Energy prices jump after explosion at gas hub in Austria

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By Paul Homewood

From Sky:

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UK natural gas prices have jumped to a four-year high after an explosion at one of Europe’s biggest supply hubs.

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RIGHT ON PLASTICS AND PCBS, WRONG ON ACIDIFICATION

Matt Ridley rightly takes the BBC to task for spreading lies about ocean acidification:

http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/the-blue-planet-on-acid/

As Matt summarised:

The producers of Blue Planet II claim every word of the commentary was based on solid scientific evidence. Not in this case. In a magnificent series, they got that one wrong.

 
There were many other areas where the BBC got it wrong in this series, but this was the most egregious, and certainly worth highlighting as often as possible.

Poor old Chris Bellamy was thrown off the BBC for calling into question the BBC’s party line on green energy.

It is perhaps time that the BBC dropped their indefensible editorial policy, which goes completely against their Charter, and gave BoatyMcBoatFace his marching orders.

Coal And Gas Working Flat Out To Keep UK Grid Going On Coldest Night Of Year

It’s not a laughing matter of course, older people, poorer people and those with breathing issues are going to struggle severely in this cold. If I was in charge I would make sure anyone in the Green Party and other renewables supporters would be the first to be turned off, giving the rest of us a fighting chance.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/

It’s probably going to be the coldest night of the year, and the grid is working nearly flat out.

At 18.30, coal is providing 9.88 GW and is running at full capacity. CCGT is providing nearly half of our power, and is again at nearly full capacity.

There are apparently outages at Sizewell, Heysham and Hartlepool nuclear plants, leaving a shortfall for nuclear.

Altogether, coal, gas and nuclear are providing 80% of the UK’s power.

So much for renewable energy!

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Don’t Bank On Solar Power In Winter!

Solar power in perspective. How many businesses would survive running at 4% efficiency – without subsidy? No prizes for guessing.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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Wait till the Health & Safety Stasi see this!

The renewable lobby would like you to believe that solar power is an important part of our future energy strategy.

But they don’t tell you just how little power is produced during winter months, at the time when demand is at its peak.

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Britain starts dismantling wind farms after successful Lake District campaign

This news is getting shared widely on the internet, with the majority of comments being very positive. As someone else said in the comments we welcome the beginning of the end of what most regard as a monstrous attack on the environment, wild life, energy security and economic growth.

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Kirkby Moor [image credit: Stephen Dawson / Wikipedia]
Let’s hope other scenic but corrupted areas take up the baton to get more of these ridiculous industrial eyesores removed from our natural environment.

A dozen 140ft wind turbines on the edge of the Lake District are due to be dismantled next summer after a decision which could result in many more being removed to restore views, reports the GWPF (from The Times).

The wind farm on Kirkby Moor on the Furness peninsula in Cumbria would be the first large one to be taken down since they began appearing around Britain in 1991.

South Lakeland district council refused an application by the wind farm operator to keep the turbines operating for another ten years until 2027.

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One starving bear is not evidence of climate change, despite gruesome photos

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We finally have this year’s example of the new fad of claiming every polar bear that died of starvation (or on its way to starving to death) — and caught on film — is a victim of climate change: a young bear on Somerset Island near Baffin Island, Nunavut filmed in August during its last angonizing hours by members of an activist conservation organization called SeaLegacy.

‘I filmed with tears rolling down my cheeks’: Heart-breaking footage shows a starving polar bear on its deathbed struggling to walk on iceless land.” [actual title of article in the DailyMail Online, 8 December 2017]. CBC Radio (8 December 2017) jumped on it as well, as have others. National Geographic ran a similar story, like others, that compliantly emphasized the future man-made global warming threat the photographers were touting.

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This is no different from Ian Stirling’s“bear that died of…

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Sir Ian Byatt: The economic consequences of UK climate change policies

This should be required reading for all our green friends.

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We’re told Peter Lilley MP ‘calculates a cumulative cost of over £10,000 per household between 2014 and 2030’. Much pain, little gain, no sense of economic reality? Many electricity customers can’t afford these massive and largely avoidable extra costs mandated by the targets of the UK Climate Change Act, in the vain hope of altering the weather.

Sir Ian Byatt, British economist, former Government advisor and a member of the GWPF’s Academic Advisory Council, is presenting a paper today at a climate conference organised by L’association des Climato-Réalistes in Paris, reports The GWPF.

Abstract: The climate change policy of successive British governments are damaging the UK economy.

The UK is unique in having ambitions (80% by 2050) targets for reducing emission of CO2 embedded in a Climate Change Act, and monitored by a Parliamentary committee.

Climate change policy could reduce average individual household income by more than £10,000…

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