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Wednesday
Apr082015

Green children.....

News from Balcombe

To paraphrase Ignatius Loyola: Give me child  while he is still at school and I can make him think the way I think he should.

TM [LInk repaired]

 Update 8.40am  12 April 2015

It is alarming to see that the Australians schools are at it too, in what appears to be a more organised way

See  the article from Quadrant on GWPF

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Reader Comments (65)

The folks at Balcombe were thrown into this mess and now have to deal with it. It is easy to criticize them from afar.

So a crowdfunding campaign got them a break. Good for them.

It makes no difference in the large scheme of things. Let them be.

Apr 9, 2015 at 12:00 AM | Unregistered CommenterBrute

" Joe Nixon, spokesman for REPOWERBalcombe added: “People round here have shown amazing support for this project over the past few weeks – the community is really getting behind our mission to take Balcombe 100% solar."

Er, excuse me, but, has that Climate Change changed y'all's climate so that you get sun every day during the school period or have they not mentioned the backup generation, buying from the grid, or large battery installations all or each of which will greatly increase costs???

Apr 9, 2015 at 1:28 AM | Unregistered CommenterKuhnKat

Fox News this evening had a report concerning a school that just ripped out solar panels installed 2 years ago costing millions, that was never put into operation (!) in order to make room for parking.
(I tried to find a link but was not successful.)

Apr 9, 2015 at 1:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterGeorge Daddis

KuhnKat, some people believe everything they are told by sales reps. Clearly teacher training offers no immunity to green infectious gullibility, and green infectious gullibility is easily transmitted to those who are particularly vulnerable. Those considered to be at highest risk include school children, their parents, and school governors. Teachers, parents and governors are all in positions where they can be held legally liable for exposing school children to unnecessary harm.

Apr 9, 2015 at 2:07 AM | Unregistered CommenterGolf Charlie

@George Daddis It was this hospital probably (story)
A Twitter search on +solar +failure brought this news story

A chunk of the roughly 7,000 inactive solar panels outside the Little Rock Veterans Affairs Hospital was recently dismantled to make way for a new parking garage, Little Rock

MORE - other stories were all angry students/teacherscomplaining they can't get into school carparks "Why are they doing the solar panel construction NOW ?Why didn't they do it in the summer vacation ?"

Story 3 : Solar-Fabrik warns of junction box failure " will publish a product warning in the coming days regarding junction boxes on some of its modules, which may be defect and possibly lead to fire.

Story 4 : WitchfinderNews1 is excited about a renewable storage flywheel due in Ireland in 2017
"The flywheel project has received funding from the European Commission and the Irish government. It is expected to create 50 new jobs."
"is expected to launch commercially in 2017, with an operating capacity of 20MW."
anyone spot the writers maths error ?

#5 Washington and gov shut down last week due to power failure, caused by ONE fallen line

Apr 9, 2015 at 7:10 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

" the community is really getting behind our mission to take Balcombe 100% solar."

That sounds commendable. So just when are they going to include the cars they use to get to and from school, to and from work, and the planes they use to go on the nice holidays abroad?

As usual, it's likely to be limited to a statement that doesn't have any real impact on their daily lives, or involve any kind of personal sacrifice. The sacrifice goes to others who are priced out of affordable fuel.

Apr 9, 2015 at 8:15 AM | Unregistered Commenteroakwood

Interesting news from a test well near Gatwick.....the company estimates around 150m barrels of oil per square mile under the Weald and they stated that it is held in fractured formations which would allow conventional extraction. Obviously only a small portion could be extracted - with current techniques - but it is still an enormous potential.
Maybe they need to have another go at that well in Balcombe....??

Apr 9, 2015 at 9:49 AM | Registered Commentermikeh

Mike Jackson Delingpole and Bolt are among the worlds most frequently challenged , and censured , journalists .

Collating the retractions they some few of the other authors have thus far garnished would provide considerably thicker and more informative volume.

Apr 9, 2015 at 10:28 AM | Unregistered CommenterRussell

Mike Jackson is a reporter? Who knew? (I suspect that also might be news to Mike Jackson.) What are these “other authors” garnishing? Their own stories, perhaps, or just a side salad?

Russell: if English is not your first language, congratulations in your attempts with what is an easy language to learn, but a very, very difficult language to master. If, however, it is your first language, then you are a truly sad indictment of our education system.

As an aside, to be challenged and censured does not necessarily make you wrong; remember, many of the greatest minds that we celebrate today were also seriously challenged and censured by their peers, the press and the populace of their time.

Apr 9, 2015 at 12:22 PM | Registered CommenterRadical Rodent

Although somewhat off-topic, this definition may be of some interest here...

“The difference between a cult and a religion is that a cult has a guy in charge of everything, who knows it is all made up and a big lie. In a religion, that guy is dead.”

Apr 9, 2015 at 12:58 PM | Unregistered CommenterDave Salt

VERY HOT NEWS JUST BREAKING

Would you believe it. A very large oil field (at least 1.5 million barrels recoverable) has just been confirmed adjacent to Balcombe (see announcement under Gatwick oil discovery). Rent-a-Greenie better get a move on.

Apr 9, 2015 at 4:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterSpen

VERY HOT NEWS JUST BREAKING

Would you believe it. A very large oil field (at least 1.5 million barrels recoverable) has just been confirmed adjacent to Balcombe (see announcement under Gatwick oil discovery). Rent-a-Greenie better get a move on.

Correction - 158 million barrels per square mile plus a possible 80 million barrels. Total reservoir volume 100 billion barrels!!.

Apr 9, 2015 at 4:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterSpen

Quite amazed that the media is going on about the Gatwick oil find and how it's great that it wouldn't require fracking.

Fracking has no significant effect on anything at surface and it is of no consequence whether the wells would require fracking to complete or not. They're so deep in anti-science hysteria that they don't even know what the technical issues are.

The announcement has caused a great spike in UKOG's shares but that might be all that comes of it. We shall see, unless drilling is obstructed by reactionary lunatics again.

Apr 9, 2015 at 6:15 PM | Unregistered Commenterkellydown

TheBigYinJames said:

Also that Jesuit thing might be scary, but it's not true. 12 years of Jesuit education, and I'm an atheist, and nobody I went to school with is still religious. If anything, the Jesuit education system teaches us out of religion.

I betcha that was because the Jesuit teaching methods were more along the lines of brute force than subtle, subliminal messaging. Common Core (education standards) here in the US is being used with the latter techniques (even though the standards themselves are not directly about any sort of ideological mindset). It is much more effective when you are unaware of what you are being taught.

Socialists (cannot recall the actual source) figured out a long time ago that a few minor modifications to the public education system would result in a bevy of little socialists instead of capitalists. It is working. And they don't even know it. See the last two US Presidential elections for confirmation - people still actually argue that he is a capitalist. With your religious experience, you knew what was going on, and were able to dodge the message.

Mark

Apr 10, 2015 at 4:04 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark T

.I betcha that was because the Jesuit teaching methods were more along the lines of brute force than subtle, subliminal messaging.

Quite the opposite.

The Jesuits are an intellectual order and known for their tendency towards casuistry.
Coupled with the emphasis on doubt as the way to true faith, their students end up arguing themselves into atheism.

Apr 10, 2015 at 5:37 PM | Unregistered Commenterkellydown

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