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    Re: Trump: The World's worst enemy.

    Oh, it's not as bad as all that, Bro. I mean, it will take years for anything to really change, and saner heads may prevail.
    And they will have to find that "Clean Coal" he keeps babbling about before he can get much else accomplished.
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    We have clean coal, we export it. It's just been announced that the worlds biggest offshore wind farm is about to be built off my local coast. After of course a three year feasibility study. I'll be surprised if it goes ahead.

    The wind farm — which would be built 10–25 kilometres offshore in waters near Port Albert — would spread over 570 square kilometres in Commonwealth waters, and could provide 18 per cent of the state's energy.
    Offshore wind farm proposed for waters off Victoria's Gippsland - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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    Re: Trump: The World's worst enemy.

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    We have clean coal, we export it. It's just been announced that the worlds biggest offshore wind farm is about to be built off my local coast. After of course a three year feasibility study. I'll be surprised if it goes ahead.



    Offshore wind farm proposed for waters off Victoria's Gippsland - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
    I know that the article says the offshore wind is consistent but that has to be relative. At a fifth of your supply you cannot afford to be becalmed so it would be interesting to see what backup facilities are proposed.

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    Re: Trump: The World's worst enemy.

    Must admit clean coal sounds a bit euphemistic to me. Clean in comparison to what? It's still a fossil fuel...

    Anyway, nice to have some good news on this issue:Renewables provide more than half UK energy for first time - BBC News

    My opinion on nuclear power has varied over the years but in the end I think Fukushima and Chernobyl mean I'm against it if it can at all be avoided but accept that we may have a power gap we have to fill. The report suggests that power gap may not be as bad as I feared, especially if other renewables develop as fast as offshore wind farms appear to have done.
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    Re: Trump: The World's worst enemy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clodhopper View Post
    Must admit clean coal sounds a bit euphemistic to me. Clean in comparison to what? It's still a fossil fuel...

    Anyway, nice to have some good news on this issue:Renewables provide more than half UK energy for first time - BBC News

    My opinion on nuclear power has varied over the years but in the end I think Fukushima and Chernobyl mean I'm against it if it can at all be avoided but accept that we may have a power gap we have to fill. The report suggests that power gap may not be as bad as I feared, especially if other renewables develop as fast as offshore wind farms appear to have done.
    But you note that the government are classifying nuclear as renewable for this comparison?

    After all, there has to be something to tide us over when there's a big high sitting over us and not a breath of wind - and given that the eco-warriers won't let us build a tidal barrage across the Severn estuary it looks like nuclear will be in the mix for a long time to come.

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    Re: Trump: The World's worst enemy.

    Seems I'm in good company:

    Stephen Hawking calls for a return to the moon as Earth’s clock runs out

    ...Global�*warming is a threat, too, a view he knows is not shared by President Trump, “who may just have taken the most serious and wrong decision on climate change this world has seen.
    Bryn:

    But you note that the government are classifying nuclear as renewable for this comparison?
    From the article:

    National Grid reported that, on Wednesday lunchtime, power from wind, solar, hydro and wood pellet burning supplied 50.7% of UK energy.
    Add in nuclear, and by 2pm low carbon sources were producing 72.1% of electricity in Great Britain.
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    Re: Trump: The World's worst enemy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clodhopper View Post
    Seems I'm in good company:

    Stephen Hawking calls for a return to the moon as Earth’s clock runs out



    Bryn:



    From the article:



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    My apologies, I don't know how I missed that and picked up on :-

    The National Grid, the body that owns and manages the power supply around the UK, said in a tweet: "For the first time ever this lunchtime wind, nuclear and solar were all generating more than both gas and coal combined."

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    Re: Trump: The World's worst enemy.

    ...been there, done that...

    In the end I only bothered to bring it up again because I think you'd appreciate the correction.
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    Re: Trump: The World's worst enemy.

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    I have to disagree with Dr Hawking. We need to learn how to live on THIS planet before we are allowed to go wandering off like Cosmic Bedouins trekking across the galaxy, consuming resources, and leaving our mess behind.
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