‘Green energy’ bogged down …

‘Green energy’ bogged down …

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What Green Future? Spain adds solar tax, punishes the wind industry, loses “65,000 renewable jobs”

Renewable power is devastating many economies. Just ask Spain! The subsidy suckers had to be stopped:

[…] Zero wind power megawatts were installed in Spain in the first half of 2015:

Madrid, 27th July 2015. The worst predictions have come true: Spain does not attract investment in new wind power capacity. In the first half of 2015, not a single megawatt has been installed in the country, leaving the total at 22,986 MW

Wind power, remember, is competitive and cost effective. I can’t think why Spanish investors have all disappeared.

Green Energy is a bust! Bring back coal and gas.

From a comment:

Feb 05, 2015:
Exclusive: 92% of PV installations on verge of bankruptcy

Spain:
92% of the photovoltaic systems in our country and 55% of the wind farms will enter into…

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Climate Negotiators Give Up On Enforceable Paris Deal

Climate Negotiators Give Up On Enforceable Paris Deal

Good news, but rather predictable since the ‘alarming climate change reports’ about imminent doom started to get frantic the last few months

Watts Up With That?

Newsbytes from The GWPF:

UN Climate Summit May Fail If Developed Nations Don’t Deliver, India Warns

For all their efforts to get 200 governments to commit to the toughest possible cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, climate negotiators have all but given up on creating a way to penalise those who fall short. The overwhelming view of member states, says Christiana Figueres, head of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat, is that any agreement “has to be much more collaborative than punitive” – if it is to happen at all. To critics, the absence of a legal stick to enforce compliance is a deep – if not fatal – flaw in the Paris process, especially after all countries agreed in 2011 that an agreement would have some form of “legal force”. —EurActiv, 12 October 2015

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EurActiv, 12 October 2015
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Feminists’ utopian fantasy is just that—a fantasy

Feminists’ utopian fantasy is just that—a fantasy

Fanciful economics, however, isn’t feminist utopia’s biggest obstacle. It’s women—actual individual women who have their own plans and dreams for their lives—who really doom feminist visions such as Bapat’s.

Bapat, who carefully mentions both “men and women” receiving payments for caring for their own dependents, nevertheless assumes that this system would encourage more men to participate in childrearing. In fact they have to, otherwise she’d have to acknowledge that her system would dramatically undermine other central feminist goals, such as increasing women’s power and prestige in the world of corporate and political affairs.  Bapat’s feminist sisters dream of women holding (at least) 50 percent of all corporate board positions and elected offices, and their policies’ aim is often to make it easier for women to succeed at work.

In the countries where such government-sponsored policies have been implemented, however, they have often backfired when measured in these feminist terms. Western Europe, for example, is often held up as a model for their state-provided family-leave policies and childcare subsidies; many European countries even provide a version of Bapat’s direct cash payments to parents for taking care of their own children. Yet asober examination of the results of these programs reveals that they have impeded women’s economic advancement, making it more likely that women will earn less and hold fewer leadership positions in the business world.

The insurmountable problem for those who dream of a feminist utopia is that most women simply don’t seem to share the feminists’ obsession with economic power, and often prefer spending their time and talents at home, even when their work there offers no monetary reward.

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Dietary Fat Is No Longer The Bad Guy, Or Why Does Anyone Listen to The Experts?


Fat is not bad, just too much or to little of anything is. Problem is what is the ‘norm’ gets dictated by fashion, trendy ‘health’ articles which seem to be the guidelines by which for example Michelle Obama’s food program has been assembled. ‘Facts? I need no stinkin facts!’

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How’s this for the headline of a recent front page article in the Washington Post: “A thinning case that fat causes heart ills”? And, this is followed-up the very next day with “Congress questions the science behind dietary guidelines.” It seems to me that the government is finally beginning to walk back the disastrous low-fat dietary recommendations, that originated officially with the McGovern Committee (1977), but also bear the handiwork of physiologist/nutritionist Ancel Keys and rabid anti-fat nutritionist D. Mark Hegsted.

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Diagnostic codes on personality disorders goes goofy in the ICD10


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I am so happy I don’t have to worry about the new diagnostic coding.

It appears from the author’s comments in the essay below, that psychology and psychiatry diagnostic codes have been expanded to excess in what is called the ICD 10, the latest catalog of diagnoses in medical practice, essential to medical records keeping and billing.

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CIA And Global Cooling


NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t Rick Bradford

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I’ve seen snips of this before, but Rick has now sent me the whole original report.

Many attempts have been made to discredit and marginalise stories of the global cool down in the 1960’s and 70’s. As we know, these were not simply scare stories but were based on factual evidence from authoritative scientists such as HH Lamb and others.

Much of this cooling has since been wiped from the record by revisionist temperature adjustments, but the reality is that the authorities of the time were extremely concerned, not so much by the temperature measurements themselves, but by the climatic effects which resulted.

As I have reported before here, the White House set up a special Subcommittee in 1974 to “assess the problem and determine what concerted action ought to be undertaken”.

In the same year, the CIA prepared this working paper.

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Common sense prevails: Denmark abandons green dream

Common sense prevails: Denmark abandons green dream

Denmark is slowly retreating from some of its most ambitious, self-regarding climate initiatives. In an unforeseen attack of common sense, the government is readying to end its generous tax breaks for citizens who buy low-carbon vehicles because of the expense imposed on the public purse.

This will triple the retail price of electric cars like the popular Tesla (Model X pictured above) and remove their competitive price advantage against standard fossil fuel-powered models.

A draft budget proposed last week would extend an existing 180 per cent automobile tax to electric vehicles and place their pricing alongside all other standard competitors.

Bloomberg reports the country will also make diesel vehicles more attractive by cancelling a pollution levy, according to provisions in the 2016 budget draft. The government is defending the measures by saying they will help businesses save money and create more jobs.

“Things have to be done with reason,” Finance Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen told reporters after the draft was unveiled in Copenhagen on Tuesday.

Denmark’s move marks its latest retreat from measures that had once put the Scandinavian country at the forefront of policies designed to promote renewable energy. The three-month-old centre-right Liberal government led by Lars Løkke Rasmussen has already said it is abandoning ambitious CO2 emissions targets and dropping plans to become fossil-fuel free by 2050.

Denmark’s government has also flagged a pull back from decommissioning coal-fired power stations. That policy shift was revealed on Sept. 2, the same day U.S. President Barack Obama made a global appeal for urgent action to fight climate change.

Mr. Frederiksen argues that tough decisions need to be made against the backdrop of a widening budget deficit and subsidising green power projects is no longer financially viable.

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