REVIEWING THE OPTIONS
Lecture notes – 2014_PoweredbyRock_lect8_summary_SML (PowerPoint)
An Excel spreadsheet showing the full list of UK power stations (location, type, capacity) from the DUKES website.
However, according to Energy Post, the IEA World Energy Outlook consistently underestimates wind/solar growth.
How do we make gas supply networks more resilient? This study argues that we need a fair distribution strategy.
Should we build more large dams? This study by Oxford University investigates the real costs of mega-hydropower.
Back to coal? German efforts to go green prove complex (New York Times article).
A paper by Evans et al. (2009), comparing the sustainability of different forms of renewable energy: Evans_etal2009_sustainability_renewable_energy.
A paper by Pacca & Horvath (2002) looking at the whole-life greenhouse gas emissions of different types of power station: Pacca_Horvath2002_GHG_Colorado_power_plants
A paper by Pihl et al. (2012) comparing the raw materials required to construct different types of Concentrated Solar Power station: Pihl_etal2012_ConcSolarPower_materials
The new Ivanpah CSP scheme is a “$2.2bn solar-powered bird-scorching project” (according to the Wall Street Journal).
Apparently, mammals such as reindeer avoid power lines because they see them in UV.
What do you think Britain’s power usage and sources should be in 2050? Try the DECC 2050 Pathways calculator to test your ideas!