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The Great Global Warming Swindle

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It’s part of the debate.

This is the programme recently shown on Channel 4, it’s over an hour long and counters many of the arguments regarding the causes of global warming. The making of the programme has clearly alarmed some of the leading politicians who have hung their hat on the CO2 peg, so much so that David Miliband has “fisked” it on his ministerial blog, see the comments section for a taste of the heated debate that this programme is engendering. I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed so much interest and controversy on the Environment Secretary’s blog, unfortunately his officials didn’t seem fit or able to show the video on his site (or didn’t want to) that’s why I’m showing it here.

I haven’t watched this myself yet, so I’m going to settle down and see it this afternoon whilst Brenda looks after the shop.

Written by curly

March 19, 2007 at 1:32 pm

EU rules will add a minimum 15% rise to electricity bills

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EU flagEU Commission to force prices up

Britain apparently has the third lowest levels of renewable energy sources in Europe and under the Commission’s rules must raise it’s renewable target from 1.3% in 2005 to 15% in 2020. This would equate to 20,000 wind turbines, and the costs of building such edifices would add 15% to our electricity bills before inflation is taken into account. The Commission are also interested in ensuring that 10% of motoring fuels come from bio-sources despite recent evidence that rain forests are being cut down to provide the land to grow the crops on! If we did build 20,000 wind turbines, I wonder how much CO2 would be expended in the process?

This whole carbon emissions eco-talibanism is starting to get hideously out of control, especially as there are siren voices calling out that the debate has been hijacked by those of the far left interested in pursuing a new route for their agenda. There are many scientists who argue against the theory of anthropogenic climate change and disagree that CO2 emissions are harmful – go to this post and watch the video.

Far more important issues loom on the horizon as far as energy supplies are concerned, European gas supplies are becoming hijacked at an alarming rate by the Russian oligarchs and their “enterprise arm” Gazprom, pipelines are being laid from Russia into Western Europe and we are buying into partnership agreements with the aid of the efforts of former German Chancellor Gerhardt Schroeder working on behalf of the odious Vladimir Putin. Russia’s new found oil and gas hegemony is pouring riches into Putin’s coffers which are being used to re-equip his ailing armed forces who are now flexing their muscles and sabre rattling in the Bay of Biscay.

Europe should be concentrating a little less on the pipe dreams of windmill building and a little more on the security of it’s current energy supplies, it should be interfering less in the day to day lives of it’s inhabitants and allow it’s member states to go ahead and create more nuclear reactors for clean energy supplies, it should concentrate less on the rhetoric and more on the practical business of trading, which as far as I can remember is what the Community was created to do.

Yet another reason why the “enabling legislation” called the Lisbon Treaty should be rejected out of hand.

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Written by curly

January 24, 2008 at 9:48 am