Category Archives: Resources

frakking magic … Green dismay

Frakking away, the Green’s dismay. They will still find fault, probably the colour of the oil or something, just because. Bishop Hill: Magic wands and the greens Feb 25, 2015 Energy: gas Greens I think it was Bryony Worthington who once … Continue reading

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wind farms blowing cash, failing …

[…] Germany’s wind farms are failing to deliver much power. The country has more than 25,000 turbines with a rated capacity of nearly 40,000 megawatts. However, over the course of 2014 they delivered just 14.8 percent of their rated capacity … Continue reading

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Obama’s Harvard bundler buddy, busted …

Chevron finally wins. Activists have been dogging the Company for years over it’s Ecuador operations, now it’s come back to bite, and hard. Financial backer of Chevron Shakedown abandons ship, settles in court Feb 17, 2015 6:01 PM by Jazz … Continue reading

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elevated CO2 is a desirable change … warmly welcomed

The Positive Impact of Elevated CO2 on Sunflower Seed Production[…] Just as is found for most all food crops, the yield of sunflower seed oil is significantly enhanced by atmospheric CO2 enrichment, as is the quality of the oil. Additional … Continue reading

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the real ‘environmentalism’ disaster … Lovelock “appalled”

The ‘Green’ environmental movement has switched sides. Green approval of damaging turbines and solar plants is just the start. Raptor harvest. Because wind farms tend to be built on uplands, where there are good thermals, they kill a disproportionate number of raptors. In … Continue reading

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US EPA against record crops …

The EPA against strawberries? Agriculture (Species: Strawberry) — Summary (5 February 2015) Increases in the air’s CO2 content will benefit the growth and production of strawberry plants in a number of ways. It is therefore a shame when government organizations … Continue reading

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Laurie Sampi, environmental stalwart to the end …

Very difficult to get a photo of Laurie, shy to the end. Thanks Laurie for being a great help and indigenous mentor for the environment. Laurie passed away after a short illness last week. Laurie has worked with me as … Continue reading

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water treatment breakthrough …

Water treatment of mining waste is a contentious topic the usual crowd like to use to stop mining will soon have one less item to worry about. Not that this will change minds: Mining industry set to benefit from innovative … Continue reading

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the Port of Broome …

The Port of Broome is surrounded by a diverse and spectacular environment, despite attempts over the years to develop the area into a large industrial set-up. There are already inroads from the oil and gas sector to expand, including a … Continue reading

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the energy battle losers … and the winners keeping the lights on

Some fun topics on Insta this morning: #GREENFAIL: A Two-Day Battle to Charge My Car Convinced Me We’re Not Ready for EVs. CHEAP OIL COULD kill off biofuel mandates. I wouldn’t mind keeping cellulosic ethanol research going, but food-based biofuels … Continue reading

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