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Libyan Resistance leaders created a temporary Libyan Jamahirya Government + Nato accused of war crimes in LibyaAn important and expected event has occurred in Libya. Resistance leaders spoke about the creation of a temporary government in Libya. People all over the world, who comprise the world community, expected this moment. Now our task is to demand that our countries' governments withdraw recognition of the NTC occupational regime because they are not the legal representatives of the Libyan nation, and to begin diplomatic relations with the real Libyan government. This government is being launched on a temporary basis until full Libyan liberation from the NATO invaders. This is because after that, People's Committees of different levels will be reinstated, and they will continue to govern Libya as it used to be prior to the invasion in February 2011. Certainly all encountered mistakes will be taken into serious consideration to prevent further causes for a new intervention. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/recent-news/43050-libyan-resistance-leaders-created-a-temporary-libyan-jamahirya-government-An important and expected event has occurred in Libya. Resistance leaders spoke about... more
Wind power, solar electricity and biofuels consumption will grow at a faster pace than demand for fossil fuels in the next 20 years as nations seek to meet rising energy needs without adding to carbon emissions, BP Plc (BP/) said.
Global renewables consumption will rise 8.2 percent a year through 2030, outstripping the annual 2.1 percent gain for natural gas, the fastest-growing fossil fuel, BP said today in its annual outlook. Total energy demand for power, transport and heating is forecast to advance 1.6 percent a year.
“The growth of global energy consumption is increasingly being met by non-fossil fuels,” BP said. “Renewables, nuclear and hydro together account for 34 percent of the growth; this aggregate non-fossil contribution is, for the first time, larger than the contribution of any single fossil fuel.”
New investment in renewable energy rose to a record $260 billion last year from $243 billion in 2010, which was the first year that fresh money flowing into wind and solar generation topped funds for new oil-, coal- and gas-fired output, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Governments around the world have subsidized the expansion of cleaner power production to satisfy energy demand while curtailing polluting emissions.
“It is in the power sector where the greatest changes in the fuel mix are expected,” BP said. “Renewables, nuclear and hydroelectric should account for more than half the growth in power generation.”
BP, Europe’s biggest oil producer after Royal Dutch Shell Plc, told staff last year it’s withdrawing from the solar power industry after 40 years because it’s no longer profitable. The company’s solar division will be wound down over several months, BP Solar Chief Executive Officer Mike Petrucci said in an internal letter in December.
The solar exit won’t affect BP’s other renewable-energy units, according to the company. BP has been expanding its biofuels business, and in September said it spent $96 million on two Brazilian sugar-cane processors.
Biofuels will account for about 7 percent of energy use for transport in 2030, BP said today. Biofuels and other renewables combined will make up about 6.3 percent of total energy consumption in 2030, up from 1.8 percent in 2010.http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-18/renewables-to-grow-more-than-8-a-year-through-... more
A westerly storm is expected to engulf the state of Washington, bringing up to 2ft (61cm) of snow, the National Weather Service (NWS) says.
Mountainous areas already hit by a weekend storm will be hardest hit, with areas of Oregon also seeing deep snow.
Seattle officials fear the storm could bring the heaviest snow at the city's airport since 1985.
Travel could become dangerous or impossible in the region, weather forecasters said.
The NWS described the upcoming snow storm as a "classic overrunning scenario" seeing an approaching warm front drawing cool air down from British Columbia, across the border in Canada.
AdvertisementBBC Weather's Laura Tobin gives details of the approaching storm
Most of the Washington lowlands will receive 5-10in (13-25cm) of snow overnight on Tuesday and into Wednesday, the NWS said - equivalent to the city's annual snowfall in one day.
Other forecasters suggested the snow levels could be even higher.A westerly storm is expected to engulf the state of Washington, bringing up to 2ft... more
You are about to read about a 3 year old girl named Amelia that was denied a kidney transplant because she is considered to be "mentally retarded". The doctor that made this decision felt as though Amelia would not have a good enough "quality of life" to justify the procedure. Unfortunately, this is yet another example of eugenics in action and this is the kind of thing that starts happening when human life becomes cheap. When a society decides that life is not precious, all sorts of nightmarish things begin to occur. Women start aborting babies that are discovered to be less than "perfect". Life support systems are terminated for those that are considered to be "vegetables". Medical procedures are denied to elderly patients because they would be a "waste of resources". Terminally ill children are regarded as "not worth saving". We often look back in horror on the human sacrifices of past civilizations, but many of the things that we do today are extremely barbaric as well. And as the population control agenda of the global elite continues to be promoted in the classrooms of thousands of colleges and universities around the globe, the value placed on human life is going to continue to decline.You are about to read about a 3 year old girl named Amelia that was denied a kidney... more
CBS Early Show covers the loss of billions of taxpayer dollars in Department of Energy loans to failed 'green energy' companies across the United States.
