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Energia Solar. Portugal triunfa, España se hunde

Portugal está procesando Licencias para 2 GW más de Electricidad Solar, y Sin Subvenciones
por  Glenn Meyers    ..  traducción  TheFreeOnlineimages

Portugal ha autorizado la tramitación de licencias para proyectos solares que suman más de 2 GW de potencial.not in Spain

Portugal tiene un compromiso con la electricidad renovable, al contrario que España que se cortó en seco el desarrollo de su sector renovable, anulando contratos y subsidios ya contratados y casi prohibiendo el sector de autoconsumo incluso usando un Real Decreto.

El ‘suicidio renovable’ en España se explica por el alto grado de corrupción y la influencia del sector de energía fósil…….

Después del éxito relativo de los acuerdos de París sobre la emergencia climática mundial y la bajada de precios muchos países  están invertiendo, por fin, en energías renovables.

Durante mayo de este año, ‘The Guardian’ informó que Portugal ‘funcionaba exclusivamente con electricidad de energía renovable durante cuatro días consecutivos en un hito de energía limpia revelada por el análisis de datos  de la red nacional de energía……. Continue reading Energia Solar. Portugal triunfa, España se hunde

US to flood EU with ‘Frack Gas’, now proven ‘Much Worse Than Coal’

UPDATE::LATE NEWS:: The first ship carrying EEUU frack gas to Spain arrived on 22nd July in Ferrol, Galicia. Activists and Ecological groups protested bitterly and accused the company of illegal handling and storage.US 'frack-gas´to flood Europe

The first shipment of US frack-gas (‘shale gas’) has arrived in Portugal, followed by 6 more to Europe. The US plans hundreds of shipments, taking up to 20% of the euro gas market from their Russian rivals. With state help the enterprises have been busy strong arming and bribing EU companies into contracts, (eg. Galp (Portugal), Royal Dutch Shell and the Spanish Gas Natural. with the Rajoy govt only too eager to help).

ver también: EL GAS DE FRACKING DE EEUU LLEGA A GALICIA: ‘ MUCHO PEOR QUE EL CARBÓN’..EL GASODUCTO MIDCAT ‘HA MUERTO’..

A juicy business perhaps, aided by the usual US financial and military tools that have got the South Stream pipeline from Russia cancelled, have lined up countries and the EU against the German Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and have quietly forbidden their Ukraine ‘debt cow’ state from doing essential maintenance on their Russian pipeline, which still provides 16% of Europe’s gas.

first frack gas arrives in Portugal
first frack gas arrives in Portugal

All set then. A famous victory for the US billionaires and their power crazed political sponsors, who haven’t hesitated to buy out environmental law, poison aquifers and cause a health and ecological emergency in order to frack oil and gas from thousands of short term wells.

But just a minute. There’s a problem. .. One of the blatant scams of the frackers was to make it unnecessary to even measure methane leaks, and studies done were often bought out or dismissed as only local..

But now new authoritative Cornell and the Harvard studies (directed by Robert Howarth) have proven what we knew all along, now using satellite data, that fracking releases huge amounts of methane, the increase is enough to cancel out all the claimed progress in limiting climate emissions in the US since 2007.   Continue reading US to flood EU with ‘Frack Gas’, now proven ‘Much Worse Than Coal’

Is Climate Chaos triggering Earthquake Disasters?

Last week we heard that the Earth’s wobble has changed due to massive ice-melt already in April. This week 5 massive earthquakes have struck in 2 days…

EARTHQUAKE AND CLIMATE

Climate change will shake the Earth

  A changing climate isn’t just about floods, droughts and heatwaves. It brings erupting volcanoes and catastrophic earthquakes too.

As the Earth’s crust buckles, volcanic activity will increase.

reblogged from The Guardian  The idea that a changing climate can persuade the ground to shake, volcanoes to rumble and tsunamis to crash on to unsuspecting coastlines seems, at first, to be bordering on the insane. How can what happens in the thin envelope of gas that shrouds and protects our world possibly influence the potentially Earth-shattering processes that operate deep beneath the surface?images

The fact that it does reflects a failure of our imagination and a limited understanding of the manner in which the different physical components of our planet – the atmosphere, the oceans, and the solid Earth, or geosphere – intertwine and interact.


