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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Three E's - Energy, Ecofascism & the EU - Links in Our Failure

     2 of 4 graphs produced by Dan Hannan that show the failure of the EU.
   Energy poverty hits Germany too.
 Estonia, Europe's libertarian example, can supply all its power from shale.

“Even if we had to invest in new power plants today, shale would still be cheapest. Russian gas costs 1.8 times as much; onshore wind 2 times as much; and offshore wind 2.5 times as much.”

“I am a right-wing person and I am not a supporter of the war on fossils. We must look after the competitiveness of our industries. We must respect European environmental regulations of course but I am sceptical about these climate issues.”
Big Business supporting ecofascism for short terms gains plans to close down Grangemouth and move abroad to escape the ecofascist parasites.

HARD-UP families could see energy bills double to a ­whopping £3,000 a year, experts warned last night.

The forecast came as millions of households face rises of up to £140 in electricity and gas bills within weeks.The current average dual fuel bill stands at £1,420. But, with the way prices are continuing to soar, this figure is set to double by 2020.
The Commonwealth is set to overtake the Eurozone to become the largest GDP area in the world. Furthermore, the Commonwealth is predicted to have a growth rate of 7.3% between 2013 and 2017, three times faster than the Eurozone. The Commonwealth has 20% of global trade and just over 30% of the world’s population.

Five of the Commonwealth nations – Singapore, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, are ranked in the top ten countries worldwide for doing business (2010) and are classified in the Very High Human Development Group.

Scared to Death: From BSE to Global Warming: Why Scares are Costing Us the Earth by Christopher Booker and Richard North


Sun fracking poll rersults


The crucial role of energy in growth: On a global scale, economic growth has always been highly correlated with higher energy consumption. Between 1980 and 2008, to produce one additional unit of GDP, 0.55 additional units of primary (raw) energy inputs were required[i]. When looking at energy that can be directly applied to societies, correlations are even stronger: during the same period, for one unit of GDP, electricity use grew by 0.95 units globally.[ii]


GDP and primary energy use (1980=100)

This strong connection between economic growth and energy consumption is often overlooked. It is based on the key paradigm of the industrial age: a significant portion of the productivity gains of the 19th and 20th century were achieved as greater mechanical energy use released human labour capacity. In industrial societies, one unit of human labour, measured in food intake, was often replaced by 100-1000 units of mechanical energy, mostly delivered from fossil fuels

(I assume the difference between primary consumption and electricity is because of improvements in efficiency of electricity generation. In any case the correlation between electricity and GDP is clearly as close to perfect as you get)


Green Investors Face Bankruptcy As Spain Cuts Subsidies Again And Again

Oh dear, to bad, what as shame, never mind.


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