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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2021
     
    How undignified. Rendered down to titillate oak
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2021
     
    Wut? It's just carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen arranged in a certain way. Juggle it a bit and you get vitamin C.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2021 edited
     
    Yabbut arranged in another way you get me. I don't want to be rearranged thank you.

    ETA Are those real girls' legs? Not exactly robust, are they? Don't look like you could send them to fetch the cows in the high pasture.
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2021
     
    Posted By: AngusAre those real girls' legs? Not exactly robust, are they? Don't look like you could send them to fetch the cows in the high pasture.

    All six girls working together can bring in the cows.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2021
     
    And oak can titillate them or their brothers.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2021 edited
     
    Posted By: ping1400Offshore wind at North Sea has 5000 full load hours nowadays. Is nearly baseload.

    Imagine 80% of cars are electric with 75kWH battery. In the Netherlands that would give 500 million kWH storage (500 GWh). That equals more than 24 hours of the total national power consumption.

    Hydrogen imported in adapted LNG ships from solar rich countries. The gas distribution infrastructure in NL is tested to be able to be used for hydrogen. Also the LNG storages and underground seasonal storage (special old gas fields). The seasonal storage can provide for half of North West Europe.

    Increase the NL interconnection capacity with surrounding countries to balance out supply fluctuations. Currently there are HVDC cables operational with Norway, Denmark and the UK. Land connections with Germany and Belgium. Total interconnection capacity exceeds national demand. The interconnection with Norway provides remote (pumped) hydro capacity (in practice it is used for market arbitrage, Norway has almost constant prices, North West Europe has large price swings. The result is Norway exporting to NL when there is little wind/solar in North West Europe, and importing from the NL when there is a lot of wind).

    This all sounds great sort of OK on paper, but when, and how, does it actually happen?

    In the meantime, NL are one of the worst carbon polluters per capita in Europe and that's not changed much for quite a while. You've got quite a way to catch up with dirty Britain, let alone world leaders in low carbon economies, such as Nepal or Afghanistan.
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      CommentAuthorping1400
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2021
     
    Posted By: BigOilRep
    In the meantime, NL are one of the worst carbon polluters per capita in Europe and that's not changed much for quite a while. You've got quite a way to catch up with dirty Britain, let alone world leaders in low carbon economies, such as Nepal or Afghanistan.


    Yes, I’m very well aware, and shame on the Dutch. The curse of the near free natural gas we used to have. Thanks to Corona we seem to have reached the -25% goal in 2020, but even that is still a joke.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2021
     
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2021
     
    Posted By: ping1400
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2021
     
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2021
     
    Well, 2030 is pretty s00n.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2021
     
    Eight years, I hope we make it.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2021
     
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2021 edited
     
    Why no calls to bury the lines? /s

    Anyway, that's one pylon. Is a pylon more secure in soft soils than the traditional 4-legged steel tower? Is it more expensive to produce and site?
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      CommentAuthorping1400
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2021 edited
     




    Power prices on spot and furures markets in Europe exploding.
    Average baseload already over 130 Eur/MWh.

    Offshore wind on North-Sea can be profitable without subsidy for less than 50 Eur/MWh.
    Solar in NW Europe is profitable at 60 EurMWh.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2021 edited
     
    The U.K. went all in on wind power. Here’s what happens when it stops blowing

    Offshore wind might well be highly profitable right now, the problem is....no wind.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2021
     
    Calm before the storm - there will be. The system also needs a few hundred GigaWatt-months of storage.
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    Sounds like a job for..... AutoBidder!
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2021
     
    https://youtu.be/lKiBtsHWWEU
    Duck and ... paint???
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    The trick is to treat your populace like infants. After a while they begin to develop infantile traits, and exploitation becomes far easier. This explains 70 years without national health care and the inability to promptly deal with treasonous con-men.