[Scottish] Vacancy - The Register - Perl dev/sysadmin

Colin Speirs edhogg.equus at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 12:31:31 UTC 2014

There's more to renewable than wind

Tidal & flow too.

And storage of power is possible now & the tech is getting  better

Yes availability of rare earths is an issue but so are rafioactivez
On 25 Nov 2014 12:12, <gordonjcp at gjcp.net> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 12:05:29PM +0000, Colin Speirs wrote:
> > At present Scotland it has met a 31% renewable target and is working to
> 50%
> >
> Today it is flat calm, and from my vantage point I can't see a single
> turbine turning in Forth, Clyde or Kelvin areas.  So that's not a hell of a
> lot of renewable power being generated, is it?
> There's a bloody great plume of steam from Longannet though, you can see
> that for miles.  So there's a whole load of carbon dioxide, water vapour
> and radioactive particles being pumped out - and it'll stay that way until
> we actually start addressing our power requirements.
> More and more of our unspoilt mountains are being hacked up to put in wind
> turbines and pylons.  Presumably if 50% of our energy is going to come from
> renewables, the other 50% is going to come from strapping magnets to John
> Muir and using him spinning in his grave to power a generator.
> --
> Gordonjcp MM0YEQ
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