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Aug 17, 2017 at 5:07 PM | stewgreen

Has the Greeness of battery cars kept pace with depreciation?

When a battery car can be relied upon, to keep up with the Tour de France cycle race, as Team Support vehicles, or even camera cars, for a whole days racing, they should promote the fact.

Aug 17, 2017 at 6:46 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Times pg 14 quoting Imperial commissioned by Drax
Electric cars are twice as green as 5 years ago

Figs they quote do NOT include CO2 from construction phase

Aug 17, 2017 at 5:07 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4797438/Larvaceans-transfer-mircoplastics-ocean-floor-feces.html

Basically what we already know. All sorts of creatures can consume stuff that they can't digest and usually poop out the remainder. Plastic is no exception.

Aug 17, 2017 at 4:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Aug 17, 2017 at 3:08 PM | diogenes

In this Guardian article, Unreliables are deliberately avoided
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/apr/20/uk-gas-electricity-customers-face-price-hikes

We have now had an election, a review has been announced about Gas prices, and it has all gone quiet. But people are getting bigger bills.

It does seem that the obvious benefits of fracking, would benefit from further media coverage, especially if anti-fracking demonstrators were shown to be acting against the best interests of those that have to pay the bills for Unreliables - just about everyone.

Aug 17, 2017 at 4:47 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Tomo. The timing could simply be a matter of a research project coming to an end, or given that the study was an evaluation of seismic data it might be related to when that came off confidential status. It is difficult for anyone to evaluate the study because only tidbits have been revealed. I have heard/read that our rocks are 55 million years too late (that puts them into the mid Eocene) are not interior basins like in the US and have been buckled, twisted and uplifted (around this time period) but really only in southernmost England, and Britain lies at a continent edge that was affected by volcanism (but this was well before 55 million years ago and only affects Northern Ireland, Scotland and northernmost England ). No recognition of the great thickness of organic shales in some English basins is given.

Not that I wouldn't be surprised if Britain's shale gas resources were minimal. There were great expectations for Poland's reserves (estimated to be the best in Europe) that proved nothing.

Aug 17, 2017 at 4:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

I think the fracking wars are about to start up again in the UK. UK Oil and Gas's share price has suddenly begun to climb. They hold a licence for drilling in the Weald - near Gatwick airport I believe. I don't know what is driving this surge of investor interest but it seems that the alarmists and greenies are already beginning their misinformation campaign, just in case any company is going to start doing something.

Aug 17, 2017 at 3:08 PM | Unregistered Commenterdiogenes

I see Harrabin has a "fracking not viable" outing on the web site along no doubt with some related pieces on radio and TV. Unusually comments are open...

One has to wonder why Prof.Underhill has waited this long to cast a stone ... that said - as the prof must be well aware given his pedigree you can do all the remote sensing and desk studies you like - but the proof of "ground truth" is actually what counts. The prof seems to have chosen academic politics over science - maybe there's a clue in that.

The funding for exploration drilling will come from Ineos, Cuadrilla, IGas etcetera - it's very considerate of Prof Underhill to be so protective of investors and shareholders like this - but really... *why* is he doing this now?

Given the present depressed state of the oil business my suspicions are that any novel, low cost production is viewed as a threat by the major players - particularly when it's in the backyard of a major energy customer.

The ghastly, creepy Harrabin also habitually copies 'n pastes all the usual anti-fracking BS / slime.

Aug 17, 2017 at 2:47 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Diogenes: but, not all is as it seems – see here for a greater review of it. Prof Underhill is not all he appears.

Aug 17, 2017 at 12:52 PM | Registered CommenterRadical Rodent

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-40953427

Fracking in the UK unlikely to be viable according to prof at heriot-watt

Aug 17, 2017 at 11:01 AM | Unregistered CommenterDiogenes

Re: UK Train Fares

UK Gov't aim is to reduce train/rail taxpayer subsidies and ultimately make users pay full cost.

imho Fares should be increasing by RPI + x to speed up no taxpayer subsidies.

Aug 17, 2017 at 12:26 AM | Registered CommenterPcar

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