Friday, April 21, 2006

A barrage of hope.

At last the green power community have homed in on the right thing for us folks on this sceptred isle to do. One project that can provide upto 7% of the UK's electricity for the next few hundred years with no pollution greenhouse gases, radiation or fuel costs.

The BBC report today that the Severn Barrage is under active consideration again. I remember the earlier attempts and the report in 1975 which came out against it (I'm pretty sure, rather unbelievably, no consideraion of fuel cost was allowed in power station building, so the fact the 'fuel' was free was ignored rather like the Scottish hydroelectric schemes which produced 'the most expensive' electricity in the UK and now of cause produce the cheapest.

The fact that we could have had a Severn crosssing for 'free' instead of the 300,000,000 that was spent on the second crossing plus all the other tourism benefits means we have already lost out considerably.

Lets hope the ducks don't win this one and that sanity prevails.


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