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A Social Conscience Is Nice, But Business Is Business!!

December 27, 2020

By Paul Homewood


h/t Ian Magness




Good news from Bloomberg:


Norway’s top court dismissed an attempt by climate activists to halt Arctic oil exploration by Western Europe’s biggest petroleum-producing nation.

The Nordic government beat back a lawsuit by environmental groups in the country’s Supreme Court, which ruled on Tuesday the authorities had acted lawfully by awarding exploration licenses in the Barents Sea to companies including Equinor ASA, Aker BP ASA and Lundin Petroleum AB.

Greenpeace and Nature and Youth, a local environmental organization, argued in the lawsuit that the 2016 license award in the Arctic Barents Sea breaches Norway’s constitution and its commitments under the Paris Agreement.


Of course, it is great news that the world will have some more oil reserves, if the exploration is successful.

But I do find it slightly ironic, because we are constantly being told how “green” Norway is. After all, they are getting rid of all their petrol cars, building wind farms in the North Sea (with the help, of course, of oil money).

Yet, when it comes to down to petrol dollars, all of that goes out the window!

  1. Joe Public permalink
    December 27, 2020 10:32 am

    The funds for Norway’s social services don’t grow on trees.

  2. billbedford permalink
    December 27, 2020 1:15 pm

    Is Greenpeace still being bankrolled by Russia?

    • Gerry, England permalink
      December 27, 2020 2:11 pm

      Most likely yes, if they are still useful idiots. The Russians probably have funds to spare as the Chinese now seem to be funding the US Democrats instead of them.

  3. Mike O permalink
    December 27, 2020 7:13 pm

    If the likes of Greenpeace are successful then it is the end. The end of Western civilisation do they not see that? Or is it they are agents of foreign powers and that is precisely what they want to do. Certainly China and Russia have no interest other than to give lip service to these causes.

    • December 28, 2020 6:09 pm

      They assume ( Wrongly) that they as agitators will be rewarded with a place at the high table when the revolution they have helped cause comes. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is a documentary on Youtube featuring a senior Stasi defector discussing such people who they were funding in the West. He was clear that if Communism had achieved the downthrow of the West then those agitators would be the first people to be eliminated when his lot went in!

  4. jack broughton permalink
    December 27, 2020 7:49 pm

    Norway is a brilliant country: plays the ends against each other and makes a fortune on the way. Sale of green indulgences is a brilliant scam. I’d have moved there years ago, but its too cold for me.

    • December 28, 2020 6:20 pm

      I live there….it does get on your t1ts after a while as well as the total lack of privacy of your personal affairs from the prying eyes of the state.
      The green blob is a paradox and the stampede of Oil majors leaving the country during the past 5 years alone tells the way it is.
      All of Norways politics is left wing (They had all the right wingers shot at the end of WWII). They have political parties embracing policies which make Pol Pot seem quite a liberal kind of guy. I think it is the Venstre Party who have as their main manifesto promise to end all oil and gas E&P by 2025 if (when) they get into power.
      I came to Norway when it was still a poor country. It will become one again VERY quickly if these nutjobs have their way.

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