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    Re: A Modest Proposal for Generating the Nation's Power

    If I were going to lay one I'd start with an artillery company, so that's two of us.
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    Re: A Modest Proposal for Generating the Nation's Power

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    There's two sorts of tidal power generation. There's the submerged buoy which goes up and down in ellipses pumping an arm to a generator and you can have a lot of those and the more wavy it gets the more power you can extract. Then there's the barrage, where you trap all the incoming water into an estuary using the incoming tide to drive turbine generators, and then let the outgoing tide out through turbine generators and get double your money. The UK, Nova Scotia and Japan are good for those because they get up to 30 foot tides.
    Thanks for explaining that, spot.

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    The question was what do you think of the suggestion :-)
    It sounds like an effective method. You'd have to pick the estuaries wisely to avoid disturbing fish and wild bird populations, but a good idea.

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    Wandrin thinks barrage is something to do with gunfire.
    I did, yes, and was glad when it was explained to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    Wandrin thinks barrage is something to do with gunfire.
    How very odd - I thought it was a well known concept :-

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidal_barrage

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    I was taught Geography by a former Captain of a World War One artillery company and he never mentioned army service once in my hearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I was taught Geography by a former Captain of a World War One artillery company and he never mentioned army service once in my hearing.
    but no doubt provided a barrage of information about geography :-)

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    He had rubber stamp rollers the size of exercise book pages with maps of countries and continents and it took him two minutes to run a copy into everyone's homework book. Very efficient, that.
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    Re: A Modest Proposal for Generating the Nation's Power

    Quote Originally Posted by Wandrin View Post
    You'd have to pick the estuaries wisely to avoid disturbing fish and wild bird populations, but a good idea.

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    Re: A Modest Proposal for Generating the Nation's Power

    Quote Originally Posted by Wandrin View Post
    Thanks for explaining that, spot.



    It sounds like an effective method. You'd have to pick the estuaries wisely to avoid disturbing fish and wild bird populations, but a good idea.
    That's why the Severn Barrage keeps getting knocked back - the eco-warriors are worried that it would disturb the salt flats and their inhabitants.

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