Tuesday, 7 June 2016

the Solar boom and bust!

                        Recently the BBC reported about a body called REN21 with a headline "Renewable energy surge reaches record levels"   The green advocates in the BBC see solar and wind as the future. As Christopher Booker has pointed out what the BBC did not tell readers is that REN21 is the world`s leading lobby group for "green" energy. What they omit of course is that in the case of solar panels their output averages no more than 15 percent of their capacity.  As Booker points out no-one would think of building a solar farm without massive subsidies.   The reality is that the BP Energy Review shows that solar power provides less than 1 percent of the world`s electricity and barely 0.3 percent of all its energy.  Despite all the billions poured into the "solar boom" the startling feature is the regularity with which the companies investing in it go bust.

          The continuing financial  collapse of solar farms.
                   One of the first in 2011 despite being given more than half a billion dollars by President Obama was a US firm Solyndra.  This was followed in 2013 by the collapse of Solar Trust of America, given a $2.1 billion loan guarantee by the Obama administration to build the largest solar farm in the world in California.  Last March the collapse of Europe`s largest solar company Abengoa after building two billion dollar solar farms in the US was the biggest bankruptcy in Spanish history.  Another giant US firm Sun Edison last year valued at $10 billion has seen its shares fall from $33.44 last July to barely a cent. Among those enraged by Sun Edison`s bankruptcy has been the residents of several Wiltshire villages who only agreed to the US firm covering 56 acres of their countryside in blue panels because their communities were promised £40 000 of which they will now never see a penny!  
                (summary of a report by Christopher Booker in the Daily Telegraph)

Friday, 20 May 2016

If elected President Trump says he will renegotiate the Paris Climate Agreement!(Reuters report)

                         In a devastating blow to  climate alarmists American Presidential candidate Donald Trump said if he is elected President he will renegotiate the conditions for America`s involvement in the UN global climate accord reached in Paris December 2015(reported by Heartland Institute climate weekly report 214). In an appearance on the Hugh Hewitt Show he said "I am not a believer in man made global warming, we have much bigger problems" he went on to say he will cut the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency in the US.   He told Reuters "those agreements are one sided agreements and they are bad for the United States" he said he believes China would not adhere to its pledge under the Paris agreement.
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-un-idUSKCN0YA2SO (highlight and right click)

Friday, 13 May 2016

Colorado Court strikes down the fossil fuel fearmongers. Now no limits on fracking!

http://cfact.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=87b74a936c723115dfa298cf3&id=edd1333a08&e=b9cbc8c411     Read the facts at www.CFact.org    Report by Marita Noon.   (highlight and right click)

On Monday, May 2 the Colorado Supreme Court ruled on what the New York Times (NYT) called: “a lengthy battle for energy production.” The court’s unanimous decision to strike down two cities’ limits on fracking is a victory for oil-and-gas companies and a “disappointment” to anti-fossil-fuel activists. Several states, including Colorado’s neighbors, New Mexico and Texas, have faced similar anti-oil-and-gas initiatives that have also been shot down.
The Colorado Supreme Court reached the same conclusion as the lower court: The fracking bans put in place by Fort Collins and Longmont are “invalid and unenforceable” because state law trumps the local ordinances. A report from Colorado Public Radio states: “The ruling will have an impact on other Front Range communities—including Broomfield, Lafayette, and Boulder—that have approved restrictions on fracking. The court clearly said that these efforts are illegal.”
- See more at: http://www.cfact.org/2016/05/09/colorado-supreme-court-embraces-the-rule-of-law-not-the-fear-mongering-of-the-anti-fossil-fuel-movement/?utm_source=CFACT%20Updates&utm_campaign=fd5d7eefd4-Legal_win_in_Colorado5_13_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a28eaedb56-fd5d7eefd4-270432429#sthash.e5E6dPJZ.dpuf

Monday, 2 May 2016

Climate Hustle film exposing the hoax goes out in cinemas tonight across the US.

http://cfact.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=87b74a936c723115dfa298cf3&id=2b704e0efa&e=b9cbc8c411  WASHINGTON TIMES REPORT
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Sarah Palin:"Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am"   Bill Nye is the apologist for climate alarmism
Weather Channel founder John Coleman calls Nye a "pretend scientist in a bow tie"