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Economics of Renewable Electricity [Currently]

BBCR4 Evan Davies – The Bottom Line – Renewable Energy

Expert insight, articulated in layman’s terms, from the key people currently shaping the UK renewable electricity landscape, at megawatt (MW) & gigawatt (GW) scale.

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“Cartherosclerosis”

Definition: The slowing down of the flow of traffic to a virtual standstill due to a narrowing of our streets.

Cause: Excessive acquisition of vehicles which have become static and are not actively moving in the way they were originally intended.

Quantity, Quality, Style and Substance

Sure, there’s more paint in a Dulux Factory and more miles of Canal in Birmingham, but Italy has Venice

Venice

and the Sistine Chapel…

Sistine Chapel Ceiling

… right?

Do we ‘want’ or do we ‘need’ what have become known as “labour saving” technologies…?

Ironic

Surely one of the most destructive and corrosive phrases ever coined by industry is “labour-saving”?

Not only does it imply that human physical exertion is something that should be avoided,  “I’ll take the car”, “…the elevator”, “the escalator”, but sadly some individuals have, over time, adopted a mindset that they’re actually above exerting themselves, that they’ve perhaps achieved such an elevated status in life that physical exertion is somehow below them?

Whilst the car, the elevator and the escalator are all amazing inventions, they are now being used through want as opposed to through need. Somewhat paradoxically, as human athletic performance gets ‘evolved-out’ over time due to laziness, these devices will eventually need to be used rather than being used through choice.

Here and There

Best Uses for Clean Water
Best Uses for Clean Water

Challenge?

Hear both sides of the debate: Fracking.

Hydraulic Frackturing

Thought-leaders discuss opposing views of fracking uniquely mediated by a host able to employ conflict resolution techniques. Read More…

Walking +…

What could be better than just walking?

Walking on sand near the ocean or walking on grass near trees.

Away from concrete, car fumes, crowds & noise.

Away from complication.

Surrounded by the sights, the sounds and the smells of nature.

Surrounded by simplicity.

Ideally, wearing flip-flops or maybe wearing Golf Shoes.

What could be better than just walking?

Nowt!