2018-11-22 from Workers Solidarity, video in English.
Entrevistamos a William Hederman, un investigador ambiental que vive en el condado de Clare, sobre la planeada terminal de gas natural licuado en Shannon.
Su construcción significará que Irlanda no cumplirá con sus compromisos de Cambio Climático y, en cambio, estará atada a bombear gases de efecto invernadero adicionales durante décadas.
Como el GNL provendrá de los EE. UU., será gas del Fracking, un proceso prohibido en Irlanda que libera tres veces más metano que el gas convencional., muy perjudicial para el Cambio Climático, [video]
William está trabajando como parte de Futureproof Clare (FB, Twitter) que está haciendo campaña contra Shannon LNG. La planta estaría en el estuario de Shannon en Ballylongford, en North Kerry.
original in English
No LNG terminal on the Shannon – Climate Change & Methane
Date: Thu, 2018-11-22 15:39
We interviewed William Hederman, an environmental researcher living in County Clare, about the planned Liquefied Natural Gas terminal on the Shannon. Construction of it will mean Ireland will fail to meet its Climate Change commitments and will instead be tied into pumping out additional Greenhouse Gases for decades.
As the LNG will come from the US it will includes fracked gas, a process banned in Ireland that releases three times as much of the very powerful Climate Change gas methane as conventional gas. [video]
William is working as part of Futureproof Clare (FB, Twitter) who are campaigning against Shannon LNG. The plant would be on the Shannon estuary at Ballylongford, in North Kerry.
Extinction Rebellion solidarity rally in Dublin
Date: Fri, 2018-11-23 17:00
Dublin saw a few 100 people gather last Saturday to take part in a rally in solidarity with Extinction Rebellion, the group which has recently emerged in Britian and which yesterday occupied 5 bridges across the Thames, blocking them for about 4 hours and resulting in large numbers of arrests. This act of Civil Disobediance is in the context of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that says we have only a decade to reduce emmissions by about 45% in order to try and keep Climate Change down to a 1.5 degree centagrade increase in global tempertures. [video]
In Ireland we have a particular problem with the plan to construct a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in the Shannon that would import Fracking gas from the United States and would result in considerable release of greenhouse gases for the next couple of decades, well past that UN deadline. Particularly in the short term the methane released is a very much stronger global warming gas than carbon dixode is, see tinyurl.com/climatemethane for more
UPDATE UPDATE ANOTHER US FRACKED GAS CARGO DUE OCT 31st
Seems like there may be a political agreement in the UK to buy much more expensive US fracked gas and make the consumer pay.
The giant Shell-chartered 174,000-cbm LNG carrier Pan Europe is expected to arrive at the Dragon LNG facility in the Port of Milford Haven on October 31, according to the port’s shipping data.The tri-fuel diesel electric LNG carrier Pan Europe previously loaded a cargo at Cheniere’s Sabine Pass liquefaction and export facility in Louisiana, the data shows.
The UK’s Dragon LNG terminal has received a <a href=”https://www.lngworldnews.com/sabine-pass-cargo-heading-for-dragon-lng/”>LNG </aFracked Gas cargo from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass export facility in Louisiana, USA.
The gigantic new Sabine Pass plant exports nearly 100% Fracked Gas sourced by a fast growing web of dangerous pipelines to the hundreds of thousands of Fracking wells blighting the USA.
Destinations of US Fracked Gas as LNGChina was the biggest buyer of US Fracked gas after S Korea, (see chart) , with imports set to triple in the next few years in coal substitution. But in response to the 3rd round of US trade war tariffs on $200bn of goods China has slapped a 10% tax on US Fracked Gas imports, with a provision that it could rise in line with US import taxes.
Check out upcoming arrivals of US Fracked Gas from Sabine Pass and Cove Point at the Vessel Finder Site HERE …
Ironically in May 2018 China had offered to close the US trade gap with a huge increase in LNG imports. Now various reports suggest that Chinese imports of both oil and gas from the US neared zero in Sept 2018. Asia was the best market with higher prices. If the dispute continues Europe may receive even heavier pressure to import US Fracked gas.
As wide public solidarity has delayed and harassed the Fracking industry in the UK the Tory regime has bowed to US ‘Brexit blackmail’ and forced companies to accept more expensive US Fracked Gas. – “US forces EU into buying LNG – YouTube “
Continue reading “US forces Expensive Climate-lethal Fracked Gas on UK dependents”
The British Government has overruled local councils to promote fracking and its right wing courts have begun to give prison sentences to anti fracking protestors despite firm evidence that it is climate and environmental dynamite.
Blackpool Activists Jailed for Anti-Fracking Protest
by Frances Perraudin .. shared with thanks
Three environmental activists are believed to be the first people to receive jail sentences for an anti-fracking protest in the UK.Freedom for the #FrackFree4
Simon Roscoe Blevins, 26, and Richard Roberts, 36, were given 16 months in prison and Richard Loizou, 31, got 15 months on Wednesday after being convicted of causing a public nuisance by a jury at Preston crown court in August. Continue reading “UK State Terror: ‘Fracksurfers’ jailed for opposing climate meltdown”