Geothermal power plant near Redruth, Cornwall

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  1. HAL9000

    HAL9000 Lasting Damage

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    Drilling begins for 'hot rocks' power
     
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  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

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  3. Lupa

    Lupa A loving heart is the truest wisdom

    Ireland seems to have sunk. :eek:
     
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  4. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    didn't they do one in Newcastle about a decade back?
     
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  5. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    didn't they do one in Southampton about a thirty years back?
     
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  6. HAL9000

    HAL9000 Lasting Damage

    Potential for geothermal energy resources in the UK - Commons Library briefing - UK Parliament

     
  7. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

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  8. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007 (nom.)

    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.
     
  9. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    Why? :confused:

    You haven't even seen the glow :D
     
  10. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Seems like a good idea.

    As long as it doesn't cool the core!!!

    :)
     
  11. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007 (nom.)

    Yeh i bet i will when i look though. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    What are you going to complain about, light pollution?
     
  13. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007 (nom.)

    Yeh. Blocking out the stars I bet we won't see half as many now.
     
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  14. CNT36

    CNT36 Not carbon nano tubes

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  15. NoXion

    NoXion It's been 600 years...

    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.
     
  16. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

  17. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    If the rocks glow you might want to invest in a geiger counter. :hmm:
     
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  18. Ground Elder

    Ground Elder Well-Known Member

    Already have radon detectors on top of my bookshelves :hmm:
     
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  19. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow Sweetcorn, Seagulls and Wasps are Brilliant!

    Radioactive rocks save putting the heating on, so that's a bonus.
     
  20. two sheds

    two sheds Least noticed poster 2007 (nom.)

    Glow so much my bloody neighbour can see them at night.
     

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