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Electric current is generated ‘on demand’. There is no stored electric current in the grid.

Here’s the second article in the series on electric power system stability: The electric current delivered when you turn on a switch is generated from the instant you operate the switch. There is no store of electric current in the … Continue reading

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Electric Power System Stability

I intend to do a few essays about electric power system stability.  I aim to share some concepts about power generation and grids, and in particular how electrical stability is achieved. Some types of generation provide grid stability, other types … Continue reading

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The Decadal Global Climate Bet – Now at the half way mark

Updated to December 2015 (month 60/120): We’re now at the half way mark; and the present decade is still running cooler than the preceding decade. The average temperature anomaly for the previous decade is 0.202 C. The average temperature anomaly … Continue reading

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The Decadal Global Climate Bet – October 2015 Update

Updated to October 2015 (month 58/120): The present decade is still running cooler than the preceding decade. I wonder when we’ll begin to see the heating effect of the big El Nino? There’s not much sign of it yet. More … Continue reading

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Global Energy Emissions (during the climate bet)

Having just updated the climate bet, which confirms the lack of recent warming (ie: the ‘pause’ or ‘hiatus’ as some call it), I thought next we should take a look at global energy emissions on the same time comparative basis. … Continue reading

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The Decadal Global Climate Bet – June 2015 Update

The Decadal Global Climate Bet is now 4.5 years into the race.  Here is a quick update of progress. An interesting change has taken place with the data.  UAH has extensively revised their dataset to version 6.  I have updated … Continue reading

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The Decadal Global Climate Bet – Dec 2014 update, 4 years into the race

Four years ago, early 2011, a decadal global temperature bet was made. And with all the hype about 2014 being the hottest year, now is a good time to check out progress with ‘the bet’. But first a little background … Continue reading

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An Empirical Look at Recent Trends in the Greenhouse Effect

[New material has been added to this post] [More new material added – monthly SBRE calculation 4/11/14] Just in case you were not aware, since about 1997 or so, there has been nearly no global temperature rise. This is despite … Continue reading

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A Decadal Global Climate Bet – three years down the track

Three years ago, early 2011, a decadal global climate bet was made.  At that time, December 2010 marked the end of a 10 year period.  January 2011 marked the beginning of the next.  The transition stimulated the formation of a … Continue reading

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A Decadal Global Climate Bet – a second view of the race

About six months ago I posted a short article and a graph attempting to show the progress of a global decadal climate bet.  The graph compared the temperature of the two decades Jan 2001 through Dec 2010 and Jan 2011 … Continue reading

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