Greece set to win €1.75bn from EU climate scheme to build two coal plants


By Paul Homewood


You could not make it up!

From the Guardian:

Greece appears on track to win access to a controversial EU programme that could earmark up to €1.75bn (£1.56bn) in free carbon allowances for the building of two massive coal-fired power plants.

The 1100MW coal stations will cost an estimated €2.4bn, and emit around 7m tonnes of CO2 a year, casting doubt on their viability without a cash injection from an exemption under Europe’s carbon trading market.

The European parliament’s industry committee last month approved a rule change allowing Greece to join the scheme, the ‘10c derogation’ of the emissions trading system (ETS). Now, positive votes in the environment committee next month and at a plenary in February could set wheels in motion for the coal plants.

Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, a Dutch Liberal MEP on the environment committee, said: “Lignite [coal] has no future and should not be…

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WikiLeaks Revelations: Short List of Illegal, Unethical, Corrupt and Creepy Activities

World Affairs

Although the mainstream media has been trying to play down WikiLeaks for the last month, plenty of incredible and shocking facts have been revealed in the 50,000 emails released so far. They are called the Podesta Files, since the emails were hacked from John Podesta’s Gmail account. Podesta is the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and has a long history with the Clintons and Obama – including being Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff and as advisor for Obama.

He is also the chairman of Center for American Progress, a think tank funded by George Soros. In summary, he is a very important and powerful guy in Democratic politics.

Okay, what did we learn from the WikiLeaks and can we summarize it quickly? Here is the scoop, divided in four categories and cover these in four different blog posts: Illegal, Unethical, Corrupt and Creepy. This one is about the illegal activities.



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US Study Finds Wind Farms Slaughtering Local & Migrating Eagles Alike


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Wind turbines killing more than just local birds, study finds
Purdue University
Brian Wallheimer
28 September 2016

EST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Wind turbines are known to kill large birds, such as golden eagles, that live nearby. Now there is evidence that birds from up to hundreds of miles away make up a significant portion of the raptors that are killed at these wind energy fields.

Using DNA from tissue and stable isotopes from the feathers of golden eagle carcasses, researchers from Purdue University and the U.S. Geological Survey found that golden eagles killed at the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area in northern California can come from hundreds of miles away.

Golden eagles are a species of conservation concern, so understanding population-level differences and how individuals interact with turbines is key to meeting a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service target of no…

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