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Comment: Re:Need to make SIMPLE changes. (Score 1) 354

by WindBourne (#47421803) Attached to: Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis
First off, I said equal or exceed HVAC usage. so, yes, an averge. And yeah, we need yearly
But the idea is to get builders to change how they build. Better insulation in homes. Use aerogel in windows. Fewer Windows. Likewise, geo-thermal HVAC is IDEAL for most new buildings, which really allows for low energy usage.
And yes, if you live in the northwest, then these are all things that you will want. That way, a minimum amount of solar panels will equal your annual HVAC.

Comment: Re:Wrong (Score 1) 354

by WindBourne (#47421773) Attached to: Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis
By making things efficient, it gives us the ability to move to other forms of energy. We need more wind, solar, geo-thermal, etc, BUT, we also need to increase our nukes. Now, Some in Europe are choosing to shut down nukes, however, as long as they drop their energy and move off fossil fuels, that is their choice. I suspect that Germany will at some point restore new nukes.

Comment: Re:Wrong (Score 1) 354

by WindBourne (#47421229) Attached to: Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis
I agree that we have in fact, made heavy use of inefficient energy consumption.
In fact, one of our bigger wastes, are the buildings that we continue to build. That is why I have suggested elsewhere that we stop focusing on installing solar on current homes and instead, focus on making NEW places be efficient WRT HVAC. In fact, we should also require it on rentals. That stops the issue right away and allows us time to focus on slowing down the waste more.

BTW, I have also suggested elsewhere that we need to tax all goods based on where their parts come from and the CO2 emissions of those areas. But to normalize these areas, should be based on $ GDP/emissions. China has one of the lowests, while nations like sweden is one of the tops. Therefor it is better for us to get goods from Sweden, than from China. That will force nations like China to bring their emissions way down very quickly instead, of their continuing to build 2 new coal plants each week.

Comment: Hopefully, tor will file for frivilous lawsuit (Score 1) 308

by WindBourne (#47418681) Attached to: Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service
Seriously, it is good that lawsuits are happening. That will change things. For example, if a class action were to happen to target AND MICROSOFT, we would see mass changes in America over this.

BUT, when going after innocent parties, that gets old.

Comment: Re:As someone who is hoping for nuclear power ... (Score 1) 354

by WindBourne (#47418413) Attached to: Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis
And yet, we have new reactors in our subs and aircraft carriers that are 100% manufactured here.
So, you lost that argument.

HOWEVER, if you said that Westinghouse and GE, which sold their units, are now manufactured in Japan and China, that would be correct.
BUT, B&W along with GA, actually do their work here.

Comment: Wrong (Score 2) 354

by WindBourne (#47418383) Attached to: Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis
We can do it and in fact, are doing so.
We have switched over our house to LEDs (which I bought most of the bulbs for less than 10 each) and now see our electric usage has dropped by about $5-10 / month (about 50-100 KWH savings each month).
In addition, we have Solar on our roof and sell back our excess to the grid.
We are now getting ready to buy a Tesla Model [XS].

There is no doubt that my family's usage is going down.
What is needed is for us to get all of the nation's usage down, and it is easier than you can believe, if we use economics.

Comment: Need to make SIMPLE changes. (Score 2) 354

by WindBourne (#47418283) Attached to: Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis
We need to do several things in the US to help ourselves, as well as push other nations.
We would be better off stopping subsidies on solar, and allow wind to expire in 2 years. Instead, we should now focus those subsidies on nuclear power (our own), along with electricity storage.
Then require that all new construction below 5-6 stories will have on-site AE that will equal or exceed its HVAC usage.

In addition, we need to put a tax on all consumed goods (including those shipped from overseas), based on the MAX CO2 that went into make it. The tax should start low and raise every 6-12 months. This will give time to all nations and states to make long-term choices.
Basically, the tax is applied to all goods, unless you register where it and its parts come from. Then if you get the parts from nations/states where the CO2 is lowest, you get lower taxes.
To make sure of the CO2, rather than the wild estimates that we have, we use the OCO2 which will show emissions production, along with movement, around the world.
Finally, to normalize it, we use $ GDP / tonne of CO2. The higher the $GDP, the better.

The above is all that is needed to force us to change, and give us time. Not just America, but all nations since America is the world's largest importer.

Comment: This is still not over (Score 1) 386

by WindBourne (#47416699) Attached to: Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann
The fact is, that ATI has changed their name and is doing everything possible to avoid being responsible or having to pay.
Interestingly, these ppl are the same way about climate as they are about personal responsibility.

I wonder if we can sue, and claim that the veil was broken and go after these ppl personally, and have them thrown in jail for a LONG time.
That would help slow down, or stop frivolous lawsuits.

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