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#carbon-free future will need rules

Started by Data, November 08, 2020, 02:28:11 AM

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QuoteTackling climate change will need action right across society and the economy - with a host of new incentives, laws, rules, bans, appliance standards, taxes and institutional innovations.

BBC carbon-free future will need rules

Snowcrash

"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Data

Thanks for posting that video Snowy  :thumbsup:

It's impressive that some countries generated more electricity ( over a six month period in 2020)  from renewables than they did from fossil fuels, things are moving in the right direction and will continue to do so  8)

Some other countries do need a kick in the arse though.

The guy talking about burning fossil fuel to make wind turbines and solar panels and then goes on to say "we might as well just burn the fossil fuel to make electricity" What an utter numpty he is  :headbang:

Even if production of wind turbines was ALL powered by fasil fuels (which it isn't).


Burn fossil fuel once to make electricity and the fossil fuel and benefits are gone  :(

Burn fossil fuels to make a wind turbine - the result is renewable energy for many years  :D


As the grid gets cleaner the benefits of renewable energy will accelerate and snowball, just simple logic.   

Freddy

On the news they had a story that said they have found a lot of Lithium in SW UK. I hope it's not going to be too much of a blot on the landscape when they come to mine it. At least it's not a dirty fuel.

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Quote from: Freddy on November 24, 2020, 00:21:37 AM
At least it's not a dirty fuel.

Agreed, in fact it's even better than that, the new mining process should be able to generate green energy from hot water in the ground as a by-product.

 

Also they a looking at extracting Lithium from sea water which should have very little impact on the environment, pump in sea water, filter out the Lithium and other metals then pump the water back to sea.

Data

It's satisfying to see the UK government getting even more serious about cutting CO2 emissions.

QuoteRadical new climate change commitments will set the UK on course to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035, the UK government has announced.

Hitting the targets would require more electric cars, low-carbon heating, renewable electricity and, for many, cutting down on meat and dairy.

UK to speed up target to cut carbon emissions