EU Biofuels = 80% More CO2 Than Oil

No surprise for anyone paying attention.

A study published in late April by an environmental group found that Europe’s biofuel regulations created 80 percent more carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than the conventional oil they replaced. The report estimates the biofuels create new emissions equivalent to putting an extra 12 million cars on the road.

Europe has been blending small percentages of biofuels into conventional gasoline and oil and diesel specifically to reduce CO2 emissions. The continent plans to require biofuels account for 10 percent of all fuel used by 2020. The EU’s CO2 emissions are estimated to have increased by 0.7 percent last year relative to 2014, even though the continent has spent an estimated $1.2 trillion financially supporting green and bio-energy with the goal of lowering CO2 emissions.

 

Boycott Finlandia!

Finlandia Vodka has decided to “Protect Our Winters”.

There is no denying that for the past decade, our winters have gradually become shorter and warmer, creating vast changes in the landscape of Canada’s climate. Finlandia Vodka (Finlandia) is pleased to be joining forces with Protect Our Winters (POW), the leading climate change advocacy group for the snow sports community, in an effort to reduce the effects of global climate change. Finlandia believes that if you are kind to nature, it will return the favour, and has decided to join the movement against climate change by donating one per cent of its total April sales from the British Columbia market to POW.

I live in BC. I hate long cold wet winters.

Screw Finlandia. Screw long cold wet snowy winters.

I want long, hot, glorious summers with lots of swimming and barbecues and baking in the sun!

Boycott Finlandia.

 

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Irony in Antarctica

Students set sail to save the world!

… university students, techies, researchers, executives and greens with a common cause to save earth from ill-effects of greenhouse emissions, rapid urbanisation, excess consumption of natural resources and changing lifestyle.

Irony!

Setting off in ‘Ocean Endeavour’, the luxury ship navigated by 50 crew members,

Luxury!

The ship offers a superb guest experience with a nautical lounge, two restaurants, sundeck, and ample deck space for observation of polar landscapes. The ship’s interiors have a contemporary aesthetic that provides a bright and spacious feel to the cabins and common spaces.

Ocean Endeavour has a focus on health and wellness with newly-built saunas, pool, gym, hot tub and the Wellness Café and Juice Bar. The ship will offer guests onboard services and amenities that that will enhance their Polar expedition experience. There is also a Polar Boutique, where guests can buy gifts and/or any gear they might need for the voyage.

 

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Not Enough Fossil Fuels Left to Double CO2

According to Willis Eschenbach there isn’t enough fossil fuels left in the ground to double CO2 in the atmosphere even if we burned it all by 2100.

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Physics says the direct warming caused by a doubling of CO2 is only around 1.2C.

Then there are theories about feedbacks that have yet to be proven.

 

 

 

Opinion: Fukushima 5 years on – ‘The Germans are crazy’

There are still eight nuclear power plants on the German energy grid; once there were almost twenty. In six years the last eight will also have been shut down. No more controversies in parliament, no more public debates. It is easy to overlook the fact that a special commission is discussing just how much it will cost to dismantle what is left of Germany’s nuclear energy program, and who will have to pay for it. The energy companies? Or will taxpayers get stuck with the bill in the end? It is a debate for insiders.

Read more: http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-fukushima-5-years-on-the-germans-are-crazy/a-19109743

Just remember March 7 2016 (not that unusual) when wind dropped to essentially zero.

Or March 5th when uranium supplied 24.4% and wind 4.6%.

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