CBS News - January 13, 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpYUPCo1ChE&feature=player_embeddedCBS Early Show covers the loss of billions of taxpayer dollars in Department of Energy... more
Uno degli ultimi sondaggi d'opinione reso pubblico sul proprio sito dall'Ispo, fotografa una sempre maggiore sensibilità degli italiani per il turismo ecosostenibile. Solo per il 17% l'ecocompatibilità non è importante come fattore di scelta per una meta turistica.Uno degli ultimi sondaggi d'opinione reso pubblico sul proprio sito... more
Meeting sull'Energia Rinnovabile e la Green economy. Un'occasione per riflettere su una nuova idea di sviluppo per garantire un futuro sostenibile al pianeta nell'Anno Internazionale dell'Energia Sostenibile e per ragionare su nuovi modelli di economia. Se ne parlerà a Pesaro dal 10 al 12 febbraio. Un osservatorio sull'oggi per guardare al domani, con un'ampia sezione espositiva con le innovazioni di settore ed un ricco calendario di convegni di alto profilo.Meeting sull'Energia Rinnovabile e la Green economy. Un'occasione per... more
Work halted at 4 more Ohio fluid-injection wells in wake of quake
From Maggie Schneider, CNN
updated 6:18 PM EST, Sun January 1, 2012
Officials have shut down fluid-injection wells in eastern Ohio in the aftermath of heightened seismic activity in the area.
Ohio officials order the closure of four fluid-injection wells near Youngstown
This comes amid a probe looking at links between "fracking" and recent quakes
"We need to get more information," an official says of any possible connection
A magnitude 4.0 quake struck Saturday, one of 11 to occur in the past year
(CNN) -- Work has been halted at four more fluid-injection wells in eastern Ohio in the aftermath of heightened seismic activity in the area, a state official said.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer had announced on Friday that one such well -- which injects "fluid deep underground into porous rock formations, such as sandstone or limestone, or into or below the shallow soil layer," the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency explains -- was closed after a series of small earthquakes in and around Youngstown.
Then on Saturday, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck that released at least 40 times more energy than any of the previous 10 or more tremors that had rattled the region in 2011.
Andy Ware, deputy director of Ohio's natural resources department, told CNN on Sunday that Zehringer and Gov. John Kasich subsequently have ordered the closure of four other nearby injection wells as well.
The decision comes as authorities investigate a possible link between the earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. That controversial drilling technology involves injecting water, sand and chemicals deep into the ground at high pressure to crack the shale and allow the oil or gas to flow.
Last Friday's order affecting the first well in Youngstown came six days after a magnitude 2.5 earthquake that struck that area around 1:24 a.m. on December 24. After Saturday's larger earthquake, scientists recommended that operations stop at all wells within a 5-mile radius of that original site.
"We need to get more information," Ware said.
The epicenter for Saturday's tremor was 5 miles northwest of Youngstown, 6 miles southeast of Warren and 55 miles east-southeast of Cleveland, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. According to the preliminary estimate, the earthquake struck 1.4 miles deep.
There was a lot of shaking "and a rumbling sound," said Jimmy Hughes, a former Youngstown police chief running for sheriff of Mahoning County. "I could see the house move. ... It seemed like the ground was moving. "
Ohio is far from the edges of Earth's major tectonic plates, with the nearest ones in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, the U.S. Geological Survey explains on its website. Still, there are many known faults in this region, with the federal agency noting that it is likely there are additional "smaller or deeply buried" ones that haven't been detected.
While earthquakes are not unprecedented in the area, the rate of them in the past year has been unusual. That fact led Zehringer, the Ohio department head, to act late last week.
"While conclusive evidence cannot link the seismic activity to the well, Zehringer has adopted an approach requiring prudence and caution regarding the site," the natural resources department said Friday in a press release, explaining its decision to shut the first well.
Ben Lupo -- CEO of D&L Energy, an independent natural gas and oil exploration, production and marketing group that oversees the first well that was closed -- recently told CNN affiliate WKBN that there's full cooperation with experts, though he expressed grave doubts that the injection wells were to blame for the quakes.
"We have approximately 1,000 wells between Ohio and Pennsylvania and we've never had a problem ... with an earthquake or spill," Lupo said.
Dr. Won-Young Kim, one of the Columbia University experts asked by the state to examine possible connections between fracking and seismic activity, said that a problem could arise if fluid moves through the ground and affects "a weak fault, waiting to be triggered." He explained the underground waste "slowly migrates" and could cause issues miles away, adding that the danger could persist for some time as the fluid travels and seeps down toward the fault.
