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A new dimension to the great British wind scam

Nov 22, 2012 at 12:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterCassio

Green Sand

B.Gas used to show a breakdown in their bills, with 12% going to 'government obligations', in addition to taxes. Now they roll the two together, presumably to disguise the uncomfortable truth. £125 sounds about right, though.

Nov 22, 2012 at 9:22 AM | Registered Commenterjamesp

What a surprise, Alarmist hype artists Michael Mann and Kevin Trenberth just love the wild World Bank report. Michael Mann displays his grasp of economics, technology, and "green" energy by asserting that it makes sense to transition "immediately" to "alternative energies" ---

Michael Mann and Kevin Trenberth love the World Bank report

"The alternative energies (wind, solar, geothermal, etc) are there," Mann wrote in an email to LiveScience. "We just need to deploy and scale them up by investing immediately in the necessary infrastructure."

[h/t Tom Nelson]

Nov 22, 2012 at 3:57 AM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

"Households 'may have to pay up to £125' for green changes to poor homes"

"Households may have to pay up to £125 per year to cover the cost of “green” home improvements for the poorest customers under Coalition plans, energy companies have warned. "

Pay to those who have a wind farm or a large south facing roof and pay to those that don't! And pay to those who have dreamt up this amazing scenario!

Nov 21, 2012 at 10:45 PM | Registered CommenterGreen Sand

Five wind farm applications a day under the SNP
Wind farm companies have lodged an average of five planning applications every day since Alex Salmond came to power, according to new figures showing how turbines are spreading across Scotland’s countryside.

Nov 21, 2012 at 5:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterMessenger

The celebrity cult has not had much examination.

Having worked with and known socially quite a few household names in a previous life, I would be grateful if BH readers would indulge me in a few observations.

The vast majority of popular performers are governed primarily by their emotions. They are insecure, self-absorbed and capable of being extraordinarily charming in short bursts. Their sense of self is often tenuous. Not surprisingly, therefore, many of them change spouses/partners like underwear.

A performer's life is 99% perspiration, 1% inspiration. They do the same thing over and over again, or wait for the cue to do the next thing over and over again. They work very hard, and spend a lot of time sitting around waiting. When the light says 'go!', they have to turn on 10,000 watts.

Apart from the area in which they have demonstrably excelled, they are the last people from whom to take advice about anything.

Nov 21, 2012 at 1:12 PM | Registered Commenterjohanna

BBC most watched listened: Robert Redford's new hope for climate change deal.

It seems that that 2006 seminar is still having it's desired effect on the BBC's output; the interviewer doesn't question Redford's assertions that climate change is due to post-war development and use of fossil fuels; and also that Hurricane Sandy was a consequence of AGW. Sad to say but that video will be watched by millions of people.

Nov 21, 2012 at 9:44 AM | Registered Commenterlapogus

If I were Shell I'd be bringing up the subject of that obsolete platform that Greenpeace prevented them disposing of at sea, and it eventually turned out that that was the best way of sorting out what was never actually a major risk at all.

Nov 21, 2012 at 12:22 AM | Unregistered CommenterCumbrian Lad

"Greenpeace New Zealand executive director Bunny McDiarmid said Shell's reparation claim was totally unjustified, given that the activists acted out of a moral duty.

"Along with the activists we drew the world's attention to Shell's plans for this hostile, yet fragile environment, in which an oil spill would be impossible to clean up."


'Hostile, yet fragile' - these people have no idea. The Arctic is about as fragile as a multi-billion tonne diamond, with equivalent cutting and crushing power.

And, if I hear the argument about how vandalism and inflicting economic loss is OK because it's a 'moral duty' to the planet once more, I think I'll puke.

What a self-righteous bunch of ignoramuses they are.

Nov 20, 2012 at 11:36 PM | Registered Commenterjohanna

Dr Richard Dixon (Director) is set to depart WWF Scotland -

WWF seem to be restructuring and centralising their UK operation, and Dixon is jumping ship to FoE Scotland, leaving a much smaller staff in Dunkeld and a few in Edinburgh. No doubt he will keep the same mobile number so BBC Scotland journalists won't have to change their speed dials whenever they need a quick quote about how renewables are playing an important part in saving the planet...

Nov 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM | Registered Commenterlapogus

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