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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...

8 Mar2012

Lomborg in HLN: Jane Velez Mitchell

Published by Headline News

Lomborg is on air on CNN Issues With Jane Velez Mitchell, 7pm ET on March 6. Int BL 2012-03-06 CNN Velez-Mitchell.pdf

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? (...)

25 Feb2012

Lomborg on the John Oakley Show

Published by 640 AM Toronto

Febr 23, 2012. Bjorn Lomborg - Danish Author - Environmental Writer and Author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist." Bjorn and John discuss the solar and wind projects in Europe. The John Oakley Show - Talk Radio AM640 John Oakley is widely considered to be one of this country's pre-eminent talk-radio hosts. Check daily for the Interview of the Day, and listen to the John Oakley Show on AM640 Toronto Radio.

25 Feb2012

Interview with Lomborg on CBC Ideas

Published by CBC

HOST: Max Allen This is a two hour series, one hour each of the nights of March 12 and March 19. If you want to hear the shows LIVE TO AIR (as they are being broadcast across Canada): Go to Look way up (right above our Host Paul Kennedy's head!) and you will see the word FREQUENCIES. Click on that and follow the links to the time zone you desire. IDEAS is broadcast at 9:05- 10 pm EST. If you want to hear the shows STREAMED: On the main page you will see the promotional copy for the shows (on both March 12 and again, on March 19). Click on the title DEMON COAL and you will...

24 Feb2012

Sables bitumineux: une étude critiquée. Lomborg interview in La Presse

Published by La Presse

Mathieu Perreault La Presse 24 février 2012 L'immensité des réserves de carburants fossiles est l'aspect qui a le plus retenu l'attention de Bjorn Lomborg, le célèbre statisticien danois qui a publié L'environnementaliste sceptique en 2001. «On voit noir sur blanc qu'il y a abondamment de carburants fossiles», dit M. Lomborg en entrevue depuis Copenhague. (...)

21 Feb2012

Interview with Lomborg on Talk Radio 702 Cape Town

Published by 702 Talk Radio Cape Town

Talk Radio 702 - The Best Of Jenny Crwys Williams Talk Radio 702 - The Podcasts 2012-02-20 The sceptical environmentalist In the Going Green feature Jenny chats to international author and climate change skeptic Bjorn Lomborg. Time Magazine declared the founder of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2004 and recently Foreign Policy’s listed him in their Top 100 Global Thinkers.