Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
All our powerplants are built on the coast, at least the big thermal ones. The small thermal ones are heat or cogen plants and are built in the cities and towns, but in a hot climate they are obviously not needed in the same way.

I can also add that the consumers are far more often near the coast in Europe compared to the US. After all, why would anyone like to live far from water?

When it comes to heating sea water, that's not problem at all, at least not in the cool Baltic sea. Not far from my home we dump aout 6000 MW thermal into the sea. To see how it would affect the environment, we started a research project when the plants was built, the world unique so called Biotestsjön, the Bio Test Lake.

No negative effects have been found, though the metabolism of the fish is sped up.



Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Mon Mar 30th, 2009 at 09:49:10 AM EST
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