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Do you mind offshore wind farms?

  • I don't mind them

    Votes: 6 60.0%
  • They're not for me

    Votes: 4 40.0%

  • Total voters
    10

Lou

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The government have today announced new wind farms in the UK at the lowest prices yet.

The farms will power around 7 million homes by 2025 and offers investors in the wind farms the lowest prices so far at £39.65 per megawatt per hour.

For comparison the new nuclear power station set to open in Somerset in 2025 will cost £92.50 per megawatt per hour
 
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Paignton pete

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Nuclear is not the answer both environmentally or financially.

I knew the nuclear kwh was going to be pricey, I didn’t think it was going to be that pricey. Nearly 2 n half times.

In 50 years time when the life of the plant is over it will take a further 50,000 years for the half life of the contaminated material to get to a safe level.

Absolute nuts.

It would be more financially viable to stop production on the plant now even after what has be3n spent up TIL now.
 
I don't like nuclear either... but the fact remains; we need electricity !!

My preferred solution of a national population cull to reduce demand is considered impractical for some reason...
 

Lou

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I think wind is the way forward, we are a sodding island with windy seas all round us! Plonk loads of turbines in the sea and use wave power and wind power above. 🌬🌬🌬🌊🌊🌊⚡⚡
 

Paignton pete

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I don't like nuclear either... but the fact remains; we need electricity !!

My preferred solution of a national population cull to reduce demand is considered impractical for some reason...
I’m with you and Richard Attenborough on the population crisis.

Less people means less demand for food and energy thus reducing the impact we are having on the natural world.


As for the fact we do need electricity.
There is enough potential energy in tidal around Britain alone to power the whole planet, but the so called Green Party and environmentalists won’t allow tidal barriers around the coast due to the impact on wildlife.

Yes there will be an impact on wildlife but the impact is going to be even greater if we keep burning fossil fuels and building nuclear stations even to the very wildlife they are protecting around the coast.
 

Lou

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If they never move forward, the impact on us and the animals will be that we all end up extinct!! There are protests today around the world about climate change but then you have got people like Trump, president of a country with a carbon footprint the size of a giants boot saying that climate change does not exist!

As for the tidal barriers (thanks for the wording there pete) I thought we hardly had any fish because the EU stole them all, but that in a conversation for another time!!
 
I’m with you and Richard Attenborough on the population crisis.

Less people means less demand for food and energy thus reducing the impact we are having on the natural world.


As for the fact we do need electricity.
There is enough potential energy in tidal around Britain alone to power the whole planet, but the so called Green Party and environmentalists won’t allow tidal barriers around the coast due to the impact on wildlife.

Yes there will be an impact on wildlife but the impact is going to be even greater if we keep burning fossil fuels and building nuclear stations even to the very wildlife they are protecting around the coast.
What gets my goat... it's the kids that are the most profligate users of the worlds resources... leaving taps running when brushing teeth, leaving all the lights on, buying a new top and wear it once then throw it away, buying bottled water, everything in hermetically sealed plastic... the list goes on and on... And then they have the gall to demonstrate about it !!! The words Clueless, Thick and Stupid spring to mind...
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... but then you have got people like Trump, president of a country with a carbon footprint the size of a giants boot saying that climate change does not exist!...
Well... that's in interesting topic... I read something the other week that suggested that the Earth is getting warmer because we've moved slightly closer to the Sun... there's valid data and argument for all sorts of viewpoints... Personally, I declare that I simply don't know !
Of all the possible reasons... the only one we can do anything about is the one blaming human habitation... so that's the one I'd like to reduce.
 
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Lou

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Lou

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The shops are to blame too, there so much unnecessary packaging it's beyond a joke. Did you know you can't recycle black plastic that meat and stuff comes in?

Kebab shops and high street takeaways are bad too. Still using those polystyrene boxes that the big chains got rid of years ago.

And Amazon! Sending things I've ordered at the same time in different oversized boxes. Why can't they just use one that is the correct size for all. Even better, just stick a label on the box of the item.

Oh no, I'm starting to rant.
 

Midwest

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The shops are to blame too, there so much unnecessary packaging it's beyond a joke. Did you know you can't recycle black plastic that meat and stuff comes in?

Kebab shops and high street takeaways are bad too. Still using those polystyrene boxes that the big chains got rid of years ago.

And Amazon! Sending things I've ordered at the same time in different oversized boxes. Why can't they just use one that is the correct size for all. Even better, just stick a label on the box of the item.

Oh no, I'm starting to rant.
Stop buying processed food, no more black containers.

Stop buying take aways, cook your meal, and not a processed one.

Stop buying products online. Close down the internet :)
 

snowhead

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There's 2 choices for the future along with wind.
Either there is some Nuclear, to cope with sudden demands and days with little or no wind.
OR everyone will have to accept a managed supply, where in times of high demand power is cut to households in certain areas, much like in the miners strike.
 

Midwest

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It’ll be alright; when we stop driving vehicles fuelled by fossil fuels and switched to ev cars, we won’t be contributing to all those noxious gases.
 

Lou

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It’ll be alright; when we stop driving vehicles fuelled by fossil fuels and switched to ev cars, we won’t be contributing to all those noxious gases.
But how will the electric be made to charge them?
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Stop buying processed food, no more black containers.
Some meat comes in black plastic like mince
 

Dan

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But how will the electric be made to charge them?
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Some meat comes in black plastic like mince
Mince is processed.....?
 
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