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Government energy Policy Is An Irresponsible Joke

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 12/08/2012

Government energy Policy Is An Irresponsible Joke

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“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” 
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with The EU’s idiotic and self serving jingo and the unsustainable claims that a claimed rise in global temperature, which can not be proven and is at best miniscule and no more than a natural cycle, are all the fault of mankind – Clearly ‘Warmist’ bunkum.

We now see our utterly irresponsible politicians totally failing to provide a viable energy policy with more and more of our energy needs being supplied by French Nuclear reactors – Why are we not planning, building and utilising our own utilities – We NEED well managed, well designed nuclear power stations or we risk not just sitting in the dark, not just having a foreign power control us by the switch off of supply, not just intermittent unscheduled power outs but our infrastructure collapsing due to lack of energy!

Don’t forget that your central heating and your hospitals and hot water may well be oil or gas produced but without electricity the pumping systems don’t work so you would have no heat, no hot water and of course no freezers or fridges – not just for YOUR food but for the 100s of huge distribution depots on which we are all dependent!

 

Let us also note that the entire g;obal warmist scare is a monstrous unproven theory produced by mostrly state funded scientists – the very state which wishes not only to control us but to exploit us, having lost sight of the fact that they are OUR servants and not we theirs.

The entire energy scam of renewables such as Wind Power is an economic non statrter requiring massive subsidies yet failing to deliver any meaningful service, input and results relative to both the subsidies and the environmental damage!

 

Little wonder Scotland has a cable laid the length of the United Kingdoms to deliver French generated nuclear energy electricity!

You may remember King Cnut who, to silence the fools and sycophants in his Court, ordered his throne placed at the low tide line and sitting in it proved he could NOT order the tides to turn back – Strangely our political elite in their stupidity have failed to learn the lessons of history and we find them passing Actsd of Parliament to please their masters in Brussels to ‘demand Climate Change’!

Again and again it has been pointed out that wind power via giant wind turbines is not just a non starter but catastrophic in environmental AND visual terms. IF one is foolish enougjh to buy into the ‘carbon footprint’ scam then consider howmany years of maximum output of these turbines is required to repay the ‘carbon footprint’ of the infra structure of roads etc. to service them, the massive concrete blocks on which many stand and the inordinate amount of copper wire used in making their windings for the turbine, let alone joining up all these disparate and largely grossly inefficient eye sores.

Consider:

                  The great wind delusion

Sunday 12 August 2012

Booker wind 672-ryd.jpg
 Sunday Telegraph 12-Aug-2012 CLICK HERE

The shambles of our national energy policy is the subject of Booker’s column this week. This is the one that has our government wholly focused on the belief that we can somehow keep our lights on by building tens of thousands more wind turbines within eight years.

We were, of course, not supposed to notice that, at one point last week, Britain’s 3,500 turbines were contributing 12 megawatts (MW) to the 38,000MW of electricity we were using. (The Neta website, which carries official electricity statistics, registered this as “0.0 percent”).

And, although the utter fatuity of the “dash for wind” is well known now, it is some ten years since Booker first pointed out craziness of it all. It was pure wishful thinking then and is even more obviously so now, when the Government in its latest energy statement talks of providing, on average, 12,300MW of power from “renewables” by 2020.

What can’t be emphasised enough is that this is utterly delusional. We have a government which, as a matter of policy, is declaring that cannot be done. There is no way it could hope to build more than a fraction of the 30,000 turbines required to meet that insane target.

And then, as the windless days last week showed, we would also have to build dozens of gas-fired power stations just to provide back-up for all the times when the wind is not blowing at the right speed.

But, says Booker, as more and more informed observers have been pointing out, the ministers and officials of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) seem to live in a bubble of unreality, without any practical grasp of how electricity is made, impervious to rational argument and driven by an obsession that can only end in our computer-dependent economy grinding to a halt.

The latest attempt to get them to face reality is by Prof Gordon Hughes, a former senior adviser on energy to the World Bank, now a professor of economics at Edinburgh, who recently gave evidence to the Commons committee on energy and climate change.

His most shocking finding is that the pursuit of our Climate Change Act target – to reduce Britain’s CO2 emissions by 80 percent by 2050 – would cost us all £124 billion by 2020, or £5,000 for every household in the land: not just to build tens of thousands of absurdly subsidised wind turbines, but also for the open-cycle gas-fired power stations needed to provide back-up.

Yet, to guarantee the same amount of power from combined-cycle gas-fired plants would cost £13 billion, barely a tenth as much.

Furthermore, as Prof Hughes explains, ramping the back-up gas plants up and down would mean running them very inefficiently, and give off so much CO2 that we could end up increasing our overall emissions rather than reducing them. And who is expected to build them or pay for them?