‘GPS measurements reveal that the crust beneath the Greenland ice sheet is already rebounding in response to rapid melting, providing the potential – according to researchers – for future earthquakes, as faults beneath the ice are relieved of their confining load.’

If we think about climate change at all, most of us do so in a very simplistic way: so, the weather might get a bit warmer; floods and droughts may become more of a problem and sea levels will slowly creep upwards. Continue reading Is Climate Chaos triggering Earthquake Disasters?

13 activists may be Britain’s 1st Climate Prisoners

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These 13 People Could Become Britain’s First Climate Prisoners’

from Oil Change International  en español abajoplane13_750

Later this month, a judge in the UK is set to jail13 non-violent protestors who occupied one of the runways at London Heathrow in July last year.

The protest, the first ever on a Heathrow runway, lasted six hours and caused the delay or cancellation of some 25 flights.

It was carried out by activists from Plane Stupid, who are opposed to airport expansion. Continue reading 13 activists may be Britain’s 1st Climate Prisoners

cartoon : Climate Chaos in Syrian Apocalypse

syria's climate nightmare

This comic was produced in partnership by Years of Living Dangerously and Symbolia Magazine. For more amazing real life comics, see Symbolia on an iPad or via PDF. And for more information on the biggest story of our time – check out YEARS….reproduced here with thanks! Continue reading cartoon : Climate Chaos in Syrian Apocalypse

CO2-FREE FUEL REVOLUTION .. by Alex Lightman.. Ted-Talk

After 21 Conferences to ‘Fix The Climate’ we still see CO2 emissions rising and new fossil fuel prospection surging ahead. With the whole biosphere now teetering on the edge of collapse we need every tool possible to postpone disaster

Ammonia Energy SystemAlex Lightman has challenged the oil giants, with: 

  • his brilliant Ted-talk ‘How To Rid The US of Fossil Fuels by 2030′ see below. ,
  • slideshow (see below)
  • his presentation at the NH3 Fuel Conference :  NH3, Food Security, and The Transition to Fossil Fuel Free
  • and his coming book “The Infinite Feast: Food Security via Clean Energy”
  • WATCH HERE:

  • NH3 part starts at  minute 13.00

At last a major US  ‘tech guru’ is in favour of green-NH3, the non-fossil and CO2-free fuel that has always existed, suppressed by the fossil fuel industry.  We’ve been saying it for years with zero impact. all combustion motors can be run on green NH3, cutting climate destroying gases by 30% and minimizing air pollution,  and saving millions of us from an agonizing death.

Continue reading CO2-FREE FUEL REVOLUTION .. by Alex Lightman.. Ted-Talk

Paris Climate Activists Put under House Arrest Using Emergency Laws

 

Activists protest against French authorities using emergency law to ban demonstrations at the Place de la Republique in Paris. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

Activists protest against French authorities using emergency law to ban demonstrations at the Place de la Republique in Paris. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

by  / The Guardian

At least 24 climate activists have been put under house arrest by French police, accused of flouting a ban on organising protests during next week’s Paris climate summit, the Guardian has learned.

One legal adviser to the activists said many officers raided his Paris apartment and occupied three floors and a staircase in his block.

French authorities did not respond to requests for comment but lawyers said that the warrants were issued under state of emergency laws, imposed after the terror attacks that killed 130 people earlier this month.

The author and climate change campaigner, Naomi Klein, accused French authorities of “a gross abuse of power that risks turning the summit into a farce”.

“Climate summits are not photo opportunities to boost the popularity of politicians,” she told the Guardian. “Given the stakes of the climate crisis, they are by their nature highly contested. That is democracy, messy as it may be. The French government, under cover of anti-terrorism laws, seems to be trying to avoid this, shamefully banning peaceful demonstrations and using emergency powers to pre-emptively detain key activists.” Continue reading Paris Climate Activists Put under House Arrest Using Emergency Laws