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  Topic: An Exciting Morning
Slim

Replies: 10
Views: 228
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 24 5:42 pm   Subject: An Exciting Morning
No notice of it up here, but we're still digging out from yesterday's dump of snow. I got more than 18" and it was all wet and heavy.

Exciting times indeed!
  Topic: EV and short journeys
Slim

Replies: 27
Views: 839
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 24 7:19 pm   Subject: EV and short journeys
Perhaps it's a foregone conclusion, but with very infrequent use I would be sharply penciling out the cost/benefit analysis of buying one's own vehicle, versus ride-sharing in some form or another. Wh ...
  Topic: EV and short journeys
Slim

Replies: 27
Views: 839
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 24 3:41 pm   Subject: EV and short journeys
Eventually, tires need movement. I would think the rubber will age at the same rate depending upon environmental conditions more than vehicle weight. (The psi of the tire is the same, regardless of th ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Slim

Replies: 1076
Views: 455910
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 24 2:11 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
Went past a building site in Guangzhou last week, all electrical equipment; diggers, dumpers the whole lot. Brilliant how quiet it was, and of course the engine isn't running when the machine is idle ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Slim

Replies: 1076
Views: 455910
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 24 2:10 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
The insulation discussion always amazes me for the UK context.
Even if you don't switch to a heat pump, you'll typically benefit quite a bit financially and emissions wise from proper insulation
  Topic: process matters etc
Slim

Replies: 3
Views: 2016
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 24 2:04 pm   Subject: process matters etc
The end of the article included language such as raw and partially cooked.
Who the hell eats raw morels?
  Topic: Growing Butternut squash in a compost bin - Advice
Slim

Replies: 6
Views: 2866
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 24 2:02 pm   Subject: Growing Butternut squash in a compost bin - Advice
Never done it intentionally, but have frequently gotten large jack o'lanterns from compost piles. Care was always 100% neglect
  Topic: feral hogs in the usa
Slim

Replies: 5
Views: 473
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 24 6:29 pm   Subject: feral hogs in the usa
No reproducing populations in the Northeast as of yet, as far as I know.
There was a game farm that had boar escape many years ago, but I think they must have all been dispatched.
NJ and PA have mor ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Slim

Replies: 1076
Views: 455910
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jan 28, 24 3:44 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
Though I want to see full electric whenever I can, I've recently taken an interest in this company: https://www.edisonmotors.ca/cost-of-ownership
Seems like on board diesel generator that is only run ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Slim

Replies: 1076
Views: 455910
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Jan 26, 24 11:27 am   Subject: Long range EVs
Okay since we've clearly gone beyond EVs (except Jema clinging to the original thread topic )


The most efficient way to use electricity is to use it where generated, which is where solar pan ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Slim

Replies: 1076
Views: 455910
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 24 10:35 am   Subject: Long range EVs
Oh, and I believe the above is ignoring the fossil fuels used to refine and transport gasoline, which are not insignificant. (Though I haven't thoroughly checked that to be totally certain)

And loo ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Slim

Replies: 1076
Views: 455910
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 24 10:28 am   Subject: Long range EVs
I understand that there are distribution and transformation losses. Are you telling me that they're 2/3?!

In most cases, EVs are much more efficient at utilizing energy. With an ICE vehicle, a larg ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Slim

Replies: 1076
Views: 455910
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Jan 06, 24 12:48 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
That's good. About 10 years ago I did some research and grid electricity actually produced more carbon dioxide emissions than other forms of power. It isn't just the production, but a lot more has to ...
  Topic: air to air heat pumps work
Slim

Replies: 54
Views: 166700
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Dec 29, 23 9:24 pm   Subject: air to air heat pumps work
Well the big next frontier is solid state heat pumps, but that will take a few years
  Topic: Long range EVs
Slim

Replies: 1076
Views: 455910
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Dec 27, 23 10:24 am   Subject: Long range EVs
Most have no clue what battery thermal management means, or why it matters, to be honest.

But: https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2023/12/26/why-evs-will-be-cheaper-in-2024-more-incentives-more-discounting.h ...
 
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