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It's getting cold. What happened to global warming?

https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Keystone-Pipeline-Shuts-Down-Amid-Frigid-Weather.html

"TC Energy shut down the Keystone pipeline for several hours for unplanned maintenance as temperatures in the area of the Hardisty terminal were expected to drop to minus 35 Celsius.

Reuters reported that the emergency maintenance began on the evening of Tuesday and lasted until last evening. The Keystone pipeline carries close to 600,000 barrels of Canadian crude daily.

Meanwhile, Bloomberg has reported that frigid weather was disrupting the flow of oil in western Canada and northern U.S. states. Temperatures from Alberta to North Dakota are in deep sub-zero territory, and besides the Keystone pipeline, oil wells are also beginning to get affected.

This is coming at a bad time for U.S. crude oil supply, Bloomberg notes, with inventories recording drawdowns every week for more than two months now, inching closer to the three-year low reported in September."

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6 hours ago, Jay McKinsey said:

You got nothing so we can dismiss you and your claim. 

You got less than nothing. You have a talent for misunderstanding and misreading.

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1 hour ago, Ecocharger said:

You got less than nothing.

Seems I've got skyrocketing EV sales and you have collapsing ICE sales.

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3 hours ago, Jay McKinsey said:

Seems I've got skyrocketing EV sales and you have collapsing ICE sales.

You are talking about less than 1% of stock, so again that is nothing.

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12 hours ago, Jay McKinsey said:

But the recall is for ICE. I guess you will have to take Mercedes ICE off your buy list. Fortunately they do have some nice EVs for you that haven't been recalled.

That was my point Jay!

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5 hours ago, Jay McKinsey said:

Seems I've got skyrocketing EV sales and you have collapsing ICE sales.

Lol. Collapsing?? 

Yeah. Not yet they're not, and probably not until at least 2030. 

https://www.statista.com/statistics/961138/ice-vehicle-sales-selected-world-regions/

Here's a little article about Tesla owner's issues in -30°C. Not like Jay would know anything about it. 

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/prairie-tesla-owners-battle-loss-of-heat-amid-extreme-cold-weather-after-software-update-1.5729102

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2 hours ago, Ecocharger said:

You are talking about less than 1% of stock, so again that is nothing.

Today's new car market is tomorrow's used car stock.

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14 hours ago, Rob Plant said:

That was my point Jay!

Your right, I wasn't expecting you to be disagreeing with the point you have been trying to make for days now. I'm glad we are in agreement that Mercedes EV are better than their ICE.

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40 minutes ago, Jay McKinsey said:

Your right, I wasn't expecting you to be disagreeing the point you have been trying to make for days now. I'm glad we are in agreement that Mercedes EV are better than their ICE.

I wouldnt say "better" as they are very expensive but then again most Mercs are.

The ICE vehicles have a pretty robust record regarding safety and reliability over decades which I think even you would agree with.

The new EV's are also well made IMO, just a quality auto company like BMW and Audi!

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3 hours ago, QuarterCenturyVet said:

Lol. Collapsing?? 

Yeah. Not yet they're not, and probably not until at least 2030. 

https://www.statista.com/statistics/961138/ice-vehicle-sales-selected-world-regions/

Here's a little article about Tesla owner's issues in -30°C. Not like Jay would know anything about it. 

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/prairie-tesla-owners-battle-loss-of-heat-amid-extreme-cold-weather-after-software-update-1.5729102

You have got to be kidding? That sales chart is completely whacked. It is a projection from 2015-2018.

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It gets the US right in 2020 but is completely wrong for Europe and China. As for its 2025 and 2030 projections it puts the US as the presumable leader in EV adoption but in reality China and Europe are.

