Thursday, 14 March 2019

The 100% UK Low-Carbon Electricity Gold Medal Goes to Nuclear - £65 Billion for 60 Years.


But what about 100% low-carbon electricity from wind and solar power with backup?

The UK uses 340 TWh of electricity every year. It is inconceivable the landscape desecration, from wind and solar farms Germany's residents find acceptable, would be allowed to happen in the UK.

Reasonable apportioning of wind and solar might be:
Solar PV 10%; Onshore Wind 30%%; Offshore wind 60%

Solar PV would cost £86 billion to generate for 60 years:

Onshore Wind would cost £115 billion to generate for 60 years:

Offshore Wind would cost £276 billion to generate for 60 years:

Fossil-fuelled CCGTs are used to backup renewables. At peak times of demand, regular periods of low wind and solar conditions need some 60 GW of CCGT capacity to guarantee supply. CCGTs would cost £50 billion to generate for 60 years:

100% UK Low[ish]-Carbon electricity generated from wind & solar + backup for 60 years, tots up to:
£527 billion.

That is 8X the cost of 100% Low-Carbon electricity generated from nuclear power for 60 years:

8X the cost; 17X to 27X the use of precious material resources; 100X the scenic desecration, ecological destruction, species wipe-out and waste-mountains.

Claire Perry, the Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, has mandated the Committee for Climate Change [CCC], chaired by Lord Deben, to dictate the technological path to meet a ‘Zero Emissions by 2050’ target. The Minister has already decided to significantly increase offshore wind to generate 30% of the UK’s electricity by 2030.

The CCC is manifestly pro-renewables/anti-nuclear and Lord Deben is under a cloud of investigation for his links to financial income from bio-fuelled [i.e. renewable technology] Drax Power Station.

The CCC are wilfully ignoring burgeoning developments in nuclear power reactors which can allow the UK to meet the ‘Zero Emissions by 2050’ target at a fraction of the cost of renewables and 1/100th of the environmental impact.

It’s up to us to let the Government know of the penalty WE will pay if they do not adopt advanced nuclear power plants as the
Low-Carbon way forward!

The 100% UK Low-Carbon Electricity Gold Medal Goes to Nuclear - £65 Billion for 60 Years.

But what about 100% low-carbon electricity from wind and solar power with backup? The UK uses 340 TWh of electricity every year. It is...