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  •  Yes I read down that far. (1+ / 0-)
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    I've yet to see anyone claim that "biogas" can generate enough backup power for the US to firm up renewables.

    In a similar recent discussion regarding Australia, the diarist conceded biogas capture from large feedlots may do the job in that country, but probably not in the US.

    “The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” ― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

    by 6412093 on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 07:47:43 PM PDT

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    •  I'm talking about Germany only. (1+ / 0-)
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      I have no idea what the US plans, as I haven't lived there for over 20 years.

      „Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.“ - Bertolt Brecht

      by translatorpro on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 11:08:54 PM PDT

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      •  As you know, a lot of people (1+ / 0-)
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        on Dailykos, including me, are cheering for Germany to show us the way.

        “The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” ― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

        by 6412093 on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 09:31:54 AM PDT

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        •  I just registered that 52% figure in your (0+ / 0-)

          post higher up, and that doesn't sound right to me. I'm under deadline pressure right now, so I can't dig into it, but here are a couple of sources in English that you might find interesting:
          http://k.lenz.name/...  Scroll down to find the story this diary is based on, lots of links

          Somewhat drier fare:
          http://www.germanenergyblog.de/

          Here is a resource in German, but the graph at the top is pretty self-explanatory. English contains lots of German (Anglo-Saxon) words.

          http://www.unendlich-viel-energie.de/...

          What most people don't realize is that the plan for Germany's energy future is laid out for 50 years (from the time it was implemented, now just under 40 years - to 2050), not just one or a few. Looking at just one  or two year figures is not going to tell you very much.

          „Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.“ - Bertolt Brecht

          by translatorpro on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 12:07:56 PM PDT

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