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Uplands ELS - Workshops and Presentations (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 26 April 2010 - 3:10pm
During May & June, Natural England are running a series of presentations and workshops on how to fill out Uplands Entry Level Scheme (UELS) application forms. If you would like to attend, you will need to have received your application packs and will need to register for your preferred event. You can register by phone on 0113 230 3753 or by email to farmevents@naturalengland.org.uk, quoting...
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The Cornish Fish Producers Organisation (CFPO) applies for MSC eco-label to boost hake sales (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 26 April 2010 - 2:57pm
The CFPO, set up in 1976 as a non-profit co-operative, today has 210 vessel-owning members and represents the views of Cornish fishermen locally, nationally and internationally.  Showing their continuing commitment to sustainable fisheries they have announced the start of the assessment for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) eco-label for the Cornish gill-net hake fishery. Hake has been...
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Sustainable Access to Countryside Attractions (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 26 April 2010 - 1:28pm
11th June 2010 Tourism is a major contributor to economic prosperity - especially with the boom in people holidaying at home in the UK. This event pulls together the varied strands of sustainable visitor travel - making the links between tourism and transport, emphasising the need for cooperation between departments: Highways and Passenger Transport, Countryside and Economic Developmen...
Categories: Cornwall News

A Bit of a Do 2010 - Bee Keeping (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 26 April 2010 - 12:06pm
18th September 2010 An event for Beekeepers. The day will consist of lectures, workshops and demonstrations.   The keynote speaker is Norman Carreck from the University of Sussex. Admission is by ticket only.  These are obtainable from Bernie Doeser 01736 763876 or bernie@doeser.org or consult the West Cornwall Beekeepers' Association website.
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Open Farm Sunday Workshop (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 23 April 2010 - 12:06pm
LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) has launched an online workshop to help those planning to host events. The workshop provides practical advice on how to hold a successful Open Farm Sunday event. It features farmers offering guidance, suggestions and valuable tips for opening a farm. Includes health & safety advice and activity ideas.  LEAF also offers free support to help farmer...
Categories: Cornwall News

Fal Fish Festival (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 23 April 2010 - 12:04pm
30th May 2010 30th-31st May 2010 The first 2-day Fal Fish Festival is part of the 10-day Fal River Festival (28th May - 6th June).  Sponsored by Rick Stein and the Greenbank Hotel the fish festival will showcase some of the fantastic seafood that is caught around Cornwall's coast.  There will be cookery demonstrations by local chefs, market stalls and live music.  For m...
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Sweet prospects are in store for East Devon honey farm (Case Study)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 22 April 2010 - 5:52pm
Work has started near Ottery St Mary on the first all-new bee farm to be built anywhere in England and Wales for some 15 years.  According to Daniel Basterfield, who with his father Ken is upgrading a long-standing semi-commercial activity to a fully commercial operation, “It’s also to be the only bee farm I know of with educational, laboratory and teaching apiary facilities on...
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Wild Bird Indicators for The English Regions: 1994-2008 (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 22 April 2010 - 2:15pm
The index of wild bird populations is one of the Government’s key indicators for sustainable development in the United Kingdom. Bird populations are considered a good indicator of the broad state of wildlife and countryside because they occupy a wide range of habitats, they tend to be near or at the top of the food chain, and considerable long-term data on bird populations have been colle...
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Arable farm walk: a comparison of organic and non-organic arable systems and rotations (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 22 April 2010 - 1:07pm
17th June 2010 This free Soil Association technical event aims to bring all farmers together to further their knowledge of organic and non-organic arable systems and rotations.  Arrive at 5.45pm for 6pm start (ends 8pm). Booking essential.
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The psychology of climate change

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 17 November 2009 - 6:16pm

...Harvard University's Daniel Gilbert has provided a sharply amusing account of how global warming challenges our evolutionary psychology - if it doesn't make us duck or twitch or even feel repulsed, can it really be so bad?

Behavioural scientists also told him that "Simply laying out the facts won't work … The barrage of negative, even terrifying, information can trigger denial or paralysis or, at the very least, procrastination." Sounds like a bad rap for his Academy Award winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, which helped raise global awareness of the issue.

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Now you can hear electric cars coming

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 17 November 2009 - 6:16pm

Is this what a spaceship sounds like? I'd imagined something a bit more whooshy, a bit more Millennium Falcon. These stately tones are more "we come in peace" than "brace yourself for the jump into hyperspace". Still, at 25mph up Camden Road, maybe that's no bad thing.

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No Peak in Oil Before 2030, Study Says

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 17 November 2009 - 6:16pm
Few topics can inflame oil watchers more than the debate over “peak oil” – that difficult-to-predict moment when the world’s oil production reaches its highest level before beginning a long and irreversible path of decline.

