Hodjanernes Blog

22 maj 2015

Anti-fracking (skifer-gas/olie) bevægelsen betalt af Putins Rusland?

Filed under: Den kolde krig, Greenies, Rusland — Tags: , , , , , , , — Hodja @ 10:31

På samme måde som de såkaldte ‘Fredsbevægelser’ under den Kolde krig var betalt af Sovjetunionen, tyder meget på at Putin har en stor finger med i spillet om skifer-gas/olie udvinding:

Fracking has transformed the United States into the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world, nearly doubling U.S. crude production since 2008. Other nations, such as Poland, have sought to replicate this success, and if fracking were to spread to European nations such as Bulgaria, France, Germany, and Ukraine, Russia would see its largest markets for natural gas exports disappear.

As noted by the Spectator (UK), “RT is an enthusiastic reporter of almost any protest against fracking anywhere, reflecting the interest of the Russian state and Gazprom in discouraging competition and keeping energy prices high.”

Another feature of RT’s coverage of the hydraulic fracturing debate has been to sensationalize the potential environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing in the United States. The network is far less critical of the fracking operations in Siberia; in fact, RT hailed fracking in the region as a “Shale Revolution,” and “an important element of our growth strategy.”

The journal Foreign Policy reports Anders Fogh Rasmussen, then-Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), stated, “I have met allies who can report that Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engage actively with so-called non-government organizations—environmental organizations working against shale gas—obviously to maintain European dependence on imported Russian gas.”

Additionally, the magazine reports, “Researchers working on the ground in Central and Eastern Europe say there is plenty of anecdotal evidence, if no smoking guns, of Russian financial support for some environmental groups that have recently mobilized opposition to shale gas development.”

Putin may be a showoff, but he’s no dummy. He realizes most of his geopolitical power comes from his almost-exclusive ability to export energy to European markets.

Mere på The American Spectator

26 maj 2013

Et land med mælk honning……..og gas – Israel på vej til at blive selvforsynende med naturgas

Filed under: Økonomi, Israel, Penge — Tags: , , — Hodja @ 19:01

A natural gas bonanza is about to begin.

By the end of this year Israel will be looking to shift the production of electricity to gas-powered generators producing half the Jewish state’s wattage.

The change will save it $12bn (£8m), which was the net extra cost caused by the need to import coal to cover the huge drop, from 40% of fuel for electrical generation to zero, caused by the destruction of gas pipelines from Egypt by militant groups.

As Eli Glickman, chief operating officer of Israel electric, said: “Israel was a state from the bible of milk and money, now we’re going to be a state of milk, honey and gas.”

Mere på SKY News

13 juni 2012

Vandmelonerne (grønne udenpå – røde indeni) vil aldrig lade dig få billigere energi

Uanset hvor store mængder vi kommer til at producere i fremtiden.

Fra The Guardians miljøblog: Why climate change needs higher energy bills

So the environment movement needs to perform a difficult balancing act. On the one hand it must defend environmental policies economically and show that it cares about rising bills. On the other, it needs to avoid adding yet more weight to the cultural expectation for – and political prioritisation of – cheaper energy. If that expectation is too great, then green policies will come under increasing stress in the coming decade as their costs increase, and anything that boosts gas supplies in the meantime (such as the EU’s plan to support gas as a low-carbon fuel) will be easier to justify politically.

Of course, whatever happens we’re going to need much more effort to combat fuel poverty. For as long as vulnerable people are suffering in freezing homes, we’re failing as a society. But solving that problem means targeted anti-poverty assistance – not lower bills for everyone, which would tend to incentivise more consumption across the board.

1 juni 2012

Mellemøstens betydning for Verdens energiforsyning vil mindskes

The continuing discovery of unconventional oil and gas, particularly in North America, are reshaping the economies and politics of the global energy industry.

The United States alone now has enough gas to last 100 years.

Major new strikes in East Africa and the potential for hefty production increases in China, now a key energy importer, have taken the shine off Iraq’s potential.

“The geopolitical centrality of the Middle East will wane,” the Financial Times observed.

“That is because the power and the relevance of its oil producers have peaked and are heading down,” wrote Roger Altman, former U.S. deputy secretary of the Treasury.

17 september 2010

Lækket tysk militærrapport: Magtbalancen rykker, når olien slipper op

Filed under: Europa, Hodja, Internationalt, Politik, USA/Canada — Tags: , — Hodja @ 07:51

Verdens samlede olieproduktion topper allerede i år, skriver den tyske militære tænketank i en lækket rapport, der giver et dystert billede af de økonomiske og sikkerhedspolitiske konsekvenser.

24 juni 2010

Først var vi afhængige af arabisk olie

Filed under: Danmark, Europa, Hodja, Internationalt, Politik, Sovjet/Rusland, Totalitære — Tags: , , — Hodja @ 12:10

Nu vil vore geniale ‘ledere’ gøre os afhængige af russisk gas.

26 april 2009

Mellemøstligt Barsebäck som beskæftigelsesprojekt

Filed under: Hodja, Israel, Muslim World — Tags: , , , , , , — Hodja @ 10:07

Jordan har igangsat et nukleart projekt  – hold så fast – for at mindske arbejdsløsheden.

Projektet placeres  – hold mere fast – ved Jordans eneste ferieby ved havet ved AQABA der er grænsebyen til Israel. I tilfælde at uhensigtsmæssig nedsmeltning går det passende ud over Israels EILAT, istedet for Jordan egen ørken.


Er det en rimelig placering når nu Jordan i det store hele er ørken, hvorfor så ferieby-områder, ikke alene fordi det er tæt på et andet land (Israel) men også for deres egen skyld i Jordans eneste kystområde?

Tip: PH