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The National Trust; Friends of the Earth:…….’fracking’ Russian agents?

By Mike Cunningham On March 15th, 2018 at 6:21 pm

When we talk about energy resources and fracking, when we look at what has been so successful in America, one often wonders why we have not achieved anything at all apart from two trial wells and a whole industry of anti-fracking campaigners?

According to the maps produced when fracking first set out, there are ten-odd areas within the UK where frack-drilling should produce SUBSTANTIAL gas and distillate flows.

The fracking industry in America has produced, in ten-odd years close to 200 Billion cubic feet of natural gas; almost two thirds of its total needs.

The Fracking companies in the UK have met up with; and still face massive planning, legal and community problems, and they have so far drilled a few test sites, but are, once again; hopeful of drilling and fracking sometime this year.

It has always puzzled me that, when North Sea Gas, which comes from sources similar in nature to fracking, came ashore, there were absolutely no protests whatsoever; in fact, the change from the dirty, noisy, polluting coal gasification plants which I remember produced all our gas in the thirties to the sixties onwards was welcomed with a concerted sigh of relief by all concerned. Was the lack of protest due to the fact that the production sites were all offshore, and so out-of-sight was also out-of-mind: or are the modern protests the result of something much more sinister?

We have all seen the housewives seated outside their tents which line the roadsides which approach the possible frack drilling sites, accompanied by the would-be ‘Swampy’ imitators; and one has to ask; who benefits, or as my Latin teacher used to bark at us ‘Cui Bono’? Are these protesters all completely genuine? Are the likes of Selina Scott, allied with the National Trust, completely sincere in their dislike of drilling and fracturing the underground rock to release the gas which is said to be there in abundance? Are the protesters such as ‘Friends of the Earth’ completely sincere in their opposition to fracking; or do they completely understand where some of their funding comes from?

We in the United Kingdom supply some 43% of our gas needs from the slowly-depleting North Sea and the Irish Sea wells. We import 13% of our gas via LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) from Qatar, the Gulf Sheikdoms, and from the USA; and the other 44%? Half of that gas, around 22% comes from Norway. The other 22%? That would be from our friendly neighbourhood Superpower, Russia!

Russia’s economy is slowly going into reverse, what with the price of oil sliding back and forth around fifty-sixty dollars a barrel, so every drop of gas Putin can sell to the chilled-out idiots who refuse to bring their own gas to the surface, the better!

Theresa May can strut her stuff, and impress everyone with her tough talk. She can kick out as many Russkies as she can find. Never mind the half-dead former spy and his daughter, along with the first copper on the scene: all the former KGB head has to do is say the magic word, “Zakroi’tye klapani“, and the gas valves WILL close, and Centrica and the National Grid will be panicking, trying to locate the nearest LNG tanker which will keep up the supply trail to the gas-fired turbo-generators which keep the UK lights on, as well as the boilers which keep the central heating going in about 80% of UK homes. We closed our own gas storage systems in the Rough Field, after the Government wouldn’t kick in half the needed cash because ‘Oooohh; we can’t give cash away to Companies, it wouldn’t be right’; so we ain’t got any place to store the stuff, so we are totally dependent on foreign-controlled supplies for our Power Network!

The Government would not use its powers of allowing fracking drilling to proceed, as that might upset the protesters. The Greenpeace campaigner stated “It makes no sense for the government to be bending over backwards for the sake of an unproven fossil fuel industry when safe and cheap clean energy is already booming.”. 

She didn’t include the fact that Russia’s Putin could turn off the taps to some 22% of British gas requirements if the UK got ‘uppity’ over two half-dead Russians, and a hospitalised copper!

Shortly to appear in AltNewsMedia.net.

 

 

FORTY SHADES OF GREEN TAX…

By David Vance On March 27th, 2013 at 10:33 am

The green lobby loves the idea that we PAY more tax. And true to form…

Families will be paying almost £300 a year in green energy taxes by 2020. The levy will more than double until a quarter of every pound spent on electricity goes on wind, solar, nuclear or home insulation schemes. Energy Secretary Ed Davey insisted last night that households will be better off thanks to the benefits of electricity-saving initiatives.

Sure. Wonder how Davey managed to keep a straight face when he claimed that nonsense?  “Green energy” extortion is a central plank in the government plan to raid our cash. Because it is wrapped up in the facade of virtue, these iniquitous taxes have gone by seemingly un-noticed but the fact is they will make us ALL a lot poorer.

THE LIGHTS ARE GOING OUT

By Pete Moore On October 28th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Where Essex leads, others follow.

The Telegraph: Street lights turned off in their thousands to meet carbon emission targets

Huge swathes of Britain are being plunged into darkness as more and more streetlights are switched off by councils and roads authorities.

Police and criminologists have long known that an effective deterrent against crime is an open, well-lit area. But hey, having your skull cracked or your daughter raped in the dark is a price worth paying when carbon emission targets have to be achieved, yes? I sincerely hope that all those who come to be attacked because of this lunacy are eco-nutters.

(In passing we’ll note also that street lighting is one of those things which statists will tell us we must be thankful to government. As we see yet again, government will do all of those “essential” things until it decides not to, and then you’re stuffed.)

