Clouds Over Power: Survival Of The Ef...

Clouds Over Power: Survival Of The Efficient

There are 2 comments on the Maintenance Technology story from Oct 11, 2011, titled Clouds Over Power: Survival Of The Efficient. In it, Maintenance Technology reports that:

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Toronto, Canada

#1 Oct 13, 2011
Good article. It points to the emissions reduction and economic benefits of improving the thermal efficiency of current power plants. There are gas turbines that get 60% thermal efficiency and even coal should be able to make 42% to 45% without even considering cogeneration. A vast imrpovement over the current average of about 33%

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#2 Oct 13, 2011
LessFactMoreHype wrote:
thermal efficiency
thermal efficiency
Would this 'thermal efficiency' be related to, "thermal pollution of the planet?"
NobodyYouEverWantToKnow wrote:
That CO2 cannot be a 'pollutant'? Wrong. Anything CAN and IS a pollutant in a specific context. In this case, as a greenhouse gas causing 'thermal pollution' of the planet.
The point is really that the whole claim of 'CO2 is vital to life' and 'CO2 is plant food' promoted by Earthling is not so much that it is technically wrong, but that it is IRRELEVANT to the issue of CO2 as a 'thermal pollutant'. Agreed?

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