Indeed a belated Merry Xmas to everyone.
Unlike Martin I am in the cold North sea battering through Storm Eva, but like him enjoying Internet Access, and a satellite phone, it is a wonderful thing after coming to Sea in the days of the "Marconi Sahib", long before the internet, cell phones or direct dialled Duplex link calls on MF.
The low oil prices are killing every business working in the North Sea, from the oil and shipping companies, Aberdeen Airport to the Taxi Drivers and Hotels in Aberdeen. No relief in site.
A previous (Labour) UK Government passed a law to make the Country carbon Neutral by 2040!! As I understand it, that will require all oil, coal and gas fired power stations to be shut down and replaced with an estimated 100 new Nuclear power stations over the next 25 years.
All road and rail transport will have to be electric by then and all domestic heating and cooking will have to be electric.
The World has signed up to a similar agreement in Paris and if it is not "fudged" then no new coal mines or oil wells will have to be developed and many of the existing ones will be shut down before they are depleted. It looks like the only way for oil and coal prices is down, if the "Green Dream" is to come true.
Happy New year everybody!!!
It is always better to ask a stupid question than to do a stupid thing.