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old mart30/09/2020 21:06:40
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Ihate it whenever I see a vehicle proudly displaying "zero emissions", some people actually believe it.

Keith Matheson30/09/2020 22:01:39
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Containable nuclear fusion reactors producing more electricity than we need, coupled with electrolysis plants splitting water (abundant on earth) into Hydrogen and Oxygen. What’s not to like! Well maybe in 30 years time! Who knows what the planet will look like by then though! Returning to lurking mode.

S.D.L.01/10/2020 08:27:56
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Posted by john fletcher 1 on 30/09/2020 10:29:17:

I'm amazed at people who think electric cars is the answer to our pollution problems. Where do they think the electricity comes from and how is it produced. Also, the capacity of under ground cables are just not big enough to power all the car battery chargers which will be required. When our house, which was typical at the time it was built, it had a light in each room and one socket in the hall. Now most home up the road have a washing machine, dryers, fridge, freezer, immersion heater the list goes all on a 1920 cable and there is just one joint per pair of semi's. Just imagine how much energy is required to make a wind turbine and how long will they last, also consider the amount of energy to make PV panels and how long will they last. Then we have the biomass power station, importing the pellets from the US, apparently it just as polluting as the coal power station ever was, and what about the ship bring the stuff from US. As for hydrogen what a dangerous substance to have a train. John

Peak generation and distribution Capacity is near 50GW, averahe use is 32GW and mininum draw <20GW so as long as cars are charged off peah there is a lot of capacity,.

The use of smart meters will allow for more management of who charges when, and faster charging stations are appearing at petrol stations now,

I filled in online survey with one of the fuel majors where I pay at the pump and they clearly see themselves as an Energy company, watch to see how much some of them shift to renewables.

Steve

mark costello 101/10/2020 21:09:30
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Same crooks, different show.

pgk pgk01/10/2020 21:57:04
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Posted by mark costello 1 on 01/10/2020 21:09:30:

Same crooks, different show.

..specially when you see Ionity's new fees... 69p/KWH compared to Tesla charging 24p and home charging being as cheap as 5p off-peak...

pgk

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