I hope Andrew Tweedie doesn’t mind my copy and paste. I just loved his questions:
Since Solar radiation at Saharaian latitudes delivers 300% more energy /heat than in the UK and, according to the German Fed Gov report (see link via http://www.trec-uk.org.uk) only 10% is lost in transmission using HVDC. (60% is now wasted at power stations in the UK!)
A) why is no funding invested in a super HVDC renewable grid that would overcome fluctuations in output as well as enable export of our own “of peak ” renewables” and the importation of CSP generated electricity through more than one transmission line enabling a better “mix” & security of supply?
B ) why is the subsidy per £1 of solar thermal REPLACEMENT electricity only 10% while Nuke power Wind or PV panels 40%? (yet ouput cost per £ is 10x better!)
C) Since peak oil will have a massive impact on the global economy and oil consumption has resulted in global warming why is there no V.A.T on aviation fuel whose funds could be transfered to public transport?