The actual numbers for car sales in 2020, includes EV so ICE is somewhat less:

Annual car sales in various major markets monitored by the VDA were as follows between 2013 and 2020:

Region 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Europe (EU+UK+EFTA) 11,961,200 15,805,800 15,624,500 15,631,700 15,131,700 14,201,900 13,006,500 12,308,200
Russia* 1,598,800 1,759,500 1,800,600 1,595,700 1,425,800 1,601,200 2,491,400 2,777,400
USA* 14,450,800 16,965,200 17,215,200 17,134,700 17,465,000 17,386,300 16,435,300 15,531,600
Japan 3,810,000 4,301,100 4,391,200 4,386,400 4,146,500 4,215,900 4,699,600 4,562,300
Brazil* 1,954,800 2,665,600 2,475,400 2,176,000 1,988,600 2,480,500 3,333,400 3,579,900
India 2,435,100 2,962,100 3,394,700 3,229,100 2,966,600 2,772,700 2,570,500 2,554,000
China 19,790,000 21,045,000 23,256,300 24,171,400 23,693,400 20,047,200 18,368,900 16,303,700
*Light vehicles  
Combined: 56,000,700 65,504,300 68,157,900 68,325,000 66,817,600 62,705,700 60,905,600 57,617,100
Source: VDA          

https://www.best-selling-cars.com/international/2020-full-year-international-worldwide-car-sales/

An example of ICE sale collapse from Germany: 

Looking at the new registrations from January to December of this year, the picture is as follows: A total of 355,961 electric cars were newly registered – an increase of 83.3 per cent (share of around 13.6 per cent) compared to the previous year (194,163 new registrations, share of around 6.7 per cent). The increase in plug-in hybrids, on the other hand, was somewhat smaller. From January to December 2021, the KBA recorded a total of 325,449 new PHEV registrations – an increase of 62.3 per cent compared to the previous year (200,469 new registrations).

With the increasing shares of (partially) electrified cars, the share of pure combustion vehicles is consequently decreasing. In 2021, new registrations of petrol cars fell by 28.6 per cent compared to the previous year – a share of 37.1. Diesel cars accounted for a share of 20 per cent of new registrations and recorded a decline of 36 per cent.

https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/06/germany-marks-48436-new-ev-registrations-in-december/

 

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15 minutes ago, Rob Plant said:

I wouldnt say "better" as they are very expensive but then again most Mercs are.

The ICE vehicles have a pretty robust record regarding safety and reliability over decades which I think even you would agree with.

The new EV's are also well made IMO, just a quality auto company like BMW and Audi!

The EQS is less expensive than an S and looks to be a better car.

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Here's a little article about Tesla owner's issues in -30°C. Not like Jay would know anything about it. 

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/prairie-tesla-owners-battle-loss-of-heat-amid-extreme-cold-weather-after-software-update-1.5729102

It is a software problem caused by and update. Not good but not an inherent EV problem. ICE cars also break down and stop running in bad conditions.

Here is what the woman who said her Tesla almost killed her family said later in the thread:

Regularly hit -40 every winter and have had many people with Tesla’s in the province not have this issue before. It’s actually a better vehicle for comfort in the frigid temps b/c it had cabin heat faster then an ICE. We always pack good winter clothes and blankets in case https://twitter.com/TSelvig/status/1476664747281956870

Ya, sounds like a software problem with the heat pump. Service has no fix at the moment for the issue and it’s plaguing most M3 and MY especially since the xtreme cold in west Canada

Thanks! I was able to get a loaner and it is currently in serviceThumbs up

 

 

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On 1/6/2022 at 1:17 AM, notsonice said:

 

yet winters are warmer than average year after year after year now.......The chart below does not contain 2020 as the chart was made in Jan of 2020...Only a braindead person lives in denial of what is happening.....

Top 10 Warmest Years on Record

 

 

USA National Forecast

January-March Temperature Outlook: Much of U.S. Could See Mild First Three Months of 2022

By weather.com meteorologists

December 16, 2021

As a person who lives in a cold climate., I think global warming is great. People who say we should contribute to fight global warming are the most arrogant people on the planet. They think they own the planet and deserve to decide its fate. They are evil, self worshipping, tinpot gods who deserve to be spat on.

Success doesn't come to the smartest or the strongest, but to him who can adapt best.

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2 hours ago, Michael Sanches said:

As a person who lives in a cold climate., I think global warming is great. People who say we should contribute to fight global warming are the most arrogant people on the planet. They think they own the planet and deserve to decide its fate. They are evil, self worshipping, tinpot gods who deserve to be spat on.

Success doesn't come to the smartest or the strongest, but to him who can adapt best.

there are usually two sides  to a coin..........

they might have used less appropriate word that led to confusion....... Climate change is probably more appropriate. Global warming or cooling is part of the cycle or the terminology. 

