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A few sites I've stumbled across recently....
As of this moment, the "Currently Discussing" section on the sidebar reads:
What's the Met Office for?Denying the Science
Says it all, really.
Well that's it! Scratch me off the list of sceptics. There's no alternative but to join the consensus. This is serious!
Best to knock back as many as I can before the inevitable occurs.
We hear a lot about wind turbine operators being paid for switching off but isn't that just the tip of an iceberg. Presumably, non-renewable sources would be compensated for reducing output when demand is low and the wind is blowing. From what little I understand,in Germany operators get paid at 90% of their nominal capacity when switch off is requested which when considering typical operating efficiency of 20%, or so, means that they get 3-4 Times the amount they do when actually working!As for STOR, or whatever it's called, the backup to the grid that comprises a multiplicity of diesel generators either in planned standby or as existing industrial or commercial use, then how much does that all cost?If part of the grid goes down as it did in the North of Scotland recently then are affected renewables compensated?Yes, too many questions for unthreaded but maybe a suitable topic for a Discussion thread started by someone who has good working knowledge of the renewable/baseload generation (Philip Bratby?)It may prove illuminating to give numbers to the real costs to the UK economy of Government Energy Strategies as of now and in the past. It may even provide references for interested journalists (David Rose?) who may be in a position to lay the facts before a wider audience:)
GrantB: "the word "quantum" appears frequently in the generated text. Perhaps Alan Sokal was involved in the hermeneutics of the project."He was, and was not.
Simon: Excellent, and illuminating, joke! Thank you for the Pâques-ish humour.
HaroldWSuch fun playing with the generator. I can hardly wait for the iplayer version.
The link didn't make it: http://fundermental.blogspot.ca/2011/05/peer-review-changing-lightbulb.html?spref=tw
A historian's view of Peer Review
Happy Easter all, and Thanks! to the Bishop!
HaroldW - the word "quantum" appears frequently in the generated text. Perhaps Alan Sokal was involved in the hermeneutics of the project.
Make yourselves ready!
Fracking to deliver tens of billions to UK supply chain
" Firms must start equipping themselves to ensure they capitalise on the potential for tens of thousands of jobs the industry could create, according to a major report "
Whoots I have done it again Sorry Paul Paul Homewood's Blog.
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