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by Mark
Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Wave & Tidal Power
Topic: Plans for world's first tidal power plant
Replies: 69
Views: 69667

Re: Plans for world's first tidal power plant

The Swansea lagoon might be coming back from the dead....., or will Mostyn beat them to the punch.....? Dozens of companies register interest in developing a tidal lagoon off Welsh coast: https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/swansea-tidal-lagoon-wales-energy-20745132 North Wales tidal lagoo...
by Mark
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Bitcoin's vast energy use could burst its bubble
Replies: 15
Views: 1787

Re: How Bitcoin's vast energy use could burst its bubble

A US company has turned a former coal plant into a gas-fired Bitcoin mine:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/technology-58020010

This really fries my brain.
by Mark
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: flood watch
Replies: 489
Views: 97511

Re: flood watch

Belgium to consider manslaughter charges over flood deaths:
https://www-politico-eu.cdn.ampproject. ... eupen/amp/

Is resilience/adaptation planning set to become a new area of climate litigation ?
by Mark
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Greater Manchester publishes Clean Air Plan
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Greater Manchester publishes Clean Air Plan

https://cleanairgm.com/news/greater-manchester-publishes-clean-air-plan-kickstarting-green-revolution/ All 10 Greater Manchester (GM) councils are considering the GM Clean Air Plan at meetings in July (it has already been endorsed by all 10 council leaders). It includes proposals for a GM-wide Clean...
by Mark
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8648
Views: 271023

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Have you a link to this? It would be interesting to see what the average includes. It's basic Mark, the pay and conditions are rubbish, no-one wants to do them, although in Romania the minimum wage is about £1.90 per hour, there are plenty of takers. The pay for a Class 1/C+E driver is slightly abo...
by Mark
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Government plan "national flagship"
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Government plan "national flagship"

Price tag for new flagship royal yacht could hit £250m:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58002977

Our corrupt government has no money for loads of important issues....
But they're more than happy to splash out on a floating gin palace - the bill is already up from £200m to £250m....
by Mark
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8648
Views: 271023

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Most of the problem with lorry drivers is paying them a very low wage for a job which can entail unsociable hours and long periods away from home. If you want people to do that you will have to pay them well now that you can't get cheap labour from abroad. The average salary for a HGV Driver is £32...
by Mark
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8648
Views: 271023

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

People are now looking at low paid work like hospitality and wondering why they should bother to work at all, when the pay on offer barely covers their rent. Plus there are shortages in other areas, such as retail, lorry driving and hairdressing. Employers are advertising jobs and nobody applies fo...
by Mark
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8648
Views: 271023

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

The feeling I am getting is that the government has lost all control of the 18-25 cohort and rapidly losing control of the vaccinated 25-45 cohort who are ignoring mild infections rather than face 2 weeks off work. YES & YES Suspect a factor is that HMG STILL hasn't resolved the issues with the...
by Mark
Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Hot traffic
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Hot traffic

Where the Energy Goes: Gasoline Vehicles: https://fueleconomy.gov/feg/atv.shtml Roughly 75% of the energy from petrol/diesel leaves the car as heat. Only around 25% gets to the wheels. It's basically a heater on wheels, which also moves a bit. Was thinking of all those people stuck in a traffic jam ...
by Mark
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Hydrogen
Topic: Electrolytic production of hydrogen
Replies: 10
Views: 1927

Re: Electrolytic production of hydrogen

Making clean hydrogen is hard, but researchers just solved a major hurdle: https://phys.org/news/2021-07-hydrogen-hard-major-hurdle.html For decades, researchers around the world have searched for ways to use solar power to generate the key reaction for producing hydrogen as a clean energy source—sp...
by Mark
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8648
Views: 271023

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

PS_RalphW wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:58 pm Boris has backtracked and is now self-isolating.
157 minutes - fastest government U-turn ever ?
What a shambles.
by Mark
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8648
Views: 271023

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Of course Johnson is part of a pilot scheme so doesn't have to inconvenience himself with isolation. Nothing surprises me from this corrupt government. They've reverted to 'Plan A' by stealth - ie let it rip and hope for herd immunity. We were supposed to be following the data(science), not dates, ...
by Mark
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: Conservative government watch
Replies: 286
Views: 80391

Re: Conservative government watch

Two conservative MPs, Sir Nicholas Soames [grandson of Sir Winston Churchill] and Charlotte Lesley passed information about the Russian government contacts and business interests of party donor Mohamed Amersi to Conservative party chairman Ben Elliot. Amersi has now threatened Soames and Lesley with...
by Mark
Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: How modern slavery deepens the crisis of climate change
Replies: 0
Views: 252

How modern slavery deepens the crisis of climate change

From forests to factories: How modern slavery deepens the crisis of climate change: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629621001894 Abstract Globally those in slavery, though small in absolute numbers (est. 40.2 million), contribute disproportionately to environmental destruction...