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Planned Somerset nuclear plant on hold ? or not ?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Therefore why embark on such a project when one could have been built as an interim measure using proven methodology. ...


Shear desperation and it's the only one on offer!!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bristol Channel Tsunami!

They're waiting for one side of one of the Canary Islands to collapse: when it does, and it'll be "quite soon" in terms of nuclear power clean-up times, erm well you get the idea.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bristol Channel Tsunami!

They're waiting for one side of one of the Canary Islands to collapse: when it does, and it'll be "quite soon" in terms of nuclear power clean-up times, erm well you get the idea.


Remembering back to the Horizon programme, it's La Palma, but it's the side that faces the US, not Bristol,


Peter.

P.S. Though I also remember someone saying that the Horizon programme was not that accurate.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're probably right about it facing away from us, but the Canaries are small islands, and waves travel outwards in circular style unless interrupted by something much larger than their wavelength (roughly. Says good ol' Huygens). Thus, diffraction may do for us.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I read somewhere that it could get to the US and then head back our way.

Anyway, I'd quite like the option of being able to move back to West Somerset sometime if I want to.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Planning permision for the proposed new plant at Hinkly is expected to be granted today.

This of course does not mean that it will be built, considerable doubts remain as to the finances.
And the present situation in Cyprus, though not directly relevant, does add to uncertainity.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And the present situation in Cyprus, though not directly relevant, does add to uncertainity.


Yeah, it scuppers the idea that Hinkley C will be financed from Russian oligarch money Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now approved, but again note that this only gives planning permision for it to be built, which is by no means the same as saying that it will be built.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a take on the current impasse by THE INDEPENDENT

Bit long but well worth a read.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hinkley C is supposed to open in early 2019, but each delay makes this timetable less realistic. Mr Cann declines to comment on whether the first electricity can still be generated in six years’ time, but many industry observers are now quoting 2020 as a likelier opening date.

Mr Cann gives some details of what his team will have to do to shut down the site should negotiations collapse. Trees will have to be replanted and the site returned to its previous condition. At least that will please the badgers.


Nice to see that I'm not the only one suggesting that it will never be built.
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At the moment, the Treasury, perhaps emboldened by a belief that shale gas could prove a solution to the country’s energy problem, is refusing to pay more than £85 per megawatt hour.

What a delightful choice Evil or Very Mad
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I don't think that anyone in government realises the unrest that will ensue when the reality of fourteen fracking sites per square mile and the thousands of heavy lorry trips per site is manifest in our countryside. The Newbury and Winchester Bypass environmental protests will be as nought when Swampy is joined by the middle and upper classes fighting to protect the value of their very expensive homes in the countryside.

The first political party to come out with a promise of a total ban on fracking will win the next election by a landslide. We have seen a few local councils banning wind turbines on their land. It will become a total ban on fracking throughout the country.

Shale gas won't be more than a temporary phenomenon in England and will be confined, initially, to the North as there are far fewer Conservative and LibDem held seats to be lost up there. Once those areas are drained and the anti fracking movement gains hold and knowledge as the fracking tide moves south the real resistance will start.
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The first political party to come out with a promise of a total ban on fracking will win the next election by a landslide.
Bad Metaphor Day! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnB wrote:
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Is that her real name Laughing Laughing Laughing ?

Yup


So why isn't she building a nice new LNG terminal, or a bio-digester? Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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At the moment, the Treasury, perhaps emboldened by a belief that shale gas could prove a solution to the country’s energy problem, is refusing to pay more than £85 per megawatt hour.

What a delightful choice Evil or Very Mad


Perhaps a good strategy would be for us to pretend that fracking will make energy really cheap, thus scuppering any chance that the Treasury will up the nuke subsidy. The when EDF have irretrievably pulled out we can get on with the business of making sure fracking goes nowhere after all.

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