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Author Topic: North Sea oil decommissioning v. new wind farms.  (Read 276 times)
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« on: July 12, 2019, 07:28:03 AM »

https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/europe-eurasia/2019/wind-farms-threaten-to-speed-up-north-sea-decommissioning
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 12:45:09 PM »


Awww, isn't that sweet, the oil and gas industry still think that they have got a future.



Wait, no, that's not sweet at all, that's extremely dangerous. They're a powerful lobby group, and they're willing to put human civilisation on the line for the sake of their short-term profits.
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2019, 12:14:38 AM »

The oil and gas industry does have a future, so long as there is a demand for hydrocarbons and it is economic for them to be extracted. Should the government or higher authority deem otherwise, then they will close it down. Not likely whilst demand exists and the western world being excessively dependant on the Middle East and Russia.
 
The oil companies, if my memory serves me correctly, purchased leases for blocks of the "estate". Whilst the lease is valid, then the oil companies have a right to remain there. They themselves know that oil is finite and its time will be up well before the hydrocarbons run out.

There is plenty of sea area elsewhere on the continental shelf, albeit deeper and further from mainland Europe, that can be planted with wind turbines, before the oil and gas rigs are forcibly evicted.
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2019, 05:44:56 AM »

There is plenty of sea area elsewhere on the continental shelf, albeit deeper and further from mainland Europe, that can be planted with wind turbines, before the oil and gas rigs are forcibly evicted.

I mean, yes, I guess we could make new clean energy more difficult and more expensive, just so as not to inconvenience dirty old destructive energy.

But I've got a better idea.
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2019, 10:09:44 AM »


Awww, isn't that sweet, the oil and gas industry still think that they have got a future.

Wait, no, that's not sweet at all, that's extremely dangerous. They're a powerful lobby group, and they're willing to put human civilisation on the line for the sake of their short-term profits.

Life must be so simple for you, unless you live in a cave you are part of the problem
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2019, 12:49:09 PM »


Awww, isn't that sweet, the oil and gas industry still think that they have got a future.

Wait, no, that's not sweet at all, that's extremely dangerous. They're a powerful lobby group, and they're willing to put human civilisation on the line for the sake of their short-term profits.

Life must be so simple for you, unless you live in a cave you are part of the problem

Oh, I think you underestimate people here. There are a lot of people here who work hard and are part of the solution.
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2019, 03:59:41 PM »

There will still be the need for greases and oils, to stop all the new electric cars from squeaking... stir
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2019, 05:36:41 PM »


Awww, isn't that sweet, the oil and gas industry still think that they have got a future.

Wait, no, that's not sweet at all, that's extremely dangerous. They're a powerful lobby group, and they're willing to put human civilisation on the line for the sake of their short-term profits.

Life must be so simple for you, unless you live in a cave you are part of the problem

Oh, I think you underestimate people here. There are a lot of people here who work hard and are part of the solution.

I don't underestimate anyone on the forum how you can make that conclusion is illogical. I was commenting on your predictable rhetoric. As for working hard and being part of the solution,  you don't appear to be one, this is a renewable forum and I can't find any of your posts helping fellow forum members make their lives more ecological. Only links to press releases.
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