Nuclear power is absolutely the way forward for the foreseeable future until renewables and grid storage can keep up with demand.spot on...we need a national water network moving water north south and generating hydro electric and fert as it moves.....what do whitehall numpties want..nuclear
The South East and London are some of the most water-stressed areas in the world. Discussions are going on at the moment about storing more water in Lake Vyrnwy by me to provide more water to London via the River Severn and Thames.
It's very early discussions but I imagine if the idea is brought forward its going to cause a very bumpy ride politically. Impacts in Rural, relatively less well off Mid Wales to benefit London!!
Say that to Ardern and Shaw!!!Nuclear power is absolutely the way forward for the foreseeable future until renewables and grid storage can keep up with demand.
As for water, lakes, dams, canals and hydroelectric plants take up rather a lot of space. I can see all the outraged threads on here as everyone rushes to get their land agents in order, when their farm is set to be turned into a lake or there's a huge canal going straight through it.
They could do it in China, just drown anyone that wont move and shoot anyone that asks for compensation. In the UK, not so much.
I think water is relatively expensive to move, the problem is the real growth areas of the UK are also the driest areas, we need to be building houses in the Wet uplands, not East Anglia, but that is not where people want to live.It shouldn't be that difficult to move it around from high rainfall areas to the SE, if the will was there.... Being doing it with gas and oil for decades.
Water companies are on a par with fuel companies as the biggest rip off merchant around.
Charging people for something they get for free-all they have to do is provide the infrastructure .
Yet they can't even do that properly.
What do we want?
This that and the other!
Where do you want it?
Not near our houses.
How should we pay for it?
Tax someone that's not me.