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Thu Nov 27, 2014, 07:56 PM

 

Renewable energy overtakes nuclear as Scotland's top power source

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/27/renewable-energy-overtakes-nuclear-as-scotlands-top-power-source

Renewable energy in Scotland from wind farms, hydro power plants and other clean technologies provided the single largest source of electricity to the country for the first time, in the first half of 2014, new industry figures will show on Thursday.

Analysis by the trade body Scottish Renewables shows that renewables produced nearly one third more power than nuclear, coal or gas in the first six months of the year, generating a record 10.4 terawatt hours (TWh) during the six-month period.

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Reply Renewable energy overtakes nuclear as Scotland's top power source (Original post)
grahamhgreen Nov 2014 OP
BeanMusical Nov 2014 #1
valerief Nov 2014 #2
grahamhgreen Nov 2014 #3
SoCalDem Nov 2014 #4
grahamhgreen Nov 2014 #5
SoCalDem Nov 2014 #8
SomethingFishy Nov 2014 #9
Brother Buzz Nov 2014 #6
grahamhgreen Nov 2014 #7
U4ikLefty Nov 2014 #10
Quantess Dec 2014 #11

Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 09:38 PM

1. Kick and R.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 10:33 PM

2. Hoot man! nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 03:46 AM

3. :)

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 06:35 AM

4. It is just so ignorant to NOT take advantage

of free & clean energy.. I know it costs up front to set up the mechanism to use it, but why not just do it, and then reap the benefits forever...

I would prefer to hire people to monitor/repair/modify clean systems than to hire people to dig for coal/explore for oil/frack the planet to death..

The sad thing is that most people just want things to work when they plug something in or flip a switch/...they must be educated so the want to use clean energy..

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 01:36 PM

5. Not sure I understand ur last paragraph...

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 06:13 PM

8. Because many people are reluctant to spend the money to switch

I stated it in-artfully ...............mea culpa

Of course our media always focuses on how expensive it is to switch, instead of taking the time to explain how important it is for the future.

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 06:17 PM

9. Not just the media...

I have seen people here adamant about how safe nuclear power is and how clean energy just isn't feasible..

And now that it has been proven wrong, it will be "well it's not feasible for America"

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 01:51 PM

6. Donald Trump: I can see those fucking ugly windmills from Ireland

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/459546/Donald-Trump-pulls-plug-on-second-Scottish-golf-course-in-wind-farm-row

"Wind farms are a disaster for Scotland like Pan Am 103, an abomination, only sustained with government subsidy." - Donald the Troglodyte Trump

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 02:06 PM

7. Evil incarnate. How bout he try paying his fair share of taxes?

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 06:34 PM

10. If it isn't Scottish, it's crap!!!

sorry, it's a reflex

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 03:03 AM

11. Good news!

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