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Posted in: Is setting targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions an effective way to reduce the adverse effects of climate change? See in context

Setting targtets is not enough, we all have to take responsibility for our choices and actions.

Power from new PV panels is down to 1.5 cents/kWh now, beating every other source by huge margins.

These changes must happen now.

I am an American who knows Japan can do it, using all sources.

Good luck.

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Posted in: Fossil fuel power demand has 'peaked worldwide': analysis See in context

We now have studies which show we can close 74% of coal plants in the US, replacing them with renewables plus battery storage, and still save money, instead of letting the coal plants age out.

My own household and two electric cars is primarily powered by the grid-connected PV system on our roof.

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Posted in: Fossil fuel power demand has 'peaked worldwide': analysis See in context

Two years ago Los Angeles Department of Water and Power signed a contract for utility-scale PV plus battery storage the cost of which is untouchable by fossil or nuclear power.

"The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is preparing a potentially world record-setting power purchase agreement (PPA) for solar + storage at 1.997 cents and 1.3 cents per kWh, respectively.

LADWP presented the 400 MW solar, 800 MWh storage project to the city's Board of Power and Water Commissioners on June 18, previewing its planned July 23 submission for approval. The solar + storage contract would beat out the previous U.S. record, a 2.376 cents per kWh solar project proposed by NV Energy in June 2018, with both the Nevada and California projects under developer 8Minute Energy."

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Posted in: Billionaire Blastoff: Rich riding own rockets into space See in context

They are not going into space, they are going up high then floating back down.

It's an "I did it!" brag for the rich crowd.

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Posted in: With Trump gone, NATO wages war on climate threat See in context

With Trump gone, the entire world tackles Climate Change.

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka pulls out of French Open, citing mental health issues See in context

Bravo, Lady.

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Posted in: American arrested on suspicion of smuggling cannabis oil See in context

Emplaced social strictures are hard to change, but will eventually. The Japanese People will at some time appreciate their ability to enjoy the benefits of cannabis in all its forms. I use it for my arthritis, and have several plants growing outside now. My PTSD requires it to get through the night.

Change takes time.

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Posted in: Japanese youth are less involved in politics than their counterparts in the U.S. and Europe, as they feel disenchanted with the status quo and don't bother voting, while those who do tend to lean right. See in context

"But all those manga and anime characters and games are so much more kawaii and interesting than politics."

Yes, and they should be used to spread the right messages to the youth about their futures.

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Posted in: Japanese youth are less involved in politics than their counterparts in the U.S. and Europe, as they feel disenchanted with the status quo and don't bother voting, while those who do tend to lean right. See in context

Perhaps the new awakening of youth in other parts of the world can catch on there, too.

Surely, Climate Change is a threat.

We beat back the crooked Trump Administration when the Decent Folk got aroused.

You can do it, too.

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Posted in: Guiliani wins two Razzies for infamous 'Borat' scene See in context

His portrayal of a lawyer was unconvincing.

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Posted in: S Korean students shave heads in protest over Japan's Fukushima water release plan See in context

If they had jumped into the tanks and their hair fell out, they would have a point.

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Posted in: Woman reported to police for not looking right in a suit; turns out she’s a crook See in context

Yes, good work by an astute driver.

But will this lead to a flurry of calls by taxi drivers to the point of nuisance?

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Posted in: Blinken slams North Korea's human rights condition See in context

I read three sources of information regarding North Korea daily. The sanctions are hurting even the coddled class in Pyongang, and the country keeps on trying to find ways to take more from the citizens with mandatory insurance schemes and other inventions.

Authoritarianism gets severe when hit with feelings of insecurity, and the Kim regime is worried.

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Posted in: Trump's acquittal is a sign of ‘constitutional rot’ See in context

Republican senators swore an oath to their god, then lied and betrayed their oath and their nation.

It was not the constitution which failed, it was the character of the Republicans.

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Posted in: Ford to speed up push to electric autos, digitization See in context

Deadbetles shouldn look up Baku and the other ruined areas of petroleum extraction, then look into the smoggy sky and ask what the hell are we doing?

My entire household and both electric cars run on the power from the PV system on our roof. It paid back in three years in gasoline replacement alone, and now gives us free power for household and both cars.

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Posted in: When a vaccine that is proven to be effective against COVID-19 becomes available to all, will you take it? See in context

Inoculations are not just good sense, they are good citizenship.

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Posted in: Ambitious but controversial: Japan's new hydrogen project See in context

We cannot allow that carbon into the air.

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Posted in: Ambitious but controversial: Japan's new hydrogen project See in context

My PV system powers our household and two electric cars, having paid back in three years in gasoline savings alone. Now we get free house power and horsepower.

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Posted in: Who do you think the Japanese government would prefer to win the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday: Incumbent Donald Trump or challenger Joe Biden? See in context

Trump is headed to prison. Having served for 70 sessions in 24 months on a federal criminal grand jury, I assure you there is sufficient evidence for indictment, prosecution, and imprisonment of Donald Trump.

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Posted in: Fishermen oppose release of Fukushima water into ocean See in context

In the next earthquake those tanks will rupture.

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Posted in: LDP lawmaker apologizes for saying 'women lie' about sexual assaults See in context

People say that because that is what they would do.

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Posted in: Speaking positively about marijuana online leads to arrest of Japanese man and woman See in context

I would not be here without cannabis. With my PTS, it gives me relief from the terrible dreams.

Would I be arrested for saying this truth if I live there?

Ignorance in government is a terrible thing.

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Posted in: Hitachi scraps UK nuclear power plant project See in context

Left unsaid are the problems with metallurgy in the end caps of the reactors, made in China.

Nuclear power always was a Faustian bargain.

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Posted in: Japan reviews power line rules to bolster renewable energy See in context

Too little, too late.

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Posted in: Trump not ready to commit to election results if he loses See in context

Trump has no choice. He will no longer be president and no longer will have federal protection from those who will come to arrest him.

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Posted in: The Chicks, minus 'Dixie,' return with fiery new album See in context

Wonderful!!

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Posted in: What do you think are some effective measures to deal with cyber-bullying? See in context

Hunt them down and face them. Do it in public.

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Posted in: 3 key U.S. officials, including Fauci, in self-quarantine after COVID-19 exposure See in context

Trump has given us all of our worst American Disasters at once.

We have divisiveness like the Civil War, the disease of the 1918 Pandemic, and are in another Republican Great Depression, . . all at once!!

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