Now, though, for the “killer”. The likelihood that any of this will be understood by those in charge of our national policy can be measured by the fact that the chairman of that Commons committee is Tim Yeo, whose business interests show that last year he earned, on top of his MP’s wages, more than £100,000 by working – at up to £800 an hour – for firms which make money out of renewables.

When Peter Lilley MP raised Prof Hughes’s figures in the Commons, he was contemptuously put down by the DECC minister Charles Hendry, saying that he did not agree with Prof Hughes (on grounds which showed he hadn’t understood the points at issue at all) – and, he added, “neither does the Committee on Climate Change”.

The new chairman of this committee, set up under the Climate Change Act, is Lord Deben (formerly John Gummer), whose various lucrative activities relating to the environment include his chairmanship of Forewind, an international consortium planning the world’s largest offshore wind farm, with thousands of turbines, on the Dogger Bank.

Thus, the promoters of the wind industry have managed to occupy all the commanding heights of our energy policy, and the only way it might conceivably be brought back into any contact with reality would be through a massive and well-informed counter-attack by a large number of those elected to represent us in Parliament.

But as we learn from the letters on the Climate Change Act recently sent to Booker by his readers by more than 70 MPs, they seem to be just as firmly locked into the bubble of make-believe as those who framed these delusional policies in the first place.

Interestingly, Booker has now been asked by an Oxford academic, specialising in the interface between science and politics, whether she could undertake a detailed analysis of these letters, to see what they tell us about the degree to which our MPs grasp one of the most critical issues confronting our country.

In due course, Booker hopes to report on the results but, already, we fear they will not be very encouraging. We already know that parliament has completely failed to do its job here, making this one of the reasons why we can no longer tryst MPs. If they can’t be trusted on this crazy issue, how they be trusted on anything else?

To view the original article by Dr. Richard North CLICK HERE
Also by searching his web site you will find a great deal more information debunking the ‘Warmist’ theories and alarmist scams CLICK HERE 
A great deal more exposing the fundamental dishonesty of the ‘Warmists’ can be established if you CLICK HERE
Christopher Booker’s The Real Global Warming Disaster (Continuum, £16.99) is available from Telegraph Books for
£14.99 plus £1.25 p&p. To order, call 0844 871 1416 or go to
books.telegraph.co.uk
or: Prof. Ian Plimer’s book: ‘Heaven And Earth: Global Warming – The Missing Science’ readily available at Amazon.co.UK

To view the original article CLICK HERE

SEE ALSO CLICK HERE
or
CLICK HERE or EVEN HERE

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Greg L-W.
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The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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Is red Ken (Livingstone) to blame?

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 05/08/2012

Is red Ken (Livingstone) to blame?.
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“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” 
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
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.London Mayor Boris Johnson gets stuck while trying out a zip wire in Victoria Park, London

Boris Johnson is clearly somewhat discomfited by being hung out to dry whilst on a publicity stunt in Victoria Park – The Telegraph carries the official story but might Ken Livingstone seen an opportunity to hang him out to dry out of jealousy at failing to be able to cash in on the ‘Lympiks.

I note that so far with 8 gold medals each medal has cost just over £1 Billion – but when you consider that with the money we totally waste on membership of the vile concept of membership of the EU we could fund the ‘Lympics every 6 months and still have change!

See details of The Pink Book explaining hopw our Government wastes our money at CLICK HERE

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Greg L-W.
for all my contact details & BlogsCLICK HERE

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British Politicians with pens and treachery, in pursuit of their own agenda and greed, have done more damage to the liberty, freedoms, rights and democracy of the British peoples than any army in over 1,000 years.

The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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London 2012 – The Unfriendly Games!

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 04/08/2012

London 2012 – The Unfriendly Games!.
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“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” 
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
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with its pandering to official JUNK FOOD suppliers, carbonated sugar drink suppliers and a host of seemingly inappropriate sponsors The Olympic spirit would seem to be founded on vested interests and obesity – there is nothing more cynical than grossly overtweight slobs in Olympic tracksuits or branded Tshirts stretched to capacity ‘chilled out’ stuffing their faces at home on the couch watching the olympic games and expressing their interest in sport every time they see a fit young body displayed in a VERY gender specific style!

Funny isn’t it that you can be prosecuted for gender specific advertising in employment yet only men can be represented in strictly differentiated sports as with women!

There seems to have been very little said about men’s beach volley ball and yet women run around in circles in competition and for the cover they wear might as well be naked!

I do admit that having absolutely no interest in voyeurism nor interest in sport other than when I was young enough and fit enough to actively compete I have not watched a single solitary event and clicking in and out of the opening ceremony during ads on the program I chose to watch I did not feel a single time to overstay the ads.

It still seems to be a gross waste of money for which we will still be paying in many years time. I read that it has been a complete business stopper for genuine businesses based on tourism particularly and only those with an in on the scams are being enriched – all from the public purse!
What legacy – Oh the debrt, the upkeep, the empty stadia, the council, teacher, politician, corporate freebie scroungers and not much else and of course many bankruptcies some self imnterested and others due to unfair competition!

