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Offline Rapunzel

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UK weaning itself off of coal. And electricity.
« on: August 31, 2013, 06:52:32 PM »

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Re: UK weaning itself off of coal. And electricity.
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2013, 06:53:56 PM »
If you think about it the UK is a petri dish of what not to do's - if only anyone was paying attention... on everything from health care to immigration to global warming hype.

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Re: UK weaning itself off of coal. And electricity.
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2013, 09:24:24 PM »
[[ According to Reuters, the U.K. is set to lose more than 12 gigawatts of generating capacity in the next two years. Currently, the country operates 13 coal plants, but nearly half are slated to close by 2015, and all of them could be shut down by 2023, according to government figures. ]]

How long before the place resembles the town in Atlas Shrugged where Dagny Taggart and Hank Rearden discover the abandoned factory?

This time, the countryside will be dark and the empty buildings will house the disintegrating remains of boilers and generators...

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Re: UK weaning itself off of coal. And electricity.
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2013, 09:41:14 PM »
[[ According to Reuters, the U.K. is set to lose more than 12 gigawatts of generating capacity in the next two years. Currently, the country operates 13 coal plants, but nearly half are slated to close by 2015, and all of them could be shut down by 2023, according to government figures. ]]

How long before the place resembles the town in Atlas Shrugged where Dagny Taggart and Hank Rearden discover the abandoned factory?

This time, the countryside will be dark and the empty buildings will house the disintegrating remains of boilers and generators...

Should the UK and northern Europe enter another mini ice age like they experienced off and on between middle 1300's to the late 1700's to early 1800's they will be clamoring for coal.  BTW that goes for the USA as well.....

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Re: UK weaning itself off of coal. And electricity.
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2013, 02:00:49 AM »
[[ According to Reuters, the U.K. is set to lose more than 12 gigawatts of generating capacity in the next two years. Currently, the country operates 13 coal plants, but nearly half are slated to close by 2015, and all of them could be shut down by 2023, according to government figures. ]]

How long before the place resembles the town in Atlas Shrugged where Dagny Taggart and Hank Rearden discover the abandoned factory?

This time, the countryside will be dark and the empty buildings will house the disintegrating remains of boilers and generators...

With only the flickering of animal fat candles to lessen the darkness.


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