Climate change

is a result of our collective action over the decades or centuries.........

if 'fight' means race against time to reduce the impact, it may stand........ Since the causal agent is our collective action, then, the reverse action of ours would be the solution, no?

If 'fight' merely means to suppress partial causes of temperature change with various technological designs separately, having half baked green drives, campaigns, protests, conferences that meet on regular interval to come to conclusion made 50 years ago........... then, it is futile......... due to ignorance of mankind........... and arrogance...........

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The hysterical mavens of mayhem are at it again, churning out wild accusations of  climate damage against the normal functioning of an economy. Their idea of "science" is strongly biased and uninformed.

Come on, people, grow up!

https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/First-Green-Quantitative-Easing-Of-A-Central-Bank-Fails-To-Work-As-Planned.html

"However, a study published on Friday by SOAS University of London found that the Bank of England’s so-called tilting approach will not significantly reduce the Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (WACI) of the CBPS portfolio. This carbon intensity, the study authors say, would only be reduced by 7 percent by 2025, compared to the bank’s 25-percent target.

According to the study, “the approach that the Bank has taken to green the CBPS lacks ambition,” and the bank continues to be committed to the principle of ‘market neutrality’, despite having recognized its inherent carbon bias.

Carbon intensity could be reduced more by reducing the share of bond buying in carbon-intensive industries, the authors of the study suggest.

“The climate emergency cannot be addressed through economic policies that simply tinker around the edges. A sharp reduction in emissions requires bold changes in the design of economic policies and the implementation of unprecedented measures that will transform the structure of our financial systems,” they said."

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FMG purchases battery-electric locomotives from Progress Rail

By Chris Guss | January 7, 2022

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The new locomotive model BE14.5BB will have 14.5 megawatt hours energy capacity

 

PERTH, Australia — Fortescue Metals Group announced today it has purchased two new battery-operated locomotives from Progress Rail to haul ore from mine to port in northwest Australia. The new eight-axle locomotives will have an energy capacity of 14.5 megawatt hours and will be built at Progress Rail’s facility in Sete Lagoas, Brazil.

Fortescue Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Gaines says, “The purchase of these new battery powered locomotives marks an important milestone in the decarbonisation of Fortescue’s locomotive fleet and demonstrates our commitment to achieving carbon neutrality for Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030, as we diversify from a pure play iron ore producer to a green renewables and resources company.”

The new locomotive model will be called BE14.5BB and will most likely utilize a similar frame design from Progress Rail’s SD70ACe-BB that’s previously been built in Brazil. The SD70ACe-BB model is currently used in meter gauge service in South America and has a frame that’s over 2 feet longer than the domestic SD70ACe-T4 to accommodate the longer trucks underneath. Based on the BE14.5BB illustration from Fortescue, the unit will apparently use the same truck design used under existing SD70ACe-BBs, but with larger traction motors to operate on Frotescue’s standard gauge track in Australia.

To accommodate the large amount of batteries and equipment to store this much energy, the locomotive will feature a full-width carbody design to maximize storage space on the locomotive. Fortescue is expected to take delivery of the first BE14.5BB locomotive in 2023.

This is the second battery-electric locomotive from Progress Rail after its six-axle Joule switching locomotive received its first order in 2019. This switching locomotive is also being built in Brazil with the first, a BE1.9C, delivered in late 2020 to Brazilian mining company Vale. Progress Rail’s second Joule, a BE2.4C is being constructed for Pacific Harbor Lines in California.

 
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North America’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facility to Open in August

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Battery Resourcers, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and engineered materials company, will open a commercial-scale, lithium-ion battery recycling facility in Covington, Ga. When the 154,000-square-foot facility is fully operational in August 2022, it will be North America’s largest battery recycling facility with capacity to process 30,000 metric tons of discarded lithium-ion batteries and scrap per year — returning battery grade lithium, cobalt and nickel back into the battery supply chain. As demand for electric vehicles (EVs) increases, industry analysts and the federal government agree the United States needs to build a sustainable battery recycling infrastructure. The opening of this facility will help meet that demand.

Battery Resourcers is investing $43 million in the facility. The site is strategically located near several EV manufacturing hubs and lithium-ion gigafactories.

