Category Archives: nuclear

A 3 year study of UK Power Generation

Electrical power generation is critical for modern life. If your house draws too much current then the fuse will blow. Exactly the same logic applies for the whole UK each day to meet peak energy demand. Without power for  the  water supply, sewage treatment , transport, … Continue reading

Posted in coal, Energy, nuclear, renewables, Science, Uncategorized, wind farms | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Controlled Nuclear Fusion

If nuclear fusion can be tamed on earth then it offers the potential of limitless energy for the foreseeable future.  We saw in the previous post how all the elements on earth were fused in a massive star that exploded before our … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, nuclear, Physics, Science, Technology | Tagged | 23 Comments

Wind power results – 2013/14

I have been monitoring the UK peak power demand every day for the last 12 months, and how that power was delivered. The UK government has invested about £50 billion into Wind energy since 2005,  so how has it performed? The average Wind component of UK … Continue reading

Posted in coal, Energy, nuclear, renewables, Science, Technology, wind farms | Tagged | 35 Comments