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    If Tidal Power was the way forward, efficient, viable.... the private sector would be queuing up to crack on.

    Interest rates are diddly squat, so if you can put investment in to something that might yield a decent return on investment why not?

    We will all need electricity and demand will almost certainly grow, carb0on based generation in the West will become more difficult.

    Judging from some of the EMEC companies around the Pentland Firth, there's lots of seed money available, but they are waiting as they want some Govt subsidy as we've seen with on and offshore wind over the years and SOLAR.

    Scrap all subsidy, offer investment incentives instead, see what the market leads to. It could be tidal.
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    Mushy peas or baked beans.

    Only true wind power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
    Mushy peas or baked beans.

    Only true wind power.
    Vegetable chilli last night - mega wind this morning, I could power the whole village.
    Unfortunately I am off in the camper van fishing for the week, so have to endure it alone in the cab
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    Quote Originally Posted by molehill View Post
    Vegetable chilli last night - mega wind this morning, I could power the whole village.
    Unfortunately I am off in the camper van fishing for the week, so have to endure it alone in the cab
    Enjoy your fish holiday.

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    Mix of fusion and salt moderated thorium reactors for me. Have one in my basement if it would fit!
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    Michael Moore - yes that lefty, green radical - has had death threats and censorship (they tried to take his film off Youtube) over this documentary. Here's the condensed version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ0utEg7vkg Basically, it exposes the empty virtual signalling and false claims of the Green Tech Industries.

    Unless we tackle the source of the problem which is too many people (9 billion) on the planet, all understandably wanting so-called First World consumerist lifestyles, than no amount of wind power or tidal schemes are going to make a heap of difference to global climate change (if you believe in it) or irreparable global poisoning, through pollution, of our ecosystems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mossdog View Post
    Michael Moore - yes that lefty, green radical - has had death threats and censorship (they tried to take his film off Youtube) over this documentary. Here's the condensed version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ0utEg7vkg Basically, it exposes the empty virtual signalling and false claims of the Green Tech Industries.

    Unless we tackle the source of the problem which is too many people (9 billion) on the planet, all understandably wanting so-called First World consumerist lifestyles, than no amount of wind power or tidal schemes are going to make a heap of difference to global climate change (if you believe in it) or irreparable global poisoning, through pollution, of our ecosystems.
    Totally agree and I figure the human race has already pushed the self destruct button, climate change is just a euphemism for evolution and we can't stop the planet evolving

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnK View Post
    Totally agree and I figure the human race has already pushed the self destruct button, climate change is just a euphemism for evolution and we can't stop the planet evolving
    That's certainly the thinking of an increasing group of people such as Jem Blundell at the University of Cumbria. https://jembendell.com/

    They're encouraging people to stop this massive sense of denial and face up to the fact we're stuffed and then start planning things that we positively can do. These include planning to safely sort out (?) the nuclear power stations, after we have lost the current supporting infrastructure and skills, and also seeing what other infrastructures/systems of survival we can maintain or put into place for those who have managed to weather what's coming. It's all a bit 'the end is nigh-ish' but maybe this time the woe betiders have a point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mossdog View Post
    Michael Moore - yes that lefty, green radical - has had death threats and censorship (they tried to take his film off Youtube) over this documentary. Here's the condensed version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ0utEg7vkg Basically, it exposes the empty virtual signalling and false claims of the Green Tech Industries.

    Unless we tackle the source of the problem which is too many people (9 billion) on the planet, all understandably wanting so-called First World consumerist lifestyles, than no amount of wind power or tidal schemes are going to make a heap of difference to global climate change (if you believe in it) or irreparable global poisoning, through pollution, of our ecosystems.
    To be honest i was thinking along the lines that tidal power would be a good (and seemingly limitless) alternative to fossil fuels... rather than a full-scale solution to global warming.

    Totally agree that the world is hugely over-populated.

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    Dont worry Travs. Read this
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