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‘Build a wall’…… In order to power 155,000 homes?

In early January of this year it was announced that the construction of a 11.6km2 tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay, Wales had made it through the planning stage [1]. There was a very high level of acceptance for the project, with large amounts of support coming from the locals and the government, what with it being … Continue reading ‘Build a wall’…… In order to power 155,000 homes?

Could Climate Change give the planet circulation problems?

Well. Not exactly. But in another sense yes. Many of you will be familiar with the Gulf Stream and will know that it is responsible for bringing warm waters from the Caribbean to the UK and allowing for those summer swimming sessions in the Cornish sea. You might be thinking at this point ‘The Cornish … Continue reading Could Climate Change give the planet circulation problems?

The Dutch run their trains on 100% wind power, why can’t we do that?

On the 11th of January 2017 the Dutch transport company NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) announced that 100% of its trains, and therefore all of the trains in the Netherlands run on renewable wind power [1]. When I read this I thought, ‘If the Netherlands can do this, then why can’t Britain, the windiest country in Europe?’ The … Continue reading The Dutch run their trains on 100% wind power, why can’t we do that?

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