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Mersey tidal power study launched

 
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Aurora



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:37 am    Post subject: Mersey tidal power study launched Reply with quote

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A feasibility study has been launched into plans to generate affordable energy from tidal resources in the Mersey Estuary.

The North West Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and private firm Peel Energy are carrying out the research with an aim to identify a sustainable tidal power scheme.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How dare they put up wind turbines on that perfectly unspoiled beach! I shall write to my MP!! Laughing
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Aurora



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RenewableCandy wrote:
How dare they put up wind turbines on that perfectly unspoiled beach! I shall write to my MP!! Laughing

Any new structure would enhance that area. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ay up, what's this!!

Wouldn't the river silt up? I was taught that the Mersey doesn't silt up due the the narrow opening to the sea forcing the water to be pushed out, very technical explanation, whereas, the River Dee did silt up (wide opening to the sea) which eventualy stopped the likes of the Romans getting ships to the sea.

This is now 40 year old school info so probably completely wrong Wink
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