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.

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  • Argyll & Bute MSP reacts to Council’s wrecking ball on community ownership of Castle Toward
    Our Cowal community and as our MSP correctly points out, those who have for some time put in the ground work to try and make the buy-out happen for the benefit of our community are the real losers in all of this, not to mention tax payers. Funding the continued existence of what will be, whilst waiting for that elusive buyer, a decaying building and grounds seems so futile should the ambition and foresight of those involved in the buy-out be thwarted.
    Am I the only one who think there is something far more sinister behind this entire debacle than what appears to be the excuse of hanging off for more money for Toward? Madness in today’s climate where property and the construction trade have yet to recover fully from years of recession. Can’t see developers clambering over each other to pay the sum requested.
  • Jim Murphy’s dilemmas
    @James
    What’s wrong or worthy of chuckling about an oil fund? What in my post do you disagree with regarding trading prices of natural commodities?
  • Jim Murphy’s dilemmas
    @Richard

    Anyway, are you suggesting terrorism isn’t the biggest threat to the civilised world?

    What part do nuclear weapons have to play in this and can you or your Westminster government justify the spending of obscene amounts of cash to renew Trident in todays austere climate and if so, for how much longer.
    The world will always carry threats to our safety, are possessing nuclear weapons going to make us any safer from new threats?

  • Jim Murphy’s dilemmas
    @Richard
    Why do you continue to communicate with ‘fools’ then?
    Might I suggest you ignore me, don’t waste your time even reading ‘fools’ posts. skip by, much more productive and a better use of your time?
    Do you have anything constructive to comment on rather than resorting to insults. If my opinions and/or arguments are so weak your counter arguments rather than slurs should be sufficient in exposing my input surely?
  • Jim Murphy’s dilemmas
    When the price of a barrel of oil jumps back up Alex will you remind us all of this very short-sighted quote?
    Like all other natural commodities such as gold, silver, corn, wheat, gas and so on, the trading price of a barrel of oil fluctuates.
    During the referendum Alex Salmond talked of an independent Scotland setting up an oil fund to offset times when the value of this huge resource dips, a shrewd forward thinking policy your lot in Westminster failed to do I might add.

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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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