Dino-rods

“The European Union is trying to speed up thinking on the issue by demanding that member countries submit by August individual plans on how to deal with [nuclear] waste. … Switzerland has identified two areas, Zurich Northeast and Jurassic East, to be investigated as possible sites.” (http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/06/19/us-nuclear-waste-idUKKBN0OZ1A020150619)

There is understandable nervousness about using the latter to park nuclear waste.

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Mock Turbine

“European Commission is asking the United Kingdom to designate protected areas for harbour porpoise, a marine mammal regularly found in UK waters. … Despite a large number of harbour porpoise in its waters, the UK has so far proposed only one small site in Northern Ireland, exposing some of the identified sites to the risk of offshore wind farm development. … The European Commission is [also] urging the UK to comply with EU requirements on industrial emissions. … The infringement concerns coal-fired Aberthaw power station in Wales, which is exceeding the emission limits for nitrogen oxides (NOx). … [This gives] the UK two months to act … [or] the case may be referred to the EU Court of Justice.” (http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-589_en.htm)

A DEFRA spokesperson could only gabble*:
“Will you blow a little faster?” said a wind farm to a whale,
“There’s a porpoise posse near us, venting noxides over Wales.”

(*In honour of my favourite Sweetcorn-sculpting Personality-profiler.)

Carbonomy

“While the competitiveness concerns linked to the UK carbon floor price are understandable, the Government’s decision to freeze the floor price, combined with other recent policy decisions, is improving the economic outlook for the UK’s polluting coal power stations.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7071)

Procrastination over the frozen floor is skating on thinning ice.