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Of course, it means that electricity from nuclear will be first, others can only compete to supply the remaining demand. That is, nuclear doesn't have to fear wind.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jan 8th, 2008 at 12:51:45 PM EST
Er, oh right. I must have misunderstood that announcement not long ago about wind farms all round the British coasts.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Jan 8th, 2008 at 12:58:24 PM EST
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Heh, see below.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jan 8th, 2008 at 01:03:02 PM EST
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I remind everyone of this story we saw a month ago.

The Independent on Sunday has learnt that, in an astonishing U-turn, the Secretary of State for Business, John Hutton, will announce that he is opening up the seas around Britain to wind farms in the biggest ever renewable energy initiative. Only weeks ago he was resisting a major expansion of renewable sources, on the grounds that it would interfere with plans to build new nuclear power stations...

The move will put the country well on the way to achieving a tough EU target of providing 20 per cent of the country's energy from renewable sources by 2020...

But the Prime Minister overruled Mr Hutton and insisted in his first green speech as PM last month that the target would be maintained and met.

So the above was for show, and what Starvid noticed but didn't understood is the message on how they mean business.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Jan 8th, 2008 at 01:01:59 PM EST
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To put it another way: in a deregulated market, they would have the right to produce as much as they can produce and sell.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jan 8th, 2008 at 01:27:00 PM EST
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