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  •  you didnt read the conclusion (0+ / 0-)

    or care to.
    Conclusion: Energiewende
    While the United States and Britain re-arrange the deck chairs on the Titanic by shifting from coal to gas, the Germans are doing exactly what they have said that they would do: transition off of nuclear power, and fossil fuels, and move to renewables. If there is a one-year exception to the downward trend in the use of coal or any other non-renewable energy source along the way, this is, as K.F. Lenz puts it, “statistical noise”.

    The great thing about the Future is it's going to happen despite what you may think about it, or be told to think about it.

    •  Lenz is dead wrong (0+ / 0-)

      is not noise.  It is not random variation, but derives from well understood market forces.  We know perfectly well what is driving the uptick, and it isn't going to just reverse itself this year magically.

      I notices you still maintain your snotty middle school style attitude though towards those who disagree with you.

      Please, go run along and play.

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescindibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 09:49:39 AM PDT

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      •  you are just dead wrong (0+ / 0-)

        Gipe has 20 years of German energy production
        charted.

        http://www.wind-works.org/...

        you are howling about an uptick in soft coal burning that is less then 1990, and 2001. Every 3 years, a maintenance cycle goes off in Hard coal plants and a soft coal plant is brought online to  cover for it.  

        You can see it in the data.

        Why was soft coal production so high in 90?  

        •  I see (0+ / 0-)

          so the increase in coal was just random whim on the part of energy companies and had nothing to do with the decrease in nuclear power and gas generation and the increase in economic activity.  It was just purely "statistical noise" that we can ignore.  

          1990 is neither informative or relevant to what is moving energy production today and doesn't tell you a lot about what is going to happen going forward.  I suppose it is possible that as more nuclear goes offline and the economy recovers that gas and coal also all decrease together.  Does that really seem likely to you?

          Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescindibles.

          by Mindful Nature on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 11:18:02 AM PDT

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          •  electricity demand disconnecting from GDP (0+ / 0-)

            http://calhounpowerline.com/...

            it's a pity you don't keep up with the trades.

            It's almost like you went to school a long time ago
            and decided to stop learning.

            http://www.eia.gov/...

            A country's economy and its energy use, particularly electricity use, are linked. Short-term changes in electricity use are often positively correlated with changes in economic output (measured by gross domestic product (GDP)). However, the underlying long-term trends in the two indicators may differ. All else equal, a growing economy leads to greater energy and electricity use. However, in developed countries like the United States, the relationship has been changing for some time, as economic growth now outpaces electricity growth.

            •  You (0+ / 0-)

              Really don't understand what you post, do you?  Because if you did, you wouldn't post something that I already pointed out several posts ago and you would recognize the difference in time scales.  Yes, economies get more energy efficient, especially when tere is political will ( you ought to look at California's numbers.  We have had a slower energy growth relative to GDP to the point where some states use four times the energy perGDP compared to us.  This is called efficiency.

              I think you've demonstrated yourself to be too semi literate to be worth trying to discuss with. Go along and peddle your stupid conspiracies and held truths to someone who doesn't know any better

              Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescindibles.

              by Mindful Nature on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 04:25:15 PM PDT

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