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Fully agree. Trump is delusional if he thinks any private investor is going to build a new coal fired power station for example to help "bring back jobs" to the coal industry.
Good question and I suppose anything is possible. After all, the UK government is so clueless as to have no idea what to invest in that they systematically under-invest requiring the Bank of England to invest 100s billions in Quantitative Easing funds. If that scale of investment goes via UK plc into the renewable energy schemes which I recommend then yes, yes we can. Scottish Scientist Independent Scientific Adviser for Scotland https://scottishscientist.wordpress.com/ * Double Tidal Lagoon Baseload Scheme * Off-Shore Electricity from Wind, Solar and Hydrogen Power * World s biggest-ever pumped-storage hydro-scheme, for Scotland? * Modelling of wind and pumped-storage power * Scotland Electricity Generation my plan for 2020
"the report claims that carbon capture and storage (CCS) will offer fossil fuel assets the chance to recover investments and minimize stranded assets" ____ Forget so-called "carbon capture and storage" which I take to be a fraudulent exercise by the fossil fuel industry. Typically, with CCS fraud, most of the carbon dioxide which may be captured won''t be stored for long before it is sneakily vented to the atmosphere by cowboy operators because there will be a profit in doing so. Leaking CO2 will always be cheaper than storing CO2. Storage can''t be policed. Indeed the fossil fuel industry has no intention of policing CCS. The CCS fraud is simply promoted to serve as a slogan and an excuse for ignorant government ministers to repeat, while continuing to support the business-as-usual fossil fuel industry and dodging valid criticisms of fossil fuel burning causing global warming and environmental damage. Certainly the world need leadership towards a 100% renewable energy future but it is scientists like myself who offer that leadership, not stooges for the fossil fuel industry. Scottish Scientist Independent Scientific Adviser for Scotland https://scottishscientist.wordpress.com/ * Double Tidal Lagoon Baseload Scheme * Off-Shore Electricity from Wind, Solar and Hydrogen Power * World s biggest-ever pumped-storage hydro-scheme, for Scotland? * Modelling of wind and pumped-storage power * Scotland Electricity Generation my plan for 2020
What next....Pallets! The unsung hero that keeps the worldwide supply chain moving, or a BIG problem that we chose to sweep under the unit load (the carpet is one of the exceptions) If we think that paper cups are an issue just look at these numbers: Over a billion new pallets enter the US supply chain every year. Over 600Million new pallets enter the EU supply chain every year. Only 12% of the total volume is provided by rental pool pallets, the rest are 1-3 trip ponies and then what. What goes in must cum out, allowing for some market growth. That''s a lot of wood going to waste and whare does it all originate from? Every truck with 24 pallets onboard is carrying up to 500kg of dead weight (wood) that''s up to a tonne on a double-decker truck a lot of wasted energy in just moving them, and what about the return logistics if they are pooled. They transfer pathogens and disease across the globe, are a fire and safety hazard. This is a serious waste issue that receives little or no attention, it''s about time we looked a little more closely at this Elefant in the ...factory.... warehouse... DC...backn of the store.... builders merchants...DIY retail store.....Industrial estate car parks.... builders skips....incinerator fuel stockpiles...and Bonfires on the 5th of November. The odd bits of DIY garden fence and recycled garden furniture won''t solve the issue. How about not using pallets at all in any form, plastic, wood or pooled, just think of a different way to move stuff around. There is a way, it not only irradiates the requirement for any form of consumable pallet it provides a raft of efficiency and environmental gains in all the locations that the concept is deployed! Hugh Frost (Freight Lift -Pallet-Free Materials Handling)
Decentralised energy must also rule out any new nuclear build and enforce the 2012 Health and Social Care Act requirement to protect the public from exposure to nuclear radiation.
So they get fined the equivalent of one weeks investment for what the court describes as wicked acts. Is this the sort of punishment that will make a company of this size and level of income think again before they let another few million litres pollute the environment, I think not!!!
