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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  • General election television debates
    “The intelligent option would be to shelve the egos and not hold these glorifying contests at all. They are usually ill-chaired, evasive, personality-driven and deceiving”

    This isn’t the point in your article but Yes they offer little in way of enlightening the unenlightened. Good capable challenging interviewers can prize more lines for us to read between from politicians than the combative stone throwing of politician v politician.

  • Lifeline for wildlife – 5p per carrier bag in Scotland from today
    People who believe consumers as a result of this new law having to take more responsibility when purchasing goods when faced with what to do with disposable bags, people now encouraged to recycle, to make a start to realising and understanding the consequences of our wasteful throw away society are “tree huggers”?

    I am fully behind this law and the only criticism I’d aim in the direction of this government is what kept them. The small charge will be little deterrent for many but if it gets some questioning why it has been introduced then for them to consider being a more thoughtful ethical consumer then it’s a winner in my book.

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    Watch live from 1pm today

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    Newsie, looking forward as you put it will inevitably involve another independence referendum regardless of who becomes Deputy FM.
    I’d be interested to see anything which would help substantiate your claim that Stuart Hosie is “anti-English”, quite an accusation but not unsurprising coming from you tbh. We’ve been subject to some inaccurate downright nasty accusations before during now after this referendum.
    Had you played this referendum with a straight bat instead of the hyperbolic smears directed and delivered with needle and detestation at those who opposed your view during this democratic choice we faced you stood a chance of retaining a larger readership than what you have today.
    This site has lost many contributors that it needn’t have. Few of us, I would expect, have problems with this site’s right to have an editorial stance on independence, however, to make a comparison, I know of absolutely nobody who does support independence that purchases the Daily Mail for reasons such as their vulgar taunts about Alex Salmond and his wife being childless to name one off the top of my head. These same people are quite content to purchase many of the other anti-independence newspapers for the reason that most of the tabloids and broadsheets available do not allow a hatred for their opponents (SNP & YES supporters) cause to poison their entire output.
    Still, maybe FA doesn’t need it’s share of contributors from almost half of the electorate.
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    Thought that was quite funny you lot.
    Sense of humour bypass?

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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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