The Politics of Climate Change: Green New Deal And Other Madness

maxwell1110

Jedi Master
Latest “green economy” madness. First, New York is investing in an off shore wind farm (yay 😑):

Equinor and BP Finalize Contracts With New York State for Major Offshore Wind Projects

Under the procurement award, Equinor and BP will provide 1.2 MW of power capacity each from the Empire Wind 2 and Beacon Wind 1 projects. Combined with the partnership’s Empire Wind 1 project, the projects will provide a total a 3.3 gigawatts of renewable power to the state, enough to produce electricity for about 2 million New York homes.

Ok, but how’s the rest of the East Coast fairing with this latest winter weather?

Diesel Tankers Depart Europe For Freezing U.S. East Coast

Two relatively large tankers have been provisionally booked to ship more than 1 million barrels combined of ultra-low-sulfur diesel to the U.S. East Coast, according to fixture reports compiled by Bloomberg.

Some refinery closures in the U.S. have reduced plants’ ability to supply fuels, according to Steve Sawyer, director of refining at Facts Global Energy. In addition, demand recovery in the U.S. has been better than in Europe, he said.

“However, Europe is still short diesel and exporting any significant volume to another region will be limited,” Sawyer added. “Opportunistic unusual moments, like a weather event, can prompt traders to shift barrels from Europe to the U.S. to meet the peak in demand.”

This last statement is rather ridiculous. If Europe is short diesel and the US is short too then shifting barrels does nothing more than shift “peak demand” around and those “opportunistic unusual moments” read - disaster capitalism.

Also note that the article states the additional fuel will be “provisionally”
delivered, so no guarantee. Given energy crisis growing in Europe (ie: NordStream 2 suspension) will be interesting to see if the fuel will indeed be sent over. I mean what do lives matter when there’s money to be made! And clearly wind farms are the answer for the future…😒🥶
 

Mari

The Living Force
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Germany reveals when it will run out of gas​

Natural gas storage facilities in Germany are half-empty, economy ministry says

Germany reveals when it will run out of gas

© AFP / JOHN MACDOUGALL

Natural gas reserves in Germany, which has one of the highest underground gas storage capacities in Europe, have fallen to historically low levels compared with previous years.

“According to the consolidated register of gas storage facilities of the European association Gas Infrastructure Europe, Germany’s gas storage facilities are 50.6% full (as of January 11, 2022),” the German Ministry of Economy said in response to a deputy's request as quoted by RIA. This corresponds to a theoretical working gas availability of 17.7 days, it added.

This comes as Russian energy giant Gazprom said on Monday it has not booked any capacity to pump gas to Europe through the Yamal pipeline next month. The Yamal-Europe pipeline, which usually delivers Russian gas west into Europe, continued to send it eastward from Germany to Poland for a 28th successive day on Monday, data from German network operator Gascade showed.

The route between Poland and Germany had been operating in reverse mode since December 21, putting upward pressure on European gas prices.

Economists are warning of energy price spikes deeper into the winter, saying that Europe is yet to find itself physically short of gas during the current gas year, which began in October.

Overall, European storage facilities were 49.33% full as of January 12, according to Gas Infrastructure Europe. If the current rate of withdrawal is sustained, Europe’s reserves could be fully depleted by the end of winter delivery, it said.
 

thorbiorn

The Living Force
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Overall, European storage facilities were 49.33% full as of January 12, according to Gas Infrastructure Europe. If the current rate of withdrawal is sustained, Europe’s reserves could be fully depleted by the end of winter delivery, it said.
It is good they inform the people, though it shows how much under the thumb the EU is, or how unable their administrations are to act in favor of their people. Do the people not see it?
 

Mari

The Living Force
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Do the people not see it?
well, from my, extremely small, circle of people - no.

I.e. the only person, so far, that I noticed he doesn’t buy this pandemic - is in fact Turkish.
And notice that none of those large protests never happened in NRW, or they happened on very small scale like it was maybe a hundred people in Bonn…

I hinted here and there about this Greens and their politics, but no reactions…
 

maxwell1110

Jedi Master
Also note that the article states the additional fuel will be “provisionally” delivered, so no guarantee. Given energy crisis growing in Europe (ie: NordStream 2 suspension) will be interesting to see if the fuel will indeed be sent over.
Update:

So how’s that procurement of natural gas (LNG) going for Europe (aka East coast US 🙄)? Well, not great ‘cause first they gotta get it to Europe!

Here it’s revealed, by three people close to the situation, Biden’s flunkies trying to swoon Qatar to divert LNG. Qatar won’t budge because they have contractual obligations to who else — China 😅 [Edit:Asia/ China not confirmed]

Also, if natural gas is in short supply in East Coast US this upcoming Nor’Easter will not bode well for many people…

This is so asinine. There’s gas literally just waiting to be turned on, but nope, a few elitist’s (not to mention Biden’s massive conflict of interest regarding Ukraine) are hellbent on getting some sort of ROI out of any other form of gas other than Russia origin…

Qatar Is Totally Maxed Out Of LNG Gas

“…according to three people familiar with the situation.

