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Can a compact compost heat recovery system reduce the usage of fossil fuels on household heating?

Two months ago I made a post asking about Compost Heat Recovery System designs that are compact enough for household usage. Though I got no answers from that post, I managed to develop a prototype ...
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Is environmentally-driven purchasing of coal mines a good idea?

Is environmentally-driven purchasing of coal mines a good idea? Certainly environmental non-profits won't have enough funds to do it on a large scale. Governments have, but they are corrupt. There's a ...
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Which energy sources will replace fossil fuels for heating homes in cold climates?

Many countries are looking to phase out fossil fuels for domestic heat and hot water within this decade (see related question). Which alternative energy sources will primarily replace fossil fuels? ...
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Is Lithium mining any better for the environment than fossil fuel extraction?

A friend of mine is adamant that the extraction of lithium for batteries (and the creation of battery cells themselves) is a very environmentally-damaging procedure, potentially even more-so than oil (...
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How do German fossil fuel subsidies compare to PV subsidies?

Over on Politics.SE there's an interesting discussion about "grid parity": "If grid parity has already been reached, why is it so expensive to switch to renewable energy?". The discussion has ...
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Will there be a role for combined heat and power in an all-electric future?

Beneficial electrification From the National Resources Defense Council “Beneficial electrification,” a new catchphrase in the energy world, refers to the growing recognition that using clean ...
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How much land would be covered by the plants that turned into the fossil fuels humanity has burned?

Many climate deniers suggest that humanity is too insignificant to impact the global climate. As a visualization to counter this claim, I thought of the following exercise. How much coal, oil, and ...
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