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27 Mar2012

Lo que el viento se llevó

Published by El Tiempo

2012-03-27 Las medidas encaminadas a frenar el calentamiento planetario han despertado un profundo deseo a escala mundial de desplegar energía renovable. A consecuencia de ello, la utilización de turbinas eólicas ha aumentando diez veces en el pasado decenio y se ha promocionado la energía eólica como la más rentable oportunidad ecológica. Según Connie Hedegaard, la comisaria de la Unión Europea encargada de los asuntos relativos al clima, "los ciudadanos deben creer que (la energía eólica) es muy, muy barata". En realidad, esa afirmación es muy problemática. Si bien la energía...

23 Mar2012

Lomborg comments on the Energiaftale / Danish Energy Agreement

Published by Energyaftale / Danish Energy Agreement

Bjorn Lomborg comments on the Energyaftale / Danish Energy Agreement, can be read in English and in Danish in the attached file. DK 1) Man er meget glad for, at vindenergi kan komme op på næsten 50% af DKs elproduktion. Desværre er el allerede omfattet af EUs kvotehandelssystem, så når vi bygger en vindmølle mere, så bliver kvoterne blot billigere i resten af EU og co2-reduktionen er derfor nul. Det bliver blot billigere at fyre med kul i Ungarn og Portugal. (Dette gælder for en væsentlig del af aftalen, men ikke den hele — biobrændsel er ikke omfattet aftalen, og derfor er reduktionen...

19 Mar2012

Vítr coby velmi špatná volba

Published by Hospodářské noviny

2012-03-19 Snaha zastavit globální oteplování vyvolala celosvětově silné nutkání rozvíjet obnovitelnou energii. V důsledku toho se za posledních deset let desetinásobně zvýšilo využívání větrných turbín, neboť větrná energie bývá často vychvalována jako nejefektivnější zelená příležitost. Podle Connie Hedegaardové, komisařky Evropské unie pro otázky klimatu, by "lidé měli věřit, že (větrná energie) je velmi, velmi levná". (...)

16 Mar2012

Lomborg op-ed: Gone With the Wind

Published by Project Syndicate

COPENHAGEN – Efforts to stem global warming have nurtured a strong urge worldwide to deploy renewable energy. As a result, the use of wind turbines has increased ten-fold over the past decade, with wind power often touted as the most cost-effective green opportunity. According to Connie Hedegaard, the European Union’s commissioner for climate action, “People should believe that [wind power] is very, very cheap.” In fact, this is a highly problematic claim. (...)

14 Mar2012

Lomborg participates in the How the Light Gets In philosophy festival

Lomborg participates in the How the Light Gets In philosophy festival on June 2, 2012 4:00pm Hay-on-Wye, Wales, UK he World in Our Hands Polly Higgins, Crispin Tickell, Nigel Lawson, Bjorn Lomborg The future of humanity is at stake. There is nothing to worry about. What is it about the debate between environmentalists and skeptics that makes it so intractable? Do we decide our position first and then only purport to argue rationally? Or is one side simply wrong? Radical lawyer and advocate Polly Higgins and eminent diplomat and government advisor Crispin Tickell face off against journalist...

26 Feb2012

Сонцето и Германија

Published by Utrinski

2012-02-26 Еден од најголемите експерименти во светот за јавната политика за зелена енергија се движи кон огорчен крај во Германија, со важни лекции за креаторите на политиката на други места. Германија некогаш се гордееше дека е „фотогалвански светски шампион“, делејќи дарежливи субвенции од 130 милијарди долари на граѓаните да инвестираат во соларна енергија. Но, сега германската влада ветува дека ќе ги намали субвенциите поскоро отколку што планираше и постепено ќе ја елиминира поддршката во наредните пет години. Што тргна во погрешна насока? (...)

17 Feb2012

Předražené německé slunce

Published by Hospodářské noviny

2012-02-17 V Německu spěje k hořkému konci jeden z největších experimentů se zelenou energií na světě. Spolková republika se kdysi pyšnila titulem "fotovoltaického světového šampiona", když rozdělovala lidem štědré dotace (podle výzkumu německé Porúrské univerzity více než 130 miliard dolarů), aby investovali do sluneční energie. Nyní však německá vláda slibuje, že dotace seškrtá a během následujících pěti let podporu ukončí. (...)

16 Feb2012

Lomborg op-ed: Germany’s Sunshine Daydream

Published by Project Syndicate

2012-02-16 COPENHAGEN – One of the world’s biggest green-energy public-policy experiments is coming to a bitter end in Germany, with important lessons for policymakers elsewhere. Germany once prided itself on being the “photovoltaic world champion”, doling out generous subsidies – totaling more than $130 billion, according to research from Germany’s Ruhr University – to citizens to invest in solar energy. But now the German government is vowing to cut the subsidies sooner than planned, and to phase out support over the next five years. What went wrong...

13 Feb2012

Lomborg's article in NATO review: Climate, disease and food - a lot still to do

Published by NATO Review

NATO Review » 2012 security predictions » Climate, disease and food - a lot still to do. Climate, disease and food - a lot still to do In 2012, the issue that we make the least progress on – but lament at length about – will remain global warming. Campaigners will continue to use doomsday language to try to hustle for faster action. Climate change negotiators will continue to dress up their failures as victories. Read it online Art BL 2012-02 NATO Review.pdf

22 Jan2012

El nuevo acuerdo del Emperador sobre el cambio climático

Published by El Tiempo

2012-01-22 La operación de disfrazar el fracaso como una victoria ha formado parte íntegramente de las negociaciones sobre el cambio climático desde que comenzaron hace veinte años. La más reciente ronda de conversaciones, celebrada en Durban (Sudáfrica) el pasado mes de diciembre, no ha sido una excepción. Las negociaciones sobre el clima han estado en un limbo virtual desde la catastrófica y humillante cumbre celebrada en el 2009 en Copenhague, donde unas esperanzas exageradas chocaron con una dura realidad política. Así, pues, cuando los negociadores -y un puñado de ministros de gobiernos...

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