California's Renewable Energy Problem The Soviet Superplane That Rattled 1 day ago   18:01

Share
Real Engineering
Be one of the first 500 people to sign up with this link and get 20% off your subscription with Brilliant.org! https://brilliant.org/realengineering/

New vlog channel: https://ufl.ae/profile/KSCuj4gO3027l8AzfqTjTn-w

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2825050&ty=h
Facebook:
http://facebook.com/realengineering1
Subreddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/RealEngineering/
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/brianjamesmcmanus
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Fiosracht
Discord:
https://discord.gg/s8BhkmN

Get your Real Engineering shirts at: https://standard.tv/collections/real-engineering

Credits:
Writer/Narrator: Brian McManus
Editor: Stephanie Sammann (https://www.stephanie-sammann.com/)
Animator: Mike Ridolfi (https://www.moboxgraphics.com/)
Sound: Graham Haerther (https://haerther.net/)
Thumbnail: Simon Buckmaster https://twitter.com/forgottentowel


References:

References:
[1] https://endcoal.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/BoomAndBust_2019_r6.pdf
[2]
https://www.energy.ca.gov/renewables/tracking_progress/documents/renewable.pdf (verified with own calculation)
[3]https://web.archive.org/web/20040702092945/https://www.duke-energy.com/news/releases/2000/Nov/2000111601.html
[4]https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2018/11/08/california-regulators-approve-the-worlds-largest-battery-projects/
[5] https://www.ge.com/power/transform/article.transform.articles.2018.oct.storage-threat-to-peaker-plants
https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/just-how-much-business-can-batteries-take-from-gas-peakers#gs.bn4i7x
[6] http://www.caiso.com/TodaysOutlook/Pages/default.aspx
[7] https://reneweconomy.com.au/revealed-true-cost-of-tesla-big-battery-and-its-government-contract-66888/
[8]http://www.caiso.com/Documents/Wind_SolarReal-TimeDispatchCurtailmentReportMay07_2019.pdf
[9] http://www.caiso.com/Documents/Wind_SolarReal-TimeDispatchCurtailmentReportMay15_2019.pdf
[10] https://www.energy.ca.gov/almanac/electricity_data/total_system_power.html
[11] https://arpa-e.energy.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/DAYS%20Project%20Descriptions%20FINAL.pdf


Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator

Songs:
Unfinished Story - Kikoru
Strange Tech 11 - Gunnar Johnsen
I See Blue - Dye O
Timetable 20 - Gunnar Johnsen
Quietly Tense 1 - Gunnar Johnsen
A Trip To The Moon - Aiolos Rue
Scripts Untold - Magnus Ringblom

Thank you to my patreon supporters: Adam Flohr, Henning Basma, Hank Green, William Leu, Tristan Edwards, Ken Coltan, Andrew McCorkell, Ian Dundore, John & Becki Johnston. Nevin Spoljaric, Jason Clark, Devin Rathbun, Thomas Barth, Paulo Toyosi Toda Nishimura
MailFootballSoccer

