Tuesday, 17 December 2019
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Now the GE is done and dusted, and with MP’s returning to Parliament today to begin being sworn in, we’ve locked the GE Thread last night, and you can now use this one for any Westminster related stuff.

Anything Brexit related will be moved to the ongoing Brexit Thread!

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8 months ago
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#288865
8 months ago
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#288868
A respectable Tory? More deluded than I thought.

Good news for fishermen though
Government says polluters can dump risky sewage into rivers as Brexit disrupts water treatment



What a load of codswallop.

So, they are short of ferric acid for Third stage cleaning (mainly used to reduce H2S) due to a supply chain issue, that being the lack of truckers, and it's all Brexit's fault, what a load of bxxxcks !!

The Industry has know for donkey's years that more truckers were leaving and retiring way in excess of joining (30k a year leaving in Germany and 3k a year joining)

They have sat on there hands the chicken's have come home to roost...........
8 months ago
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#289269
I see that custom checks on goods from the EU are to be delayed yet again, whilst exporters from here to the EU have to provide additional paperwork, incur additional costs and reorganise their businesses. It's all due to Covid and worldwide distribution issues apparently - it's strange how a slow, 27 nation bureaucratic EU don't seem to have been affected as much by those.
Still....at least we have resolved the border issues and 'taken back control'.
Now, who forgot to turn on that oven?
8 months ago
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#289292
We now need to pay additional national insurance to save the NHS. What happened to £350m a week?
8 months ago
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#289293
Yep, I forgot to mention that one - I would just have been accused of being a bitter remoaner not willing to accept the result if I had mind.
8 months ago
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#289298
We now need to pay additional national insurance to save the NHS. What happened to £350m a week?


Well given Covid has cost the NHS an additional £1,000,000,000 per MONTH the £350m looks like loose change !

40 new Hospitals will help make a hole in the budget I think.
8 months ago
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#289303
We now need to pay additional national insurance to save the NHS. What happened to £350m a week?


Well given Covid has cost the NHS an additional £1,000,000,000 per MONTH the £350m looks like loose change !

40 new Hospitals will help make a hole in the budget I think.


£350,000,000 per week is more than £1,000,000,000 per month!
8 months ago
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#289667
We can all marvel at the great job the tories have done since they came into power and it just gets better and better with each passing week.
8 months ago
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#289672
Electricity shortages, food shortages, no turkeys for Christmas. Its like living in world war 2
8 months ago
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#289675
Looks like your friends in the East are playing war games with the gas
8 months ago
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#289676
We need to stop talking about renewables and get a move on the reliance on gas etc, being supplied from abroad is as being proved now not a good idea especially when we as a country keep sticking two fingers up at the rest of the world, other than kissing the Americans back sides. Who will screw us over happily.
I believe that domestic heating will go from gas to hydrogen in the future maybe it’s time to push on with that now, natural gas has been in decline for a long time now and was always going to be either in short supply or gone altogether and yet we are still pushing on building thousands of houses/businesses and heating them with gas.
8 months ago
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#289677
I would have thought self-reliance through renewables was the way to go? Solar and wind technology must be moving on quickly? There must be a point on the horizon where 1 solar panel will provide enough electricity to power and heat a house?

If we have to buy anything from anyone, you can guarantee Johnson will put Tory donors in the middle, so we overpay.
8 months ago
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#289681
We need to stop talking about renewables and get a move on the reliance on gas etc, being supplied from abroad is as being proved now not a good idea especially when we as a country keep sticking two fingers up at the rest of the world, other than kissing the Americans back sides. Who will screw us over happily.
I believe that domestic heating will go from gas to hydrogen in the future maybe it’s time to push on with that now, natural gas has been in decline for a long time now and was always going to be either in short supply or gone altogether and yet we are still pushing on building thousands of houses/businesses and heating them with gas.


There is no shortage of gas, or electricity base load generation. This issue is about market opportunism and price caps to protect the consumer.

Most energy suppliers are in a race to the bottom, and unless massively funded they don't the have the capital or reserves to hedge the market fluctuations. So, they will go bust, lots of them.

But what were they anyway ? Glorified brokers...............

I would have thought self-reliance through renewables was the way to go? Solar and wind technology must be moving on quickly? There must be a point on the horizon where 1 solar panel will provide enough electricity to power and heat a house?

If we have to buy anything from anyone, you can guarantee Johnson will put Tory donors in the middle, so we overpay.


A mixture of renewables will win the race. As it is, last year (or 2019) was the most efficient (profitable) for wind, this year will be the opposite. Trouble is, we have hung to much on the offshore wind peg.
8 months ago
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#289685
Money needs to be invested in tidal power, we're surrounded by it, and if the waves stop we are truly screwed.
7 months ago
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#291525
Please tell me this is true?! :p

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7 months ago
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#291526
A mixture of renewables will win the race. As it is, last year (or 2019) was the most efficient (profitable) for wind, this year will be the opposite. Trouble is, we have hung to much on the offshore wind peg.


I thought the idea was to use huge battery storage sites to draw from during calm weather.
More hydo electricity is another solution, but where you expand that to in a country as small as ours would need some thought.
7 months ago
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#291530
A mixture of renewables will win the race. As it is, last year (or 2019) was the most efficient (profitable) for wind, this year will be the opposite. Trouble is, we have hung to much on the offshore wind peg.


I thought the idea was to use huge battery storage sites to draw from during calm weather.
More hydo electricity is another solution, but where you expand that to in a country as small as ours would need some thought.


Their is an app that shows real time generation and CO2 emissions for the UK.

It gives a breakdown of where our current energy is coming from, and make up

Hydro is just above coal at 1.4% (coal 1.3%)

If your interested, the app is called GridCarbon
7 months ago
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#291533
Money needs to be invested in tidal power, we're surrounded by it, and if the waves stop we are truly screwed.


What if the moon disappears like in Space 1999? You haven't thought this through have you? The only solution is to burn car tyres
7 months ago
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#291534
A mixture of renewables will win the race. As it is, last year (or 2019) was the most efficient (profitable) for wind, this year will be the opposite. Trouble is, we have hung to much on the offshore wind peg.


I thought the idea was to use huge battery storage sites to draw from during calm weather.
More hydo electricity is another solution, but where you expand that to in a country as small as ours would need some thought.



Pumped hydro is essentially a battery, use excess (or cheap) power, pump water uphill and let it flow when needed (or more profitable)

There was a new link opened between us and norway this week, so we can access their hydro power when it's calm and they can take excess wind power when it's really windy

https://northsealink.com/
7 months ago
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#291557
Main problem with wind power and solar are the winter months.
As regards solar, during winter the sun is lower in the sky and daylight is much shorter
During a long calm winter cold spell, there is more home heating and very little wind generation..

Tidal would generate electricity all year round, except for the peaks of high and low tide every day.
7 months ago
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#291563
You would get tidal power 24 hours a day if you had multi locations as slack water occurs at different times around the country. For example there is 4 hours 20 minutes difference between high tide at Greenock and Ullapool today
7 months ago
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#292329
Is it me or does the two new proposed councils for Cumbria look like a cat licking an old persons head.
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