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  1. steveo
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    Like the man in the orthopaedic shoes I stand corrected.

    Micro scale pv is ap £1.5m/Mw whilst grid scale is only £570k/Mw and given the latest schemes are subsidy free* I can't really complain. Grid scale has come down a lot since I last looked at this.

    *assuming you don't count the current gas parity clauses a subsidy.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  2. chdot
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  3. chdot
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    Third of emissions cuts must come from behaviour changes, say Lords

    Committee report highlights necessity for people to change how they travel, eat and heat their homes

    The government was in a unique position to guide the public in changing their behaviours, but its approach was inadequate in the face of the urgent scale of the environmental challenge, the report said.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/12/uk-emissions-cuts-behaviour-changes-lords-committee

    Posted 3 months ago #
  4. chdot
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  5. neddie
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    Third of emissions cuts must come from behaviour changes, say Lords

    Committee report highlights necessity for people to change how they travel, eat and heat their homes

    Relying on "individual actions" is the same as climate denial - they know that only 1% of the population will act, leaving 99% doing business as usual. This is the exact strategy and deflection technique used by the fossil-fuel industry - pushing everything on the individual.

    Change at a system-level is what is required, from the top down

    (Individual actions can help by making you feel good about yourself and inspiring others by example, but ultimately system change is needed)

    Posted 3 months ago #
  6. chdot
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    Yep

    Neither UKG nor SG about to do enough (or anything really).

    http://citycyclingedinburgh.info/bbpress/topic.php?id=20966&page=8#post-364191

    Posted 3 months ago #
  7. chdot
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    The real reasons for Truss and Jayawardena’s antipathy are unclear. Since they cannot oppose solar on grounds of cost, growth, energy security or climate, they are now citing food security. Yet solar occupies a tiny fraction of the UK, is usually on less productive agricultural land and is frequently co-located with grazing. At less than 0.1% of the country, solar covers a smaller land area than airports, golf courses or Christmas trees.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/12/truss-plan-to-block-solar-farms-is-deeply-unpopular-so-why-is-she-so-keen

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Travel industry warned ‘tackle climate disaster before it’s too late’

    ‘We won’t have a world to show our customers if we don’t act soon,’ delegates are told at tourism conference

    https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2022/oct/13/travel-industry-warned-tackle-climate-disaster-before-its-too-late

    Posted 3 months ago #
  10. neddie
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    If you think solar panels on (low grade) farmland are bad, Sustainable" Aviation Fuel (SAF) is completely unscalable and is a complete red-herring

    Posted 3 months ago #
  11. chdot
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    There are at least 120 paid lobbyists for hydrogen operating in parliament at present, according to estimates from the MCS Charitable Foundation.

    The relentless efforts of the industry’s champions appear to be paying off: hydrogen has been mentioned 402 times in parliament so far this year and 595 during 2021, up from 392 in 2019 and just 18 times in 2015.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/oct/15/the-great-hydrogen-gamble-hot-air-or-net-zeros-holy-grail

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    The UK will need to step up research and deployment of new offshore carbon storage wells if it is to achieve the capacity required to deliver its net zero emissions plans, a new report says.

    https://www.miragenews.com/offshore-carbon-storage-deployment-and-research-877438/

    Posted 3 months ago #
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  18. chdot
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    ‘He’s a believer’: will Sunak rebuild green agenda torn up by Truss?

    Environmental groups see new PM as a welcome relief but restoring climate credentials will be difficult

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/24/will-rishi-sunak-rebuild-green-agenda-torn-up-liz-truss

    Posted 3 months ago #
  19. chdot
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  23. chdot
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    Climate change can reduce agricultural income by 15-25 per cent; it is high time that rationale of climate-resilient agriculture (CRA) is valued and implemented more rigorously.

    https://www.downtoearth.org.in/blog/agriculture/amp/climate-resilient-agriculture-systems-the-way-ahead-75385

    Posted 3 months ago #
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  25. neddie
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    Most people STILL have absolutely no idea what's already here, and what's coming very soon, with climate breakdown. A small number of people have been trying so hard to let everyone know and we are mainly ignored and ridiculed.

    https://twitter.com/climatehuman/status/1585446705981374464

    Posted 3 months ago #
  26. chdot
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    That’s true.

    One reality is that in our corner of the world the general temperature has warmed a bit in recent decades, which to many people is desirable…

    Listened to a bit of Radio Scotland this morning with a discussion about the actions/tactics of Just Stop Oil.

    Surprising number (perhaps) in favour of the actual protests. Inevitably some people saying ‘but why don’t you sit down with the government and oil companies’…

    Posted 3 months ago #
  27. chdot
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    Failure to cut carbon emissions means ‘rapid transformation of societies’ is only option to limit impacts, report says“

    “We had our chance to make incremental changes, but that time is over. Only a root-and-branch transformation of our economies and societies can save us from accelerating climate disaster.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/27/climate-crisis-un-pathway-1-5-c

    Posted 3 months ago #
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  29. chdot
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    Prioritising food choices is one of the most powerful tools we have to help save the planet, says scientist Tim Spector

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/oct/28/healthy-appetite-the-best-diet-for-you-and-the-planet-tim-spector

    Posted 3 months ago #
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