Comments 8245 Comments

Real Engineering
So I have some big news. I have joined forces with Wendover Productions, CGP Grey, Kurzgesagt and many more EDU friends to start our own video streaming platform. www.watchnebula.com. We currently have some original content from Isaac Arthur, Polyphonic and Real Life Lore/Second Thought online. I will be adding my own Nebula Original series in the next month or two. This platform was created to remove the creative shackles that the algorithm places on creators. I want to be able to make more military content without worry of demonetisation. I want to experiment with new ideas without worry about my views being affected. This platform is going to allow me to make more content for you!
sav49
Will the uptake of EV cars not also increase power needed within the grid? You should do the calculations when all the cars in California need charging every day.
Dan Harold
Questions I have include: Are batteries renewable? Will the maintenance required for batteries cancel out the sustainability benefits of renewable energy sources?
Nicholas Miller
Kinetic or potential energy storage seems like a better solution than chemical batteries.
James Kirk
Humanity needs to build another thousand Nuclear power plants. Dependency on all other forms of dirty energy sources comes to an end. Carbon free future and electricity five times cheaper than today. Global poverty would disappear. problem solved.
James Kirk
Calculate the carbon footprint of the electronics required to grid tie solar energy. The carbon footprint approached a coal fired plant. Also, the amount of fresh water consumed to keep solar farms clean can solve the water shortages CA farmers are suffering through. Again, stupid liberals and their virtue signaling fake environmentalism strikes again.
James Kirk
Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant produces carbon free energy 24/7/365 at a mere six cents per watt. Solar and Wind cannot approach the low cost of nuclear. California buys Nuclear power from AZ because they're a bunch of stupid virtue-signalling fake environmentalists.
James Kirk
Using batteries to store grid energy is STUPID.
James Kirk
Nuclear Power is Cleaner, Safer and Cheaper than Solar And Wind. The world needs to invest primarily in Nuclear Fission today and Nuclear Fusion research for tomorrow. Nuclear will be the ONLY energy solution to make humanity a space fairing civilization.
John Peters
And this doesn’t even go into the pollution from mining rare earth minerals or the increased prices from higher demand of ‘green’ energy creator. The prices would quickly go over these estimates as they ordered them
John Walker
These stats are for electricity only, not total energy -- huge difference
The GlobalWarming
What if they use the extra power to power carbon capture plants?
somethin somethin
Dams are "environmentally destructive" you have never lived in farm land or seen a dam fail. Dams allow us to better regulate and protect larger areas than the dam converts. By the way NATURE has created dams IE rock slides and beavers so how are dams not green or "destructive"
somethin somethin
What if we could take all of that energy and store it in some form of potential energy. Like a big huge reserve of water that is hundreds of feet above the power generators allowing for massive power production. Ohhh wait.. there is now a dam problem.
somethin somethin
So battery are not a permanent solution. How about that nuclear power plant? When was it built? In the 80's ? Will the lithium ION batteries last 40 years? Will the solar and wind generators last 40's?
somethin somethin
Does adding an additional 236 million cars to the grid make this problem better or worse?
Anthony Whelan
70% drop in Western countries but not in China. Solar panels? Future land fill with toxic chemicals leaking into the water tables and aquifers. Ditto for electric cars and battery installations. Wind Turbines? Blots on the landscape, noisy, wiping out whole species of flying creatures and inconsistent/unreliable. Let's get rid of all aircons and other modern mod cons and go back to 18th century life-styles.
somethin somethin
@4:20 I want you to look at that graph and understand it says DAILY GENERATION by SOURCE. California counts power from Washington state and Nevada as power generated. More importantly they count HYDROELECTRIC. Which WA counts as well. These numbers are reused and recycled over and over again. CALIFORNIA counts hydro electric that WA produces as green power that California daily generated. This is VERY COMMON and why ENRON got in trouble.
steve hansen
Did you include the future need for charging millions of electric cars?
Oliver Jackson
Nuclear energy is the most obvious solution. Too bad Cali is full of morons
Add Reply

The Soviet Superplane That Rattled California's Renewable Energy Problem 1 day ago   11:14

Share
Be one of the first 500 people to sign up with this link and get 20% off your subscription with Brilliant.org! https://brilliant.org/realengineering/

New streaming platform: https://watchnebula.com/

Vlog channel: https://ufl.ae/profile/KSCuj4gO3027l8AzfqTjTn-w

Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2825050&ty=h
Facebook:
http://facebook.com/realengineering1
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/brianjamesmcmanus
Reddit:
https://www.reddit.com/r/RealEngineering/
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/thebrianmcmanus
Discord:
https://discord.gg/s8BhkmN

Get your Real Engineering shirts at: https://standard.tv/collections/real-engineering

Credits:
Script Editor/Narrator: Brian McManus
Writer: Primal Space: https://ufl.ae/profile/KSbPrcy9ZpvdR2SUr0vW8yum
Editor: Stephanie Sammann (https://www.stephanie-sammann.com/)
Animator: Mike Ridolfi (https://www.moboxgraphics.com/)
Animator: Chris Tierney (http://www.earthboundfilm.co/)
Sound: Graham Haerther (https://haerther.net/)
Thumbnail: Simon Buckmaster https://twitter.com/forgottentowel


References:
[1] https://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/09/22/caspian_sea_monster/
[2] https://rtd.rt.com/stories/caspian-monster-ekranoplan-vessel/
[3] https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/BGP/Donna/t_w_ratio_answers.htm
[4] https://rtd.rt.com/stories/caspian-monster-ekranoplan-vessel/
[5] https://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/09/22/caspian_sea_monster/
[6] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lun-class_ekranoplan
[7] https://www.businessinsider.com/the-soviet-unions-lun-class-ekanoplane-is-the-biggest-ground-effect-vehicle-ever-2014-7?r=US&IR=T#the-missiles-were-mounted-in-pairs-on-the-top-of-the-vehicles-hull-7
[8] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RFB_X-114
[9] https://www.boeing.com/news/frontiers/archive/2002/september/i_pw.html
[10] http://bit.ly/2XkZ4vM
[11] https://disciplesofflight.com/a-90-orlyonok-ekranoplan/
[12] https://twitter.com/EmbassyofRussia/status/900273238743195649
[13] http://bit.ly/2XqM0oA

Thank you to AP Archive for access to their archival footage.

Music by Epidemic Sound: http://epidemicsound.com/creator

Songs:


Thank you to my patreon supporters: Adam Flohr, Henning Basma, Hank Green, William Leu, Tristan Edwards, Ken Coltan, Andrew McCorkell, Ian Dundore, John & Becki Johnston. Nevin Spoljaric, Jason Clark, Devin Rathbun, Thomas Barth, Paulo Toyosi Toda Nishimura

Related Videos