Saturday, July 23, 2005
Su del 13 ediciÃ³n de julio contuvo un artÃculo sobre un grupo del pasillo, la sociedad sostenible de la energÃa, aprobando la ayuda de nuestra P. M. local de la micro-generacio'n (esencialmente que cubre nuestros tejados con los molinos de viento).
el 55% de la electricidad de Escocia es proporcionado por 2 centrales nucleares, el mÃ¡s extenso de cuÃ¡l, Hunterston, debe cerrarse en 2011.
Los molinos de viento proporcionan solamente 0,3% de nuestra energÃa y la micro-generacio'n, mientras que el nombre sugiere, puede hacer solamente una fracciÃ³n pequeÃ±a de uniforme eso. Esto no es una soluciÃ³n seria.
& so on. I have taken to checking thereferralsengine referals to this site (just click on the site meter & follow the signs) & have exactly what has been referred & have found some interesting sites by seeing what else that referral had picked up. It is also quite pleasing to see somebody on the other side of the world reading this, even moreso if mine was among the first sites thrown up by Google.
I get a lot of searches relating to Srebrenica, the video & Yugoslav stuff generally. Perhaps the most surprising one is the searches I get on World's Biggest Economies (last November) which is basically just a reprint of a listing from the www.geographyIQ site together with a rant against politicians who play up how wonderfully we are doing but it seems popular.
However I was really surprised at this - to see a letter reprinted from my local weekend among other things translated into Spanish (I assume) is quite eerie. If this is the standard that automated translations can achieve the web may be about to become a true world community.
Friday, July 22, 2005
Your 13th July edition contained an item about a lobby group, the Sustainable Energy Partnership, approving our local MP's support of micro-generation (essentially covering our rooftops with windmills).
55% of Scotland's electricity is provided by 2 nuclear plants, the more extensive of which, Hunterston, is to close in 2011.
Windmills only provide 0.3% of our power & micro-generation , as the name suggests, can do only a small fraction of even that. This is not a serious solution.
Nuclear is reliable, non-polluting, CO2 free & at 2.3p per unit (or less for new reactors) easily the most economical power source.
According to Help the Aged figures 24,000 pensioners die each year in the UK from fuel poverty.
If we do not replace our current nuclear plants with at least equal capacity we are going to have massive blackouts & even more deaths.
Our MPs have a duty to do something serious about this not playing around with token & subsidised windmills unnecessarily pushing up our electricity bills.
Lenin once said that socialism would be achieved by "Soviet power & the electrification of the whole country" - it is unfortunate to see the present generation of "socialists" instead embracing Ludditism to usher in a new dark age.