Finn Jensen asks this question at the end of his post on Germany’s energy transition.
The answer may lie in the way that successive UK governments have allowed themselves to be captured by fossil fuel and nuclear companies.
Blackshawhead Environmental Action Team’s Finn Jensen commented on Dodgy nuclear documents, that
“Germany plans a 25% reduction in their electricity demand but the UK plans for 50% increase. If Germany can do UK should be able to do the same.”
Here Finn outlines Germany’s “breathtaking” transition from fossil fuels and nuclear power to renewable energy.
The MDA Report on Proposed Water Turbine Facilities at the Mytholm Works site seems to lack basic information about the potential of the proposed installation. I can see no figure for the water flow which would enter the turbine. Without this figure, it’s impossible to calculate the potential output of a hydro electricity generator.
This means that there is no evidence to support the Report’s claims about the amount of electricity the proposed installation would generate. These claims are also very unclear, with the Report giving different figures for the power output – either 120-140kW, or 375kW.
Here is some information about different types of home renewable heating systems
Transform UK‘s Offshore Valuation Group reports that one third of the UK’s offshore wind, wave and tidal resource could generate the electricity equivalent of 1billion barrels of oil a year, matching North Sea oil & gas production.
Transform UK is an alliance of groups campaigning for low carbon investment in Britain. The Energy Bill Revolution is one of its campaigns
From August 1st, households and businesses installing solar photovoltaic panels will receive 16p per kilowatt hour of electricity generated, down from the previous rate of 21p/kilowatt hour.
Community groups need to act fast if they want to apply for funding to install low carbon heating – solar thermal, biomass boilers or heat pumps – in homes or other buildings.
First stage bids for funding from the Community Low Carbon Heating Scheme (part of the Renewable Heat Premium Payment ) need to be with the Energy Saving Trust (EST) by 7th September.