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has spoken to major gas producers, including Qatar, about the possibility of getting more shipments sent to Europe in case a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine interrupts flows. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly denied having any plans for an invasion.”

Qatar, one of the world’s biggest exporters of liquefied natural gas, is already producing at full capacity and most of its cargoes are sent to Asia under long-term contracts that it can’t break, the people said. The Persian Gulf state doesn’t want to compromise those Asian partnerships even if doing so would reap political rewards in Europe and the U.S., they said.

I wonder what kinda reward they have in mind? 🤔

The U.S. is prepared to ensure alternative supplies covering a significant majority of any potential gas shortfall, two senior Biden administration officials said Tuesday. Re-routing supplies could take anywhere from several days to a week or two, the officials said.

Too little too late…

The U.S. is looking at a range of contingency options and talking to various allies and companies around the world, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council said.

And they’re all turning their backs…

Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to his Qatari counterpart, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, on Monday. They “discussed Russia’s unprovoked military buildup near Ukraine’s borders,according to the U.S. State Department.

Blinken the Clown doing his projection thing again.🤡 Meanwhile…what are those “pesky” Russians up too?

Russian LNG Vessel Back in Baltic Amid Tensions Over Ukraine, Gas Supplies - cruising their own LNG vessel to Kaliningrad to stock up their Naval base of course!! 😎

The ship’s main role is to supply LNG to Kaliningrad, which is separated from Russia’s mainland and sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania. The ship ensures the enclave can receive gas even if there are disruptions to pipelines running through Lithuania.

Imagine, if/when things kickoff between US & Russia - the F-35s won’t even be able to get off the ground 😂 So they’ll be forced to send in the US mosquito fleet (aka Obomber drones) at which point Russia will zap them with some EMP, bye bye Empire!
:phaser:

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Edit: “From Russia with Love”
 

Voyageur

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Caught Denis's recent discussion on, more or less, the politics of global climate change. Generally, people know him from his scientific data work on disease, vaccines, and even masks. He has been brought up many times on the Covid thread. Here he changes that up, although it still ties in.

Topics as noted below:


2022-02-13 ::: Denis Rancourt on the global climate change agenda - interview with Jeremy Nell (Jerm Warfare)​

Denis Rancourt is a scientist and social theorist.

He has chatted to me about Covid myths, and now he chats to me about climate change myths.

In this conversation, Denis discusses

  • why more CO2 is a good thing;
  • why plastic straws aren't an issue;
  • green energy propaganda;
  • why warmer tempratures aren't a concern; and
  • why the climate change industry is a scam.

For the video, go direct to his page or to the links below:

Links:​

Denis starts in on this interviewer having come directly from a talk in Ottawa with the Truckers (so a good week ago before he has come to understand what the government dared do), and he looks to the overall agenda of where we are going - where they (they) want to take us. Some things may go away, he says, such as even vaccines, however a digital economy based on carbon is not going to go away, they are absolutely committed to it. The wild card is Eurasia (controlling Russia and China are key - and that is not assured.) Most here know this, and this does not take into account what may interrupt their economic control directions (cosmically speaking). He does discuses the sun's power to complete influence and change all, though in a distant time he is getting at.

Denis brings up plastic (straws here), and many have seen the article, videos and politicians, however he provides his comments. This reminded my (can't find the talk exactly) of when Dr. Patrick Moore discussed this topic - plastic in the oceans in general. We have all seen it or seen photos, but what is it that we see to significantly measure? Moore looks at it here (at 21:00 min) briefly, or see this article or this one; yet elsewhere he dives deeper.

That said, and back to Denis, you can see from his list the basic topics, and he gets into some depth and references some of his past papers. Added some of those paper links below:


 

Vulcan59

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And the Pope is in on the act too! - Vatican Calls for a ‘Cultural Revolution’ to Fight Climate Change
The Vatican is once again trying to make climate action a key issue for Catholics, as it launches a program called the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, named after the Pope’s 2015 letter that framed protecting the environmental as a spiritual mandate. The new website calls on Catholics to eat less meat, take public transit and drive less, avoid single-use plastics and other wasteful habits, and take part in a “cultural revolution” to change how they interact with the natural environment and financial systems.

“Discerning a response to the ecological crisis is a profound act of care,” the website says. “The Laudato Si’ Goals guide our actions…. Their holistic approach acknowledges the planetary limits of all socio-economic systems and the human roots of the ecological crisis. They call for a spiritual and cultural revolution to realise integral ecology.”
 

maxwell1110

Jedi Master
This is so asinine. There’s gas literally just waiting to be turned on, but nope, a few elitist’s (not to mention Biden’s massive conflict of interest regarding Ukraine) are hellbent on getting some sort of ROI out of any other form of gas other than Russia origin…
Another update: If this asinine administration were a type of shoe it be a flip-flop. Can’t send LNG to Europe now because - climate change! And leaky Russian gas pipes - of course 😂 Here’s a look at their plan:

U.S. Push to Export LNG to Europe Slowed by Climate Concerns -Sources​



WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) – White House efforts to boost U.S. liquefied natural gas exports and cut Europe’s reliance on Russian gas after the invasion of Ukraine are proceeding slowly, because of concerns about the impact on climate change, government and industry sources said.

