Renewable equivalence has nothing to with eggs in …

Comment posted Morphing Scotland: Saudi Arabia to Silicone Valley by Graeme mccormick.

Renewable equivalence has nothing to with eggs in one basket

Recent comments by Graeme mccormick

  • Opening ceremony tonight and a big day at the Games tomorrow
    Agreed
  • Chancellor announces £19 million for life sciences in Glasgow to Commonwealth Games business audience
    What about the other 1,800,000,000 which Westminster keeps of Scotland’s money each year?

    Any crumbs are helpful but why was Glasgow playing second fiddle to Manchester and Liverpool when it is bigger than them and with greater levels of poverty?

    Why didn’t Osborne commit to Global port for the Clyde? A billion pounds would have transformed life here. Fixed links and energy devices across the Clyde, deep water facilities and breathing hubs for oil exploration , ship repairing for the Northern Atlantic and smart robotic industry clusters peppering the coast .

  • The people and the election: influences the Scottish Affairs Committee ignored
    You are correct that there is some antagonism from some English folk and Scots born English residents who are more native than the natives. Will this create a backlash?

    I don’t know but I suspect the key is the currency. If Sterling drops because there is no agreement then the markets will give it a pounding (excuse the pun) and if the Arabs etc. move their money the rUk gov will have to move quick.

    If the currency is not affected materially then it will be largely business as usual for most folk in England for the first few years.

    Both countries will gradually adapt to the changes going on to avoid sudden unpleasant changes to their economies.

  • Triumph for Helensbugh CHORD as Summer Festival gets going
    Can’t wait to see you.

    I do agree about the lack of artistry in the planting schemes.

    This applies throughout Scotland particularly with bedding plants.

    I recall being in Paris a few years ago and the style of the summer bedding was an absolute delight.

  • Triumph for Helensbugh CHORD as Summer Festival gets going
    I noticed that you managed to photograph the square from all angles except southwest to Northeast. Could this be that the former Bank of Scotland has been transformed into Independence House thus bringing life to the Square and rates to the Council.

    Why didn’t you come in for a free cuppa?

    All are welcome!

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11 Responses to Renewable equivalence has nothing to with eggs in …

    • Silicone Valley is so much more redolent of Hollywood than Holyrood!

      (in the interests of research I Googled “Silicone Valley” and, sure enough, it brings up a lot of rather sleazy sounding websites)

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  1. “Nothing like putting all your eggs in one basket”
    The not so infinite and polluting fossil fuels accompanied by Nuclear power are old eggs in one basket, very short sighted indeed. Shame on Scotland for striving towards non reliance on these polluting fuels, for striving towards lowering our carbon footprint and aiming to sustain our lifestyles with 100% green energy. Whether we manage this within the timescale we are looking to achieve to me is not as important as leading the way and by example, influencing others, showing there is another way. The fact that we have this ‘out of sight out of mind’ way of dealing with spent uranium, burying it in tonnes of concrete until we know what to do with it, is just not good enough. Countries like Japan and Germany are now turning their backs on nuclear energy with the latest contamination in Japan making these and other countries think again. Providing energy from green sources is definately the way ahead but will take time to develop as many are still in their infancy yet to be harnessed to their full potential.

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  2. “sustain our lifestyles with 100% green energy”

    You might want to check your facts here….we are talking renewables not “Green”…there has never been a plan to goo 100% green…and FYI Japan has just turned some nukes back on….

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    • Green, renewables, harnessing the elements and what nature provides with the aim to have less or eventually no reliance on polluting dirty fossil fuels, hope I am still around in the decades to come to see this come to fuition Globally. Regarding Japan, they are backing off their commitments on climate change such is the sudden rise in consumption of fossil fuels since their nuclear lower station problems. They may have turned a couple of nuclear power stations back on rather than risk blackout but this country are far from happy about continuation of the reliance on this power. A vote put to the Italians last year threw up a 90% vote against going down the nuclear power station route, a result many other European countries I am sure would echo. Last I read on Germany they plan to phase out their nuclear power stations within the next 8-10 years.

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      • The US amongst others have also backed off Kyoto agreement.
        The harsh fact is:Onshore/offshore Hydrocarbon production: Coal Oil Gas etc…is rising faster than ever, there has been no slow down due to environmental concerns, maybe just a few minor dips due to economics.
        Also: Production of hydrocarbons is currently not on par with exploration, new ‘commercially viable” reserves are been discovered all of the time/methods of removing oil are improving all the time which leaeds to re-visits of old reserves once thought commercially non-viable…production capacity cannot keep pace with demand, this is not because of limited reserves it is due to limited production facilities (which in turn is due to the intervention or lack of intervention by OPEC) There are massive easily accessible Iraqi reserves which will flood the market within the next 7 years…Iraq will become number 3 in OPEC once the Saudi’s let them in. Zubair area for example is one of the largest reserve in the world. Over the past 20 years or so it’s daily production capacity has been around 10%
        There is a lot of spin in the Oil business but basically prices are high because production is kept low, not because the big players are running out of oil.
        Our future as a species seems unfortunatelly be determined by economics and greed…not sense and respect for our planet.

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  4. Unfortunately it’s not greed it about choice.

    I choose to ride my bike to work every day rather than drive.
    My boss chooses to drive an electric car. And my summer present this year was an solar panel to charge my phone.

    Do I work for a renewables company nope I work for one I the 4 largest global contractors in the oil industry.

    It’s about choice

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