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Spot on James and right now I am watching a documentary on it. Interesting and informative.

Powering Britain BBC2 7.30-8.00 Thursday October 29th 2020

Series 1 Episode 1. Wind

https://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme ... 1-e1-wind/

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BBC2 right now, about to end but worth looking on iPlayer, Powering Britain. :)

Sorry Neil posted while I was typing but I'll post this anyway!!

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I watched that all through, a good presenter, not OTT like some and brave too.

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Available for a month on I-player here
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 11:36
Available for a month on I-player here
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Going to watch that this evening, given I can find it on my smart TV iPlayer :) Sounds good...

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UK fusion experiment used in hunt for clean energy

"A pioneering nuclear fusion experiment based in Oxfordshire has been switched on for the first time.
Mast Upgrade could clear some of the hurdles to delivering clean, limitless energy for the grid.
Fusion differs from fission, the technology used by existing nuclear power plants, because it could release vast amounts of energy with little associated radioactivity."

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54741375


..........it'll still be 20 years before they can produce electricity cheaply at scale though :lol:

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bobins wrote:
30 Oct 2020, 18:06
delivering clean, limitless energy for the grid.
That's almost what they said about nuclear back in the halcyon days... 'The electricity so produced would be so cheap it would be pointless to meter it...'

It'll be good if fusion finally delivers all it promises, even if it does take 20 years :D

And good to see the UK leading on some ground-breaking research too...

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This is the most hilarious thread EVER :D

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Watched the piece by Simon Jack BBC Business editor on Sizewell C.
There are many vested interests in Sizewell C the biggest of which are our old friends French State-owned Electricite De France...you might remember them from such things as running the entire UK Nuclear Industry (but not responsible for any decomissioning costs) and construction of Hinkley Point C over in Somerset in conjunction with a Chinese State owned Company CGN designing and building the Plant.

Of course they have learnt so many things in the course of designing and building Hinkley Point C that the model just gets ported over to Suffolk and hey presto in 10 years time we have the first green electricity being pumped into our homes and industry. 20-30 years later time for decommisioning. Not to worry EDF will have made their business model work, and will also be able to make a profit when they and their Chinese partners are the only firm in town who have the ability to decomission their own reactors, and the competitive tender with a list of 1 preferred supplier is won. Still no need to factor that in to the price of electricity for the plants operating years because if they did the whole project would be a non starter.

Anyway I expect it to go ahead, big civil engineering project, construction jobs, economic boost, and we've started so we'll finish, and we might get sued for changing our mind, is likely to be too much to turn back now. One good thing about the inordinate length of time it takes to progress such projects is that it might give time to see if they can make Hinkley C work, before they start in earnest on Sizewell C.

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Surely I didn't detect an almost imperceptible level of synicism there did I Neil? :rofl2:

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Its in the eye/ear of the beholder and the beholder might well be spot-on Mick. :-D

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Bloody shame the building of Wylfa B on Anglesey has been scuppered... If ever there was an area of the UK that really needed the economic benefits it would bring it was Anglesey...

Another case of South East bias I fear...

Yes, I'm a bit of a cynic in my old age too :twisted:

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CitroJim wrote:
31 Oct 2020, 13:48

Yes, I'm a bit of a cynic in my old age too :twisted:
"Old age?" Jim you are still on the upper side of middle aged and don't let anyone tell you different!! I'm on the extreme of middle aged with just a couple of years to go to qualify for "old" and I was at junior school when you were born!! :-D

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Mick, 🤣🤣🤣

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mickthemaverick wrote:
31 Oct 2020, 12:13
Surely I didn't detect an almost imperceptible level of cynicism there did I Neil? :rofl2:
Well Monday is big quiz night on tv....Mastermind/Only Connect/University Challenge and more often than not the FCF discussions contribute to unexpected right answers :-D So greek philosophy cropped up on UC tonight and having an tangental delve from Mick's comment into the original cycnics from Ancient Greece, Diogenes and his mates, I came up with Cynicism, as a correct answer to one of the questions tonight.

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