Why go nuclear? Would equivalent tidal power station in Severn estuary cost half as much to build?

Tony Gosling tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Sat Oct 29 12:05:25 BST 2016

The figures: would equivalent tidal power station 
in Severn estuary cost half as much to build?


Second hour: Investigative reports: 
<http://www.fraw.org.uk/mei>Paul Mobbs, former 
engineer and environmental journalist, looking at 
the choices between nuclear and tidal energy 
around the Bristol Channel and Severn estuary 
discusses alternative energies and their power 
output, viability, finance costs and how economic 
ideologies of governments need to change before 
progress in these areas can really be made: the 
Severn estuary, along with the Bay of Fundy in 
Nova Scotia Canada share the world’s greatest 
tidal range at 50 feet or 15 meters the tide goes 
in and out, up and down twice a day; 
Bay of Fundy Canadians are installing new tidal 
schemes there 
successful past schemes; the Scottish tidal 
tidal energy scheme that has just started; 
viability, energy output, and costs of a Severn 
barrage system as compared to Hinkley C nuclear 
MeyGen, Pentland tidal power scheme in Scotland 
which will have 61 turbines; 
calculations: Hinkley will generate 2560MWe on 
average, 0.96MWe on average is what each tidal 
turbine delivers. So to generate the equivalent 
power of £37bn cost Hinkley C we’d need 2,667 
tidal turbines. Paul calculates if each tidal 
energy turbine costs less than c. £7m each, they 
could generate the same power cheaper than the 
planned Hinkley C nuclear power station; 
tidal turbine generators apparently cost about 
£7.5m for four making tidal power around a 
quarter the cost of nuclear? 
estimates suggest the cost per turbine of large 
tidal schemes is around £4m per turbine, which is 
still around half the cost of Hinkley C nuclear 
power station. Fracking – banned in Ireland and 
Germany; ideology of constant growth; energy 
consumption only cut in recessions;  where are we 
heading with climate change? – the tipping point 
and ‘Armageddon’; supremacy of oil – manipulated 
– peak oil, 
selling large stake in state oil company, energy 
used to obtain difficult to get oil; 
power plant – carbon capture by Carbon Clean 
Solutions – although how much coal left? 
Israel became the global hub for surveillance 
technology – 
<https://www.linux.com/what-is-linux>Linux open 
source <https://www.ubuntu.com/>technology, 
drones and Israelis; Paul Mobbs’ website 
his book 
a 2016 documentary about the link between the 
Merck Inc. manufactured Measels Mumps and Rubella 
(MMR) vaccine and autism, the film was banned and 
had to be pulled from this year’s 
Film Festival run by Robert de Niro – in this 
clip Dr Andrew Wakefield discusses the huge 
modern epidemic we have with autism, the US 
Centre for Disease Control (CDC) cover-up and 
some clear links to the vaccine. 
al Assad, wife of Bashar al Assad, President of 
Syria, discusses why she hasn’t left Syria 
despite the civil war and reminds us of Western media propaganda/bias.


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