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  Topic: Long range EVs
Slim

Replies: 1148
Views: 600654
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun May 19, 24 3:04 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
While remote start for ICE cars isn't rare here, it's not truly common either.
The reasons it's of consequence with EVs is that getting the car's cabin to the desired temp while still plugged in mai ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Slim

Replies: 1148
Views: 600654
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri May 17, 24 1:25 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
Re 7 according to Gridwatch right now we are generating 40% of our demand by solar and wind. This number would be bigger if every wind asset was already connected to the grid.

Even if we accept the ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Slim

Replies: 1148
Views: 600654
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri May 17, 24 1:15 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
Also in winter you can't remotely start the car so that it heats and clears the windows!

I realize that they're probably not common in the UK, but remote start is very common for ICE cars in the co ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Slim

Replies: 1148
Views: 600654
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri May 10, 24 9:28 am   Subject: Long range EVs
I would sooner see people use a mist fan (or the indoor equivalent, a swamp cooler) than air conditioning.....
Patio heaters are shameful. I never saw them in the US until years after I saw them in E ...
  Topic: relaxing pollution enforcement, with fishy update
Slim

Replies: 160
Views: 633097
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu May 09, 24 9:55 pm   Subject: relaxing pollution enforcement, with fishy update
Betcha good money this is PFAS related: https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c043yl5vn0ro
  Topic: this is a problem
Slim

Replies: 46
Views: 132726
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Wed May 01, 24 9:30 pm   Subject: this is a problem
Hopefully we'll gum up AI search results for recipes, with responses that devolve into recursive arguments over whether potatoes should be par boiled prior to roasting, pan frying, etc.
  Topic: Long range EVs
Slim

Replies: 1148
Views: 600654
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 24 9:54 am   Subject: Long range EVs
The only thing I don't like about residential batteries is that sooner or later many homes are going to have even larger batteries parked outside of them for huge chunks of time. One of my criteria in ...
  Topic: An Exciting Morning
Slim

Replies: 10
Views: 1886
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: 8228
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: 8228
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: 1148
Views: 600654
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: 1148
Views: 600654
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: 4641
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: 5092
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: 1906
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 ...
 
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