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by Mark
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit Watch
Replies: 111
Views: 3202

Re: Brexit Watch

This thread is supposedly about the fall-out from Brexit.
Stumuz has hijacked it by making an unsubstantiated claim that Australia will be armed with nuclear weapons.
My fault for rising to the bait and feeding the troll - I apologise
by Mark
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit Watch
Replies: 111
Views: 3202

Re: Brexit Watch

They will be nuclear armed... I find this highly unlikely, the local and global political opposition would be tremendous. A crossing of the Rubicon. There's also the small matter of The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. The West has spent 30(?) years trying to stop Iran joining 'the club', but Chin...
by Mark
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Hydrogen
Topic: Electrolytic production of hydrogen
Replies: 18
Views: 2665

Re: Electrolytic production of hydrogen

World's biggest green hydrogen project announced for Kazakhstan: https://newatlas.com/energy/worlds-biggest-green-hydrogen-project-planned-kazakhstan/ Germany's Svevind has announced plans for a colossal green hydrogen project that will place some 45 gigawatts of wind and solar energy generation on ...
by Mark
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: World’s first battery-electric freight train unveiled
Replies: 2
Views: 23

World’s first battery-electric freight train unveiled

‘Dramatically more powerful’: world’s first battery-electric freight train unveiled: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/16/battery-electric-freight-train-wabtec-rail-transport-emissions The new train, known as the FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive, underwent successful trials in Califor...
by Mark
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit Watch
Replies: 111
Views: 3202

Re: Brexit Watch

The French have had their noses put of joint.
Wonder what the implications for NATO will be ?

A new arms race could be very expensive, in lots of ways.......
by Mark
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit Watch
Replies: 111
Views: 3202

Re: Brexit Watch

Repeat post
by Mark
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit Watch
Replies: 111
Views: 3202

Re: Brexit Watch

A fair op-ed on the current situation. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2021/09/us-uk-australia-china/620094/ You should try reading your own articles..... President Biden was at pains to point out that the submarines that would eventually patrol Australia’s coastline were not nucl...
by Mark
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit Watch
Replies: 111
Views: 3202

Re: Brexit Watch

So, we should be making preps for the French/Jersey, but no consensus on what those preps should be.... Stumuz - Spend massively on building up our naval forces, keep the UK coal and gas plants working, possibly build an interconnector to Jersey (private financed) and boycott French cheese (but not ...
by Mark
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ongoing food and skills shortages.
Replies: 126
Views: 3519

Re: Summer of food and skills shortages.

......or by importing labour from outside the EU..... Hunt for fruit pickers extends 6,000 miles as shortage bites: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hunt-for-fruit-pickers-extends-6-000-miles-as-shortage-bites-xtthzl3mp Fruit pickers are being flown up to 6,000 miles to the UK from Barbados, Nepa...
by Mark
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Ongoing food and skills shortages.
Replies: 126
Views: 3519

Re: Ongoing food and skills shortages.

Maybe I'm reading too much into this. Or is this really about providing the Water Companies with more relaxed rules for discharging into surface waters ? The RPS only applies to the treatment of wasterwater (not drinking water). Ferric Sulphate is used at wastewater treatment plants to remove phosp...
by Mark
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit Watch
Replies: 111
Views: 3202

Re: Brexit Watch

More generic sabre rattling - reminds me of an old soldier propping up the bar... or those old Kenny Everett 'bomb the b@stards' sketches.... Exactly what preparations should we be making......? For example, should we be building our own interconnector to Jersey ? Or should we be planning for their ...
by Mark
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit Watch
Replies: 111
Views: 3202

Re: Brexit Watch

So we should be preparing for war with France & Belgium ?
Think we've been down that road a couple of times before....., and it didn't do anybody much good.....
by Mark
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Brexit Watch
Replies: 111
Views: 3202

Re: Brexit Watch

Good summary, BDU. We should be investing more in energy storage as a higher priority to investing in more interconnectors. If we MUST have more interconnectors, then better to have them with a spread of countries. Stumuz sometimes says we need more interconnectors, so that 'they' can cut off half t...
by Mark
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Limiting fossil fuel extraction to meet 1.5°C
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Limiting fossil fuel extraction to meet 1.5°C

The latter.
You need a certain personality type to be a CEO / Board Member for an Oil Major.
by Mark
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 996 working in China
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: 996 working in China

China is flexing its muscles in lots of different ways at the moment - for them, it's all about control
The US is retrenching after its bloody nose in Afghanistan....

How long before China becomes the dominant world super power ?
Or are they already there ?