On Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:23:10 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
As has often been said here, it's about time the renewable energy
industry started to stand on its own feet. After all, as Harry keeps
telling us, the 'fuel' is free.
But reading the comments I came across this http://tinyurl.com/hcb953s
by someone calling themselves 'Scottish scientist'. Whoever he is, he
at least appreciates that pumped storage is the only viable way of
storing energy, and he's obviously given it some thought, although the
whole scheme has to be far too fantastical ever to be built.
On Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:24:24 +0000 (GMT), "Dave Plowman (News)"
Well, if nuclear power stations weren't so heavily burdened with
several belts and umpteen braces via H&S, they'd be cheaper to
construct, and private industry might be more inclined to step up to
the plate and fund them 100%. And at least nuclear power stations meet
the objective of reducing CO2 output by significant amounts which
renewables never will, which ultimately is what it's all about.
On Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:44:11 +0000 (GMT), "Dave Plowman (News)"
Not at all. The primary reason for installing renewables is to reduce
CO2 output. Whether CO2 is or isn't important, is a separate
argument. If it is important, nuclear is a much more effective way or
reducing it than renewables.
Of course CO2 matters. The more there is the more plant life is able
to grow. Foxes and Rabbits??
I read, somewhere; the change in CO2 over the last 400 years is that
amount of CO2 that is produced by a lit match in the average sized
Yep, we can mess things up but, essentially, it is the nature of Earth
that will dictate.
For sure, today's atmosphere in Britain is far better than the 'good
old days' of the 50's. However, I am less concerned with CO2 now.
Food and water deserves more of the spotlight.
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Since every other junk call I was getting until I fitted true call was
trying to sell me solar panels, I'm not surprised to hear this bubble is
about to be burst. I do however know several people who use the old
fashioned water heating panels quite successfully from the saving money
point of view. Its odd that low tech like this seems to be more workable.
This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
And they don't get the rest of us to subsidise their own personal
consumption (AFAIK). Maybe people realise that and so more likely go
ahead with it?
Yup, I'm sure, from a practical point of view is part of it. KISS etc.
A plumber mate of mine fitted a ground source heat pump system to his
house when he did some major upgrade work to it. Unfortunately,
because part of his experiment was to import the actual heat pump
himself and the support on it was very limited, I don't believe he
ever got it working.
Cheers, T i m
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