No matter what system of power is used its the same Cas, rigs have to be manufactured and transported as do wind turbines. How much is the construction of the new nuclear stations going to cause with all that being made out of country and shipped in, including the workforce when you read the small print,
. Its a lose lose situation where the only winners will be the government and the big companies involved for maybe the first 10 years then the general public will start to see the benefit.
Wind, water and solar power are just as clean as nuclear, not as powerful i grant you, but i personally think solar and wind are the lesser of two evils
Solar panels have their components removed and the glass is ground and melted and its all recycled. As you say it can not be done within the Uk and will incur more expense. There are 2 facilities in Spain that i know of and one in France and i believe there are a couple under construction elsewhere. Its big over here and when i drive across the country i pass solar panel farms bigger than the area of Warsop parish.
Then again my electricity is only 87 euro every 2 months. ( Hope now you can see where i am coming from )
Agreed as in Germany the "farms" are along side motorways and here they are up in the mountains and in the inland planes where it too hot for growing most things. and mostly away from large habitations. I am sure this could be the case within the Uk seeing as its a small island with a all round coastline and lots of tidal areas for use, hills in Scotland and Wales and some smaller ones in England for the wind farms. I agree with you that its not been thought through properly by the idiots in power.
but they are certainly looking to make a huge profit from it all.
Just thing Cas, you can go and sit on one of the panels at Sookhome or the one at Meden Vale and get an all round suntan ready for the bikini photoes on the town hall balcony
Screw the padded room, give me a trampoline floor with bubble wrapped walls and a velcro ceiling.