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Is Wind Power Ineffective and Costly?

There has been another spate of articles about wind being costly and ineffective. How much do subsidies for wind cost? Well according to the London School of Economics about £6 per year on the average household bill1. This is slightly lower than the estimate of £7.74 given by the RenewableUK2. These figures also ignore the […]

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Importing French Nuclear Generated Electricity

I have heard many people argue that we HAVE to import electricity from France. The fact is that the decision on whether to import or export electricity is purely financial. If it is cheaper to buy electricity from abroad this will happen. First of all let us get the electricity imports into perspective. This is […]

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Nuclear Produces Less Than 4% Of Our Energy

It is often stated that nuclear produces 20% of our energy needs. This is wrong since it produces less than 20% of our our electricity. Electricity is only 18% of our energy.  

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Wind vs Nuclear in India

“No, no – it wasn’t China – it was India which is producing lots of nuclear plants”. Well its time to get those spreadsheets out again! Data here The average construction time is over 9 years.

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Nuclear / Wind Power In China

China did have the most ambitious nuclear programme in the world until putting it on hold after Fukushima. Various targets have been quoted but the one of 30GW seems the most realistic. It was predicted that China would get 30GW of wind capacity by the end of 2010 (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/03/business/energy-environment/03renew.html?_r=1). In fact, according to Chinese Renewable […]

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Wind vs Nuclear

This graph shows the capacity installed per year for nuclear power verses wind power. The installed capacity is not necessarily the actual power produced since none of them work 100% of the time. Despite this it is easy to see that wind is growing and nuclear is dieing. What industry would you invest in? The […]

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