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    dart16
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    The cable under the channel that supplies the UK from France’s nuclear power stations at the moment has 90% of it going in one direction (from France to the UK).

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    If you want to see the actual situation regarding the 2GW link between the UK and France you can go to http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk and see the live feed. It also shows the complete electrical generation picture in the UK.

     “The UK usually imports electricity in the summer when France has a nuclear generated surplus and  exports in the winter when the UK’s excesses of backup plant and coal power can be profitably sold to meet continental shortfalls”


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    lindal1000
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    Interesting article on the future of British electricity.
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/15/energy-storage-vital-to-keep-uk-lights-on-say-mps

    “In the report, the MPs also warn that the risks of Brexit to the UK’s energy supply must be taken into account as a high priority. They highlight, for instance, the risk that collective EU systems will be discarded – for instance, a collective agreement to help any nation at risk from a sudden shortage in gas supply, such as that which might be threatened from the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.”

    Thanks for the link Dart.. I find it all quite interesting. The report above seems to suggest that coal and diesel fired power stations are on the way out. The latter would also be highly dependent on the cost of oil wouldn’t they?


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    I find it hard to believe but it has been suggested that breeds of cattle that now now graze our fields Will have to be  bred with cattle that will be happy living off scrub land as the fields of grass will be required to grow grains for bio fuel to mix with petrol to keep the emissions targets on track . Madness or what ?


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    Grumpy Yorkie
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    Yep, madness.

    Blame the greens.

    Or Greens.

    Or both

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    Flat cap, whippet, Panda, V8 Jaguar, V12 Mercedes and a '54 Sunbeam Talbot 90 called Josephine (obviously) ................... bloody grand!

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    dantheman
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    I find it hard to believe but it has been suggested that breeds of cattle that now now graze our fields Will have to be bred with cattle that will be happy living off scrub land as the fields of grass will be required to grow grains for bio fuel to mix with petrol to keep the emissions targets on track . Madness or what ?

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    I had read about different grass being engineered to reduce methane but not what you suggest. Link?


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    I do think there was a belief by some who voted leave that somehow getting out the EU would mean that the UK wouldn’t have to meet emissions targets anymore or conform to any of the environmental targets but these are worldwide agreements and actually environment technology is one of the few things that the UK is good at and able to export.
    http://www.farmingfutures.org.uk/blog/could-we-breed-cow-low-methane-emissions
    This is all I could find about low emission cows and the evidence seems to be inconclusive. Where did you read it Amico?


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    It was in a documenty about breeding long horn cattle in the USA and their future as a breed crossed with others to enable land to be freed up for growing bio fuel crops .


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    Pardon?


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