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Bad bad things are going on in Norway these days. Please spread the word.

Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by Skaukraft, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Tengu

    Tengu Full Member

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    Timber is still the worlds fuel.

    And its often used inefficiently.

    How much wood would you save simply by putting your cooking fire into a container?
     
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    Tradition. Turn bits of wood into charcoal ( and lose energy)
    Use charcoal on an open hearth ( and lose energy)

    I worked a couple of months ’back in the days’ in a Mission Clinic in Haiti. Lived with the Catholic Priest and his housekeeper/ wifelet.

    Cook cooked on charcoal in a caboose in the garden while we watched tv in the AC equipped house.
    We all have our little stuped customs which we can not get rid of!

    Like cavity wall building style and low insulating double glazed windows in UK.
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Media is reporting that the Norwegian state want all vehicles to be fully or part electric within 6 years, and will start expantion of the charging points.

    So the expected need for electricity will increase lots. Seems Norway has no other choice than establishing extensive wind farms, unless they accept importing electricity produced by unsustainable means!
     
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    Conspiracy theory: the main reason for reducing our dependence on oil and gas is so we are not dependant upon Arab states and Russia for our power; it would not then make sense to make a plan that makes us dependant on importing electricity (though, of course, the UK already does).

    The beauty of distributed wind and solar energy is that it's distributed and is not easy to 'take out' otherwise the nuclear solution is probably the ideal.
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Norway has huge, simply huge, oil and mainly gas reserves in the north. They found a new field just west of the lofotens. But the (local) population is against the extraction. Me too. I like to save it for the future.

    Nuclear is the best. We just need to make sure to store the remains safely. But even nuclear is not for the future, it will be phased out once Fusion is cracked.
     
  6. vestlenning

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    Over here batteries are all the rage, a lot of people believe that everything can run on batteries, planes included ...
     
  7. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    I saw a little clip of that battery driven plane in the waiting area in Bodo airport.
    Scary.
     
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    "Toy" planes with a light pilot/short distances ok, typical jets with people and luggage haha!
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    You just hope they tightened the + lead........

    I think Reine has now about 5 Teslas, and quite a few various Hybrids.

    The locals will get a shock when I import my G655 .........
    :)
     
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