Tilbury used to burn coal to produce power, so too Drax - which now burns owt [biomass whatever] and coal.
What perplexes me and call me a stick-in-the-mud, a pragmatist if you like. I mean, I'm maybe not as green as the next bod but in the recent cold days of February just passed, upwards of 50% of our power was provided by............YES you've guessed it = COAL!
What with the EU credits [carbon subsidy] being cut in the near term [which will add an enormous financial burden on Drax] and eventual closure imminent
under the LCPD - there is going to be a considerable [fekkin great big black hole] in our ability to produce enough electricity to warm homes - let alone fire the engines of industry.
The plants have run for a total of 97,218 hours between January 2008 and February 2011, equivalent to 51.17 percent of their quota. The programme still has nearly five years to run but LCPD forces eight UK coal-fired units to close after 20,000 hours and three oil-fired plants to close after 10,000 hours of operation, or by December 31, 2015, whichever comes first. At this rate, the entire estate could be closing down up to two years early.
So said Doc North in 2011
, I reckon he is about right - 2013 will be the year of the cuts - black-outs, I mean.
CB on the case too, Dave's case that is......
What is it going to take for these nutters to see sense? Or, do they really want mass protest, it comes down to either telling the EU to go forth and multiply and also to "stuff the green energy agenda" or it will mean Dave's premature end - what's it gonna be DAVE?
Show us who you really care about Dave, us or the EU?