Spain seeks to pass new climate law to reach net zero by 2050

Posted: May 19, 2020 by oldbrew in Accountability, Energy, government
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It looks as if most European countries intend to learn the hard way that industrial economies can’t run successfully on expensive and intermittent electricity supplies. If their governments are happy to de-industrialise they should say so, then voters working in power-hungry industries would know the score. The price of climate superstition could be high for a lot of people.
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Spain has announced it is seeking to pass a new climate law to ensure it can cut its emissions to net zero by 2050, reports Energy Live News.

The draft law proposals would ban all new coal, oil and gas projects with immediate effect in order to rapidly reduce Spain’s greenhouse gas emissions by a fifth before 2030, relative to 1990 levels, as well as increase the renewable share of the country’s energy mix from around 50% to 70% by this time.

They would also ban all new vehicles that produce carbon emissions by 2040, support the expansion of electric vehicle charging point infrastructure, introduce urban low-emission zones, bolster biodiversity efforts, set clean fuel goals and ban new fossil fuel exploration.

Full report here.
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Related: New Paper: Decarbonisation Plans Fail Engineering Reality Check – Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation
Net Zero target is ‘madness’ – Prof. Michael Kelly

  1. spetzer86 says:

    How will Spain keep its PV panels running at peak output without diesel?

  2. Alvin Scott says:

    Hello Tallbloke, You are missing the fact that New innovation in Hydrogen will make it lower costs to for a car and trucks and Zero emissions house free from the Grid Steel making is already being done b y Hydrogen they do have to get it green

    So I am going to say that you will be Wrong

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  3. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Greentards. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂. And then there’s Alvin Scott……

  4. JB says:

    Always some lickspittle with net zero engineering savvy slow on the uptake…

  5. Tim Spence says:

    The socialist communist coalition government in Spain are not going to last too long.

    Anyhow, it can’t ever happen because re-ruinables always need fossil fuel standby running constantly.

    And Scotty needs to beam himself down from planet stupid.

  6. oldbrew says:

    Salt water and machinery don’t mix too well, which is one reason why we don’t see much of it.

    Our HydroWing tidal device is designed to tackle the challenges that have hindered the industrialisation of the tidal sector to date.

    But they keep trying…

    An innovative community project in Orkney that uses surplus electricity
    generated from renewable energy to split water,
    making hydrogen gas as a fuel.

    Or try and use wind turbines to make hydrogen…

    Firm seeks world first with hydrogen gas for Levenmouth homes
    By Kevin Keane
    BBC Scotland’s environment correspondent
    18 May 2020

    Challenges…innovative…world first…etc. We get the picture. Nobody else sees any future in such things.

  7. oldbrew says:

    Prof. Kelly spells it out:

    ‘If we replace all of
    the UK vehicle fleet with EVs, and assuming they use the most
    resource-frugal next-generation batteries, we would need the
    following materials:
    • 207,900 tonnes of cobalt – just under twice the annual
    global production;
    • 264,600 tonnes of lithium carbonate – three quarters of
    the world’s production;
    • at least 7,200 tonnes of neodymium and dysprosium –
    nearly the entire world production of neodymium;
    • 2,362,500 tonnes of copper – more than half the world’s
    production in 2018.

    And this is just for the UK.’

    Click to access KellyDecarb.pdf

    Green dreamers have no clue.

  8. ivan says:

    If they kill all real power generation where are they going to get the electricity to charge all the very expensive electric cars? Maybe they are hoping that the French nuclear generators will provide it.

    As for the idiots that think hydrogen will be ‘the thing’ for heating, cooking and lighting they need to think again. First you need to produce it, then you need the hundreds/thousands of kilometres of underground pipe to distribute it (the people in the countryside tend to use bottled gas where they use gas so no pipes there) and, since hydrogen has this strange tendency to escape from captivity, they will need to produce 4 or 5 times more than will be consumed – not very cost effective and that doesn’t include the very real possibility of housed blowing up.

    Most governments suffer from the total lack of real world engineering skills in the elected members – humanities degrees don’t cut it in the real world, neither do academics even if they supposedly teach engineering especially when they have never worked out in industry.

    What we are seeing in the UK and EU are those that should be leading just running about like headless chickens because they don’t know what to do other than listen to the man that hands out cash stuffed brown envelopes.

  9. Zoe Phin says:

    And that is just one of the reasons I left Spain.

  10. Graeme No.3 says:

    From the 2017 figures Spain emits 0.76% or about 4-5 months increase EVERY year by China (although that might reduce now, but be replaced by increases in India and other countries).

    The EU total is 9.57% of the World emissions of CO2 but that will drop at the end of 2020 by 10.7% when the UK is no longer included.

    Futile and costly obsession. And what will happen when the general public realise that CO2 emissions kept rising during the Covid19 shutdown?

  11. stpaulchuck says:

    yeah. sure. Read their actual sources of electricity at that time. I will wager a very expensive dinner that they will be sneaking in juice from outside the country that sources at gas fired or nuke. Mostly gas fired and maybe some coal as well.

  12. Stephen Richards says:

    So, the spanish, already bankrupt, want to finish themselves completely all because of some pathetic little 16 year old asperger.

  13. Stephen Richards says:

    ACADEMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL Professor Christopher Essex (Chairman) Sir Samuel Brittan Sir Ian Byatt Dr John Constable Professor Vincent Courtillot Christian Gerondeau Professor Larry Gould Professor Ole Humlum Professor Gautam Kalghatgi Professor Terence Kealey Bill Kininmonth Professor Richard Lindzen Professor Ross McKitrick
    Professor Robert Mendelsohn Professor Garth Paltridge Professor Ian Plimer Professor Gwythian Prins Professor Paul Reiter Dr Matt Ridley Sir Alan Rudge Professor Nir Shaviv Professor Henrik Svensmark Professor Anastasios Tsonis Professor Fritz Vahrenholt Dr David Whitehouse

    Two names I did not expect to see there. One because he is french and disappeared after his presentation to l’académie scientifique de la france the other because I worked for him and with him on a major project for which I was the principle planner.

    I would not have expected his name to be in this list not in a thousand years.

  14. Stephen Richards says:

    Bon 3 things surprising. A brilliant article by Guy de la Bédoyére .

  15. oldbrew says:

  16. oldbrew says:

    AGW Disproved again

    ‘For years we have had the alarmists telling us that the increase in CO2 causes climate change and that human emissions of CO2 have caused CO2 to increase.

    So, if human emissions are causing all the increase in atmospheric CO2 you would expect if human emissions of CO2 are falling, sharply, then atmospheric CO2 should also be decreasing.

    Is atmospheric CO2 decreasing?

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