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China’s Geostrategic Priorities Become Clear: Oil not Wind…

August 8, 2020
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By Paul Homewood

 

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Full story here.

I have often posted about how pitifully tine China’s renewable targets are in relative terms.

John Constable not only provides detail on this, but also explains how China is hopping into bed with Iran in order to secure oil supplies for the next thirty years.

8 Comments
  1. Mad Mike permalink
    August 8, 2020 7:44 pm

    The pitiful thing is when the West, especially the UK, realise that the renewables scam is just that the door to abundant oil from the Gulf will be shut.Wringing hands and blaming the Chinese won’t keep the lights on.

  2. August 8, 2020 7:48 pm

    Wonder when we will hear wailing about this from the marsxists pretending to be green activists? No time soon is my view and that lays bare their real motives.

  3. Aaron Halliwell permalink
    August 8, 2020 9:40 pm

    Howey Ou, China’s Greta Thunberg, doesn’t seem to be very popular either!

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3094873/howey-ou-chinas-version-greta-thunberg-pays-price-climate

    • It doesn't add up... permalink
      August 9, 2020 1:55 am

      “How eh you?” “Not Greta at the moment”

  4. Robin Guenier permalink
    August 9, 2020 8:57 am

    In his final paragraph Constable says that this story

    … should be front page news, an ice-cold shower of reality for day-dreaming Europeans, dozing Brits. Western political discussion has become … so ignorant of the underlying physical realities of wealth and strategic interest that we have all but completely forgotten what a well-designed, pragmatic and rational energy policy looks like.

    He is, of course, dead right.

  5. It doesn't add up... permalink
    August 9, 2020 11:54 am

    China seems to be getting fingers into as many pies as possible. Oil and gas, and anything the West might want, such as lithium and cobalt, wherever it is to be found. What happens to Western technology when they retake Taiwan with its chip making capacity will also be interesting. May you live in interesting times…

  6. jack broughton permalink
    August 10, 2020 10:36 am

    I notice in The Construction Index tday that Immingham are to install a 299 MW OCGT. Drax have applied to install another one of these in Wales. The case for OCGT is increasing as the unreliables increase and back-up requirements grow. However, the UK has a Gas Turbine Company, Roll Royce, which is in serious trouble due the the air travel situation which could provide a better multi-engine option than the standard large single units that these developers want to use.

    Their turbines are far more efficient than the heavy-duty industrial units being pushed and would support a strategically important industry, instead this work goes to Germany (or possibly USA) as we no longer make large industrial gas turbines: is the UK’s political leadership crazy?

    No prizes for the answer to that!

  7. C Lynch permalink
    August 10, 2020 9:20 pm

    Is this the same China that the Warmunists constantly praise for their wonderful green energy policies?

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