Solar Energy in the deserts of Africa imported to Your Country – Good Idea, OR…?

What do YOU think?

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Cheap African solar energy could power UK homes – or anywhere else for that matter: Good idea OR would it make whoever took up the deal (and became Dependent on this Energy source) Hostages to Fortune exposed to Terrorism in a volatile continent – all at the Pull of a Switch? Or am I being just a tad Cynical?

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About Roger Nield MBE

Safety Director for the SMPL Organisation and supporting our Vulnerable Veterans Programme.
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2 Responses to Solar Energy in the deserts of Africa imported to Your Country – Good Idea, OR…?

  1. Stuart Waudby says:

    Afraid you are being cynical, but not for the right reason. The power will be delivered to the southern Europe grids. There is currently very little connection between each country so the statement that the power will be delivered to the UK is absurd. The probable outcome is that southern European states will import the power and their generation will be used to power countries further north. We will need a lot more (very expensive) connections from France to get it to the UK. The result will be power transmitted further at higher cost. Now I am being cynical…

    • Roger Nield says:

      Stuart, good points, well made. Time for this to be discussed.

      For the record in 1893 there was a report made for the Governement of the day stating that at current levels our use of coal in Great Britain would mean supplies would run out by 1920!

      Now what we need is to ensure our future energy needs are accurately identified and then the infrastructure is planned to address the needs.

      I just wish i had the answers!

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