In recent years, ominous warnings about peaking production have gained some prominence among traders and some analysts. They helped explain why oil prices soared last year on fears that oil supplies would fail to catch up with the projected growth in consumption.

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Shale-Gas Skeptic’s Supply Doubts Draw Wrath of Devon Energy

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 17 November 2009 - 6:16pm
(Bloomberg) -- Arthur Berman runs a one-man energy consulting firm out of his home near Houston, producing research that says forecasts for natural-gas production in the U.S. are flawed. He’s won the industry’s attention and its anger.

Since last month, Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Devon Energy Corp., two of the five largest gas producers in the U.S., attacked Berman’s claims. Berman, 59, had his monthly column pulled from the November issue of World Oil after gas companies complained, prompting him to quit the trade journal.

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GCC oil revenue will hit $1tr in 2030

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 17 November 2009 - 6:16pm
Global crude output likely to peak in 30 years with daily consumption touching 120m barrels

Abu Dhabi: The combined oil income of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries is expected to reach $1 trillion (Dh3.67 trillion) by 2030 at current oil prices, an energy expert said at an industry conference here on Monday.

"The Gulf contains 40 per cent of the world's proven oil reserves and 23 per cent of its gas reserves," Dr Hesham Al Khateeb, Honorary Vice-Chairman of the World Energy Council, told delegates.

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Why peak oil doesn’t matter

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 17 November 2009 - 6:16pm
There’s only one reason why you’d invest in the oil and gas sector; because you’re confident that, over the long term, the price of oil is going to rise.

In this piece, and the two that will follow, I’ll take you through the key points of that argument, starting with the fashionable “peak oil” theory.

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Of oil reserves, fudged data and World Energy Outlook '09

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 17 November 2009 - 6:16pm
(Arab News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- The energy industry is peculiar -- in more than one ways. The issue of reliable data, or rather the lack of it, plagues the industry. National priorities, global geopolitics and corporate interests make the matter still worse.

The World Energy Outlook (WEO) compiled each year by the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) is an eagerly sought after annual affair. The precious database compiled by the OECD energy watchdog is regarded -- and indeed correctly too -- as a guide post to industry trends.

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Has Oil Production Peaked?

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 17 November 2009 - 6:16pm
OXFORD – Throughout the history of the oil industry, fear and concern about the imminent exhaustion of oil reserves has been a recurring theme. Such sentiments often spread and capture the public imagination at times of rapidly rising oil demand, sharp spikes in energy prices, and geo-political uncertainty. So today’s talk of oil scarcity, which began at the turn of the last century, should come as no surprise.
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The one thing depleting faster than oil is the credibility of those measuring it

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 17 November 2009 - 6:16pm
The challenge of feeding billions of people as fuel supplies fall is staggering. And yet leaders' heads remain stuck in the sand

I don't know when global oil supplies will start to decline. I do know that another resource has already peaked and gone into free fall: the credibility of the body that's meant to assess them. Last week two whistleblowers from the International Energy Agency alleged that it has deliberately upgraded its estimate of the world's oil supplies in order not to frighten the markets. Three days later, a paper published by researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden showed that the IEA's forecasts must be wrong, because it assumes a rate of extraction that appears to be impossible. The agency's assessment of the state of global oil supplies is beginning to look as reliable as Alan Greenspan's blandishments about the health of the financial markets.

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Kunstler: The Fate of the Yeast People

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 17 November 2009 - 6:16pm
...A very close friend of mine calls them "the yeast people." They were the democratic masses who thrived in the great fermentation vat of the post World War Two economy. They are now meeting the fate that any yeast population faces when the fermentation process is complete. For the moment, they are only ceasing to thrive. They are suffering and worrying horribly from the threat that there might be no further fermentation. The brewers running the vat try to assure them that there's more sugar left in the mix, and more beer can be made from it, and more yeasts can be brought into this world to enjoy the life of the sweet, moist mash. In fact, one of the brewers did happen to dump about a trillion-and-a-half teaspoons of sugar into the vat during 2009, and that has produced an illusion of further fermentation. But we know all too well that this artificial stimulus has limits.
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Indonesia's Texas? Rural Java braces for oil boom

Peak Oil News (RSS Feed) - 10 August 2009 - 9:27am
Few things seem to happen at speed in this sleepy Java town where rickshaws ply the streets. But this rural area of rice fields and teak forests is set to be transformed by Indonesia's biggest oil find in years.

Oil production could start to flow from the huge Cepu field straddling East and Central Java later this month and eventually add millions of dollars to the coffers of local governments, as well as an influx of workers and a wave of new expectations.

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