Tag Archives: Spain

Climate Craziness of the Week – taxing sunlight

No, I’m not kidding. Truly, idiocy has no bounds. In Spain, they appear to have actually done this, with fines up to 30 million Euros for non compliance. The stupid, it sunburns. Air will be next. Breath tax. From MISH’S … Continue reading

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Solar gains in Spain may cause warmists pain

From the FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology via Eurekalert comes this interesting note about solar forcing. It seems there’s a 2.3% per decade increase in solar radiation observed in Spain. Surely this is more than enough to … Continue reading

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It was the best of times, it was [will be] the worst of times.

My brother stumbled across an interesting pair of headlines today. Nothing very new, but a nice collection yin and yang. Weather vs climate. Observation vs model. Boom vs bust. First, the yang. WUWT already covered this at Another ‘Vinerism’, or … Continue reading

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Another ‘Vinerism’, or just a snow job?

From the FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology  and the snowfalls are now just a thing of the past department comes this press release, one much like those we’ve heard before that have not come to pass. Maybe … Continue reading

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Green energy companies off the government teat in Spain, take off

Spain Ejects Green Energy Lobby by Alex Morales and Ben Sills, Bloomberg Spanish renewable-energy companies that once got Europe’s biggest subsidies are deserting the nation after the government shut off aid, pushing project developers and equipment-makers to work abroad or … Continue reading

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Wind farm ordered dismantled

Mark Duchamp writes in with this news from the Lerida, Autonomous Community (state) of Catalonia, Spain: A judge ordered the removal of 45 wind turbines on the grounds that planning laws were violated. There was no “general municipal plan” establishing … Continue reading

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And now…something refreshing

Time to take a break from global warming. Link to the full video follows. Terje Sorgjerd writes: This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide. Spain´s highest mountain @(3715m) is one … Continue reading

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More Stupid Environmentalist Tricks

With apologies to David Letterman’s “Stupid Human Tricks”…it’s like a manifest of David Parkers “cool parks” reverse UHI urban myth. Maybe it had something to do with this ongoing threat from the European Union: By Chris Horner at The American … Continue reading

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