COVID-19 Food shortages coming?

Polyco

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One problem with hoarding nowadays is that petrol and diesel deteriorate thanks to the inclusion of biofuel. The products of this degradation tend to clog filters and injection systems, so unless you are keeping it in a very cold and dark place you will need to use it sooner rather than later.
 

Polyco

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The perfect storm is gathering nicely about us and energy itself is going to be short this winter -

Nations are more reliant than ever on natural gas to heat homes and power industries amid efforts to quit coal and increase the use of cleaner energy sources. But there isn’t enough gas to fuel the post-pandemic recovery and refill depleted stocks before the cold months.

But hey, Ireland will be just grand, we have all those windmilly things after all, but then again, perhaps not -

Pipeline flows from Russia and Norway have been limited. That’s worrying as calmer weather has reduced output from wind turbines while Europe’s aging nuclear plants are being phased out or are more prone to outages—making gas even more necessary.

 

Freya

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One problem with hoarding nowadays is that petrol and diesel deteriorate thanks to the inclusion of biofuel. The products of this degradation tend to clog filters and injection systems, so unless you are keeping it in a very cold and dark place you will need to use it sooner rather than later.
Is it possible to filter it before use, if it has been stored incorrectly?
 

Polyco

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Is it possible to filter it before use, if it has been stored incorrectly?
Yes it can be filtered and vehicles are fitted their own filters, but it's a contiguous process although I guess once all the biofuel element has deteriorated then it slows down, but diesel in particular is subject to microbial infection.
 

Freya

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Yes it can be filtered and vehicles are fitted their own filters, but it's a contiguous process although I guess once all the biofuel element has deteriorated then it slows down, but diesel in particular is subject to microbial infection.
Never knew that. Excuse my ignorance, but is it a type of fungus or something?
 

Polyco

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Never knew that. Excuse my ignorance, but is it a type of fungus or something?
Various bacteria and fungi if I recall, nature is very adaptable. Keeping water out of the tank/can is key, condensation is the biggest issue so its best to have the containers full all the time and well sealed.
 

clarke-connolly

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The perfect storm is gathering nicely about us and energy itself is going to be short this winter -

Nations are more reliant than ever on natural gas to heat homes and power industries amid efforts to quit coal and increase the use of cleaner energy sources. But there isn’t enough gas to fuel the post-pandemic recovery and refill depleted stocks before the cold months.

But hey, Ireland will be just grand, we have all those windmilly things after all, but then again, perhaps not -

Pipeline flows from Russia and Norway have been limited. That’s worrying as calmer weather has reduced output from wind turbines while Europe’s aging nuclear plants are being phased out or are more prone to outages—making gas even more necessary.

What happens if ya get a Freezing Winter with No Wind ? ?
 

Hitsticle

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Cold weather is usually a result of high pressure systems, and high pressure systems tend not to be windy. Still, we will have the pleasure of watching those magnificent turbines standing at ease while we freeze our balls off.
Not only that polyco, we have pay to keep the bastards warm, so that when they do encounter a breeze, their props won't be seized.
 

Polyco

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Not only that polyco, we have pay to keep the bastards warm, so that when they do encounter a breeze, their props won't be seized.
I rather fancy that we have paid a good deal already in various self serving grants, hidden subsidies and maybe the odd envelope or two. We are told that it's a wonderful thing that we have excess wind generating capacity, but only when the wind actually blows, and that is not always when the energy is most needed!

And the Carbon Bill doesn't disappoint the already fattened. Outside the Lala land of the the establishment and its cronies it is generally recognised as just the another channel for filling the pockets of the well trousered at the expense, inconvenience and discomfort of us mere mortals.

Electricity might be grand stuff, but it can't be sensibly stored until it is needed, whereas carbon based fuels can. Having fallen for the electricity scam it's no wonder that big pharma thought it worthwhile trying on the covid fraud, and they weren't wrong.
 

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Perhaps a threat of food shortages will spark a "Growth" in Ireland becoming self sufficient . Realistically if the State do not get on top of this, it is an obvious indication that they do not work for the Irish people
 

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From the acclaimed director of American Movie, this portrait of radical thinker Michael Ruppert explores his apocalyptic vision of the future, spanning the crises in economics, energy, environment and more.
 

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