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by Mark
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: War brewing over Nile dam
Replies: 20
Views: 1477

Re: War brewing over Nile dam

& here it is.....

Linking solar and wind power in eastern Africa with operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41560-021-00799-5
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41560-021-00799-5.epdf
by Mark
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8329
Views: 259964

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Right decision taken a bit late. Could be descriptive of the whole Covid saga. Exactly, timing is EVERYTHING in this pandemic. Just a few days delay can have enormous consequences, but we never seem to learn.... The cynic in me thinks it no coincidence that BoJo was about to trot off to India.... H...
by Mark
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8329
Views: 259964

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Have a read of this: https://twitter.com/chrischirp/status/1382316137225027595?s=19 And India isn't on UK red list! Could the Indian 'double mutant' coronavirus derail Britain's roadmap out of lockdown ? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9480883/Britains-roadmap-coronavirus-lockdown-derailed...
by Mark
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8329
Views: 259964

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Have a read of this: https://twitter.com/chrischirp/status/1382316137225027595?s=19 And India isn't on UK red list! Could the Indian 'double mutant' coronavirus derail Britain's roadmap out of lockdown ? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9480883/Britains-roadmap-coronavirus-lockdown-derailed...
by Mark
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8329
Views: 259964

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

And rather O/T but to illustrate the point about regulations and restrictions, did you know that the MOT testing and examination of road vehicles was meant to be a SHORT TERM measure ! Introduced shortly after the war to get all the "old and bodged pre-war bangers of the roads" Support th...
by Mark
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8329
Views: 259964

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Larger cluster of SA variant now in London. Expect numbers to rise rapidly now that shops pubs and gyms are open. We are going to find out if the AZ vaccine protects the old the hard way. The Department of Health reported 44 confirmed cases of the SA variant yesterday - predominantly in Wandsworth ...
by Mark
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Alternatives
Topic: Cruachan Hydroelectric Power Station removes F-gas
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Cruachan Hydroelectric Power Station removes F-gas

Black Start – Restarting The Grid From Scratch: https://www.theblackoutreport.co.uk/2019/07/04/black-start/ Distributed ReStart Project: https://www.nationalgrideso.com/future-energy/projects/distributed-restart Distributed ReStart is a world-first initiative. The project explores how distributed en...
by Mark
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: PowerTheft
Replies: 27
Views: 5511

Re: PowerTheft

by Mark
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Other Alternatives
Topic: Cruachan Hydroelectric Power Station removes F-gas
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Cruachan Hydroelectric Power Station removes F-gas

Not great by Nike, but still tiny usage in comparison with the amount used by Power & Energy companies....
https://www.grandviewresearch.com/indus ... sf6-market
by Mark
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Other Alternatives
Topic: Cruachan Hydroelectric Power Station removes F-gas
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Cruachan Hydroelectric Power Station removes F-gas

Siemens helps Cruachan Hydroelectric Power Station remove F-gas switchgear and replace with clean air technology: https://news.siemens.co.uk/news/siemens-helps-cruachan-hydroelectric-power-station-remove-f-gas-switchgear-and-replace-with-clean-air-technology?spr_cid=120_924&spr_apid=0 Siemens ha...
by Mark
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: Yorkshire Water's new 'starter farm' initiative
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: Yorkshire Water's new 'starter farm' initiative

Another potential farming opportunity....

Here's a chance to buy into Kindling Farm and invest in the future of food & farming:
Community Shares Offer now live: https://www.ethex.org.uk/invest/kindling-farm

The Kindling Trust:
https://kindling.org.uk/Farm
by Mark
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8329
Views: 259964

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

LJ remains a member, so far as I can see, but has not contributed since he said "close this account now" or some similar remark. I could delete the account but would not do this without the agreement of at least one other admin. LJ will be monitoring postings here, you can be sure. As obn...
by Mark
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8329
Views: 259964

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

I read from somewhere on the internet that the Brazilian variant attacks young people with a bit more vigour than the original virus. Common variants The UK variant of coronavirus is called B.1.1.7. or B117. It was first discovered in Kent in September 2020 and was linked to a sharp increase in cas...
by Mark
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Wave & Tidal Power
Topic: Plans for world's first tidal power plant
Replies: 65
Views: 67906

Re: Plans for world's first tidal power plant

Seems like the engineering is moving on too ? https://www.building.co.uk/comment/why-arent-tidal-energy-infrastructure-projects-on-the-horizon/5111046.article https://www.newcivilengineer.com/latest/why-tidal-energy-must-rise-up-the-agenda-now-15-03-2021/ Current thinking is that the future of tidal...
by Mark
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: Ukraine Watch...
Replies: 452
Views: 91485

Re: Ukraine Watch...

Quiz for the boys and girls. Which is the only country in the world to have given up its nuclear weapons and subsequently been invaded? Interesting question - Belarus & Kazakhstan are the only others to have given them up ? All these weapons technically belonged to the USSR/CIS.... Suspect that...