Monday, February 25, 2013

I've just resigned my National Trust membership. Here's why… – Telegraph Blogs
[Delingpole] ...Canals and railways were built and financed by private investors in order to satisfy a genuine need. Wind turbines serve no useful economic function whatsover. Not a single one would even be built were it not for the massive taxpayer subsidies which go into the coffers of large, mostly foreign-owned energy companies and of greedy landowners. As soon as the public subsidies stop, so will the wind farms. When people look at them in 100 years time it will not be with admiration but disgust that so much money can have been squandered to so little purpose. And they'll wonder why these bat-chomping, bird-slicing eco crucifixes are doing ruining the view when they should have been taken down long ago. The answer is that most energy companies have structured their contracts so that they are not liable for the costs of decommissioning the useless turbines. We're going to be stuck with these monstrosities for a very long time hence. Which, I expect, Dame Helen you'll consider very good news.
Inside the Military's Clean-Energy Revolution | Mother Jones
Damn the deniers, the doubters, and the do-nothing [democratically-elected[ Congress. The Pentagon is moving full green ahead...the biofuel blend cost more than $15 a gallon
There’s an easy way to keep our lights on - Telegraph
the [power plant] closures have nothing to do with combating global warming
Twitter / billmckibben: By 2100, increased heat will ...
By 2100, increased heat will cut our ability to work by a third unless...we get to work now cutting carbon
Hey Bill:  Where I live, in Minnesota, the year-round average temperature is about 45 F.  In winter, outdoor work like construction and farming is drastically reduced because of the cold.  If our weather warmed up a bit, why wouldn't that *increase* our "ability to work"?

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