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by Joules
Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: OPEC says oil supply gap looms later this year
Replies: 14
Views: 2169

OPEC says oil supply gap looms later this year

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/10/us-opec-idUSTRE75924U20110610 OPEC followed this week's failure to reach an output deal with a forecast world oil supplies would begin to fall short later this year, draining inventories just when demand is expected to hit a seasonal peak. In its monthly re...
by Joules
Mon May 30, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non-Anthropogenic Climate Change
Replies: 16
Views: 2422

Thanks everyone. Seems perfectly obvious now :)
by Joules
Mon May 30, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non-Anthropogenic Climate Change
Replies: 16
Views: 2422

Non-Anthropogenic Climate Change

I've just received this email from someone who likes to provoke me in a matey kind of way, but this time I don't know how to argue my corner. Help please. Professor Ian Plimer could not have said it better! If you've read his book you will agree, this is a good summary. [] Are you sitting down? Okay...
by Joules
Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Great Paradigm Shift
Replies: 35
Views: 7672

When you buy gold you pay VAT and a commission. When you sell them you pay commission and tax on any profits. You had better be sure the price goes up at least 40% between buying and selling. At current prices gold will need to be $2170. Even the most optimistic forecasts think gold will crash befo...
by Joules
Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: The French Prime Minister gets it
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

The French Prime Minister gets it

http://petrole.blog.lemonde.fr/2011/04/08/fillon-la-production-de-petrole-%C2%AB-ne-peut-que-decroitre-%C2%BB/ Nous avons, en 2009, atteint le pic de production en matière de pétrole. La production ne peut maintenant que décroître Which is something like "In 2009 we reached the peak in oil pro...
by Joules
Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Reluctant partner?
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

This is very encouraging for someone in that position, i.e. me.

I am particularly pleased to read paragraphs numbered 5 to 8 as this is precisely where I am and to see that they are "recognised" means I'm not entirely without hope.

Thanks for the link. I needed this.

Joules.
by Joules
Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: What motivates (or doesn't) your partner ref preparations?
Replies: 33
Views: 5822

I think it's a good question to explore - thanks MrG - because if you've managed to bring along a partner to accept sensible preparations, how you've done it might help in motivating others too. I had come to this conclusion too - conversely however - my inability to convince Mrs. Joules of the lik...
by Joules
Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Campaign ideas & experience
Topic: Positive Initiatives Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 10029

by Joules
Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: What's your weekly spend on electricity?
Replies: 15
Views: 5126

RenewableCandy wrote:Joules, 23p/kWh is a bit pricey! We pay about 13.
It does drop to 12p after the first 144kw
by Joules
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: What's your weekly spend on electricity?
Replies: 15
Views: 5126

Yikes. £25.63 by my reckoning (lecky is 23p/kw). But I'm fighting an uphill battle against BAU chez Joules.
by Joules
Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Generator advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2694

Sorry about the picture sizes :oops: And thanks everyone for your concern about my lack of knowledge in these things... rest assured I know my limitations and appropriate expert advice will be obtained at every stage. I have, at least learned that it is an LT1 and there is a data sheet here http://w...
by Joules
Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: US delays China 'currency manipulator' report
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: US delays China 'currency manipulator' report

Aurora wrote: Forget PO. IMHO, an economic crash would seem to be the most imminent threat to mankind. :(
+1

Perhaps not quite forget PO, but compared with when I first started learning about it, I now think it's effect will be greatly moderated by an economic crash.
by Joules
Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Generator advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2694

Thanks Adam. I'll investigate further with some Lister people and see what they say about it. Is it significant that the alternator runs at 3,000rpm? To me, that suggests that this is what the Lister is running at... I certainly don't expect it to power the whole house in a BAU fashion, but maybe ke...
by Joules
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Generator advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2694

Generator advice

My brother has bought me an old Lister diesel generating set: http://i51.tinypic.com/s4sz2s.jpg http://i51.tinypic.com/34pl82b.jpg http://i52.tinypic.com/250p1k7.jpg http://i52.tinypic.com/2dtygds.jpg http://i53.tinypic.com/vd351g.jpg ... which is very cool. Runs very nicely etc. But I know dangerou...
by Joules
Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Transport
Topic: Company creates renewable diesel from sunlight
Replies: 8
Views: 2544

Company creates renewable diesel from sunlight

http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2010/09/16/company-creates-renewable-diesel-from-sunlight/ The company [Joule Unlimited (no relation)] has just been awarded a US patent that covers its conversion of sunlight and waste carbon dioxide directly into liquid hydrocarbons that are fung...