30 Oct '11, 12pm

#peakoil How Fast Can Offshore Wind Be Deployed? What Are Its Infrastructure Requirements?: One anti-nuclear arg...

#peakoil How Fast Can Offshore Wind Be Deployed? What Are Its Infrastructure Requirements?: One anti-nuclear arg...

How Fast Can Offshore Wind Be Deployed? What Are Its Infrastructure Requirements? One anti-nuclear argument that’s frequently made is that nuclear is slow to deploy – that renewables can make inroads into carbon production rather faster than can building new nuclear stations. I was recently provoked into taking a look at this, in the context of the UK’s 2020 and 2030 CO2 and Renewables targets, and out plans for nuclear new-build. The first thing for US readers to understand is that space is at a (relative) premium here in the UK – and hence the options to deploy new onshore wind-farms (the dominant renewables option for us) is limited. We added approximately 500MW of onshore wind in 2009-10 (the last Renewables Obligation reporting period). To all accounts this is likely to slow as resistance to the siting of windfarms increases, and in fact, new accrediations of onshore ...

Full article: http://peakoil.com/alternative-energy/how-fast-can-offsho...

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