Tag Archives: Energy

Sure Bet or Energy Roulette?

Contrasting positions offered by Christopher Booker and Geoffrey Lean in the Telegraph over the last couple of days show how the UK’s energy situation is heading for crisis.  The exact nature of the crisis, however, depend on one’s viewpoint.

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The myth of sustainable growth

Google “population control” and you’ll return 5.32 million results. Most of these seem to advocate limits and artificial controls to stem the growth of the human population.  I am no fan of this kind of thinking. The enduring aspiration these … Continue reading

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Land of the Giants

Now updated with an animation (30th Oct 2011). One of the entries in the Department of Energy and Climate Change competition to design new electricity pylons for the UK was a favourite with my family. We agreed though somehow it … Continue reading

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Brave New Energy

A few news articles that caught my attention… As reported in The Independent: “Britain is still paying for nuclear-generated electricity consumed a generation ago because of the hidden costs of an industry reared on the expectation of public subsidies, the … Continue reading

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Wind farm paid £1.2 million to produce no electricity – Telegraph

This is bad enough, but it is where the money goes to that undermines government claims. The £1.2 million will go to a Norwegian company which owns 60 turbines in the Scottish Borders.

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The KiloWatt Gym

My plans for a subsidised, grant-aided, energy factory gym of the future. On the Watts Up With That SolarIndustry on the Rise post, Berényi Péter said (July 28, 2011 at 3:25 pm): “I am absolutely sure generating electricity by treadmills … Continue reading

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A Report Too Far

Josh (Cartoons by Josh) tells the story of the week in pictures. The full IPCC report on the potential of renewable energy was released. The press release had trumpeted: Close to 80 percent of the world‘s energy supply could be … Continue reading

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Britain’s Green Zeal

We’re in for a rough ride. The Guardian reports an agreement in the Cabinet for: “a far-reaching, legally binding “green deal” that will commit the UK to two decades of drastic cuts in carbon emissions.” Energy Secretary Chris Huhne* appears … Continue reading

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Fukushima: the battle continues

There is major idiocy being spouted over the situation in Fukushima. Most of all, there are a lot of ‘ifs’.  I find the speculation/analysis on the internet is becoming too much with most analyses low on actual hard facts. This … Continue reading

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Fukushima: Reactor 3 blast looks serious

After correct analysis ahead of concrete news from Japan on Saturday, more analysis from ex-nuclear physicist Kevin today.  While the media is speculating like crazy and ‘official sources’ are playing down the risks, to a former AGR designer, it looks … Continue reading

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