Monday, 11 December 2017
No Nuclear; OK!
You need 85% of the UK landmass for Biomass Energy!
You need to ring the UK 3 times in Tidal/Wave Power Systems!
You need so many Offshore Wind Turbines you can’t get any shipping in and out of the United Kingdom!
OK, fine: Start Ramping Up the Nukes; let’s see what happens.
The killer thing that changes the whole game is the electrification of the Transport Sector.
Our 80 GW Grid has to go up to [a] 320 GW Grid.
The answer is: A Third – A Third – A Third
It’s a third Renewables; that’s 100 GW. We currently have around about 5 [GW] AND THAT’S INTERMITTENT!
We need 100 GW of Fossil Fuels with Sequestration. SEQUESTRATION IS AN UNPROVEN TECHNOLOGY!
We therefore need at least 100 GW OF NUCLEAR!!
...How many organisations can stomach, on their balance sheets, construction of Nuclear Power Plants over billions of £s? But we have to find a solution to this…
…..But it could be bright for the UK. We can get to the first tranche of 16 GW; we can go up to 32 [GW]; we may even get higher, up to 75 [GW]. We could be looking at going back to Generation IV systems.
WE COULD BE LOOKING AT SMALL MODULAR REACTORS!!