Why Sellafield costs us all a bomb After a private consortium tried, and failed, to rescue the power station from decades of neglect, it is back in the arms of the public sector once again  Read more Geoffrey Lean only partly explains what happened this week: what went wrong, but not why nor how such […]

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Smart Metering is FCUKED, a disaster

   Smart Metering is FCUKED   Nick Hunn WiFore Consulting nick@wifore.com +44 7768 890 148 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. This allows you to copy, distribute and display the contents of this paper, or make derivative works. Acknowledgement of the author is appreciated.   The Fiendishly Complicated United Kingdom Enduring Deployment […]

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The stupidity of mass burning of biomass to replace coal.

From the Claverton Gmail threads: Dear all, David Weight kindly copied me in to this thread. I hope you don’t mind me adding my thoughts. I am only going to comment on the use of biomass for electricity-only, and not the question of DH and or CHP. My position is that UK, EU and US […]

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List of Energy Acronyms / Glossary

     Acronyms/Glossary  AFC           Automatic Frequency Control AFRO         Automatic Frequency Responsive Operation (same as AFC) AGC           Automatic Generation Control AGR           Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (unique to GB, operated by British Energy/EdF) BWR          Boiling Water Reactor  (Second most common reactor type world-wide) IAEA          International Atomic Energy Agency of the U, based in Vienna K.E.N.T. = the Key Environmental […]

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Who's to blame for high commodity – energy, food, metals, prices – it's the producers, stupid, not the banks and speculators

Happy New Year everyone. This article of mine re markets might be of interest (also below). http://seekingalpha.com/article/245574-who-s-to-blame-for-high-commodity-prices-it-s-the-producers-stupid v=1294568746&source=tracking_notify In my view commodity markets have two price boundary ‘trend-lines’: a ‘sellers’ market’ upper boundary, where consumer demand destruction sets in, and a ‘buyers’ market’ lower boundary, where ‘production destruction’ sets in. The current situation, where finance […]

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