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How Much Electricity Will Electric Cars Use?

How Much Electricity Will Electric Cars Use?

By Paul Homewood       There have been various attempts to estimate the amount of electricity needed for electric cars. So let’s get it straight from the horse’s mouth. Below is the spec for the Nissan Leaf, showing electricity consumption of 150Wh/Km.  https://www.nissan.co.uk/vehicles/new-vehicles/leaf/prices-specifications.html Actual performance is always much worse than manufacturers say, whether petrol […]

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New diesel and petrol cars banned from UK roads by 2040

New diesel and petrol cars banned from UK roads by 2040

By Paul Homewood From the Telegraph: Diesel drivers on congested roads in towns and cities across the UK face new pollution taxes under Government plans which will ultimately herald the end of the traditional car. Ministers have identified 81 major roads in 17 towns and cities where urgent action is required because they are in […]

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“Independent” and “Scientist” Michael Mann Say It’s Worse Than We Thought!!

“Independent” and “Scientist” Michael Mann Say It’s Worse Than We Thought!!

By Paul Homewood h/t Patsy Lacey The Independent, not to mention Michael Mann long ago lost any credibility. Here’s a good example why: Preventing global warming from becoming “dangerous” may have just got significantly harder after new research suggested climate scientists have been using the wrong baseline temperature. The amount of global warming is often […]

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US and EU on collision course over Russia pipeline sanctions

US and EU on collision course over Russia pipeline sanctions

y By Paul Homewood     This has to be the most hilarious piece of news today!     A raft of top European companies will be forced to pull out of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project with Russia or face crippling sanctions under draconian legislation racing through the US Congress. Berlin and […]

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Sea Level Rise per Jevrejeva

Sea Level Rise per Jevrejeva

By Paul Homewood     I’ve looked at UK sea level rise, but what about global? As well as the much adjusted satellite datasets, we have a Global Mean Sea Level Reconstruction by Jevrejeva et al, published in 2014 and with data up to mid 2010. This is how the PSMSL describe it: This page […]

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Decarbonising Heating

Decarbonising Heating

By Paul Homewood       I’ve posted about this before, but it is something which cannot be swept under the carpet. Heating accounts for about 18% of the UK’s CO2 emissions, but eliminating these simply by switching from gas to electric is not a straightforward as it sounds. This is because demand peaks during […]

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Japan, China, and South Korea violate Paris agreement by funding coal in Indonesia

Japan, China, and South Korea violate Paris agreement by funding coal in Indonesia

By Paul Homewood   From Christian Science Monitor: July 19, 2017 Bangkok—Japan, China, and South Korea are bankrolling environmentally destructive coal-fired power plants in Indonesia despite their pledges to reduce climate-changing emissions under the Paris climate deal, analysts told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Australia-based environmental finance organization Market Forces said it analyzed 22 coal power […]

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50-Year Sea Level Trends At Newlyn & North Shields

50-Year Sea Level Trends At Newlyn & North Shields

By Paul Homewood As promised, I have also run some charts showing 50-year trends for sea level rise at Newlyn and North Shields. As any half competent oceanographer will tell you, you need to be looking at trends of at least 50 years, as Bruce Douglas points out: It is well established that sea level […]

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National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios: Cui Bono?

National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios: Cui Bono?

By Paul Homewood   h/t Philip Bratby   John Constable has his own take on the National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios published last week:   National Grid’s recently published Future Energy Scenarios, 2017, is in essence an examination of its own prospects in a period of policy driven sectoral transformation. However turbulent the future appears […]

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Siemens To Shut Canadian Wind Turbine Plant

Siemens To Shut Canadian Wind Turbine Plant

By Paul Homewood h/t Francis Bowkett   So much for all of these green jobs promised. News from BNN: TILLSONBURG, Ont. – Hundreds of people will be losing their jobs in Tillsonburg, Ont., after a major international company announced the closure of a factory manufacturing wind turbine blades. Siemens Wind Power Ltd. has announced the […]

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