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Could Scotland’s unwanted wind turbines be turned into playparks?

I wonder how much energy is used to replace the old wind turbines with new ones? Barry   Could Scotland’s unwanted wind turbines be turned into playparks? By Nichola Rutherford BBC Scotland News Published12 hours ago Share close Share page … Continue reading

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The march of folly

The latest from The Consciousness of Sheep. concludes that: We may rue the long chain of political and economic decisions taken between the first energy shock in 1973 and the onset of energy depletion in the 2020s.  But casting blame … Continue reading

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A far from perfect storm

The latest from Tim Watkins at The Consciousness of Sheep concludes that: ….. the continued operation of an advanced industrial economy like the UK depends upon the weather to avoid collapse this winter.  And we might, perhaps, want to ask some … Continue reading

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Fears of winter energy crunch send chill through market

If electricity prices, delivered through the grid increase for the foreseeable future, whilst prosperity is declining, going off-grid must begin to make sense.  Especially off-grid communities. From “The Times”: Across Britain, consumers and businesses are feeling the pinch from rising … Continue reading

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The Afghanistan Fiasco (and Today’s High Level of Conflict) Reflect an Energy Problem

Gail Tverberg’s latest post includes: [7] In a finite world, longer-term models need to take into account the fact that resources deplete and the population keeps rising. Any modeler who tries to take into account the fact that resources deplete … Continue reading

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THE “NEW ENERGY ECONOMY”: AN EXERCISE IN MAGICAL THINKING

This is an extract from a paper by Mark P. Mill, Senior Fellow of the Manhattan Insitute A movement has been growing for decades to replace hydrocarbons, which collectively supply 84% of the world’s energy. It began with the fear … Continue reading

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