Started by: GOLDEN BEAR (4449) 

I was just wandering did anyone see a report on the bbc news channel yesterday , concerning INDIA'S energy crisis .It told us that India is 74 % totally dependant for it's energy use of COAL . It stated that they are planning to open a further 30 /50 extra coal mines to meet their demand for energy consumption . Here again is a question i put on here some time ago and that is WHY is this tiny island of BRITAIN going hell for leather to get us away from fossil fuels and to put all our eggs in one basket and to " GO ALL ELECTRIC ???? One should not forget that countries like CHINA /RUSSIA/POLAND / RUMANIA /USA/ AUSTRALIA/ are ALL BURNING COAL at such a huge pace .SO I ASK what will the impact this tiny country will make to the world's climate ..( just think about it ) It will be miniscule, So why have we closed all our mines down and put hundred's yes hundred's of thousand's of people out of work ,, FOR WHAT IF THESE OTHER'S ARE NOT GIVING A TOSS? Seeing that news item on INDIA they quoted saying " We have 1.4 BILLION PEOPLE TO FEED AND KEEP WARM & TO KEEP THEIR INDUSTRY RUNNING WE CAN'T JUST TURN OFF OUR COAL PRODUCTION ,,,....SO THERE YOU HAVE IT ,,CLIMATE CHANGES ,,,,,,YOUR JOKING .......GB

Started: 23rd Sep 2021 at 16:10

Posted by: broady (17570) 

Ironic really. Spending a fortune to reduce CO2 emissions and now swathes of industry could close down because of a shortage of …………..CO2.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 16:12

Posted by: cheshirecat (238) 

Thatcher and the tories closed the pits and it was nothing whatsoever to do with climate change.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 16:42

Posted by: Stardelta (8848)

"WHY is this tiny island of BRITAIN going hell for leather to get us away from fossil fuels"

Because it has to start somewhere and someone has to set an example

Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 16:47

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1069) 

Example my backside..... As usual... Right UK... bend over.. Drop your trousers and do as your told.... This tiny island of ours.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 17:57

Posted by: grimshaw (3066) 

Spot on G B .

Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 19:35

Posted by: Platty (716)

GB: to understand all this you need to go on "notalotofpeopleknowthat" site "electricity prices rocketing just as successive governments planned".
Tony Blair started it when he signed up to the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS).
I can't put a link on here, but that will explain it for you.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2021 at 20:02

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4449) 

Hello PLATTY , Thanks for that but my main contention is not about BLAIR or anything or anyone else .IT'S JUST THE FACT THAT ALL THESE OTHER MAJOR COUNTRIES ARE IGNORING ALL THIS CLAPTRAP ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE ....GB

Replied: 24th Sep 2021 at 15:14

Posted by: bentlegs (4740)

I Know it,s not right that most of the world are still using coal but have you older people noticed that things & places are a lot cleaner since the pits shut.

Replied: 24th Sep 2021 at 15:20

Posted by: tonker (24613) 

GB, you always make your way back tot his site though!

Replied: 24th Sep 2021 at 19:32

Posted by: kathpressey (5393) 

GB '' baby steps and lead by example . fossil fuel is our heritage but now we know the damage that it does.

Replied: 25th Sep 2021 at 08:45

Posted by: Platty (716)

GB: I know you're not interested in who, but you did ask why and that's when it all started and how.
Xi Jinping has announced at the UN General Assembly on Thursday that China will stop building coal power plants abroad. Roughly 70% of coal plants around the world being built today are financed by China.
It's reckoned that removing China's finance could mean a lasting moratorium on coal.
However, he didn't say when the finance would stop or what China would do about its continued coal investments at home.

Replied: 25th Sep 2021 at 09:40

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4449) 

Hi Platty ,,, Do you know how many mines are being built on the mainland of China ???????GB

Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 15:49

Posted by: First Mate (inactive)

BEIJING, Sept 27 (Reuters) - China is in the grip of a power crunch as a shortage of coal supplies, toughening emissions standards and strong demand from manufacturers and industry have pushed coal prices to record highs and triggered widespread curbs on usage.


Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 16:07

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8705)

I did see that report on the BBC last week, with the street urchins in the coal, and a man pushing a bike, with a sack of coal over the cross bar, he must have been coal picking, and the last time I saw that was in 1974 over the old Pemberton Collieries site, when Whupsy and his mates were holding the country to ransom, and folk were going coal pickin, and I remember those power cuts too, and me mam making us teas, using a frying pan over a candle

I remember there being a shortage of candles, and candles being rashioned, if you had a torch yoo were posh.

Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 16:32

Posted by: First Mate (inactive)

Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 16:42

Posted by: whups (7559) 

no miners to get it out anymore alan , maggie thatcher saw to that .

Replied: 27th Sep 2021 at 16:55

Posted by: Islander (34)

I am in deep rural. small island Ireland Where we burn turf - and smokeless coal eggs from Poland But mostly good Irish turf.

Replied: 1st Oct 2021 at 00:56

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8705)

Do you burn peat ?


Replied: 1st Oct 2021 at 08:10

Posted by: Islander (34)

We burn TURF lol

Replied: 1st Oct 2021 at 08:40

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8705)

Well Ireland is full of Pete Bogs, but they shouldn't be called Pete Bogs, they should be called Mrick Bogs

Replied: 1st Oct 2021 at 08:55


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