Category Archive: Agriculture

May
26

Transcript of Turn 180 before the Oireachtas Environmental Committee

(Ireland’s) Electricity Generation and Export: Oireactas Discussion Tuesday, 18 February 2014 Joint Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht Debate http://oireachtasdebates.oireachtas.ie/debates%20authoring/DebatesWebPack.nsf/committeetakes/ENJ2014021800002?opendocument The Joint Committee met at 14:15 MEMBERS PRESENT: Deputy James Bannon, Senator Cáit Keane, Deputy Paudie Coffey, Senator Denis Landy, Deputy Noel Coonan, Senator Hildegarde Naughton, Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Senator Labhrás Ó Murchú. …

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Feb
24

Polish Study Suggests Wind Turbines Negatively Impact Geese

Download Paper Here Preliminary studies on the reaction of growing geese (Anser anser f. domestica) to the proximity of wind turbines J. Mikołajczak1, S. Borowski2, J. Marć-Pieńkowska1, G. Odrowąż-Sypniewska3, Z. Bernacki4, J. Siódmiak3, P. Szterk1 1 Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Management, Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, University of Technology and Life Sciences …

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Feb
24

Matt Cooper Labels Christopher Monckton A Climate Change “Denier”

On Wednesday Feb 19th, Matt Cooper on his radio show The Last Word (Today FM) introduced his guest Christopher Monckton as a Climate Change “Denier”. Dr Roy Spenser provides the appropriate response for use of this derogatory word in his blog. The Daily Mail runs the story as follows.. Are YOU a ‘global warming Nazi’? …

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Feb
17

Have Global Temperatures Fallen 1.5 °C Since 1990?

The following is a combination of published data from various links. No Tricks Zone (April 2013) Something is not right with the figures coming from the world’s leading climate experts. The figures tell us the mean global surface temperature has dropped 1°C over the last 25 years. At that rate, we’ll be in an ice age by …

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Oct
22

Feed-In Tariffs Makes Europe Uncompetitive

The New Dark Continent Wind and solar mandates are breaking Europe’s electric utilities. Wall St Journal Before the Obama Administration marches America to renewable-energy nirvana, it may want to inspect what success looks like in Europe. The Continent is much closer than the U.S. to realizing its dream of replacing carbon energy sources with wind …

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Oct
21

Minimum Extreme Weather Events in 2013 for United States

Climate Change Alarmists regularly get themselves confused with weather and climate. They regularly cite extreme events as proof of global warming.  So what are the facts ? The SI Weather There have been many forecasts in the news in recent years predicting more and more extreme weather-related events in the US, but for 2013 that …

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Sep
09

EU struggling to compete as US shale gas revolution cuts US gas prices by 80%

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard The Telegraph “We face a systemic industrial massacre,” said Antonio Tajani, the European industry commissioner. Mr Tajani warned that Europe’s quixotic dash for renewables was pushing electricity costs to untenable levels, leaving Europe struggling to compete as America’s shale revolution cuts US natural gas prices by 80pc. “The loss of competitiveness is frightening,” …

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Sep
09

Septre And Crown Must Tumble Down: Aarhus Ruling Puts Wind Farms in Jeopardy

Pat Swords of Turn 180 makes the news

….AND FROM THE LONDON INDEPENDENT Plans for future wind farms in Britain could be in jeopardy after a United Nations legal tribunal ruled that the UK Government acted illegally by denying the public decision-making powers over their approval and the “necessary information” over their benefits or adverse effects. The new ruling, agreed by a United …

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Aug
25

Gas Beats Wind By A Country Mile

David Whitehead BA(Mod),FIMMM, C.Eng. Turn 180 In 2008, the last year for which data is available, Ireland is reported  to have been responsible for emitting 43.6 million tons of CO2 or approximately 10  tons per capita. This figure is not likely to have increased much as the recession has probably reduced , if not halted …

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Jun
02

Rise in atmospheric CO2 levels making arid regions greener

WASHINGTON, DC—Scientists have long suspected that a flourishing of green foliage around the globe, observed since the early 1980s in satellite data, springs at least in part from the increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere. Now, a study of arid regions around the globe finds that a carbon dioxide “fertilization effect” has, indeed, …

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