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This sustainability advisor class I'm in is making my brain hurt. 

There are objectives to be carbon neutral by 2050. 
But there are also requirements to be 100% renewable by the same time. 

Nuclear is carbon neutral but not renewable. 
Burning wood pellets is both carbon neutral AND renewable. 

Wind, solar and hydro are also carbon neutral and renewable. 

Hydro uses water though which needs to be conserved. 

Wind and solar are never 100% available. 
One can purchase CEC (carbon energy credits) from other grids which one is not even connected to. These are virtual. Thus you get credit on your use of dirty energy by paying for energy from places where there are clean energy sources. 

This means that the cost of the clean energy will go up and up and up. And everyone will be forced to pay for this when they can't even get power from those generation sites. 

One could in theory spin up a solar company on an uninhabited island miles from anywhere, make solar derived electricity and dump it into the ocean resistively and make money from CECs because you're generating solar energy. 

The class trainer dances around the fact that there's going to be a 100% requirement for Carbon Neutral and Renewable but the sources are different and some are impossible to get any where close to 100% reliable. 

We're basically being forced to pay for power that costs 2-5 times the basic cost, make profits for the energy companies involved and the big companies like Google and Microsoft are leading the charge to buy the "clean" energy from sources by way of RECs and PPA offsets/credits which will themselves spiral in prices as everyone is forced to buy into the scheme. 

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3 hours ago, JWB said:

A lot of the extra time taken for waiting lists is due to industrial action on the part of nurses and doctor unions going on strike for better pay. 

The newspapers were talking about "Angles in White" during covid by the government. Yet as soon as a pay rise talk appears the government say "No". What cunts.

 

 

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That's rather glorious. 

The height adjustment is via a screw type adjuster working on cast aluminum bell crank arms. 

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Thats right. We could enshrine the right to bear custard pies. Then we could defend it vociferously or the next 100 years in internet forums, every time there is a custard pie rampage. :)

 

 

I don think its a constitution that is the answer. Constitutions are written by and interpreted by men, and men will always be fallible, stupid, or just plain malignant.

The solution is to vote for smarter politicians. Until we do that, moving the deck chairs around on the Titanic makes as much sense as not fixing the leak first.

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2 hours ago, Stuart Galbraith said:

...The solution is to vote for smarter politicians. Until we do that, moving the deck chairs around on the Titanic makes as much sense as not fixing the leak first....

 

You can't trust politicans, their out to feather their own nests. An example will be that they wouldn't even let in TV cameras into the House of Commons until the 1990's :( 

 

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3 hours ago, Stuart Galbraith said:

Thats right. We could enshrine the right to bear custard pies. Then we could defend it vociferously or the next 100 years in internet forums, every time there is a custard pie rampage. :)
 

Trudeau types would ban those too.

3 hours ago, Stuart Galbraith said:

 

I don think its a constitution that is the answer. Constitutions are written by and interpreted by men, and men will always be fallible, stupid, or just plain malignant.

Laws are too. Having a framework of a basis of what is and is not in bounds is necessary. 

3 hours ago, Stuart Galbraith said:

The solution is to vote for smarter politicians.
 

ideals and reality are a challenge for you aren't they? 

3 hours ago, Stuart Galbraith said:

Until we do that, moving the deck chairs around on the Titanic makes as much sense as not fixing the leak first.

Your sort of politicians decide that they can put all the deck chairs in the life boats. Because the people demand it. Never kind its against basic rules of navigation. But who needs those rules? Rules are written by men and they are fallable. Just do what you want right ? 

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3 hours ago, Stuart Galbraith said:

The solution is to vote for smarter politicians. Until we do that, moving the deck chairs around on the Titanic makes as much sense as not fixing the leak first.

Keep dreaming dude.  It's the "smarter" politicians who keep screwing things up thinking they know better than those who came before.

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On the contrary, over the past 50 years I've recognised a basic truth. The politicians talk more and more, less and less gets done, and notably they get stupider and stupider. We now have a prime minister that came second place to a woman that came second place to a lettice. What does this tell you? 🤔

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We have a winner!

That's right. And until we understand that, and demand better options, nothing will change.

And by better, I mean people who look like he'll, are inarticulate, and work like bastards. This fixation on looking good or gift of the gab will be the ruination of us.

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Politics is downstream of culture. In an era where kids spend more time with public school teachers, and Tiktok, than with their parents, we have the voters we wanted.

We have the "best and brightest" kids going to elite universities that blame some random Jewish American for purported evils in the ME. Basic critical thinking skills are washed out of most kids by the time they graduate from high school.

Thus politicians like Gavin Newsom. Hell, the state of Minnesota elected a rather depraved comedian to the US Senate. No credentials, no experience, and a track record of sexual harassment/assault. Why did people vote for him? He provided all the right virtue signalling.

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