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This looks ominous for all those chic wood burners, with wood burning stoves:

"It seems that even wood isn’t green or renewable enough anymore. The EPA has recently banned the production and sale of 80% of America’s current wood-burning stoves, the oldest heating method known to mankind and mainstay of rural homes and many of our nation’s poorest residents. The agency’s stringent one-size-fits-all rules apply equally to heavily air-polluted cities and far cleaner plus typically colder off-grid wilderness areas such as large regions of Alaska and the American West."
cfact: EPA ban on wood stoves is freezing out rural America

Will these regulations drift over the Atlantic and assist in the de-heating of our homes?

Feb 27, 2015 at 11:59 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

SandyS on Feb 27, 2015 at 2:58 PM

QI ?

Feb 27, 2015 at 11:51 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

Robert Christopher
Have a look at the video posted in one of the comments at this post by Steve Goddard in fact the whole thing is QI.

Feb 27, 2015 at 2:58 PM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS

Harry Passfield on Feb 27, 2015 at 11:26 AM

"Coal generation can continue to play a role in our future energy mix through carbon capture and storage which could allow for the safe removal and permanent storage of carbon dioxide emissions from coal and gas power stations."

I hope he (wrote and) means: ... which would allow for the safe removal ...

We expect carbon capture and storage to be uneconomic, financially and energy wise but, if used, we would hope that it DID 'allow for the safe removal and permanent storage of carbon dioxide emissions from coal and gas power stations'!

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"Is there really no one in the HoC who is literate enough to know that you cannot supply the electricity needed in this country from windmills and solar?"

They are literate. We know that because they read the Green propaganda.

However, they are not numerate.

Feb 27, 2015 at 11:43 AM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

stewgreen on Feb 27, 2015 at 8:22 AM

Just picking out one of the links, at random, I found this:

There’s a new Ice Age coming
Prof Hubert Lamb, director of climate research at the UEA had a few comforting thoughts … The full impact of the new Ice Age will not be upon us for another 10,000 years and then it will not be as severe as the last great glacial period.
We are past the best of the inter-glacial period which happened between 7000 and 3000 years ago.” ...
Ever since then we have been on a downward float regarding temperature. There may be a few upward fluctuations from time to time but these are more than offset by the general downward trend.
Lamb said that temperatures have been slowly dipping for the last 20 years.
We are a definite downhill course for the next two centuries”, he said, “After that the climate may warm up again but only for a short period of decades.”
Lamb said climate changes come in cycles determined by astronomical and physical factors. He said one main cause is the amount of radiation received from the sun.”
stevengoddard.wordpress.com: 1970s ice age scare

Quite apart from the climate 'science' flip flopping over the driving forces involved and the results, how can we have two overlapping temperature records where one infers global cooling and the other global warming, both on scales that remove all doubt?

If there had been some discussion of the Science behind the 'mistake', which is how Science has progressed many times in the past, there might be room for a reevaluation of the experimental data, if it hadn't been 'lost', but of course, it isn't Science at all. It is mis-Applied Political Science, in all it's glory!

Feb 27, 2015 at 11:33 AM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

Apologies for a longish comment.
I recently wrote to my MP about the fact that Cameron, Clegg and Miliband had committed the UK to a coal-less powered future. This is my letter followed by his reply. See if you can spot the paradox in his letter. I have left my name and his off:

To xxxxxxx xxxxxx, MP

Dear Sir,

I am a life-long (for 50 years!!!) Conservative voter. Your Leader, our PM,
David Cameron has just announced that he will join with Miliband and
Clegg(!!) to ban coal-fired power generation in this country. And that’s
before there is any kind of alternative to the base-load capability of coal.

Is there really no one in the HoC who is literate enough to know that you
cannot supply the electricity needed in this country from windmills and
solar? Are you all really just working to bring this country to its knees
and deliver it back to the Dark Ages?

Ha! The Dark Ages: a really good name for what is to come, if you and the
Tory party continue to vote for this idiocy. Don’t you, as an intelligent
human being, see that?

Let me offer you this: A grandfather was talking to his grandson in 2030.
The grandson said: “Gramps, in the olden days, what did people use for
lighting before candles?” “Electricity, my boy, electricity.” [sigh]

You had my vote. Cameron had my vote. To your shame, you both have wasted
it. Go and tell your boss that we need abundant, cheap power in this country
if he wants his “long-term economic plan” to succeed. The alternative does
not bear thinking about.

Kind regards,

=========================================================

HOUSE OF COMMONS
LONDON SWIA OAA

Dear Mr xxxxxxxx,

Thank you for contacting me.

Britain's energy system faces significant challenges over coming years, including the
closure of around one-fifth of our ageing power stations. The previous Government
failed for a whole decade to drive the necessary investment in our energy future leaving
consumers vulnerable to sharply rising prices and business in a state of uncertainty. We
cannot afford to be complacent and the reforms the Government is making to the
electricity market are aimed at plugging any gap in order to keep the lights on. The
Energy Act is opening up the electricity market to incentivise £110 billion of private
sector investment in new clean power generation.

Let me assure you that while it is right to move towards decarbonising the UK's energy
supplies, the Government has always been clear that this must be at the lowest overall
cost for consumers.

Coal generation can continue to play a role in our future energy mix through carbon
capture and storage which could allow for the safe removal and permanent storage of
carbon dioxide emissions from coal and gas power stations.

In addition, the Government opposed an amendment in the House of Commons which
could have seen more coal stations close at the end of the decade, harming vital
investment and driving up energy costs for consumers.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.
Yours sincerely,

Feb 27, 2015 at 11:26 AM | Registered CommenterHarry Passfield

Court orders Indian man to move to low Carbon lifestyle by cutting out all his flights
"Today, a court forbade Pachauri from traveling abroad without permission, barred him from his workplace, and ordered him to refrain from contacting TERI personnel."
However the police had requested he be held in custody , not granted

Feb 27, 2015 at 8:39 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Tonight R4 Question Time stars : 3 Greens : Davey, Nuttily Bennet + Jonathon Dimberlby Again !
- Dear BBC please explain how come they get on AQ and QT so often.
- From Bristol University (Green rigged audience ?)
+ UKIP's MEP for Scotland David Coburn and political commentator Julia Hartley-Brewer

Feb 27, 2015 at 7:52 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

clipe: Thanks for that link - a great article that all should read.

Feb 27, 2015 at 6:43 AM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

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