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Nicholson said a crisis last winter, when the UK came within 24 hours of running out of gas, was averted only because heavy users of energy cut back significantly.

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Is this the VI of nuclear power pushing things though?

10,000 wind turbines provide more than enough energy needs for the increase expected by 2020 so why don't we just build a 1000 or so a year until then?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5162568.stm

The UK government is expected to say nuclear power is "economically viable" when it unveils an energy review on Tuesday, a report has said.

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Is this the VI of nuclear power pushing things though?

10,000 wind turbines provide more than enough energy needs for the increase expected by 2020 so why don't we just build a 1000 or so a year until then?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5162568.stm

The UK government is expected to say nuclear power is "economically viable" when it unveils an energy review on Tuesday, a report has said.

On average having windmills may be a good idea if you could also persuade people to accept them. The problem is that since electricity cannot be stored you have to generate it constantly and match supply and demand. Therefore on average isnt good enough. Its those cold still winter days with no wind and those (admittedly few) days of hot sunny weather in summer. The windmill companies have to place backup supply contracts with more conventional producers which make the whole thing really expensive.

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You have to admire the spin doctors and their pals in the media - what perfect timing - I suspect that most of this "energy crisis" hype was preparing the ground for nuclear.

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  • 301 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



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