British Sea Power Supergrid

“Supergrid”. Sounds a bit 1986-ish, really. But it could save Europe from industrial collapse as Carbon restrictions start to bite.

“Sun, wind and wave-powered: Europe unites to build renewable energy ‘supergrid’ : North Sea countries plan vast clean energy project : €30bn scheme could offer weather-proof supply : Alok Jha : guardian.co.uk : Sunday 3 January 2010”

How much land do Renewable Energy technologies take up ?

DESERTEC puts red squares in the desert :-

http://www.desertec.org/en/concept/

David MacKay says the red squares are too small :-

http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/withouthotair/c25/page_179.shtml

The Daily Telegraph mis-quotes the Claverton Energy Research Group :-

http://www.claverton-energy.com/they-work-and-are-quick-to-build-let-the-wind-blow-daily-telegraph-thursday-july-16th.html

Claverton Energy associate Dr Gregor Czisch has used up vast amounts of computing power to prove that a European Supergrid can really work, and give cheap, cheap juice :-

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,2105061,00.html

British Business complains that they’re not getting a fair bite at the investment apple :-

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/jan/03/manufacturing-sector-slams-darling-claim-government-supports-green-jobs

The North Americans want to do supergrids too. They have to renovate their electricity infrastructure much like the Europeans do. What better than to go green in the process :-

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=a-path-to-sustainable-energy-by-2030

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