Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by HAL9000, Nov 17, 2018.
Drilling begins for 'hot rocks' power
It's done something awful to Ireland
Ireland seems to have sunk.
didn't they do one in Newcastle about a decade back?
didn't they do one in Southampton about a thirty years back?
Potential for geothermal energy resources in the UK - Commons Library briefing - UK Parliament
Apparently this one didn't go so well
Giant 2km borehole project fails to bring hot water to Newcastle businesses
My neighbour said there's a glow at night over about where the project is a couple of miles away. We're thinking of complaining.
You haven't even seen the glow
Seems like a good idea.
As long as it doesn't cool the core!!!
Yeh i bet i will when i look though.
What are you going to complain about, light pollution?
Yeh. Blocking out the stars I bet we won't see half as many now.
I hope they finish my fucking swimming pool first.
You may joke, but given how little geological activity there is in this country (unlike in Iceland), I seriously have to wonder how practical geothermal energy is for the UK. Drilling deep is expensive, and without volcanoes to keep the local geology hot I don't see much energy being extracted without depleting it, requiring yet another expensive borehole to be drilled.
20% sounds wildly optimistic, I wonder what assumptions were made.
In Cornwall the rocks glow. All my heating and hot water is from a ground source heat pump.
If the rocks glow you might want to invest in a geiger counter.
Already have radon detectors on top of my bookshelves
Radioactive rocks save putting the heating on, so that's a bonus.
Glow so much my bloody neighbour can see them at night.
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