I wanted to bring this to the attention of our UK members primarily.
as my spider senses are tingling
Hunterston B has officially been given the OK to be turned back on after being closed down over fears of safety due to cracks in the graphite reactor
The UK's nuclear energy commission gave the green light to the government to restart the reactor.
EDF energy restart Hunterston B
(the BBC contains images of the reactor cracks)
Hunterston B crack in reactor graphite
Scotland has been quite good with its energy generation as of late , and increase their renewables output to meet the government goal for 2030 to be
given the increase in our green energy it makes absolutely no sense what so ever to restart the reactor when our energy from renewables is
At the start of 2019, Scotland had 11.0 gigawatts (GW) of installed renewable electricity capacity. Renewable electricity generation in
Scotland was 26,708 GWh in 2018, making up 74% of gross electricity consumption. Scottish renewable generation makes up approximately 25% of total
UK renewable generation. In 2015, Scotland exported over 28.9 per cent of generation.
this excerpt taken from Scotlands energy PDF
Generation in Q1 & Q2 would power the equivalent of all households in Scotland for approximately 18 months. (based on average annual household
According to the EDF hunterston B page on their site , Hunterston provides 965MW to the national grid in a years service
which is 0.9 million homes.
So it would be safe to say that there is no reason why Scotland would need the extra 965MW generation , if the energy we generated from renewables
alone in Q1 and Q2 is enough to power all the homes in scotland for 18 months.
So who exactly is this energy for ? it doesnt appear to be required for Scotland since the renewables cover our demand
Then where is that electricity going I wonder ?
if you dont know about the grid then this is the answer
In the electricity sector in the United Kingdom the National Grid is the high-voltage electric power transmission network serving Great Britain,
connecting power stations and major substations and ensuring that electricity generated anywhere on it can be used to satisfy demand
Could it be due to the power cuts in London when the national grid failed that our government in Westminster want full coverage for the rest of the UK
coming up to a general election and winter, there is no telling what could happen to the grid as it was knocked out in part by a lightning strike.
if you refer to these power cuts by the grid you can see Scotland had only one power cut on the Island of Tiree
compared to the 6 in England
power cut map
So is it the case that the UK government along with the Nuclear regulator for the UK has given the green light to re-open the reactor despite its
safety concerns , in order to produce power to provide energy to mitigate any power cuts coming up to the end of brexit and the general election and
winter of discontent(my emphasis)
So the safety of Scotland is once again left to the side when the demands for coverage are required for the rest of the UK.
I have already raised a petition to my MSP to shut down and close the ageing nuclear facility.
We do not need a nuclear incident coming up to the general election and we certainly dont need a nuclear incident leading up to Indyref2
as we'd likely be told if it fails , its Scotlands fault , we wouldnt be fit to govern and the EU would be less likely to admit us as we cant even
regulate a nuclear reactor.
So why are Scotland put under threat of nuclear incident ?
why should our nation need to take the risk to produce electricity for the rest of the UK ?
I mean a nuclear incident would be bad for the whole of the UK
not just Scotland, but apparently our government are totally ok with running a failing old reactor , and totally ok with having trident sit and rust
in the clyde .
CONSPIRACY JOKES - (for those of you who want to know , this is the origin story for my new game im creating "techno clans of Alba Ur 2095"
scotland has nuclear accidents , falls into feudal clan state )
Also I do think its possibly conspiracy , by the tories since Peter Greshon owns it
I mean cmon what would ruin scotlands independence campaign , oh I dunno maybe a nuclear reactor meltdown
"oh seee scotland , you are too wee and too stupid and too unsafe to run your own country, so we are taking all of your devolved powers back and your
national grid Plc
edit on 28-11-2019 by sapien82 because: (no reason given)