[aprssig] Shack backup power

Keith VE7GDH ve7gdh at rac.ca
Sun Jun 5 21:05:17 EDT 2011

Charles KG2V wrote...

> Have you actually been following the "known reserves"
> of Hydrocarbon fuels (particularly Natural Gas)?

Not at all. And I've never heard of a huge spill of solar
energy blackening our shores either. Sometimes damage
is done by hurricanes or tornadoes. It is possible that
global warming is increasing the frequency of these events.
We can't do anything about "natural" cycles in global
warming, but we can sure try and reduce man-made
greenhouse gasses.

> Do you know that the Bakken formation is? Marcellus Shale?
> (which turns out not only to be in the US and Canada, but China
> has a HUGE formation), the progress on with Methane Hydrates?

That's really unfortunate. That means that mankind can potentially
go on abusing the atmosphere and the oceans for a much longer
period of time.

> When you take in the now known Marcellus shale info, last
> reserves estimates (in years) had a 4 digit number on it

OK. What do you propose we do after this 4 digit period of
years has passed by? It won't direct you or me, but I would like
to think that mankind can keep living on earth up until the time
that the big bright object in the sky is extinguished. Look at the
damage we have done in a bit more than 100 years. Just think
of how much more we can do if there are hydrocarbon reserves
sufficient to allow us to continue like this for thousands of years.

With "huge" hydrocarbon reserves or not, would you recommend
that someone NOT install a grid-tie inverter to help the rest of
the country out as well as themselves?

73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"

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