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by kenneal - lagger
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Telegraph announces the apocalypse has come
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Telegraph announces the apocalypse has come

I would go for 2 although rather than the start of the slide I think it is the continuation of the slide. I don't think that the government would cut off people and leave industry connected: that way lies revolution or at least unrest of the streets. They will keep the cap on for a while, and maybe ...
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: New type of Lithium battery
Replies: 1
Views: 17

New type of Lithium battery

This company is introducing a new type of lithium sulphur battery which has been developed for military vehicles but is now being released to civilian use as well.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 83071.html
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8733
Views: 277125

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

When my best friend left school at 16 and got an apprenticeship and joined the union as I went off to college, I noticed that his attitudes suddenly became very right wing. It struck me at that early age that the average trade unionist is basically right wing and the only thing that unites them with...
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Are we on the brink of an electric car revolution?
Replies: 525
Views: 83471

Re: Are we on the brink of an electric car revolution?

My diesel Discovery has an almost full tank but the three 20 litre jerry cans I have plus a 15 ltr one have only about 10 litres in them. I was about to fill them up just before the crisis came on. That has prompted me into a policy of "empty one, fill it straight away" rather than "e...
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Petrol supply crisis
Replies: 41
Views: 432

Re: Petrol supply crisis

Home supplied food isn't, and won't be, seen by British economists and the government they advise as something essential until they can't buy food from overseas. There will then be a shortage lasting at least six months, probably a year, until British farms can start to make up the shortfall and the...
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Living in the Future
Topic: Gas supply crunch
Replies: 78
Views: 2221

Re: Gas supply crunch

I wonder if this is economic warfare carried out by Russia? If it is seen as this we could well see in December after COP an investment in UK based gas supply rather than an investment in home insulation to reduce demand.
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Carbon Capture Plant commissioned
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: Carbon Capture Plant commissioned

So it is only a carbon capture plant with no storage. It has absolutely no benefit for the climate then and is really not a worthy news item: vaguely interesting at most.
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Companies going bankrupt/into administration
Replies: 765
Views: 146271

Re: Companies going bankrupt/into administration

It's a food delivery company not a production company and many of the jobs have been turned over to their customers, the supermarkets. I suspect that the supermarkets have grabbed the drivers and left to warehouse workers to find their own jobs.
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Vattenfall district heating system proposed for East London
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Vattenfall district heating system proposed for East London

......... I like the fact that there are Insulation protesters now blocking the road. That is one roadblock I can agree with. However it seems there is great difficulty in insulating houses and flats in the UK. I have no idea why, whether there are economic or practical reasons maybe. ........... T...
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Carbon Capture Plant commissioned
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: Carbon Capture Plant commissioned

It depends on whether the bicarb is sequestered somewhere that it won't return to CO2 or not. If the bicarb is used for food use, say, it can't be considered as sequestration as the CO2 returns to the atmosphere almost immediately.
by kenneal - lagger
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: Multi-breadbasket failure
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: Multi-breadbasket failure

Most of the CO2 is produced during the initial fermentation in the vat. The gas in the cask is sometimes put there by a secondary fermentation but more often now, as with most bottled beers, it is industrial gas injected into the clarified beer.
by kenneal - lagger
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Vattenfall district heating system proposed for East London
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Vattenfall district heating system proposed for East London

They should be insulating the houses first so that all the infrastructure is a lot smaller, 80% smaller. But economists won't like that idea because it is bad for growth and they still live and think in the 20th century.
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Petrol supply crisis
Replies: 41
Views: 432

Re: Petrol supply crisis

I agree with you completely there, Chris. It's showing up as a problem in Europe and the US as well and could be a symptom of economic breakdown.
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8733
Views: 277125

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

PS_RalphW wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:59 pm https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... xers-power

Monbiot's view. Some anti-vaxers come from the left wing and climate camps, and are in danger of being captured into the extreme right.
LJ is a case in point!!
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Electrical, Theory and Practice
Topic: Coming shortage of UK generating capacity?
Replies: 247
Views: 51311

Re: Coming shortage of UK generating capacity?

I would have thought that Norway has a lot more opportunities for pumped storage than the UK does so the interconnector and some investment there might be a good thing as we increase out wind generation capacity. Mind you the pumped storage might not been required if they have enough precipitation t...