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    Default Ireland's Carbon Free electricity from Coal: A triumph for Minister Alex White!

    An abundant cheap source of permanently available electricity seems to be the Holy Grail for every modern Nation!

    Coal is one of the most intense emitters of CO2 producing almost 3 times more CO2 per Kwh compared to gas powered electricity generation.

    Ireland has a new source of carbon free electricity due to the ingenuity of our Civil Servants our Energy Minister and our EU Over Lords.

    Last year Ireland imported 7.6% of our electricity through Interconnectors from the UK and carbon counting rules apparently mean that we don't have to count the carbon emitted in generating this electricity 40% of which was derived from coal as part of our carbon reckoning.

    This means that our carbon intensity per Kwh fell substantially.

    How can the real value of cost of our renewable program be reckoned with such an unreal method of carbon accounting.
    If we are to build a European Supergrid of Interconnectors across Europe at huge expense will its operation be based on imaginary accounting methods in terms of carbon accounting?

    Are the Government fooling us or themselves?

    See the Irish Energy Blog's article "Lies, damned lies and Interconnectors"

    Irish Energy Blog: Lies, damned lies and Interconnectors

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    Carbon-laundrying in the Republic - perish the thought

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    Does it get counted in the UK carbon total?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister Mercedes View Post
    Does it get counted in the UK carbon total?
    Yes!

    But it is also used to bolster claims that renewables are lowering Irelands level of CO2 intensity per KWh of Electricity.

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    Cheap coal - get it while its going

    And at the same time the Irish eco-loons are telling us that coal is an "evil force" and that we must build "magical interconnectors" .

    You couldnt make this stuff up. Lunatics running the asylum.

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    Coal burning also results in 100 times more radioactive fallout than a nuclear power station. Nasty stuff - better the UK burns it for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    Coal burning also results in 100 times more radioactive fallout than a nuclear power station. Nasty stuff - better the UK burns it for us.
    We should be building SMRs, but the Irish govt have banned nuclear

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    Alex White ? always brings a smile to my face, complete eejit messing around in things he has no idea about but talks like he knows something (ie - spinner over his shoulder)

    If we spent as much on government advisors? and spinners (bullsh1tters) as we do on tidal/wave energy research then we may be getting closer to helping ourselves.

    It just is amazing we have the Atlantic ocean pounding our shores every day (probably with the same energy as 1000 nukes) and causing erosion and we just look at it ?

    FFS, they must be a way to harness this massive source of free energy ?

    If it was me as Taoiseach I would offer a 100 mill to anyone that can come up with the idea to harness this power and also slow down erosion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackcal View Post
    Yes!

    But it is also used to bolster claims that renewables are lowering Irelands level of CO2 intensity per KWh of Electricity.
    But it works both ways
    We produce lots of cattle every year who fart and belch from morning to night
    And we export them to UK, Europe, Russia, China (maybe) and so on
    But their CO2 emmissions are allocated to our account and not the countries we export them to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackcal View Post
    An abundant cheap source of permanently available electricity seems to be the Holy Grail for every modern Nation!

    Coal is one of the most intense emitters of CO2 producing almost 3 times more CO2 per Kwh compared to gas powered electricity generation.

    Ireland has a new source of carbon free electricity due to the ingenuity of our Civil Servants our Energy Minister and our EU Over Lords.

    Last year Ireland imported 7.6% of our electricity through Interconnectors from the UK and carbon counting rules apparently mean that we don't have to count the carbon emitted in generating this electricity 40% of which was derived from coal as part of our carbon reckoning.

    This means that our carbon intensity per Kwh fell substantially.

    How can the real value of cost of our renewable program be reckoned with such an unreal method of carbon accounting.
    If we are to build a European Supergrid of Interconnectors across Europe at huge expense will its operation be based on imaginary accounting methods in terms of carbon accounting?

    Are the Government fooling us or themselves?

    See the Irish Energy Blog's article "Lies, damned lies and Interconnectors"

    Irish Energy Blog: Lies, damned lies and Interconnectors


    At times like this I wish that Pat Gill formerly of this parish was still alive, because he would demolish a lot of this rubbish by pointing out that heatpump technology has already solved many of the problems we give out about where energy demand and CO2 emissions are concerned.

    Strangely we seem to have a Government which simply doesn't have enough cop on to implement policies which would enable people to tick all the 'green boxes', whilst simultaneously encouraging economic growth by creating the conditions whereby every home in the country can be fiscally facilitated to invest in renewable technology.

    It's probably simpler for the simpletons to tax the very water people use to flush their Number 2's down the jacks.

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