Thursday, April 11, 2013

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The festival will begin and end by two thought-provoking and intriguing films. “You’ve
Been Trumped,” a film about mogul Donald Trump’s attempts to convert one of
Scotland’s last areas of coastal wilderness into a golf resort and local residents’ crusade
to “trump” his efforts and prevent construction was the first film to roll in the opening of
the festival.

The festival wrap up on Feb. 10 with “The Island President,” the story of Maldives
president Mohamed Nasheed and his attempts to prevent his country from disappearing
into the sea. The film features music by Radiohead.

With all pride and gratitude the festival is proud to announce the screening of two
Academy Award contenders. “Beasts of the Southern Wild” is a nominee for best picture
featuring the youngest-ever best actress nominee Quvenzhan√© Wallis. “Chasing Ice,”
a haunting look at glacial erosion, is nominated for best original song. Casey Coleman,
associate producer of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” is scheduled to participate in a
post-screening Q&A session.

Academy Award nominated films mentioned are among the films to be screened

Further films to be screened include “Detropia,” a look at life in the struggling city of
Detroit; “The House I Live In,” Eugene Jarecki’s examination of America’s war on drugs,
and “An Original DUCKumentary,” which follows the life of a family of ducks and is
narrated by actor Paul Giamatti.

“I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful” by director Jonathan
Demme records one New Orleans woman’s struggle to find normality in the wake of
Hurricane Katrina. After the screening the discussion with Parker’s daughter will take
place. The hosting question-and-answer sessions is just one of the much awaited
event, the festival also features shows geared toward children and numerous panel
discussions about environmental issues

Monday, April 8, 2013

Crown Eco Capital Blog Management - World Class Oil Spill Recovery

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Two officials of British Columbia's Raincoast Conservation Society have gutted Joe Oliver's assurances and exposed Sideshow Steve Harper's "world class" oil spill mechanisms as an utter sham.

Misty MacDuffee and Chris Genovali, writing in the Toronto Star, shred Oliver and Harper's empty promises.

The reality is that human nature and physical nature are the forces that produce tragedies at sea. Unforeseen events that inevitably occur in narrow channels, high-traffic corridors and bad weather increase the risk of oil tanker accidents on B.C.’s coast. Major oil spills show that despite assurances of low risk and advanced technology, poor decisions still lead to major incidents.

Groundings, collisions, equipment failures and explosions are all cited as causes for accidents, but these are consequences, not causes. Root causes of incidents are more insidious, with human error, cost-cutting and miscommunication foremost among them.
Lost in all the minister’s warm and fuzzy rhetoric about increased tanker inspections, tanker safety panels and new navigational aids is the fact that human failures account for up to 80 per cent of the world’s oil spills. Underscoring the fact there is no accounting for human error, B.C.’s largest oil spill response vessel ran aground en route to Oliver’s news conference last month.

 Oliver’s announcement is viewed by many as nothing more than empty pandering to the legitimate concerns of British Columbians as the phrase “world-class oil spill response and prevention” is a meaningless platitude. There is no such thing as world-class oil spill response and prevention. The existing yardstick is wholly inadequate as estimates of open-water recovery by mechanical equipment recover only 10 to 15 per cent of the oil from a marine spill at best.

As we have learned from previous spills, no response is possible in rough weather, high seas and dangerous conditions. Importantly, these conditions often precede, or follow, oil spills. Pumping and skimming recovery options are impossible in over one knot of tide or in waves over two to three metres. In rough conditions or offshore spills, response is limited to the use of dispersants, as containment is not an option. Dispersants have proven to be largely unsuccessful on water-in-oil emulsions and on oil that has weathered, and will not likely be successful on bitumen. Furthermore, reliable knowledge regarding the extent of dispersant toxicity is lacking.

 The Canadian coast guard has also identified uncertainty around the effectiveness of spill recovery with the products that Enbridge plans to transport. In its submission to the joint review panel assessing Northern Gateway, the coast guard stated it was “not aware of a scientific consensus regarding how these products will behave once introduced into the marine environment or the effects over time of the products being in the water. The Canadian coast guard therefore is uncertain whether or not traditional oil spill recovery methods would be effective.”

