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Even after receiving the equivalent of $43 billion in subsidies, solar energy still accounts for less than 1 percent of Spain's total electric output. But now residential electric bills are going up, and energy-intensive industries have begun moving their plants to Malaysia and Brazil to escape rising electricity costs and an increasingly unreliable power supply. Spain has the worst-performing economy in the European Union and, despite its massive support of renewable energy, remains the biggest violator of the Kyoto Protocol. Unemployment -- including thousands of former "green" workers -- hit 18.5 percent in July and is expected to be even higher next year.
This is the nation Obama wants the United States to emulate?
Point three: To give us energy security, I am asking for the most massive peacetime commitment of funds and resources in our nation's history to develop America's own alternative sources of fuel -- from coal, from oil shale, from plant products for gasohol, from unconventional gas, from the sun.
Point four: I'm asking Congress to mandate, to require as a matter of law, that our nation's utility companies cut their massive use of oil by 50 percent within the next decade and switch to other fuels, especially coal, our most abundant energy source.
You know we can do it. We have the natural resources. We have more oil in our shale alone than several Saudi Arabias. We have more coal than any nation on Earth. We have the world's highest level of technology. We have the most skilled work force, with innovative genius, and I firmly believe that we have the national will to win this war.
There is no technical or economic reason why Australia cannot get a steady, safe and reliable supply of energy from a mix of solar, wind, ocean, biomass and geothermal power.
Gosh politicians are probably the dumbest people on the planet.
Australia being one of the biggest polluters; yet they take that average on the minerals (such as coal) produced.
To get rid of inaccuracies due to this, it's best to search for "levelized Co2 emissions per capita" although that can be difficult to find.
Originally posted by KRISKALI777
Well said....its a load of crap!
Maybe the world is getting hotter???
But, can anyone truthfully tell me that they know that is not normal- DO NOT MENTION AL GORE: LMFAO.
Can anyone offer me an answer as to:
HOW CAN A GLOBAL TAX COOL THE PLANET AND STOP THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT?
Does anyone actually know where all the money thats payable under this KyotoProtocol actually goes to? This was on the Breakfast show this morning. The person being interviewed is meant to be explaining how Carbon Credits work, but hes not doing a very convincing job of knowing what hes talking about. Hopefully this link will work.
If it doesn't work the url is tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/breakfast-monday-november-16-3145559/video?vid=3146665
He says in his replies "I guess..." this, and "I guess..." that.
When asked where the credits will come from, he initially says "from other countries..." and then when further pressed, he admits that there are very few maybe no other countries with Carbon Credits anyway. Its all a big CON. Another TaxPayer funded scheme for joe-public to pay for, the governments are taking more funds out of our household budgets.
Originally posted by masonicon
How about Cold Fusion, Zero Point Energy, and Water fuel cell?
Im not even sure that it was Mankind has caused the Global Climate change, Here is a few questions that I have. Would be nice for science to get involved in the Carbon Taxing BS.
A wave powered electric generator using direct energy conversion is described which includes, within a water and airtight, buoyant envelope tethered to a fixed point relative to the sea bottom, one or more stators and one or more elements moveable by the force of inertia, the relative motion of the moveable element within the stator generating electricity. Also within the buoyant envelope is a rectifier for rectifying the electric energy generated by the moveable element, and power transmission means for supplying the generated and rectified electric energy to a power station. In a preferred embodiment, a conductive fluid is employed as a moveable element, this fluid being passed through a concentrated magnetic field, the resultant electrical power being tapped by electrodes whose axis preferably is orthagonal to the field and direction of fluid motion.
Originally posted by DaMod
The planet is warming, but I don't know if this is due to CO2.
Surprise In Earth's Upper Atmosphere: Mode Of Energy Transfer From The Solar Wind
"Its like something else is heating the atmosphere besides the sun. This discovery is like finding it got hotter when the sun went down," said Larry Lyons, UCLA professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and a co-author of the research, which is in press in two companion papers in the Journal of Geophysical Research.
Is the solar system entering a nearby interstellar cloud
Vidal-Madjar, A.; Laurent, C.; Bruston, P.; Audouze, J.
AA(CNRS, Laboratoire de Physique Stellaire et Planetaire, Verrieres-le-Buisson, Essonne, France), AB(CNRS, Laboratoire de Physique Stellaire et Planetaire, Verrieres-le-Buisson, Essonne, France), AC(CNRS, Laboratoire de Physique Stellaire et Planetaire, Verrieres-le-Buisson, Essonne, France), AD(Meudon Observatoire, Hauts-de-Seine; Paris XI, Universite, Orsay, Essonne, France)
Astrophysical Journal, Part 1, vol. 223, July 15, 1978, p. 589-600. (ApJ Homepage)
ASTRONOMICAL MODELS, DEUTERIUM, HYDROGEN ATOMS, INTERSTELLAR GAS, SOLAR SYSTEM, ABUNDANCE, EARLY STARS, GAS DENSITY, INTERSTELLAR EXTINCTION
Observational arguments in favor of such a cloud are presented, and implications of the presence of a nearby cloud are discussed, including possible changes in terrestrial climate. It is suggested that the postulated interstellar cloud should encounter the solar system at some unspecified time in the near future and might have a drastic influence on terrestrial climate in the next 10,000 years.
ESA sees stardust storms heading for Solar System
Date Released: Monday, August 18, 2003
Source: Artemis Society
Until ten years ago, most astronomers did not believe stardust could enter our Solar System. Then ESA's Ulysses spaceprobe discovered minute stardust particles leaking through the Sun's magnetic shield, into the realm of Earth and the other planets. Now, the same spaceprobe has shown that a flood of dusty particles is heading our way.
What is surprising in this new Ulysses discovery is that the amount of stardust has continued to increase even after the solar activity calmed down and the magnetic field resumed its ordered shape in 2001.
Scientists believe that this is due to the way in which the polarity changed during solar maximum. Instead of reversing completely, flipping north to south, the Sun's magnetic poles have only rotated at halfway and are now more or less lying sideways along the Sun's equator. This weaker configuration of the magnetic shield is letting in two to three times more stardust than at the end of the 1990s. Moreover, this influx could increase by as much as ten times until the end of the current solar cycle in 2012.
Space radiation hits record high
Now, the influx of galactic cosmic rays into our solar system has reached a record high. Measurements by NASA's Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) spacecraft indicate that cosmic rays are 19 per cent more abundant than any previous level seen since space flight began a half century ago."The space era has so far experienced a time of relatively low cosmic ray activity," says Richard Mewaldt of Caltech, who is a member of the ACE team. "We may now be returning to levels typical of past centuries."
Originally posted by marg6043
The entire green energy and climax change propaganda is a hoax, when you have thousands of lobbyist in congress pushing the CRAP and trade bill to enrich their personal pockets at the expenses of tax payer you know that is not going to benefit anybody but themselves.
Originally posted by DaMod
One volcanic eruption releases more CO2 into the atmosphere than man has ever produced since the beginning of our history.
Human activities release more than 130 times the amount of CO2 emitted by volcanoes--the equivalent of more than 8,000 additional volcanoes like Kilauea (Kilauea emits about 3.3 million tonnes/year)! (Gerlach et. al., 2002)