Green, renewables, harnessing the elements and what nature …

Comment posted Morphing Scotland: Saudi Arabia to Silicone Valley by Jnr Tick.

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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  • “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.

Recent comments by Jnr Tick

  • Salmond cuts loose again – Sturgeon nowhere in his Buzzfeed vision of the future
    The Spectator’s 2014 politician of the year
    The Herald 2013 Scottish politician of the year
    The Herald 2011 Scottish politician of the year
    The Herald 2007 Scottish politician of the year (The first three times winner)
    Lifetime achievement award/outstanding political achievement 2000
    Named 2011 Briton of the year by The Times
    Named politician of the year by men’s mag GQ

    Just some of the accolades received by Alex Salmond
    His deficiencies laid bare for all to see eh?
    Newsie knows something all those who voted for Alex Salmond have clearly missed.

  • Salmond cuts loose again – Sturgeon nowhere in his Buzzfeed vision of the future
    For those who wish to make their own mind up this is the piece Newsroom refers to -

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/jamieross/alex-salmond-wont-give-an-insch

    A crucial ingredient politicians must possess is trust from the public. Alex Salmond had enough years as Scotland’s First Minister for people in Scotland to judge him.
    It would appear Newsroom’s continual broadsides aimed at him (and SNP) are misplaced and suggest the inability to take a step back and provide as impartial a view/opinion as we as readers would hope for. Give credit where credit is due Newsroom.
    Below is a poll taken early September last year. Are these sort of polls continuously wrong as they keep throwing up reasonably consistent results which utterly contradict Newsie’s venom.
    http://www.panelbase.com/media/polls/F6134tables09092.pdf

  • Ed Miliband does Alan Reid the ultimate favour – cripples the Labour candidate for Argyll & Bute
    I’m not so sure personalities, abilities of individuals standing will have too big an impact here in A&B nor throughout most constituencies in Scotland for that matter, it’s a vote for or against the union.
    This election in May, certainly north of England, is for unionists, an opportunity to bring to a temporary halt the influence of what they view as the destructiveness of the SNP
    For those who voted YES in the referendum, a chance to achieve two things I suspect will be important to them. Firstly and broadly to continue to give the issue of Scotland’s future independence prominence through voting to arm the SNP with more influence and secondly the added bonus of retribution many will seek helping to soften the blow of a narrow majority of their fellow citizens discarding responsibility.

    Neither are anywhere near ideal reasons for selecting a party to make decisions on our behalf nationally and individuals representing the best interests for our constituency, but these are very unfamiliar circumstances and unchartered territory we have to confront.

  • Ed Miliband does Alan Reid the ultimate favour – cripples the Labour candidate for Argyll & Bute
    “Sorry – not for me. I prefer the Murphy that stood for something he sincerely believed in and stood by.”
    Might that something be the preservation of his beloved party and it’s future chances of being elected @ Westminster?
    Westminster is where the trappings, the prestige and the real power that their career politicians crave lies, this is what Labour were soap-boxing for, NOT for the betterment of a future Scotland imo, they have had more than their fair opportunity to reverse the decline throughout the UK never mind Scotland and made a complete arse of it.
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11 Responses to Green, renewables, harnessing the elements and what nature …

    • 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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