Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits (PHOTOS)
Russia is enduring its harshest winter in over 70 years, with temperatures plunging as low as -50 degrees Celsius.
Special News Edition: Connecting the Evidence - YouTube
[4-minute video] My 'Agenda' is to undo the lie that is humanity's primary role in global warming, we contribute a small fraction; and to differentiate the observation of real earth changes from the far extreme aspect of the 'truth movement'.
Wear And Tear Hits Wind Farm Output And Economic Lifetime | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
The Renewable Energy Foundation [1] today published a new study, The Performance of Wind Farms in the United Kingdom and Denmark,[2] showing that the economic life of onshore wind turbines is between 10 and 15 years, not the 20 to 25 years projected by the wind industry itself, and used for government projections.
The results show that after allowing for variations in wind speed and site characteristics the average load factor of wind farms declines substantially as they get older, probably due to wear and tear. By 10 years of age the contribution of an average UK wind farm to meeting electricity demand has declined by a third.

This decline in performance means that it is rarely economic to operate wind farms for more than 12 to 15 years. After this period they must be replaced with new machines, a finding that has profound consequences for investors and government alike.
Coal May Pass Oil As World's No. 1 Energy Source By 2017 : The Two-Way : NPR
Despite a slowdown in U.S. consumption, coal is poised to replace oil as the world's top energy source — possibly in the next five years, according to the International Energy Agency. The rise will be driven almost entirely by new energy demands in China and India, the IEA says.

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