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Kudos for a 'first'.

A couple of points.

Firstly, maybe you can clear up whether the GIB's primary role is investing in new, rather than existing  offshore wind.

Secondly, I admire the Danes canny approach to acquiring as much UK renewable energy as we are dumb enough to sell while set on another Dash for Gas

I have never seen a more catastrophic energy policy than that of the UK, although you may have more egregious examples.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Fri Dec 21st, 2012 at 06:38:16 AM EST
Amurka. North of Amurka.

Fracking releasing millions of years of buried radioactivity. Tar Sands. Mountain Top Removal. Lying about wind and solar. Obscuring externalities and not counting them. Lying in Congress. Not releasing pre-Iraq meeting of energy companies divvying up of Iraq's hydrocarbons in the White House.

Building new nukes.

But hold on, I won't get started.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Dec 21st, 2012 at 07:26:13 AM EST
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Had to sign in just to Rec that. Can I rec it, oh, a zillion times? MURIKA is more interested in guns and 19th-century technologies just now than in dealing with reality, it seems.


by Mnemosyne on Fri Dec 21st, 2012 at 03:27:40 PM EST
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Damn tootin'! We have the guns, so y'all can sod off!

(This is a much more realistic picture of Amerikkka's view )

Align culture with our nature. Ot else!

by ormondotvos (ormond.otvosnospamgmialcon) on Wed Dec 26th, 2012 at 03:16:34 AM EST
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For some reason, they have explicitly stated that they will stick for now to operating assets. The argument is that this is already helpful enough to recycle capital and thus helps the sector materially.

It's true it helps, so I'm not inclined to criticised, but it is indeed strange that they would not go for greenfield projects too. We'll see.

Wind power

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Dec 21st, 2012 at 09:52:13 AM EST
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