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by Keepz
Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: Germany facing blackouts...
Replies: 115
Views: 12881

Unlike successive craven British governments, the German Government is being relatively open with its population about energy constraints. It has laid it on the line that the alternative to wind farms everywhere is either nuclear power or blackouts. Can you imagine the British Government being so c...
by Keepz
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Martin metrics
Replies: 29
Views: 4249

Re: Martin metrics

Tried this three times; the first two times I got into "language", where like others I got stuck; the third did indeed get me to "Philosophy" (in eleven). Here is another attempt at a Law, which has worked twice for me (and that is the full extent of the empirical proof): When yo...
by Keepz
Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The RGR rebuttal to PowerSwitch users thread.
Replies: 89
Views: 9473

And still not a single link, or anything else, to anything, whatsoever, anywhere about why Peak Oil isn't going to happen in our lifespan. How is anybody to "prove" that something is not going to happen, when that "something" is so nebulous and ill-defined? Let's get this out of...
by Keepz
Fri May 13, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has the price of oil actually gone down?
Replies: 29
Views: 2845

**** off with the attitude. Looking through this thread I would say RGR had taken quite a lot of abuse, not started by himself, before losing patience. He was called an a-e and told he was talking b-s for making the entirely reasonable and sensible comment that it is possible to reduce personal oil...
by Keepz
Fri May 06, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: IEA chief economist -- "we peaked in 2006"
Replies: 33
Views: 4341

Of course, falling demand is just the inevitable consequence of falling supply. The lower the price, the less the oil companies will invest in new supplies. (waits for snide comments from usual suspect..... :wink: ) Could somebody explain this please? What is it in your statement that you think wil...
by Keepz
Mon May 02, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: Centrica threatens to shut down Morecambe Bay gas field
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: Centrica threatens to shut down Morecambe Bay gas field

Row over windfall tax on offshore drilling provokes possible closure of field that produces 6% of nation's gas. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/may/01/centrica-threatens-shut-morecambe-gas Did Osborne just lock out much of the remaining indigenous oil and gas reserves? Doubt it, but if he did - i...
by Keepz
Mon May 02, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: News
Topic: IEA chief economist -- "we peaked in 2006"
Replies: 33
Views: 4341

The basics of peak oil theory are so damned simple that any reasonably intelligent ten-year-old could grasp it. Predicting the precise consequences of it - the entire series of world events that would accompany it - is beyond the capacity of the most intelligent, highly-educated polymath alive. Cor...
by Keepz
Mon May 02, 2011 3:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How close is peak oil?
Replies: 33
Views: 3488

What is written on the wall? I have commented before on the value of the Brit educational system before. I shall refrain from doing it again. Going back to where we were before we got onto a digression about the UK education system - Undercover Elephant's question was a fair one. It was not clear f...
by Keepz
Sun May 01, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the root of "the peak" -- economics or geop
Replies: 32
Views: 3288

Re: What's the root of "the peak" -- economics or

Says who? There are loads of technologies under development, some of them very well advanced, which will enable us to move away from fossil fuel use as and when we have to. So solar, wind, nuclear fission, hydro, biofuels, tidal, geothermal, hydrogen, demand management and energy efficiency are all...
by Keepz
Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the root of "the peak" -- economics or geop
Replies: 32
Views: 3288

Re: What's the root of "the peak" -- economics or

Fusion? It's been forty years away for forty years now and still is. What else makes up these 'loads'? So solar, wind, nuclear fission, hydro, biofuels, tidal, geothermal, hydrogen, demand management and energy efficiency are all useless no-hopers? In case you've missed an episode Keepz, we've alre...
by Keepz
Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the root of "the peak" -- economics or geop
Replies: 32
Views: 3288

Re: What's the root of "the peak" -- economics or

Says who? There are loads of technologies under development, some of them very well advanced, which will enable us to move away from fossil fuel use as and when we have to. Fusion? It's been forty years away for forty years now and still is. What else makes up these 'loads'? So solar, wind, nuclear...
by Keepz
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New figures show lights may go out sooner than we thought
Replies: 16
Views: 1886

Health warning! That was written by Chris Booker, arch global warming denier. That man is bonkers. He is that, but he is not the only one who makes selective use of scientific evidence to justify his political agenda; and his figures regarding electrical output from coal and renewable sources are n...
by Keepz
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the root of "the peak" -- economics or geop
Replies: 32
Views: 3288

Re: What's the root of "the peak" -- economics or

We have worked under the assumption that by the time the crunch came, our descendents would have figured out a technological means of escaping from it. This turns out to have been a very foolish and dangerous assumption. Says who? There are loads of technologies under development, some of them very...
by Keepz
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Peak oil v climate change - The Guardian
Replies: 37
Views: 3725

Others – including many governments and energy companies – believe the peak to be decades away and argue that as oil becomes more expensive to extract, the market will naturally redirect investment towards alternative energy sources. The only teensy weensy ickle problem with that argument is that i...
by Keepz
Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: Oh dear, George...
Replies: 44
Views: 3468

kenneal wrote:
vtsnowedin wrote: but every other alternative leaves billions ether freezing to death in the dark or drowned by rising sea levels or poisoned by air pollution.
Just like voting you have to choose the lesser of two evils.
That sounds like four evils to me.
You forgot fanatical devotion to the Pope.