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While certain people suggest poor folk eating cold beans in catering size cans to address the expense and shortage of burning gas and oil ..

 

 

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The 204-megawatt solar park in the northern Greek town of Kozani was built by Greece's biggest oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum.

 

 

although The Middle East has most of the sunshine too .. :-(

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The 204-megawatt solar park in the northern Greek town of Kozani was built by Greece's biggest oil refiner Hellenic Petroleum.

 

Hellenic Petroleum is one of the largest oil companies in the Balkans but claims to be undergoing a transformation into clean energy. It has installed the largest solar park in Greece and also hints that it may add battery storage too.

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we are "firmly on track toward an unlivable world"

the latest report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

 

 

In the wake of the latest report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - which warned we are "firmly on track toward an unlivable world" if global greenhouse gas emissions don't peak by 2025 - barely a day has passed without protest. 

 

 

417.15

parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere on April 13, 2022

(Source: NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory

 

 

 

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I wasn't sure which thread to put this one but there is a connection with climate change. George Monbiot is concerned about the food system worldwide.

 

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Massive food producers hold too much power – and the regulators scarcely understand what is happening. Sound familiar, asks Guardian columnist...

 

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We aren't hearing much about the aquifers which water the US corn belt being drained dry yet

We will.

 

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Acute scarcity drives the search for water underground. But the West’s major aquifers are in trouble, too.
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Acute scarcity drives the search for water underground. But the West’s major aquifers are in trouble, too.
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NASA satellites are tracking the planet's underground fresh-water supply.

 

 

The floods are only where you dont want them ...

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The west seems to have sleepwalked into this one as well. I don't know a lot about desalination apart from it's expensive, but why aren't countries with coastlines looking at using that water?

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This looks like a great project, organisations are co-operating to create a super nature reserve in Somerset.

 

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Environmental organisations partner to create 15,000 acre protected wetland 70 years after creation of England’s first nature reserves

 

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The west seems to have sleepwalked into this one as well. I don't know a lot about desalination apart from it's expensive, but why aren't countries with coastlines looking at using that water?

 

and as tidal power and hydrogen generation as well as desalination where required (see below) too

 

.. With the way the fracking fraternity is coming back under Johnson the crim and crew; and the pollution that would cause in the UKs aquifers and rivers; if they bottle water at these plants it will be probably be more profitable (and far more necessary) than hydrocarbon oil and gas ... 

 

Lets not forget that solar, wind and wave power generation takes energy (heat) OUT of the system (our planet), wheras oil and 'natural gas' put heat and pollution into it

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Here comes the Sun ..

As predicted, the Suns energy output will be increasing all the way up to and through 2025 adding to the ongoing rapid ongoing increase in greenhouse gases despite lockdowns and gas/oil supply issues.

 

The sun seems to have woken up in early 2022 as it moves towards the peak of its solar cycle in 2025.

It has fired off numerous flares in recent weeks, including a few X-class ones.

 

 

 

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The former climate chief (who was involved in Indie Sage early on) has spoken about Sunak's new measures.

 

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Sir David King told Adam Bienkov that the stealth tax cut would damage the fight for 'a manageable future for humanity'

 

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I've been wondering whether to comment on this, as the 400 quid (or 1200 quid if you are a rich tory with three homes) is a bag of crap really even without the sting in the tail.

 

1. Its less than a third of the extra they are taking off an average household

2. Its short term

3. The extras thrown in (tax relief if they start drilling for oil in the north sea)

 

1+2. Speaks for itself even without all the cuts elsewhere. You get just a third back of what they have already been charging you and will be charging you. The prices still go up astronomically

What should have been done is exactly what France has done and limit the increase via the cap, with the costs born by the oil/gas companies

 

3 IS The big sting.

The companies to now have been throttled in drilling for more oil in the North sea as

a) Its destroying the climate

b) Its doubling down on a resource we can LITERALLY no longer afford in ANY way rather than forcing investment in renewables.

c) Look at the target of that investment - it wont help the UK soon or ever - its just sold abroad with profits mainly going abroad - sod all to help the UK energy supply.

 

NOW - Sunak is incentivizing the investment that everyone with a clue knows will do nothing at all positive for anyone but a fews profits.

He SHOULD be giving windfall tax relief on renewable energy project investments in the UK

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Investment in wind, wave and solar in the uk will invest in

Jobs, energy security, energy cost management and a cleaner planet, with skills exportable to the whole world.

 

Investment in oil wells in the North sea will invest in a few billionaires extra profits and a poisoned world

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Here's a rather depressing article on what the big energy companies are contributing to the UK's fuel security. Maybe not as much as you might think.

 

WWW.THENEWEUROPEAN.CO.UK

The government is pushing the idea that energy security means more North Sea oil and gas. It’s a myth

 

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Little more than the FA ..

 

Seems the reports I saw of shell etc querying no relief on green investments is perhaps more them trying to divert from the cretinous existing benefits on drilling and an attempt to get relief on green projects if those sort were forced on them

 

Could be wrong, but thats the way it seems so far on a slightly closer examination.

Just Sunak looking after the oil companies.