Not a legacy to be proud of and that is for sure.

 

Draconian ‘Wi-Fi police’ stalk Olympic Games

Date
August 3, 2012
Asher Moses

Asher Moses

Technology Editor 

 

All unauthorised Wi-Fi networks including smartphone hotspots are banned from Olympic venues. Photo: Sadao Turner Esq

You’ve probably heard of the overzealous Olympic Games “brand police” harassing old ladies making Olympic cakes and other shop owners getting into the Olympic spirit, but how about the “Wi-Fi police”?

The Olympics brand is the second most valuable brand in the world at $US45 billion. 

Sponsors pay tens of millions of pounds to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for exclusive rights to spruik their wares around London and beyond, and the IOC will stop at nothing to protect those revenue streams.

BT is the “official communications services provider” for the Olympics and has 1500 Wi-Fi hotspots at Olympic sites, with prices starting from £5.99 for 90 minutes. It’s the largest single Wi-Fi venue installation in Britain, according to BT.

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To protect this lucrative deal – and presumably minimise any potential technical interference – LOCOG, the London Olympics organising committee, has banned “personal/private wireless access points and 3G hubs” from Olympic venues.

Want to create a wireless hotspot on your smartphone so you can get online on your laptop or tablet in between matches? That’s prohibited, as are portable Wi-Fi hotspot devices.

Sadao Turner Esq, director of new media for TV personality Ryan Seacrest’s production company, tweeted a photo of the “Olympics Wi-Fi police” that are charged with seeking out unauthorised Wi-Fi hotspots with big red detectors.

The absurdities don’t end there. According to Britain’s Daily Telegraph, Fish and chip stalls have been advised they are not allowed to serve chips on their own without fish as McDonald’s is the official chip maker of the Games. The Independent reported that the ban on chips extended to 800 retailers at the 40 Olympic venues.

Hundreds of uniformed Olympics officers have been patrolling London enforcing the multimillion-dollar marketing deals signed with companies such as Visa, Proctor & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Adidas, McDonald’s and BP.

Only official sponsors who have paid a certain amount of money are permitted to use Olympic Games trademarks in their advertising.

Under laws specifically passed for the London Games, the brand army has rights to enter shops and business premises and bring courts actions and fines up to £20,000.

Words such as “Olympic”, “gold”, “silver”, “bronze”, “sponsors”, “summer” and “London” have been banned from business advertisements so as not to give the impression they are connected to the Olympics. Even pubs can’t have signs displaying brands of beer that are not official sponsors.

LOCOG has previously said that the sponsor rights were acquired by companies for millions of pounds and this helped support the staging of the games. It said people who sought the same benefits for free by “engaging in ambush marketing or producing counterfeit goods” were effectively depriving the games of revenue.

From a public relations perspective, this hasn’t played well with Londoners, who could breach the legislation simply by getting into the spirit of the games. Residents have also missed out on tickets only to see rows of empty seats in sections reserved for sponsors.

Today they are reading rumours that just 15 Games organisers spent $70,000 on lunch.

To see why Olympics organisers go to such lengths to protect sponsors you only have to follow the money. The Olympics brand is the second most valuable brand in the world at $US45 billion, according to a study by consultants Brand Finance.

Apple is the only brand ahead of it, worth $US70 billion. Both maintain this value by going after anyone they perceive to be using their trademarks.

The Olympics brand has increased in value by 87 per cent since the Beijing Games, largely off the back of a rise in broadcast rights – deals which punters complain are also preventing them from fully enjoying the Games. Ticketholders have also been told not to post photos or videos of matches to social networking sites.

Matthew Gain, digital director of public relations agency Edelman, said there was a “fine line that needs to be tread” between the commercial realities and the ability of consumers to enjoy the Games.

The Olympics are expensive to run and sponsors provide a chunk of the cash, so they expect that competitors won’t be able to get the same or similar benefits for free.

“However at the same time you don’t want to protect that investment so much that you piss off everyone,” he said.

“You’ve got to keep sensible about it and you’ve got to remember that the moment that you as a brand by protecting your own brand start inhibiting consumer choice and consumer behaviour … then that’s when you start risking impacting and affecting your brand.”

So have organisers gone too far in this instance? “Some of the protection of the stuff in the UK where you’ve seen the local cake shop being told that they need to stop displaying the Olympic rings cake that they’ve made and put in the window is perhaps a little bit too far,” said Gain.

“I think if it’s a mum and dad business that’s not really benefiting from the Olympics but getting into the Olympic spirit … that’s probably where you’ve gone a little bit too far.”

To view the original article CLICK HERE.

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Greg L-W.
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British Politicians with pens and treachery, in pursuit of their own agenda and greed, have done more damage to the liberty, freedoms, rights and democracy of the British peoples than any army in over 1,000 years.

The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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