Most major UK sewage treatment works have harvested the methane produced by their anaerobic digestors for decades. It''s usually used to power generator sets on the sites, providing the electricity for pumps, compressors, screen rakes, lighting and heating offices, etc. Any excess electricity is fed into the local grid.
So, biogas from annual wastewater from 50,000 inhabitants can send one car on 6 return trips to the Moon. More relevantly, this would fuel the 25,000 cars that these 50,000 inhabitants actually use a grand total of 200km each, or about 1 week''s worth of driving. Pointless headline-grabbing statistic masks what is a very modest development.
Hi Wilf, thanks for your comment. We do usually provide links through to the full versions of reports and industry papers that we write about, but had some trouble with the external link for this one. I have retrospectively added a hyperlink through upon first mention of the report, which should now be working and will take you through to the full thing. Thanks, Luke (editor)
How can I connect with LWARB s chief operating officer Wayne Hubbard ?
I would like to get involved in food waste recycling in the borough of Lambeth. Can some one sign post me. Thanks
Thank you for reporting this .It would help if a journalistic practice became giving specific reference to access the perimary document ie the report. Wilf MOUND
A Water Retailer WaterScan Ltdrunning a tender for Sainsbury? Are you serious? How is that a water retail competitive tender? Really Sainsbury what are you thinking
I really think this article is very useful. Thank you!
Excellent news indeed in a technology we need much more of, following in the footsteps of the superb Dinorwig and Cruachan schemes and, once built, generating zero waste and pollution. Hopefully wind turbines will be included to move water from bottom to top reservoirs more frequently and increase the generating time of the station. Good luck to the project team for a successful and timely completion.
Guys, This all sounds very laudable but several plants have already been built in the UK that recycle the fibre board and produce new boards using a steam process which was operating about 20 years ago. So NOTHING new there so who is kidding who as this is NOT new technology and why would such a large group invest in such a small plant???? John Squire
Keep it going! Hydrogen and electric vehicles can save the UK!
Isn''t that chipboard in your picture, rather than MDF?
From where does the hydrogen originate, and by what means is it stored on the car? What is the power rating of the vehicle? Richard Phillips
@KAREN BAINES We do need to keep the strict rules in place on smokeless fuels only in residential areas. However, biomass (wood pellet) burning power stations (with strict emission-control standards applied) are much less polluting compared to the same amount of wood burned in a forest fire. Biomass burning is indeed carbon neutral over the life cycle of the plant so it offers a low cost back up power supply to intermittent renewable energy. Biomass-burning done right is a good renewable energy solution.
"But Holmes, my patients are still suffering from breathing London''s polluted air, lower carbon emissions notwithstanding" Watson complained. Holmes jabbed his finger out of the window of number 221b at the traffic moving slowly along Baker Street. "There''s your culprit Watson. The internal combustion engine, millions of them in London alone!" Holmes proclaimed. "What''s to be done, Holmes?" Watson asked. "We simply can''t go on like this!" "Hydrogen fuel-cells for electric vehicles, to speed up refuelling and make range-anxiety a thing of the past", Holmes opined, thoughtfully. "For buses, commercial and heavy goods vehicles too, Holmes? Is it practical? Is it affordable?", a note of doubt entering Watson''s voice. "Show me Holmes, I want to see it with my own eyes." "There''s a demonstration fleet of 10 hydrogen buses in Aberdeen, Scotland, according to this web-site." Holmes said as he clicked his mouse, his curiosity aroused. aberdeeninvestlivevisit.co.uk/ Invest/Aberdeens-Economy/City-Projects/H2-Aberdeen/Hydrogen-Bus/Hydrogen-Bus-Project.aspx Scottish Scientist Independent Scientific Adviser for Scotland scottishscientist.wordpress.com * Double Tidal Lagoon Baseload Scheme * Off-Shore Electricity from Wind, Solar and Hydrogen Power * World s biggest-ever pumped-storage hydro-scheme, for Scotland? * Modelling of wind and pumped-storage power * Scotland Electricity Generation my plan for 2020