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by kenneal - lagger
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Petrol supply crisis
Replies: 21
Views: 113

Re: Petrol supply crisis

I agree with you completely there, Chris. It's showing up as a problem in Europe and the US as well and could be a symptom of economic breakdown.
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8732
Views: 277024

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

PS_RalphW wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:59 pm https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... xers-power

Monbiot's view. Some anti-vaxers come from the left wing and climate camps, and are in danger of being captured into the extreme right.
LJ is a case in point!!
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Coming shortage of UK generating capacity?
Replies: 244
Views: 51219

Re: Coming shortage of UK generating capacity?

I would have thought that Norway has a lot more opportunities for pumped storage than the UK does so the interconnector and some investment there might be a good thing as we increase out wind generation capacity. Mind you the pumped storage might not been required if they have enough precipitation t...
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Petrol supply crisis
Replies: 21
Views: 113

Re: Petrol supply crisis

I shared this post from an ex lorry driver on my Facebook page earlier. It gives a perspective that many people don''t want to hear. Jim Titheridge 17th September at 06:17 So, you are running out of food on the shelves, fuel in the garages, you can’t buy things you need, because the shops can’t get ...
by kenneal - lagger
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: Gas supply crunch
Replies: 69
Views: 2086

Re: Gas supply crunch

I read somewhere that the gas power stations are driving the price at the moment. If they have a contract to supply they can't afford to not have the gas to generate, I suppose, although the cost of gas must hit their bottom line.
by kenneal - lagger
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Neighbours standby generator installation.
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: Neighbours standby generator installation.

This just points out the problem that rich people are going to have to be made to curtail their use somehow. A carbon tax on an escalating use curve would probably be the only way to make people reduce their use of resources. There was an interesting discussion on the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2...
by kenneal - lagger
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Neighbours standby generator installation.
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: Neighbours standby generator installation.

Our 6kVA genny only runs at about 5A most of the time. This is going to polish its bores and burn oil very soon I would think. Either that or these people should think very carefully about the amount of diesel and electricity that they waste in our climate emergency.
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: US watch
Replies: 218
Views: 9833

Re: US watch

adam2 wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:53 pm ................Or everyday weights and measures.
What? Even grams and kilograms?
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Co2 crisis and meat supplies
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Co2 crisis and meat supplies

Chickens used to be stunned by hanging them upside down on a moving line and then dunking their heads in an electrified water bath. The line then carried on and their throats were automatically cut followed by plucking and automatic evisceration. The problem was that the occasional chicken avoided t...
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Bitcoin's vast energy use could burst its bubble
Replies: 28
Views: 2656

Re: How Bitcoin's vast energy use could burst its bubble

Printing machines don't back the value up of any currency. The opposite is true. Printing machines have the power only to devalue currencies. That is only true if the printed money is used for current account spending. If the printed money is used to pay for capital items and the money repaid from ...
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Coming shortage of UK generating capacity?
Replies: 244
Views: 51219

Re: Coming shortage of UK generating capacity?

This debacle just shows how ridiculously fragile and intertwined our civilisation is when a hike in gas prices, not even a shortage yet, can cascade down the food production system causing a shortage or fertilizer which will hit grain and other food production next year, a shortage of CO2 for food p...
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: BA flies carbon-neutral flight
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: BA flies carbon-neutral flight

Greenwash. I agree with the Greenwash tag. Only limited volumes of waste cooking oil are available, and then only in affluent nations. The supply is likely to reduce and not to increase. I would prefer that such light green fuel be used for essential purposes such as emergency vehicles, life saving...
by kenneal - lagger
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Bitcoin's vast energy use could burst its bubble
Replies: 28
Views: 2656

Re: How Bitcoin's vast energy use could burst its bubble

The value of bitcoin is just as fiat as any currency, perhaps more so as no authority recognises it and there is no large money printing machine to back its value up. Also a collapse in the internet from, say, a power loss renders it completely valueless.
by kenneal - lagger
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Stock up on heating fuel.
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Stock up on heating fuel.

We filled the second of our log stores yesterday with old hard wood without touching the soft wood heap which was cut for us by a friend last week. We probably have about three stores worth of the soft wood ready to burn after being cut. Each of our stores is about 12 m3. Our 9 year old grandson was...
by kenneal - lagger
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Permaculture
Topic: A Good Year in the Garden
Replies: 31
Views: 3324

Re: A Good Year in the Garden

That sums up our summer Cat. We've got a reasonable crop of very large tomatoes but overall the yield is down because of the extreme heat early on which made our tomato plants grow very well but with few flowering trusses. Cucumbers have been very good if a little late. The aubergines and peppers we...