Green insanity - we just turned off a 2,000mw power station

#3
[h=2]RWE's Didcot A generates its last[/h] 25 March 2013



Coal-fired power station Didcot A generated its last megawatt on Friday 22 March after 43 years of service. Over its lifetime it ran for 660,000 hours.

The 2,000MW RWE plant will be decommissioned over the course of nine months before demolition, which could take several years.

RWE had opted out of the Large Combustion Plant Directive for Didcot A, meaning it was restricted to running for 20,000 hours from January 2008.

Phil Noake, Didcot A power station manager, said: "This is a sad time for everyone at the power station, but I'm very proud of what we've achieved over the past 42 years."

Didcot B gas-fired power station will continue to run on the site.




There you go
 
#5
No. It's being shut cos its over 40 years old, filthy, and couldn't meet any of the current emissions standards without more expenditure than its worth. It's long past the end of its service life. The scandal isn't that its finally shut-It should have shut years ago.

The scandal is the lack of nerve in commissioning something to replace it-And that falls squarely to Labour's account.
 
#6
Think that should have read 2000 MW, a 2000 milli watt power station would barely light a torch bulb!

That apart, we've got tons of coal under the ground and a shortage of power so WTF is wrong with these so called geniuses?
 

Goatman

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#8
I pinged on this thread fully expecting it to be all about Drax ..... watch this space.

I am also old enough to remember old folk ( me mam and Dad who were probably in their early forties at the time) gleefully repeating lines from Hancock's H-half Hour something to the effect:

' Strewth....here we are, an island built on coal and surrounded by fish...and only under a Labour government could we manage to run out of both...'


I 'ad that Aneurin Bevin in the back of the cab once...where to?
 
#9
Think that should have read 2000 MW, a 2000 milli watt power station would barely light a torch bulb!

That apart, we've got tons of coal under the ground and a shortage of power so WTF is wrong with these so called geniuses?
All of which is of no ****ing use because that "darling" Maggie decided she didnt like the cut of scargills jib and destroyed the british coal industry, result we have virtually no mines left and more importantly no skilled workforce capable of operating underground.............

Mind you she is the only Prime Minister to have a disease named after her "Mad Cows Disease"
 
#10
All of which is of no ****ing use because that "darling" Maggie decided she didnt like the cut of scargills jib and destroyed the british coal industry, result we have virtually no mines left and more importantly no skilled workforce capable of operating underground.............

Mind you she is the only Prime Minister to have a disease named after her "Mad Cows Disease"
Your village called, they want their idiot back.

Scargill killed the British Coal Industry over his desire to be seen as a socialist warrior rather than being a leader of a trades union.
 

Alsacien

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#11
Think that should have read 2000 MW, a 2000 milli watt power station would barely light a torch bulb!

That apart, we've got tons of coal under the ground and a shortage of power so WTF is wrong with these so called geniuses?
A lack of workers prepared to dig it out for Chinese peasant wages, and a couple of safety regulations probably has a lot to do with it......
 
#12
All of which is of no ****ing use because that "darling" Maggie decided she didnt like the cut of scargills jib and destroyed the british coal industry, result we have virtually no mines left and more importantly no skilled workforce capable of operating underground.............

Mind you she is the only Prime Minister to have a disease named after her "Mad Cows Disease"
Fair enough I used to work in the mining industry however.
She has been out of power Dave 23 years more than enough time to change things so what did Labour do in their 13 eh?
 
#13
All of which is of no ****ing use because that "darling" Maggie decided she didnt like the cut of scargills jib and destroyed the british coal industry, result we have virtually no mines left and more importantly no skilled workforce capable of operating underground.............

Mind you she is the only Prime Minister to have a disease named after her "Mad Cows Disease"

Not even worth a bite.

Your 'selective memory' leaves a lot to be desired,I'd quit whilst you think you're still ahead! :meditate:
 
#14
Sad fact is that once the water pumping is decommissioned in a deep mine, the whole thing becomes unsafe and liable to collapse, thus making it unviable to reopen (plus most of workforcwere capped and built over)

Additionally at the time of the closure the public purse was subsidising coal (its major consumer the CEGB being directed towards the use of natural gas) so in low level economic terms not cost effective, however the fact that it was a strategic industry was ignored so basically we lost it all totally
 
#15
Sad fact is that once the water pumping is decommissioned in a deep mine, the whole thing becomes unsafe and liable to collapse, thus making it unviable to reopen (plus most of workforcwere capped and built over)

Additionally at the time of the closure the public purse was subsidising coal (its major consumer the CEGB being directed towards the use of natural gas) so in low level economic terms not cost effective, however the fact that it was a strategic industry was ignored so basically we lost it all totally
Good reply Dave.
 
#16
Because if it doesnt make a profit on the open market its not important.
Nulabour belived that above all else see pfi no ****ing socalist would sign up for bollocks like that.
a marxist might but would then send a commisar round to resolve any contract issues.
 
#17
All of which is of no ****ing use because that "darling" Maggie decided she didnt like the cut of scargills jib and destroyed the british coal industry, result we have virtually no mines left and more importantly no skilled workforce capable of operating underground.............

Mind you she is the only Prime Minister to have a disease named after her "Mad Cows Disease"
F**k me, made it to 9 posts before someone dredged up that most boring and retarded of comments

I submit post 12 is the most perfect of answers to this village idiot.
 
#18
F**k me, made it to 9 posts before someone dredged up that most boring and retarded of comments

I submit post 12 is the most perfect of answers to this village idiot.
Your entitled to your opinion............ and if you actually step outside of your shell and review things rationally you will see that she did far more damage to this country than good
 
#19
Sad fact is that once the water pumping is decommissioned in a deep mine, the whole thing becomes unsafe and liable to collapse, thus making it unviable to reopen (plus most of workforcwere capped and built over)

Additionally at the time of the closure the public purse was subsidising coal (its major consumer the CEGB being directed towards the use of natural gas) so in low level economic terms not cost effective, however the fact that it was a strategic industry was ignored so basically we lost it all totally
All well and good but this was more to do with Major and Heseltine IIRC correctly. The closure of the pits without preserving them was done in 1994 about 3 years after Margaret Thatcher. As I also remember, for electrical power generation we were importing more coal from Germany, Poland and even Australia as it was cheaper than mining it ourselves.
 
#20
All well and good but this was more to do with Major and Heseltine IIRC correctly. The closure of the pits without preserving them was done in 1994 about 3 years after Margaret Thatcher. As I also remember, for electrical power generation we were importing more coal from Germany, Poland and even Australia as it was cheaper than mining it ourselves.
The trigger for the strike was the announcement on the 6th March 1984 by the NCB that 20 pits were to close with the loss of 20,000 jobs.......... by the end of the strike major customers of the NCB had found alternative suppliers....


I recomend that you read the Wiki article on the miners strike its quite illuminating

UK miners' strike (1984
 

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