Plans are already in motion to open an additional facility for precursor and cathode-active material production in 2023 using the company’s patented Hydro-to-Cathode technology. Compared to mining and production of new materials, the Hydro-to-Cathode recycling process is 93% cleaner at a 59% lower cost. A recent study published in the scholarly journal, Joule, found recycled cathode from the Hydro-to-Cathode process outperforms new cathode materials in terms of cycle life by as much as 53%.

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Clean Power

Offshore Wind Catches Fire In Empire State While Others Fiddle

Another sign that coal is toast: New York State stakes another $500 million to beat its East Coast rivals to the offshore wind energy punch.

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In the race to harvest offshore wind energy along the Atlantic coast, New York is not messing around. The Empire State has just launched a new $500 million investment program aimed at sealing the title of Offshore Queen, as announced by Governor Kathy Hochul during her State of the State address this week. New York better watch out, though. Little old New Jersey is already nipping at its heels.

$500 Million More For 2,000 New Green Jobs

The new $500 million wind program will accelerate New York’s already impressive offshore wind energy portfolio. To date, the state claims  5 offshore projects and 5 ports under development, and has procured a total of 4,300 megawatts worth of offshore wind energy towards a goal of 9,000.

“New York’s current offshore wind project portfolio represents the largest suite of offshore wind projects under active development in the nation,” explains NYSERDA, the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency.

That is so, and they are not letting the grass grow under their feet. Governor Hochul’s big wind energy announcement will muscle up the state’s ports, manufacturing, and supply infrastructure, creating more than 2,000 new green jobs along with the new clean kilowatts.

The $500 million is just for starters. Hochul expects to leverage private capital to add more than $2 billion to the state’s economy. As she explains, the aim is to ensure that “New York has the strongest offshore wind energy market along the Eastern Seaboard, enabling us to be the offshore wind supply chain hub for other projects up and down the coast.”

More Offshore Wind Energy For New York State

Governor Hochul also announced that NYSERDA is launching its next offshore wind energy procurement program this year. They anticipate at least 2 gigawatts in new projects coming into the the pipeline.

According to NYSERDA, the 2 gigawatts would bring the state’s total offshore wind to the equivalent of 4.5 million homes, so the next hurdle is getting offshore wind energy over to where people can use it. They have that covered, too.

“To realize an offshore wind grid able to deliver at least 6 gigawatts of offshore wind energy directly into New York City while minimizing onshore and ocean floor impacts, state agencies will conduct a New York State Cable Corridor Study to identify strategic offshore wind cable corridors and access key points of interconnection to the grid,” Hochul announced.

Apparently you ain’t seen nothing yet. All of this activity is taking place in relatively shallow waters, where conventional monopile wind turbine construction is the norm. Hochul also let slip that NYSERDA is already working on a new offshore wind master plan that will tap deeper waters farther offshore, which means that floating wind turbines will be in the mix.

Don’t Look Back, Something Might Be Gaining On You

The new financial firepower builds on an advantage gained by New York, after rival state New Jersey let an Obama-era wind energy grant slip through its fingers.

New Jersey had a shot at becoming the very first East Coast state with an offshore wind farm, thanks in part to a 2014 US Department of Energy grant aimed at spurring innovation in the offshore industry. The total funding pot was $141 million spread among three projects, one of which was the proposed 6-turbine Fishermen’s Energy demonstration wind farm off the coast of New Jersey.

Unfortunately for wind fans, the administration of former Governor Chris Christie was apparently not a willing partner. Uncertainty over the future of the state’s wind industry abounded during his tenure, partly because its Public Service Commission was slow to form an appropriate regulatory structure for wind energy. Fishermen’s Energy encountered one obstacle after another and the Energy Department finally had to claw back the company’s $47 million share of the innovation grant in 2017.

So, despite its generous helping of federal offshore wind lease areas ripe for the picking all along its coastline, New Jersey sat on the sidelines while New York raced ahead, that is, until Governor Christie left office.

Since then, New Jersey has shaken itself out of the doldrums. The state is already threatening New York’s plans to dominate the Atlantic Coast for monopile wind turbine manufacturing, and offshore lease activity has picked up considerably.

Offshore Wind Energy Rivalry Could Be A Friendly One

One prize that New Jersey missed out on was a national wind energy R&D consortium established by the Energy Department in 2017. New York State was a front runner in the competition to lead the program, and NYSERDA won the $18.5 million funding prize in 2018.

