Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: CH4, China, Chindia, CO2, coal, electricity, energy, India, Peak Smart, power plants
Forgetting to start our renewable energy project.
Global demand for coal is expected to grow to 8.9 billion tons by 2016 from 7.9 billion tons this year. China is expected to add about 160 new coal-fired plants to the 620 operating now, within four years. During that period, India will add more than 46 plants.
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Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Banerjee, Clinton, corporatism, fascism, fascist USA, India, India oil imports, Iran, Iran oil exports, Iran sanctions, Iranian oil, Iranian oil exports, Secretary of Fascism, Secretary of State Clinton, USA, Wal-Mart, who buys Iran's oil, who buys Iranian oil
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged energy-starved India on Monday to reduce its Iranian oil imports to keep up pressure on the Islamic republic to come clean about its nuclear program.
In meetings in the capital, New Delhi, Ms. Clinton was expected to push for India to find alternative sources of oil on the international market.
Earlier Monday, she told a town hall meeting in the eastern city of Kolkata that there’s an adequate supply in the market for India to find other suppliers. Ms. Clinton noted India has taken some steps to reduce its imports from Iran but she says the U.S. wants to see more.
“If there weren’t an adequate supply … we would understand, but we believe that there is adequate supply,” she said.
Do they really believe that? Because that is impressively delusional, even for these Champions of Delusion.
Or… Is there really something else going on here? Ah yes — Wal-Mart wants to open in India, and the US is using the threat of sanctions to shoehorn ’em in.
When asked whether India could get a waiver from the Iran sanctions, Ms. Clinton said it was too early to discuss that possibility.
Ms. Clinton also met Monday with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a key partner of India’s ruling coalition who has stymied government efforts to lift restrictions on foreign-owned investments in the country.
Ms. Clinton had a long conversation with Ms. Banerjee about allowing multi-brand retailers, such as Wal-Mart, enter the market, U.S. officials said after the meeting.
Last year, India’s Cabinet had to rescind a decision to open up its market to major foreign retailers after Ms. Banerjee balked at the move, saying it would crush small domestic retailers.
Ah ha. You see how this works.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: AIS, China, China oil imports, Daily Star, energy, global oil trade, India, Iran, Iran oil, Iran oil exports, Iran oil production, Iran sanctions
It has long been assumed Iran would sell most of the oil shunned by Europe to China, its long-term strategic and commercial ally. But until now there has been scant proof.
India, however, has been buying oil on Iranian ships on extended credit for several months, industry sources say.
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Closer relations between Iran, India and China; creation of new financial networks to bypass the West. The inability to control Iran through non-military means may make military action more likely.
NEW DELHI, MARCH 28:
India and China on Wednesday indicated that they will continue to maintain normal relations with Iran, while citing high crude oil prices and energy security concerns.
The Chinese Commerce Minister, Mr Chen Deming, said China respects all the United Nations resolutions.
However, in a veiled reference to the US sanctions on Iran, he added that Beijing is not obliged to follow the domestic rules and regulations of any particular country.
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An Indian army vehicle burns after being set alight by protesters as the body of a 19-year old youth lies covered with a sheet on a road in Anantnag town, some 55 kilometers (35 miles) southeast of Srinagar, India, Saturday, March 10, 2012. Police say thousands of angry people have burned an Indian army vehicle after it hit and killed a bicyclist in the Indian-administered portion of Kashmir.
See: Photo from AP Photo.
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Here’s something you don’t see every day.