 

Should be keeping the cap lower to ensure their profits are limited , and taxing them to support green projects like solar, wind and tidal - as they aint doing it.

 

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Oil giant Shell has questioned the Government’s decision not to allow its green investment to count towards the tax relief it will get from the new...

 

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So anyone heard whether Alok Sharma has submitted a letter of no confidence and resigned his cabinet position?

.. given Sunaks uk TAXPAYER FUNDED tax relief for oil and gas drilling in the north sea while Sharma and the UK still hold the presidency of COP, and of course the demonstrably utter bollocks stated at COP in the name of the UK?

 

or perhaps he's just another conscience and moral free scummy self serving Johnsonite liar

 

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  “seems that rather than making fossil fuel companies pay their fair share, the public purse will actually be subsidising this climate wrecking investment to the tune of almost £6 billion. This is obscene.”

- Mark Ruskell, a member of the Scottish parliament

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in light of the UK gov awarding oil/gas companies billions in UK taxpayer funded tax breaks on fossil fuel drilling ....

 

 

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Britain's regulator on Wednesday approved Shell's revised plan to develop a North Sea natural gas field as the government seeks to boost domestic...

 

"British business minister Kwasi Kwarteng said the Jackdaw gas field had received final regulatory approval after it was initially rejected on environmental grounds last October."

"the Jackdaw gas field which has the potential  (horseshit) to produce 6.5% of Britain's gas output. (not UK supply)"

"Rather than removing all naturally occurring CO2 from the gas offshore, some of it will be exported to the onshore St Fergus terminal where it will be further treated."

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It sounds like a short term solution that should be alongside other measures to move to alternative energy sources. I'm not sure I see this government thinking long term about it.

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perhaps short term 'solution' which adds immensely to THE problem and which could only be considered as possibly valid as a short term 'solution' if it were defined as part of a clearly declared and funded long term plan

 

But it actually aint any of those. Its just money in Shells pocket seemingly to ensure donations and profits for the few and some to share holders.

Try and find clear let alone binding statements on how much of that 6%  of UK 'output' will be to alleviate pressure on the UK market, or be anything other than sold at best possible profit to anyone who will pay. (Those profits mostly going abroad)

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and with Johnsons pals using UK taxpayer money to fund drilling in the north sea under reduced rules (the drilling was repeatedly refused under rules) -

 

Two satellites recorded images of methane plumes during one "ultraemission" event between Dec. 8 and Dec. 27, the report found.

 

Researchers led by Itziar Irakulis Loitxate from the Polytechnic University of Valencia calculated about 4,000 tons of methane were released during that time.

Over those 17 days, Pemex - as the company is known - emitted a quantity of methane equivalent to 3.37 million tons of carbon dioxide or 3% of the country's annual CO2 emissions.

 

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Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos released thousands of tons of methane gas into the atmosphere from an oil and gas platform in...

 

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So, anyone done the sums on how cost effective electric vehicles are now that household energy bills have increased far more than even the extortionate petrol/diesel increases? - let alone with another massive increase to come to households?

 

Talk about policies made for profit

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The sort of thing that only a year ago was being touted as effects beyond the turn of the century, are now projected as by 2050.

 

 

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‘Significant’ sea level rise now inevitable and impossible to protect every home, experts warn

 

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"When the temperature readings started to come through from Antarctic weather stations in early March, scientists at first thought there might have been some mistake. Temperatures, which should have been cooling rapidly as the south pole’s brief summer faded, were soaring – at the Vostok station, about 800 miles from the geographic south pole, thermometers recorded a massive 15C hotter than the previous all-time record"

 

"At the north pole, similarly unusual temperatures were also being recorded, astonishing for the time of year

when the Arctic should be slowly emerging from its winter deep freeze. The region was more than 3C warmer than its long-term average"

 

To induce a heatwave at one pole may be regarded as a warning; heatwaves at both poles at once start to look a lot like climate catastrophe.

 

- and its only spring in our Suns roughly 11 year cycle, and thats spring in an unusually low energy cycle.

 

 

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In March, the north and south poles had record temperatures. In May in Delhi, it hit 49C. Last week in Madrid, 40C. Experts say the worst effects...

 

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More than 100 million Americans this week were under some sort of heat advisory, and were warned to stay indoors if possible. From Texas to...

 

 

 

 

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Record Profit(eering) at the literal expense of the UK taxpayer just like water comapanies, and just like water companies, still dumping their doodoo on everyone and everything because its cheaper - and because the Conpervative party allow it

 

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UK regulator gave oil firm clearance to drop thousands of tonnes of pipes and cables after drilling finished

 

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So WHEN are we going to even START taking the power out of these fossil fuel companies?

 

The UK needs to be leading the way to a hydrogen economy?

For a sensible achievable starter

* Start converting gas stations to hydrogen gas

* build some bulk water - hydrogen plants using any surplus from wind/solar to create green hydrogen gas from water

* Convert gas tankers (quite straight forward - mainly seal replacement) to carry hydrogen gas or natural gas

* Convert the tankers to run on hydrogen

 

Its a start that builds basic infrastructure which WILLdrive expansion and  reduces dependence on fossil fuels with a side effect of reducing Gas companies and producers power over us.

 

 

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