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by kenneal - lagger
Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: Comforting pics from Wales
Replies: 48
Views: 29054

We can get a good idea of what life post PO could be like by going to http://www.powerswitch.org.uk/order.htm and ordering The Power of Community : How Cuba survived Peak Oil. Its a very uplifting film and I'm still trying to get it back from my Tory MP who is very worried by the idea and the lack o...
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Blair's major foreign policy speech...
Replies: 6
Views: 1556

turmoil
I find that word very ironic and so will more people in the future, I expect.
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:54 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: Theft of construction metals
Replies: 53
Views: 43817

I went to see the Brighton Earthship last week and they had their PV panels pinched from the roof. They had originally been worried about them being smashed.
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FT: Welcome to the age of less
Replies: 7
Views: 2011

With the possibility of a huge reduction of tax on booze and ciggies due to an EU court ruling, dear old Gordon might be forced into Green taxes anyway to offset the huge hole in his budget. No imporvement to schools or hospitals but an increase in lung cancer and scirosis of the liver to make NHS q...
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where/when is this 8% decline rate then?
Replies: 24
Views: 5048

A slowdown in demand is also masking the production decline.
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bread Prices
Replies: 20
Views: 5487

I think this is mainly a climate change rather than a peak oil issue. Wheat prices are on the up and up because of a severe drought in Australia.
Demand for grains, rapeseed and sugarbeet for biofuels are also starting to cut in to raise the prices.
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BIRD FLU YOU WILL DIE ITS OFFICIAL
Replies: 17
Views: 3287

To whom can we turn to for protection?
Not our useless government.
by kenneal - lagger
Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Are we facing Peak Uranium?
Replies: 8
Views: 8335

It not a cost thing it's EROEI again. Uranium ores are found in very low concentrations. The problem is the amount of energy required to separate the Uranium from the ore. economically viable deposits ? would last for 50 years? This is on the basis of current usage. Increase the rate of usage and yo...
by kenneal - lagger
Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:25 am
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Further Education
Replies: 11
Views: 4587

The CAT MSc is brilliant, been doing it part time for about 18 months now. Its not basic living or survival stuff though. We do get some complaints about the veggie food though. Their short courses are very good and I've done some of those. Try LILI, the Low-Impact Living Initiative for short course...
by kenneal - lagger
Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:14 am
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Are we facing Peak Uranium?
Replies: 8
Views: 8335

Jan Willem Storm van Leeuwen. and Philip Smith (2004), "Nuclear Power: The Energy Balance", at www.stormsmith.nl, stated that there is only enough nuclear fuel in the world to last three years if all electricity was generated by nuclear. A good precis of the case by Flemming is available a...
by kenneal - lagger
Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BIRD FLU YOU WILL DIE ITS OFFICIAL
Replies: 17
Views: 3287

Don't panic Mr Mannering. Only one in a hundred are predicted to die, it will be over in 18 months and it might not happen for 10 -20 years. Bad I know, but we're all going to die sometime. By the time it strikes in SE Asia, Peak Oil could well have made air traffic too expensive and it might not ge...
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Wood / Solid fuel burning stoves
Replies: 272
Views: 144121

How thick is the wall behind the fire, snow hope? Is it cavity and insulated? You can get a significant insulation return by putting foil behind a radiator which runs at 60 to 70deg C. Just think about the worth of putting foil behind a radiator at 100 to 200 deg C, i.e. your fire. Insulating the wa...
by kenneal - lagger
Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:34 am
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: What generator type/style is "best"?
Replies: 10
Views: 5101

I had one on a precious genny that was basically a pipe with a water jacket. This worked resonably but I am looking at a multiple pipe setup with a water jacket rather like a small train steam boiler. The pipes would have to be accessible for cleaning, though, because you get a lot of soot when the ...
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monbiot: Drastic Action on Climate Change.. here's the plan.
Replies: 2
Views: 852

I wonder to what extent Govt is attempting to deter public demand for action by presenting it as punitively expensive to the taxpayer ? They're just getting us used to the idea so we won't look too closely at the content when it comes off. That way Broon can slip another stealthy tax rise in withou...
by kenneal - lagger
Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: Preparations
Topic: Mini PV system
Replies: 61
Views: 32747

PV cells are more efficient when cool but it doesn't make that much difference. Only a few per cent.