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UK Power Industry - a turning point?

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by PlacidCasual, May 12, 2016.

  1. satchef1


    Joined: Apr 17, 2009

    Posts: 3,833

    Yeah, read it now. Interesting, but limited. Certainly worth investigating further though, given the very small percentage of potential sites needed to have a transformative impact.
  2. PlacidCasual


    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 5,728

    Engineering is expensive, add the word civil in front of it and it's really expensive. About 15 years ago Greenpish were pushing a similar model for the UK about how we could go 100% renewable by effectively turning every element of the wilderness (such as it exists in the UK) into an industrial renewable site.

    It is technically feasible it is nowhere close to cost effective and requires a tolerance for destroying countryside or untouched wilderness on a horrific scale. That said the Romans or Victorians would have had it done by Christmas.