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International Association for Energy Economics[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! We appreciate your contributions to the International Association for Energy Economics article, but we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material. Perhaps you would like to rewrite the article in your own words. For more information, take a look at Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Happy editing!Amalas =^_^= 03:44, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Nuclear power as a renewable energy source[edit]

Have you been following Talk:Renewable energy? I don't have time to keep up this fight against the people who want to remove all mention of it from the article. See my post on the Village pump. — Omegatron 21:53, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

I made a small contribution to firmly establish the Nuclear power issue in the Renewable_energy article, according to the outcome of the previous Great Nuclear Debate: Renewable, as a term, was coined to exclude nuclear power. I find this "final argument" most appropriate to conclude the debate at this location. Merits and demerits of each type of energy source may be discussed elsewhere. MGTom 12:28, 30 September 2006 (UTC)
That's a good idea, but you have to say who coined it. It seems to me that there really isn't a generally-agreed upon definition, and we need to explain this, and the various arguments for different definitions.
(Some say that "renewable" means "from a naturally-occurring cycle", others claim it just means "inexhaustible on human terms", since things powered by the Sun will not last forever. Others say that being environmentally friendly is a prerequisite for being "renewable". There's also the difference between "renewable" and "sustainable". All of these need to be explained in the article.)
In any case, a mention of the nuclear debate is necessary, though we should obviously say that only a few people are fighting for it to be considered renewable, relatively speaking. But it's really irritating when every well-meaning newcomer who swings by says "that should be deleted!" I can't keep fighting this by myself forever.
Can you comment on Talk:Renewable_energy#Nuclear_energy_debate? — Omegatron 12:55, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Development of renewable energy[edit]

Aloha MGTom. Thanks for your input on the renewables stuff. There is progress! I took the liberty of adding a couple of references to the above titled page - I hope you like them. I really would like to see more of this material in the main Renewable Energy Article, although I understand and appreciate the need to keep the detailed economic arguments separate. What do you think about putting the general History and Renewable Energy Development Today stuff into the main article?--Huggsy 08:52, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Wrong templates[edit]

Can you please add {{db-author}} to Template:Country IOC alias SVN and Template:Country flag IOC alias SVN? These are wrong. The IOC country code for Slovenia is SLO, not SVN. The correct templates already exist at Template:Country IOC alias SLO and Template:Country flag IOC alias SLO. Thanks, Andrwsc 00:21, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the quick response!! Andrwsc 00:28, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use Image:Sabatini16.jpg[edit]

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Yamal pipeline[edit]

Hi, MGTom. You added information about the Bovanenkovo-Ukhta pipeline (a part of the Yamal project) into the Yamal–Europe pipeline article. Actually, this is not a part of the Yamal–Europe pipeline. Although some gas from the Bovanenkovo-Ukhta pipeline will be delivered to the Yamal–Europe pipeline, it will supply also other export pipelines running through Ukhta. Maybe you are interested to start a separate article about the Yamal project and move this information about the Bovanenkovo-Ukhta pipeline into this article? Beagel (talk) 10:39, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

Re:Slovenian naval jack[edit]

Pozdravljen! Naval jack ni isto kot pomorska zastava, temveč je pomorski vojaški prapor (slovenske veksikološke terminologie žal ne obvladam najbolje; menda se temu po naše reče "zastava na premcu"). Seveda je zelo malo primerov, kjer bi se ta zastava lahko res rabila, a to je v bistvu irelevantno. Nekaj virov: [1]; [2]. Morda je v zadnjih 4-ih letih prišlo do spremembe; zanjo sicer nisem slišal, a tudi če je, mislim, da bi morali omenjeni prapor pustiti v članku o sl. zastavi. Lp., Viator slovenicus (talk) 16:19, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Omenjena zastava (ali kakorkili se že "naval jack" reče po slovensko) je definitivno obstajala (in mislim, da še vedno). Tega ne pokriva zakon, ki ga omenjaš, temveč se kot vojaški simbol šteje v pristojnost ministrstva za obrambo in se ureja z internimi akti. Vem, da sem o uvedbi te zastave prvič bral v eni veksikoliški knjigi, ki je izšla pred slabimi osmimi leti (naslova in avtorja se žal ne spomnim). Sicer pa preberi dokument, ki sem ti ga poslal v html obliki ([3]): v njem je referenca na odločbo ministra Jelka Kacina sredi devetdesetih let. Lp., Viator slovenicus (talk) 21:42, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of National Energy Act[edit]

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I propose renaming the article to US National Energy Act of 1978. The PURPA reference was deleted since I initiated the article in January 2005. I was hoping that somebody (anybody) would expand the contents .... MGTom (talk) 17:04, 28 June 2012 (UTC) .

Proposed deletion of Volte-face[edit]

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Primary energy merge?[edit]

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