What’s the word for competitive-but-needs-a-subsidy? Broke…
If you have to subsidize it, it’s not sustainable.
Japan is experiencing that, where the solar companies are collapsing because they cannot sustain themselves without an infusion of subsidies from industries that work.
Up to 100 solar PV firms in Japan could face bankruptcy this year, with more than double the number of firms going bust in the first half of this year than the same period in 2016.
According to corporate credit research company Teikoku Databank, which surveys companies across various industries and has produced its third report on solar PV company bankruptcies, 50 companies in Japan’s solar sector have already gone out of business in the first six months of 2017.
While the market overall has rapidly expanded from the launch of the feed-in tariff (FiT) in July 2012, Teikoku Databank acknowledged that there has been a slowdown in deployment in the past couple of years as the government successively made cuts of 10% or more on an annual basis to the premium prices paid for solar energy fed into the grid.
Canada issued an arrest warrant for a visiting Palestinian imam for a sermon in which he called for killing Jews (see video below).
Moh’d Mousa Hussein Nasr, who is also known as Imam Sheikh Muhammad ibn Musa Al Nasr, described Jews as “the most evil of mankind” and “demons.” He then quoted a hadith, a saying of the Muslim prophet Mohammed, which calls for killing the Jews.
“At the end of time, when the Muslims will triumph over the most evil of mankind [and] the human demons, the stone and tree will say, O Muslim, O servant of Allah, O Muslim, O servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him,” he preached.
The Times of Israel reported that the Montreal mosque that hosted Nasr, who is a member of the Salfist movement in Jordan as well as a lecturer at Al-Ahliyya University in Amman, allowed him to deliver more than a dozen other speeches.
The speech was made last December at the Dar al-Arkam mosque.
According to Islamic theology, there is a general consensus that some of the hadiths are considered reliable while others are not. This particular hadith is often quoted by Islamists in their frequent anti-Semitic rants.
The Sunni Hadith can be found here. Remember, about 90% of Muslims are Sunni.
The Montreal hate crimes unit of the police department investigated the contents of the sermon before a Quebec judge issued the arrest warrant for Nasr.
In 2014, another imam was filmed in Montreal at the Al Andalous Islamic Center calling on Allah to“destroy the accursed Jews” and to kill them “one by one.”
You need three things to demonstrate causality:
- Time Sequence
- Rule Out Other Possible Explanations.
The AGW crowd has waved their hands over #2 and #3 since the beginning.
Take a careful look at this graph. You will see that CO2 is in red and temperatures are in black. The temperature rises and falls before CO2 does. That means that CO2 cannot be causing temperature change. In fact, it could be just the opposite: temperatures change causes CO2 to change!
CO2 changes come AFTER the temperature changes.
“While the CO2 and temperature go up – somewhat – together, when the temperature plummets after each peak, the CO2 stays high!” says reader Jimmy Walter.
“If CO2 were the driver, the temperature could not drop!”
Via Dr. Roy Spencer
Well, that’s inconvenient.
A new paper analyzing government temperature data says the Global Average Surface Temperature (GAST) data published by NASA and NOAA are “not a valid representation of reality.” In fact, the three respected scientists who published the paper hint strongly that the data may have been fudged.
The professors argue – and skeptics have been saying this for years – that it is just too convenient for these “adjustments” to almost always show an increase in temperature over the unadjusted data. This is statistically impossible and leads to the inescapable conclusion that the books are being cooked.
Here are the the money grafs from the paper:
In this research report, the most important surface data adjustment issues are identified and past changes in the previously reported historical data are quantified. It was found that each new version of GAST has nearly always exhibited a steeper warming linear trend over its entire history. And, it was nearly always accomplished by systematically removing the previously existing cyclical temperature pattern. This was true for all three entities providing GAST data measurement, NOAA, NASA and Hadley CRU.
As a result, this research sought to validate the current estimates of GAST using the best available relevant data. This included the best documented and understood data sets from the U.S. and elsewhere as well as global data from satellites that provide far more extensive global coverage and are not contaminated by bad siting and urbanization impacts. Satellite data integrity also benefits from having cross checks with Balloon data.
The conclusive findings of this research are that the three GAST data sets are not a valid representation of reality. In fact, the magnitude of their historical data adjustments, that removed their cyclical temperature patterns, are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data. Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published GAST data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever – despite current claims of record setting warming.
Finally, since GAST data set validity is a necessary condition for EPA’s GHG/CO2 Endangerment Finding, it too is invalidated by these research findings. (Full Abstract Report)