posted on Dec, 22 2010 @ 11:05 PM
Originally posted by SparkyP
It was only a matter of time till they blamed us for polluting and making us pay for it lol.
No, they're not taxing you
directly, they're blaming the utilities owning the coal / gas plants so they're taxing them, the expense is passed
. The end result is that coal / gas are less competitive. There's a difference. Taxing you would be pointless as the only thing it
would do is increase your efficiency, but wouldn't change the source of the power.
Why don't we just fill a desert with solar panels, surely this would be more affective!
Because the UK doesn't have a desert, and it's not very practical to transmit power all the way from Northern Africa to the UK. Solar is also less
reliable than wind, and around three times more expensive.
CC = Combined Cycle
IGCC = Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle
CCS = Carbon Capture and Sequestration
PF = Pulverized fuel
FOAK = First of a kind
CCGT = Combined Cycle Gas Turbine
I vote Nuclear because the words "low cost, low carbon" come to mind. Also, to my understanding all of the existing infrastructure has been fully paid
for, but needs replacement. Hence the cost of electricity is going to go up to pay for the new infrastructure, whether the UK builds cheap energy
sources or not.
edit on 22/12/10 by C0bzz because: (no reason given)