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  • #31
    In the rare case any here might want to look at modern technological solutions;
    ...
    Flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) is a set of technologies used to remove sulfur dioxide (SO
    2
    ) from exhaust flue gases of fossil-fuel power plants, and from the emissions of other sulfur oxide emitting processes such as waste incineration.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flue-gas_desulfurization

    As a start point (again)
    TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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    • #32
      The catch is developing economies. They make up the bulk of the global population, need lots of energy and material resources to industrialize, and is the main source of consumer markets.

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      • #33
        And in the end, we follow the money...

        https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-...fuels/11903928
        "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
        Ernest Hemingway.

        In english "silence" means yelling louder than everyone else.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Achtung Baby View Post
          And in the end, we follow the money...

          https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-...fuels/11903928
          And the money favors coal being used for energy production all over the world. China, for example, cannot afford to convert to much of anything else, because they have a lot of coal, but very little oil, and if they run out, they will buy it from whomever has it, including us. That's how international trade works.

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          • #35
            My state is currently experiencing very high temps and last night one of the brown coal power plants suffered a setback, one generator went offline. So we've been told to conserve power use to avoid outages. Last January the same power station had 6 incidents in just a few weeks. The extreme heatwaves are pushing the coal power stations into the unreliable territory now.
            "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
            Ernest Hemingway.

            In english "silence" means yelling louder than everyone else.

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            • #36
              Prices are expected to gradually fall over the next two years in Australia, while the private sector won't be touching new coal power generation with a barge pole.

              https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-...inues/11966652
              "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
              Ernest Hemingway.

              In english "silence" means yelling louder than everyone else.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Achtung Baby View Post
                Prices are expected to gradually fall over the next two years in Australia, while the private sector won't be touching new coal power generation with a barge pole.

                https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-...inues/11966652
                One use to be considered for renewable energy is reverse osmosis water purification. The systems are, output flexible-= when energy supply is high, you can process and store purified water. The Reclaimed water becomes a de4 facto battery.

                A small amount of baseload is, apparently, called for to prevent the systems form inadvertently back washing.
                The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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