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The Dutch Farmers’ Protest & The War On Food

The Dutch Farmers’ Protest & The War On Food

Authored by Kit Knightly via Off-Guardian.org, This week, tens of thousands of farmers have gathered from all across the Netherlands to protest government policies which will reduce the number of livestock in the country by up to a third. In a typical example of media weasel-wording, the press reports on this all headline something like “Dutch farmers protest emissions targets”, but this is a massive lie by omission. The government policy being protested is a 25 BILLION Euro investment in “reducing levels of nitrogen…

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The world’s energy crisis – 5 July, 2022

The world’s energy crisis – 5 July, 2022

Norwegian Strikes Could Sever NatGas Supplies To UK The European energy crunch is set to worsen this week after Norwegian offshore oil and gas workers went on strike, threatening to sever the Scandinavian country’s energy supplies to the UK and Europe, according to Reuters.  As much as 1,117,000 barrels of oil equivalent, or 56% of daily natural gas exports, while 341,000 barrels of oil would be lost by Saturday if strikes continue closing down fields, the Norwegian Oil and Gas (NOG)…

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Energy Failure: Is there an Energy Crisis in Australia?

Energy Failure: Is there an Energy Crisis in Australia?

The Daily Expose, 28 June, 2022   Australia’s energy market was thrown into crisis in a case of market failure, resulting in soaring prices and fears of blackouts, according to Simply Wall St. Some companies were also accused of deliberately turning off generators to throttle supply and increase the margins they could earn from other generators. The current Labour government in Australia wants to achieve 82% renewable energy by 2030. Considering the Australian market is currently 75% fossil-fuel-powered, that’s an ambitious…

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NZ energy: Narrative meets reality

NZ energy: Narrative meets reality

I am following this up with an interview between an expert and critic, Molly Melhuish “Pull the blinds and let’s pretend we’re moving” L.I. Brezhnev in a Soviet-era  joke This is Jacinda Adern on her ‘climate crisis’, which does not necessarily equate with the real climate change predicament. Ardern says climate crisis is ‘life or death’ as New Zealand landmark report calls for sweeping changes The Climate Commission recommends shift to electric cars, large-scale agricultural reform and an end to…

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NZ: “People should be prepared for power outages”

NZ: “People should be prepared for power outages”

This is sheer insanity. We can’t even keep the lights on in cold weather and Jacinda wants us to drive around in electric cars. Yeah, right! Are we going to burn Indonesian coal (we don’t seem to have our own any more) to look good. We flagged away our ability to act strategically in the 1980’s when we sold off our electricity to the highest bidders and God knows what secret deals we have signed up to overseas. I am…

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JACINDA ADERN’S MADCAP VISION FOR NEW ZEALAND’S “GREEN” FUTURE

JACINDA ADERN’S MADCAP VISION FOR NEW ZEALAND’S “GREEN” FUTURE

I am reposting this item from August, 2021 as it relates to a piece I am researching and writing right now. Everything speaks to moral bankruptcy and unacknowledged economic collapse This was back in June Ardern says climate crisis is ‘life or death’ as New Zealand landmark report calls for sweeping changes Climate Commission recommends shift to electric cars, large-scale agricultural reform and an end to reliance on gas in homes New Zealand has been handed a new vision for dramatic…

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The power grid: running this country on Blu-Tack and paperclips

The power grid: running this country on Blu-Tack and paperclips

Heather du Plessis-Allan: Are we running this country on Blu-Tack and paperclips? Are we running this country on Blu-Tack and paperclips? We almost had power cuts again this morning and apparently we need to get used to it because this is just the way our winters are going to be from now on. So what happened was that Transpower issued a grid emergency just before 8am warning that we might not have enough electricity to power the country. Reporters were…

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NZ finds it hard to keep the electricity going on a cold day

NZ finds it hard to keep the electricity going on a cold day

PM Jacinda Adern wants NZ to be a nation of electric vehicles, all powered by electricity. Yeah, right! Nationwide power worries – Transpower issues warning as winter big chill kicks in, threat now under control Transpower this morning issued a nationwide warning notice – revealing there was a risk of insufficient power generation and reserve to meet the country’s demand – as Kiwis woke to a bitterly cold day. The state-owned enterprise issued the warning today as the first big winter…

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