Sometimes one picks up some perfect information from the social media network that one feels it should be shared. This is one point in case. Nuclear of course does not benefit from any subsidy although Hinckley Point has been guaranteed a minimum floor price. Scotland has of course extended the life of Hunterston and Toreness which rather questions their political position on Nuclear. One does wonder whether the £2.9 billion spent on decommissioning Dounreay, which was never principally a power station, could have been better employed re-engineering it and using the expertise to produce a modern Thorium/Liquid Salt power station which could have proved a blueprint for future nuclear generation. They have the expertise and an existing footprint with a workforce who would welcome the jobs. Considering the new Nuclear power station announced the other day for Cumbria producing 3.4Gw of power this is surely an opportunity missed and hoist on the petard of Politics.
I live 10 miles from Ardrossan Wind Farm and 25 miles from Whitelees Wind Farm – I can see the monsters on both East and West horizons For the last 16 days, not one of them has been turning…………
Are we just supposed to do without electricity during periods of high pressure? Are we just supposed to do without electricity during periods of low pressure and high winds?
Are we just supposed to do without electricity yet pay for these monsters?
On the other side of the coin, Hunterston Nuclear Plant is recruiting like fury thanks to a £1billion contract to supply nuclear power to Wales………
If wind is the Answer, why spend £2 billion between Hunterston and it’s partner in Wales?
The lunatics are running our asylum, folks