"I suppose that makes it lucky that they don't make nuclear power stations"
You strike me as a person who uses statistics a lot. Nothing wrong with that, it's laudable, but if we never had failures in trying to progress then we'd have no success.
I believe that eventually, not in my lifetime, we will have wind/surf produced energy at far cheaper costs than today, thanks to the pioneers who are using their brains today. I daresay that belief is a dream.
With the way oil and energy prices are increasing, I hope wind and wave power becomes more widespread
Wind is not the answer as on low/high wind days there will not be enough power generated, and it is not feasible for everyone to switch off, there needs to be spare capacity to take up the slack, be this nuclear/gas or coal.
If we can harness the power of the sea for generation this will be much better
I am also surprised solar panel development has not been more rapid or encouraged by the government. Even solar water heating would reduce carbon emissions.
I believe until the government starts introducing grants to encourage adoption of solar heating/electricity there will be no real take up of this. They want to collect green taxes but I don't see them using this money to reduce carbon emissions.
laurie53. Yes and I remember when they converted to natural gas they said it would be practically free and there was enough to last for hundreds of years. Now we are buying it at great expense from Russia. What happened to ours.. Did they flog it all to other countries? Or, are the Scots keeping it all for themselves?