Power demand surges

czechmate

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Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara International, which curbed output earlier this year, said it would continue to monitor the situation closely and curtail production where necessary


Our local nuclear job seems to of only had one cooling tower running for weeks and weeks🤷‍♂️. Maybe there isn’t enough water in the Vienne yet to run it full throttle?
 

Muck Spreader

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Our local nuclear job seems to of only had one cooling tower running for weeks and weeks🤷‍♂️. Maybe there isn’t enough water in the Vienne yet to run it full throttle?
I think our local nuclear station is one of two in France that has got corrosion problems in some pipework. I noticed in the press somewhere. :scratchhead:
 

Muck Spreader

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France got their energy policy right. They had no North sea oil so went nuclear. If only the UK had done that as well.
In the sixties the UK was heading along the nuclear route until I guess the North sea and opencast coal made it uncompetitive. We also went along the gas cooled reactor root whereas the French went with water-cooled models which I think were cheaper to build?
 
In the sixties the UK was heading along the nuclear route until I guess the North sea and opencast coal made it uncompetitive. We also went along the gas cooled reactor root whereas the French went with water-cooled models which I think were cheaper to build?

I guess North sea oil and gas and our domestic coal industry were big considerations but also the UK didn't have the ability to forge the pressure vessels. The French made the decision early on to get into the process domestically. The gas cooled designs used graphite (which the British had been playing with since WW2) and concrete. We will still be importing the technology for pressure vessels no matter what designs we build in future.
 

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In the sixties the UK was heading along the nuclear route until I guess the North sea and opencast coal made it uncompetitive. We also went along the gas cooled reactor root whereas the French went with water-cooled models which I think were cheaper to build?
strangely we have been consistently been exporting to France for weeks now which means our remaining coal stations are going at full whack
Monday Gas was over 60% of production due to the lack of wind
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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