The Ukraine crisis has underscored Europe’s energy dependence on Russia, which supplies about 40% of the natural gas used to heat its homes and generate electricity, and the Biden administration has vowed to help its allies break that chain.

The White House was weighing the announcement of an interagency review of ways to boost LNG exports to Europe alongside Tuesday’s decision to ban U.S. imports of Russian oil products, people briefed on government decision-making told Reuters.

However, the interagency review has been shelved, at least for now, after some in the White House argued it would counter the administration’s efforts to wean the U.S. off fossil fuels consumption and production and tackle climate change, the sources said.

Natural gas burns with much lower carbon emissions than coal or oil, but its drilling and extraction and transportation in pipelines results in the leakage of methane, the second biggest cause of climate change after carbon dioxide. The U.S. LNG industry has long claimed its fuel has less climate impact than Russian gas sent by leaky pipelines to Europe, but there’s little hard data comparing the two.
🤡👞argument. Clearly it’s Russia’s but we have no evidence to back it - and yet Reuters felt the need to include..

The White House did not respond to inquiries about the change of plans. The U.S. State Department and the U.S. Department of Energy referred questions to the White House.

The European Commission published plans on Tuesday to cut EU dependency on Russian gas by two-thirds this year and end its reliance on Russian supplies of the fuel “well before 2030.”
Good luck with that!

Some Biden officials hoped a more detailed U.S. commitment to boost LNG exports would help convince European allies to join in the ban of Russian oil imports, the sources said.
But maybe said allies see through the snake oil
“It was a no-brainer to send a market signal and they easily could have combined it with a push for more exports of heat pumps, renewables, advanced nuclear,
Remember Russian uranium still unsactioned…

etc., to reduce natural gas demand,” said one of the sources. The effort was reeled back amid “concerns from the climate team” in the Biden administration, the source said.
What?! They state below their looking to build 6 LNG (natural gas) export terminals. The no-brainer are the pathetic pathocratics outlining a non-plan.

TWENTY-YEAR CONTRACTS​

Trying to balance fighting climate change with other concerns, like keeping energy prices and inflation low and supporting union jobs, has been a dilemma for the Biden administration. Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine has thrown the issue into high relief. Moscow calls the action a “special military operation.”

In recent weeks, officials from the White House, the State Department, the Energy Department and other agencies have held discussions on whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission could expedite approval of new pipelines and approve requests to increase capacity at existing export terminals to help get natural gas to Europe, several sources said.

They also discussed whether the United States and the European Union could help guarantee portions of 20-year supply contracts necessary to finance the construction of new terminals and ports, and ways to get banks to finance some new projects amid efforts by U.S. climate envoy John Kerry to coax them to stay away from fossil fuel investments, the sources said.
There going to coax the EU into paying for LNG ports; wonder how they plan to do that? 🤔 coercion - what a joke

“Perhaps, there could be some waiver or some other mechanism to help banks finance (LNG) infrastructure projects,” said one source.

The State Department has previously said financial institutions make their own decisions and that Kerry has not pressured financial institutions into making commitments. The United States has enough natural gas to produce at its 2020 rate for nearly 100 years, according to the latest government estimates, but tapping the nation’s ample supply is constrained by lack of pipelines and export terminals, and the time it takes to build this infrastructure.

By the end of this year, the United States will have the world’s largest LNG export capacity, with seven export terminals, enough to ship 11.5 billion cubic feet per day.
Sounds like domestic extortion… sell gas to Europe at premium; damn the citizens needs in say New England…
Exports are complicated: LNG needs to be pumped from underground to an export terminal, super-cooled and put onto a ship. When it reaches its destination, it is warmed and put into pipelines.

The total number of U.S. cargoes shipped to Europe and Turkey in the first two months of 2022 reached a record of 164, according to data intelligence firm ICIS. The previous record was 125 cargoes in the first quarter of 2020.

(Reporting by Jarrett Renshaw and Timothy Gardner; Editing by Heather Timmons, David Gregorio and Paul Simao)

(c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2022.
So they’re creating need by cutting off Russian demand and “coaxing” EU to substitute their own all at the expense of the US consumer. Greed is a desease…
 

cope

Dagobah Resident
Next chapter of the everything-hoax in Netherlands:

Coercion is ultimately inevitable in taking homes off the gas, Spatial Planning Minister Hugo de Jonge said Thursday. He said the war in Ukraine makes the energy transition "more urgent than ever. "We have to tell the story door by door, street by street," De Jonge said.

On social media, the minister wrote: "The urgency was already great, but is now greater than ever. We have to get rid of the gas." According to him, we must do everything we can "as quickly as possible, as many municipalities as possible, neighborhood by neighborhood, street by street, get to work on making our neighborhoods natural gas-free.

"That's the quickest way to get those energy bills down, to become independent of that Russian gas," De Jonge asserted.
 
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