The coast guard’s fear that bitumen could submerge or sink has recently been reinforced by top Canadian and U.S. chemical scientists. But this would not be the only impact of a diluted bitumen spill. If a slick hits the water, it would immediately release dangerous components that are acutely toxic to fish and animals. Currently, no technology can recover those volatile diluents. The bottom line on the B.C. coast, as has been shown elsewhere, is that having the ability to respond does not necessarily translate into effective cleanup of an oil spill.

What is especially telling is that Oliver's photo-op/press conference on Vancouver's waterfront should have been the perfect opportunity for him to address each of these concerns.   They're not new and they go straight to the heart of the Harper/Enbridge/Redford initiative.   Yet he ducked each and every one of them and instead prattled on with nonsense aimed to target drylanders to make them believe the government has the real concerns, the one he won't address, under control.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Crown Eco Management Renewable energy would save EU trillions by 2050 | Crown Eco Management

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The Commission by environmental campaigners forecast 3 trillion euros would generate by 2050 on their green revolution campaign- to make EU energy almost totally carbon free.

The energy shift would already create around half a million extra jobs by 2020, Crown researchers from German aerospace center DLR, which also specializes in energy and transport, found. It has legislated to ensure that 20 percent of the energy mix is green by the said year, as part of a set of three main environmental goals. But it has yet to achieve agreement on binding targets beyond 2020, even though non-binding roadmaps have laid out the need for a virtually carbon-free electricity mix by 2050.

Commissioned by Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), the 2012 Energy evolution report lays out risk avoidance towards almost carbon-free energy. They include curbing energy demand through greater efficiency, increasing investment in wind and solar power and phasing out subsidies for carbon-intensive energy, such as coal.




To bring about the energy transformation, it sees a need to invest about 99 billion euros between now and 2050 or else this will be added on the list of renewable energy scam, but it says the financial gains are much greater. Renewable energy has no fuel costs; the fuel cost savings in the energy evolution scenario reach a total of 3, 010 billion euros up to 2050, or 75 billion per year.
Another benefit is job-creation, one of their strides in fraud prevention. The Crown report finds almost totally green energy would lead to half a million extra jobs compared with business as usual, as renewable energy initially demands more workers than carrying on with fossil fuel.


Crown Eco Management Human Thirst Makes Earth Quake | Crown Eco Management

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As we all know earthquake is a catastrophic natural disaster. Most earthquake-related deaths are caused by the collapse of structures and the construction practices play a tremendous role in the death toll of an earthquake. In southern Italy in 1909 more than 100,000 people perished in an earthquake that struck the region. Almost half of the people living in the region of Messina were killed due to the easily collapsible structures that dominated the villages of the region. Though there are some ways to prevent this from happening, it can never be considered as risk avoidance.

A larger earthquake that struck San Francisco three years earlier had killed fewer people (about 700) because building construction practices were different type (predominantly wood). Survival rates in the San Francisco earthquake was about 98%, that in the Messina earthquake was between 33% and 45%) (Zebrowski, 1997). Even a moderate rupture beneath a city with structures unprepared for shaking can produce tens of thousands of casualties. Due to this fact, Crown Eco Management determined that safety measures for this could not be compared to fraud prevention.

Although probably the most important that we should know, direct shaking effects are not the only hazard associated with earthquakes, other effects such as landslides, liquefaction, and tsunamis have also played important part in destruction produced by earthquakes.

According to the Crown researchers, some earthquakes are not natural. Human beings can actually cause them.




That’s the case with an earthquake in Lorca, Spain, last May. The quake measured 5.1 on the Richter scale and killed nine people. According to an analysis published in Crown Eco Management, the Lorca quake was caused by the extraction of groundwater from an aquifer near the fault that slipped. In circumstance, it does not take much to trigger an earthquake. Oil and gas wells, rock quarries, even the added pressure of a reservoir lake behind a new dam can cause the ground to rumble. But we do not know what pressure levels are safe, nor is it clear whether man-made quakes are unique or just the early arrival of temblors that would have occurred naturally. In the Lorca quake, the shaking itself was much stronger than might be expected from the removed water pressure.
And so with this, we may be able to start earthquakes but we cannot predict their size as just like what we can do to some renewable energy scam. If we could, we might be able to relieve stress on schedule and without loss of property- or life.


Crown Capital Eco Management Renewable Energy Scam

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