Comment posted Now see for yourself: For Argyll challenges anyone to say SPR plans for Argyll Array at Tiree are acceptable by Robert Wakeham.
‘Just move the square…surely even you are capable of doing that’ – ‘Bumptious’, Malcolm? does pot and kettle ring a bell?
Robert Wakeham also commented
- Is there not still the hope that hydrogen generation would be the most likely ‘battery’ – if it can be made to work in practice.
- ‘..if most of that output is produced overnight..’ is there any evidence that most of a windfarm’s energy is produced ‘overnight’? (other, of course, than when there are more hours of darkness in winter months, when it could be argued that in northern Norway in mid winter all the energy is produced overnight)
- This makes it sound as if plonking monopiles (or whatever) all over this stretch of seabed is almost guaranteed to cause widespread damage to a valuable ecosystem, so has this been picked up in the environmental impact study (or am I being naive?)
- It would seem that the practicalities of installing and operating the Sound of Islay turbines are being refined with the experience gained with the test turbine of the same type that’s operating in Orkney waters – and that’s been featured on BBC news in the last few days. So how closely the environmental impact of the multiple Sound of Islay turbines will mirror that of the Orkney machine remains to be seen, as there must surely be limits as to how closely the effects in one location will be replicated elsewhere.
- Malcolm, ‘I would think now that discussions have taken place as to where it is coming ashore the estimate is now very much higher’ is rather an opaque statement, but do you mean that the proposed length of the undersea section of the Tiree array power connection has been substantially increased? Has the length been defined, and are you now able to suggest a cost by direct comparison with the length and cost of the Shetland connection?
Recent comments by Robert Wakeham
- Report on council procedures in funding award to Helensburgh Submarine Musuem
No parking area? – this suggests more than a whiff of smelly business, to put it politely. Definitely not ‘mince & tatties’, ‘Simon’.
- Unions and politicians demand suspension of ScotRail franchise in light of new devolution settlement for Scotland
Sounds sensible, difficult to see why the government wouldn’t follow this course.
- Scottish Government invests in future of Ferguson’s shiyard
I wonder if next year’s introduction of much stricter anti-pollution laws to enforce the use of low sulphur marine diesel fuel oil will increase the costs of ‘traditional’ ferries and make more sense of the economics of the new hybrids?
- Situation analysis 2: Scotland now – the counter attack
You, and Andrew Argyle, might have a point – John Sinclair’s posts (remember him?) were very evangelistic, and I think that he probably represented a substantial body of the nationalist mindset.
- Councillor Breslin removed from administration by unconstitutional Leaders’ protocol?
And all because local councillors choose to identify themselves with national party politics.
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