THE LAMPS ARE GOING OUT…..

By David Vance On October 5th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Listening to the ravings of the ecowackos carries consequences..

“An “unprecedented combination” of the eurozone crisis, tough EU environmental laws and the closure of ageing coal and oil-fired power stations, has increased “the risk to consumers’ energy supplies”, Ofgem said in its annual Electricity Capacity Assessment on Friday.

The regulator, which first highlighted the problems in its Project Discovery report in 2009, said: “Today’s report shows that these problems have not gone away.” It said spare generation capacity – the margin the power system has to respond to increases in demand – could fall to 4pc by 2015/2016 from 14pc today and tightening electricity supplies “could lead to higher bills”. “Coal fired-generation is likely to close earlier than expected under EU environmental legislation and the risk of a shortfall in electricity is highest in 2015/16,” the regulator said.

I recall the adage from Sir Edward Grey….

The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our time” i

Unless we radically change course, the lamps will dim further.

A LAING TIME COMING!

By David Vance On May 30th, 2012 at 8:41 am

Glad to see this defeat for the eco-loons in the Government in our Courts.

The Coalition’s renewable energy targets do not outweigh value of the beauty of the English countryside, a High Court judge said yesterday as she rejected planning permission for a wind farm. The Coalition is obliged to boost the amount of energy from renewables as part of climate change targets imposed by Europe. This will mean more than doubling the amount of energy from onshore wind over the next ten years and building at least another 5,000 wind turbines onshore. Sea Land and Power Ltd argued that the wind farm near Gt Yarmouth would help to meet these targets. However Justice Laing said the target cannot take precedence over natural beauty. In a judgement handed down at the Administrative Court she backed both the local councils and conservation groups in rejecting the plans.

I find these wind farms to be monstrous carbuncles and they are appearing all over the place. Not only are they damaging to the environment, but they are also essentially useless so we should stop them in their tracks.

THE GREEN FRENZY…

By David Vance On May 18th, 2012 at 7:36 am

Ah, those windmills which so deface our land. The manifestation of the so-called green dream but in truth an uneconomic farce…

A bumbling council which spent £100,000 installing two wind turbines on a civic building six years ago have admitted they don’t work because the site isn’t windy enough. Kirklees Council placed the turbines on the roof of the Civic Centre in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, in July 2006 to generate energy and to raise awareness of renewable energy among the thousands of motorists who drive past them every day. But the six-kilowatt turbines proved to be a costly advertisement and at one point in 2008 were generating a mere £2,078-a-year despite the council forking out £6,431 to maintain and repair them over the same period.

Who was sacked? No one. This is the State and it exists to waste your cash, remember.

THE GREAT WINDMILL DANGER..

By David Vance On April 30th, 2012 at 8:11 am

Wind farms can cause a rise in temperature, found a study in Nature.

Further to ASE’s excellent post yesterday, MORE bad news for eco-cultists.

Wind farms can cause climate change, according to new research, that shows for the first time the new technology is already pushing up temperatures.

What?

Usually at night the air closer to the ground becomes colder when the sun goes down and the earth cools. But on huge wind farms the motion of the turbines mixes the air higher in the atmosphere that is warmer, pushing up the overall temperature. Satellite data over a large area in Texas, that is now covered by four of the world’s largest wind farms, found that over a decade the local temperature went up by almost 1C as more turbines are built. This could have long term effects on wildlife living in the immediate areas of larger wind farms. It could also affect regional weather patterns as warmer areas affect the formation of cloud and even wind speeds.

If you CARE about the future will you join in the calls for these monstrous carbuncles to be erased from the face of the Earth? For the sake of the children, stop this windmill induced global warming now…

THE MUTANT GOVERNMENT

By David Vance On April 9th, 2012 at 9:32 am

Another day and another reason to dislike the Coalition government;

Millions of householders who want to build a conservatory, replace a broken boiler or install new windows will be forced to spend hundreds of pounds more on ‘green’ projects. They will not be permitted to carry out the home improvement or repair unless they agree to fork out for measures such as loft or wall insulation. The work is expected to add ten per cent to the cost of any building project in the home.

10% extra to building projects is a huge amount of incremental cost and will only further harm the construction market at this time. The eco-lunacy driving this is harmful but all too predictable. Insulation is laudable and indeed sensible, but making it mandatory and so increasing building costs is just plain stupid and totalitarian. Government should stop ordering us about.

IN THE WINDMILLS OF HIS MIND..

By David Vance On February 4th, 2012 at 10:20 am

Thought this – from Matt in the Telegraph – was rather witty. It concerns the resignation of Chris Huhne.

Matt Cartoon

IMAGINE

By David Vance On February 4th, 2012 at 10:10 am

I do like James Delingpole

Just imagine a world where you never had to worry about global warming, where the ice caps, the ‘drowning’ Maldives and the polar bears were all doing just fine. Imagine a world where CO2 was our friend, fossil fuels were a miracle we should cherish, and economic growth made the planet cleaner, healthier, happier and with more open spaces. Actually, there’s no need to imagine: it already exists. So why do so many people still believe otherwise?

Read more here!