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Jessica Lovering 14h
Can’t believe there’s only one nuclear-powered cargo ship in the world, seems like a great way to decarbonize shipping industry
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Mathijs Beckers 14h
One of the worst hypothesis ever to be taken seriously, especially without having solid epidemiological evidence to back it up.
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Mathijs Beckers 14h
Replying to @thiesbeckers
This scenario being both incredibly optimistic (in terms of end-use efficiency) and cutting 50% end-use for OECD and pessimistic adding 1/3rd end-use for non-OECD. A more equitable balance must be struck. And this will cost a lot of carbon-free energy we don't produce today.
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Mathijs Beckers 14h
Replying to @thiesbeckers
3. Rectification: shared a sheet with a mathematical error Assumptions : cut 50% per capita consumption OECD Add 33% non-OECD Increase primary to end-use efficiency to 50% instead of 30% Very generous We must deploy by 11 times more RE than we did in 2017 each year from now
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Mathijs Beckers 14h
Replying to @thiesbeckers
2. The person threatened to block me if I didn't desist in providing facts contrary to his beliefs. Naturally, I don't take threats that well, so I blocked him instead.
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Mathijs Beckers 14h
1. Just finished a conversation with a person who, after all, turned out to be a dogmatist. Talking to me as if my arguments held no merit because I was a pro-nuclear advocate. That's nonsense of course. It's about the information and the hypothesis shared, not the messenger.
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Mike Shellenberger 15h
p.s. nobody’s decarbonized faster than sweden did... and it did so with nuclear power
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Todd De Ryck Mar 21
US nuclear is dying, but it produced more electricity in 2018 than ever before
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Mathijs Beckers 15h
Who is cognitively closed?
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