"In my opinion, yes," the recent spate of earthquakes around Youngstown is related to a fluid-injection well, Kim stated -- though there has been no definitive determination, by the state or other authorities, indicating as much.
There have been "moderately frequent" reports of earthquakes in northern Ohio since the first recorded one was reported in 1823, the federal agency noted. A 1986 tremor, measuring magnitude 4.8, caused some damage. Another in 1998 measured a 4.5 and was centered in northwest Pennsylvania.
CNN's Susan Candiotti and Ross Levitt contributed to this report.
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Green energy works when applied properly.
http://www.thenation.com/article/157727/green-energy-opponents-are-real-job-killersGreen energy works when applied properly.... more
December 22, 2011
"PETER CAVE: The Prime Minister's peace deal was supposed to end decades of conflict in Tasmania's forests. But protests are continuing and now AM can reveal that a London company is boycotting timber products from the island state.
Last month it emerged that timber from Tasmanian forests was being used on London's Olympic building sites."December 22, 2011 "PETER CAVE: The Prime Minister's peace deal was... more
Four awesome ways to decorate your room Eco green
http://www.whatishowto.net/2011/12/22/how-to-turn-your-bedroom-eco-green/Four awesome ways to decorate your room Eco green... more
I went to my local Walgreen's today and got a surprise. They had a charging station for electric cars. This was a first for me as I didn't know that we had any set up yet, but had heard of talk about them being installed. All of these are owned by a company called Chargepoint.net and they charge $3 per hour to charge your electric car. While this is a cool idea, I think that when you charge your car at home and have to pay somewhere around 25¢ per KWh the price is a bit steep.I went to my local Walgreen's today and got a surprise. They had a charging... more
When we go to Rio De Janeiro in June next year, lots of emotional capital will be invested in the success of the Rio +20 Earth Summit. It’s the twentieth anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Brazil’s iconic city. This time those two elements are brought together as the World Summit on Sustainable Development.
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/11132618-rio-20-earth-mover-or-green-economy-carnivalWhen we go to Rio De Janeiro in June next year, lots of emotional capital will be... more
House Committee on Energy and Commerce minority report reveals that the House voted 191 times to undermine the protection of the environment, thus “amassing the worst environmental record of any Congress in history.”
Out of the 770 legislative roll call votes taken in the House this year, “more than one out of every five” were votes against the environment. Ninety-four percent of Republicans chose the anti-environment position on each vote.
While the Environmental Protection Agency bore the brunt of the GOP’s enmity with 114 votes against it, the GOP managed to find 191 ways to damage the environment
http://thinkprogress.org/green/2011/12/15/390462/house-gop-voted-191-times-against-the-planet-earning-worst-environmental-record-of-any-congress/House Committee on Energy and Commerce minority report reveals that the House voted... more
On the eve of the next Rio+20 Intersessional ETC Group is pleased to share with you details our new report "Who will Control the Green Economy?". For those who are in New York in the coming days there will be hard copies available at a special 'side event' launch of the report on Thursday, 15 December 2012, at 7 pm at a side-event on Agriculture at Rio+20, in Conference Room 6, North Lawn Building at the UN Headquarters.On the eve of the next Rio+20 Intersessional ETC Group is pleased to share with you... more
Thailand may start trading of water derivatives, giving investors a means of hedging against disasters after the nation’s worst floods in almost 70 years, the Securities & Exchange Commission said.
The regulator is studying the possibility of introducing contracts whose value would be linked to rainfall, or the level of water in the nation’s major dams, said Vorapol Socatiyanurak, who started as secretary-general of the SEC in October. He declined to say when trading might begin.
The total face value of global weather-related derivatives grew by 20 percent between 2010 and 2011 to $11.8 billion, according to a May 20 report by the Washington DC-based Weather Risk Management Association. Demand growth was seen in contracts related to rainfall, snow, hurricanes and wind from industries such as agriculture, construction and transport, it said.
The majority of weather contracts are traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. (CME) CME snow contracts, for example, are based on the exchange’s Snowfall Index, a measure of average monthly snowfall in certain U.S. cities. Traders “determine what amount of snowfall would be detrimental to their businesses and take futures or options positions based on that,” the exchange said on its website.
The risk for Thai water derivatives “would be a lack of trading liquidity,” said Joe Vongkitbuncha, head of equity and structured derivatives at Asia Plus Securities Pcl, the nation’s third-biggest stock brokerage by market value. Still, the contracts may be useful to big conglomerates, whose supply chains and manufacturing “rely heavily” on business continuity, and to agricultural businesses, he said.
