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Government meddling makes energy costlier, peers say

For some reason (‘de-carbonisation’) the UK government’s actions on electricity supply are usually opposite to its stated policy of ‘secure, affordable’ energy. Expensive and often unreliable power sources are given priority most of the time, apparently in pursuit of climate illusions. 207 more words


Oil – Will we run out?

By Andy May – Re-Blogged From http://www.WattsUpWithThat.com

“Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future” (old Danish proverb, sometimes attributed to Niels Bohr or Yogi Berra) 3,425 more words

Energy Policy

UK biomass: £450m lost over failed green power programme 

The biomass problem, or fallacy, is well-known and media like The Times are finally catching up.

Britain is wasting hundreds of millions of pounds subsidising power stations to burn American wood pellets that do more harm to the climate than the coal they replaced, a study has found. 234 more words


Too much comfort will destroy you

It’s part of the human condition to seek out comfort. It’s not a stupid thing to do; it’s infinitely more sensible to sit on something soft than to sit on a pile of rocks. 630 more words

Industrial Energy

The Only Commodity Supply-Demand Indicator That Matters

By Steve Saville – Re-Blogged From http://www.Silver-Phoenix500.com

For an industrial commodity with a liquid futures market, the “term structure” of the futures market is the most useful — perhaps even the only useful — indicator of whether physical supply is tight, abundant or somewhere in between. 946 more words

Energy Policy

Bill to end winter electricity disconnections speeds through Ontario legislature

TORONTO — Local electricity distribution companies will no longer be allowed to disconnect customers’ power in the winter, after the Ontario legislature rushed a bill through today. 142 more words


European Union votes on reforms to Emissions Trading System

On February 15, the European Parliament adopted draft reforms of the EU’s emission trading system (ETS), the centrepiece of European emissions reduction policy – choosing the less ambitious proposal of a reduction on the cap on emissions of only 2.2% per year until at least 2024. 186 more words

Energy Policy