Now it looks like everyone is going to be in one big happy family. Earlier this week, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities announced that it has joined the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, which it describes as a “prominent U.S. offshore wind research organization.”

“Established in 2018, NOWRDC is national not-for-profit public-private partnership focused on advancing offshore wind technology in the U.S. through high impact research projects and cost-effective responsible development, while maximizing other economic and social benefits,” NJBPU adds.

NJBPU President Joseph L. Fiordaliso, who was appointed to his post by current New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, could hardly contain his enthusiasm.

“We are excited to be joining NOWRDC as the representative for the State of New Jersey,” he said. “Our participation in this prominent national organization will aid our offshore wind efforts and play a key role in helping us meet Governor Murphy’s goal of 7,500 MW of offshore wind energy by 2035.”

“New Jersey’s membership in NOWRDC allows the state to participate in regional research and monitoring activities as recommended by the New Jersey Offshore Wind Strategic Plan and to further the research into offshore wind activities with a goal of lowering the cost of Offshore Wind,” NJBPU added, further adding that the membership “provides New Jersey a platform to collaborate with other states in coordinating regional monitoring and scientific and technical research at the state and regional levels to address issues related to offshore wind energy project planning, siting, construction, and operation.

Others Fiddle

They’re going to need all the help they can get. Coastal and fishing industry stakeholders in New Jersey have already geared up for a fight over the new lease areas, so stay tuned for more on that.

Meanwhile, it’s worth noting that President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better climate action bill would help push things along even faster, if only West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin would stop fiddling around and start supporting the 50-strong Democratic caucus in the Senate. With his vote and Vice President Kamala Harris as tie-breaker, Build Back Better is a shoe-in.

Senator Manchin has been holding onto his vote, for reasons best known only to himself. It could be a case of sour grapes, considering that landlocked West Virginia will not share in the offshore wind gold rush. Still, there are plenty of opportunities to grow new green jobs in the Mountain State, and Build Back Better would assist families with child care and other expenses related to employment.

Manchin’s Republican colleague, West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito, could push Build Back Better over the finish line by voting with the Democratic caucus, but she and all 49 other Republican senators are holding back, too. In that context it may be somewhat unfair to blame Senator Manchin for singlehandedly killing his own party’s signature legislation, but them’s the breaks.

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3 hours ago, specinho said:

there are usually two sides  to a coin..........

 

they might have used less appropriate word that led to confusion....... Climate change is probably more appropriate. Global warming or cooling is part of the cycle or the terminology. 

 

Climate change

is a result of our collective action over the decades or centuries.........

 

if 'fight' means race against time to reduce the impact, it may stand........ Since the causal agent is our collective action, then, the reverse action of ours would be the solution, no?

If 'fight' merely means to suppress partial causes of temperature change with various technological designs separately, having half baked green drives, campaigns, protests, conferences that meet on regular interval to come to conclusion made 50 years ago........... then, it is futile......... due to ignorance of mankind........... and arrogance...........

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Yes, but you can buy donut holes with plenty of fat and carbs. Russia, China, India, etc. are greatly benefiting by not going GREEN. 

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Pure ICE sales in UK continue to collapse! 36% decrease.

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Pure ICE sales in UK continue to collapse!

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Jay, when you live on an island the size of Great Britain hybrids make total sense. British and European gasoline and diesel prices are so much higher than ours. 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/drove-electric-van-cross-country-155054015.html Britain

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The fact EV’s is going to take over is old conversation. When AI takes over you will be able to charge your car at multiple places and never get in the car. You may choose to store your car in a parking garage that comes with free car washes. Energy and/or software companies might have a car division, chip division, stamp division, battery division, datalink satellite division, wind-solar division.etc

Chargers to rent may be anywhere you want to park. You may charge wirelessly on a stretch of road at 70 mph. We’re not talking Trump news here boys. We’re talking the future. 
 

You may own a driverless shopping cart that picks up goods, brings them to the house. After unloading you send it out for service, a car wash, go recharge then pick up the kids on the way home. Your cart may inform you of its schedule for the day. Lol

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2 hours ago, ronwagn said:

Jay, when you live on an island the size of Great Britain hybrids make total sense. British and European gasoline and diesel prices are so much higher than ours. 

Hybrid sales decreased. BEV was only category that increased sales.

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