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Reality Check: 85% Of Global Energy Consumption Based On Fossil Fuels

Climate Depot - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:54
By Paul Homewood   http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy.html More on the BP Energy Review. Despite a small drop in coal consumption, fossil fuels remain dominant, with a share of 85%. Wind and solar in contrast contribute only a tiny 2.2%.       Year on year, the increase in fossil fuel energy has been almost double that from [...]

Decarbonization poses risks to Europe’s grid operators says Moody’s

Climate Depot - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:40
By Paul Homewood I do like contrasting headlines! http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2017/06/renewables-to-grab-7-trillion-of-global-power-investment-says-bnef.html http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2017/06/drax-mulls-coal-to-gas-instead-of-biomass-conversion.html Bloomberg would of course like you to believe that “investment” is good. Source: Decarbonization poses risks to Europe’s grid operators says Moody’s

Four uranium projects excluded from Western Australia ban

World Nuclear News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 09:47
The Western Australian government has imposed a ban on future uranium mining leases, but says it will not stand in the way of four uranium projects approved by the state's previous government.

Further agreements flow from AtomExpo

World Nuclear News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 09:42
More cooperation agreements and contracts have been signed by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and its subsidiaries during the IX AtomExpo International Forum it is hosting this week in Moscow. The latest agreements, with Asian and European companies, cover collaboration in a wide range of nuclear-related areas and beyond.

Open-minded students and educators challenge warmists

Climate Depot - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 08:55
Must students truly be taught the hectoring pronouncements of climate alarmists as incontrovertible truth, but be denied knowledge of the facts that expose their dogma? Source: Open-minded students and educators challenge warmists

Debate Heats Up Over Teaching Climate Change In Schools

Climate Depot - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 08:34
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The struggle over what American students learn about global warming is heating up as conservative lawmakers, climate change doubters and others attempt to push rejected or debunked theories into the classroom. Source: Debate Heats Up Over Teaching Climate Change In Schools

Black Monday For Climatistas: Warmists ‘dealt a double-whammy of what Al Gore would call inconvenient news’

Climate Depot - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 07:32
Most climatistas are going to call today “Black Monday,” because today has dealt a double-whammy of what Al Gore would call inconvenient news. First, an article out today in Nature Geoscience ponders the problem of why observed temperatures in the troposphere are not matching up with what the climate models have predicted. Source: Black Monday [...]

Tesla car battery production releases as much CO2 as 8 years of gasoline driving

Climate Depot - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 06:40
Ooops, looks like those “saving the planet” Tesla snobs just got their eco-ride de-pimped From NyTeknik: h/t to Don Shaw (translated) Huge hopes have been tied to electric cars as the solution to automotive CO2 climate problem. But it turns out the the electric car batteries are eco-villains in the production process of creating them. [...]

Westinghouse subsidiary receives notice of non-conformance

World Nuclear News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 05:19
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a notice of non-conformance to Westinghouse over concerns about quality assurance at its Mangiarotti subsidiary.

Delingpole: The Pause in Global Warming Is Real, Admits Climategate Scientist

Climate Depot - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 04:20
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/20/delingpole-the-pause-in-global-warming-is-real-admits-climategate-scientist/ by JAMES DELINGPOLE20 Jun 20171,132 The ‘Pause’ in global warming is real and the computer models predicting dramatically increased temperatures have failed. This is the shocking admission of a paper published this week in Nature Geoscience. It’s shocking because the paper’s lead author is none other than Ben Santer – one of the more vociferous and energetic alarmists exposed [...]

Exxon, BP support Republican elders’ climate proposal

Climate Depot - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 04:10
Exxon, BP support Republican elders’ climate proposal http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3562614/posts Major oil companies like Exxon Mobil and BP Plc have thrown their support behind a carbon tax plan proposed by a group of elder Republican statesmen, according to an advertisement published in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. The corporate support for the plan, which would impose [...]

Exxon Mobil signs on to Republican-led carbon tax proposal

Climate Depot - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 04:10
Exxon Mobil signs on to Republican-led carbon tax proposal http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3562728/posts WASHINGTON – Exxon Mobil Corp. and other large oil companies are backing a carbon tax proposal put forward earlier this year by a group of former Republican leaders including James A. Baker III, the former secretary of state and a Houston attorney. The Climate Leadership [...]

Oskarshamn 1 enters retirement

World Nuclear News - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 02:26
Unit 1 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden has been permanently shut down. A decision not to restart the unit after an operational issue resulted in it closing ten days ahead of schedule.

Despite Rising CO2, 2017 Accumulated Cyclone Energy ‘Remains At Record Low Levels’

Climate Depot - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:41
By P Gosselin on 20. June 2017 Global warming was supposed to inject thermal energy into the atmosphere, and thus spawn one super cyclone after another.  Yet observations refuse to cooperate with the alarmist hypothesis. At Twitter Colorado State University research scientist Philip Klotzbach reports that 2017 global cyclone energy “remains at record low levels“: Earlier on June 13 Klotzbach tweeted the [...]

Natural Southwest heat causes propaganda to rise like the Phoenix

Climate Depot - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:27
by CFACT Ed,It’s hot in the American Southwest. Really hot. So hot that airlines have been delaying flights for their smaller planes, waiting for cooler, denser air to provide better lift. June, however, is a particularly hot month in the region.  Temperatures over 100 degreesFahrenheit are the norm.  Phoenix’s “all-time high of 122 degrees has stood since June [...]

Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke on wind & solar: ‘Chops up’ 750,000 birds a year, ‘sphere of death’

Climate Depot - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 14:19
Speaking at the US Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke speaks on the high environmental costs associated with the nation’s wind and solar industries: “You know wind chops around 650- or 750,000 birds a year. Wind comes at a cost. […] If you’ve been outside of Las Vegas and looked at that solar [...]

Soviet Expert: Concept of global warming pushed by USSR so ‘humans could save the earth through socialism’

Climate Depot - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:55
by Cliff Kincaid on June 20, 2017 Print:    Share:     One of my duties at Accuracy in Media (AIM) has been to expose left-wingers in the media and Congress who were soft on the old Soviet Union and are now acting like hard-liners on Vladimir Putin’s Russia. It is a fascinating topic which exposes the duplicity of the [...]

Turkish consortium to buy into Akkuyu project

World Nuclear News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:30
A consortium of Turkish companies yesterday signed an agreement with Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on the main conditions for acquiring a 49% stake in JSC Akkuyu Nuclear, the company that will build and operate Turkey's first nuclear power plant.

Rosatom signs raft of agreements at annual forum

World Nuclear News - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 09:43
Rosatom and its subsidiaries yesterday signed agreements with a number of governments, companies and universities during the IX AtomExpo International Forum it is hosting this week in Moscow.
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