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This is all part of Al Gore's Global Climate Scam. These eco-fascists are trading CO2, they're trading H20...they're even trading snow and it has nothing to do with saving the environment or helping people. Its about controlling, taxing and trading every resource on Earth, consolidating power and installing their New World Order/One World Government.Thailand may start trading of water derivatives, giving investors a means of hedging... more
Rise of the climate change sceptics: More than a third of Brits now think global warming claims are exaggeratedJust 22% are in favour of green taxes - compared with 31% a decade ago
The recession is thought to be one of the primary reasons behind the growth in climate change scepticism - with people worried about making ends meet than protecting the environment.
The figures, published in the annual British Social Attitudes report, also suggested Britons are fed up of having green taxes slapped on their utilities bills.
While in 2000 31 per cent supported green levies, in the new study just 22 per cent said they are in favour.Just 22% are in favour of green taxes - compared with 31% a decade ago The... more
A consultant psychiatrist last night called on Government to add lithium salts to the public water supply in a bid to lower the suicide rate and depression among the general population.
At a mental health forum on “Depression in Rural Ireland” in Ennistymon, Co Clare, Dr Moosajee Bhamjee said that “there is growing scientific evidence that adding trace amounts of the drug lithium to a water supply can lower rates of suicide and depression”.
Lithium is used by doctors as a mood stabiliser in the treatment for depression.
Dr Bhamjee said: “A recent article in the British Journal of Psychiatry found the beneficial uses of lithium when it was added to the water supply in parts of Texas.”
He said the Government should consider a pilot project for a town in Ireland where lithium salts could be added to the water in very small doses and examine the results.” He said there was already strong precedent for governments intervening in the operation of public water supply for health benefits by adding fluoride.
Dr Bhamjee said that a community would not get “hooked” on lithium “because the doses would be so small”.
He said: “There are 200,000 people suffering from depression in Ireland and the Government must think of new ways of tackling the problem.”
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There's already fluoride, chlorine and other genetic and brain altering chemicals in the water, so why not add another toxic poison. This way, when WW3 breaks out and you're living in a police state and thrown FEMA Camp, you won't complain. You won't be sad when your child gets cancer at 15 and you won't lament when they take your job, your money, your house, your kids and your freedom. Its called the New World Order b!tches.A consultant psychiatrist last night called on Government to add lithium salts to the... more
Another frantic effort to redistribute wealth from developed nations to developing nations is under way, this time in Durban, South Africa. The excuse is the same old, tiresome claim that socialism writ large is necessary to save the planet from global warming.
Fewer people are fooled every year the United Nations brings together representatives of about 190 nations hoping to profit from the shakedown. Just as claims of climate doom are wearing thin, so are arguments for separating you from your money.
We like the way contrarian climate scientist S. Fred Singer describes the confab: "10,000 or so Durban attendees – official delegates, U.N. and government officials, journalists, NGO types and other hangers-on – will have a grand old time: two weeks of feasting, partying, living it up in luxury hotels, and greeting old friends at this 17th reunion – all at someone else's expense."
"At someone else's expense" could be the theme of the global warming movement.
Americans should be pleased that the conference no sooner began than the U.S. was blamed for not taxing and regulating greenhouse gases enough, and for not writing enough compensatory checks to countries less fortunate. In the view of those overseas who want your money, America still hasn't sacrificed enough, despite onerous regulations and punitive taxes imposed domestically, including the horrific California Global Warming Solutions Act.
The United States and other developed nations are realizing that reducing their own productivity – a byproduct of reducing greenhouse gas emissions – isn't smart in hard times. It's good to see common sense prevail.
On the eve of this conference to extend the Draconian Kyoto Protocol greenhouse gas-limiting treaty, someone leaked thousands of emails revealing the duplicity, flawed science and conspiratorial inclination of the clique of climate scientists, who have claimed global warming threatens the planet.
A similar leak occurred on the eve of the 2009 global warming conference in Copenhagen, which ended in frustration for climate alarmists and nothing binding for the rest of us. The emails' peek behind the scenes called into question the motives of climate alarmists, the reliability of the science behind their scary stories and pointed up the conspiratorial nature of the clique.
It also hasn't hurt that the public increasingly is aware climate alarmists' catastrophic claims aren't panning out. Sea levels declined in 2010, rather than drowning island nations as claimed. The melting of Mount Kilimanjaro's snow cap was proven unrelated to global warming, contrary to claims. There are fewer, not more, devastating hurricanes. Temperatures at best have remained level for nearly 15 years, despite historic increases in CO2 emissions, which warming theorists insist should drive them higher.
And now, as nations ride out a rough economy, they are becoming more reluctant to cut their own economic throats and throw money at unproductive uses.
I know the environment is f*cked up, but if you're sophisticated about complex issues, you would understand why CO2 emitted by man is not the cause of so-called "global warming" and paying carbon taxes is not the solution...its a red-herring Ponzi scheme.Another frantic effort to redistribute wealth from developed nations to developing... more