“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 :-
David MacKay says the red squares are too small :-
The Daily Telegraph mis-quotes the Claverton Energy Research Group :-
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 :-
British Business complains that they’re not getting a fair bite at the investment apple :-
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 :-