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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:55 PM

www.telegraph.co.uk said:

Britain could become powered by Icelandic volcanoes as the government looks abroad for a solution to its green energy problem.

Charles Hendry, the energy minister, will visit the country next month to discuss a possible deal to harvest low-carbon energy from the natural geothermal energy of Iceland's volcanoes.

The arrangement would involve laying the longest high-voltage cable in the world across hundreds of miles of ocean floor between Britain and Iceland.

Mr Hendry told the Guardian the government was in "active discussions" over the project and that Iceland appeared "very keen" on the proposal.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:04 PM

always thought this was a good idea. we'd have to somehow get iceland under the thumb though. offer maritime protection and so sort of  financial protection and we could be onto a winner.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

View Poststevewinn, on 13 April 2012 - 02:04 PM, said:

always thought this was a good idea. we'd have to somehow get iceland under the thumb though. offer maritime protection and so sort of  financial protection and we could be onto a winner.
Or they could just charge you through the nose.


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:36 PM

Interesting idea. Britain gets a new source of energy and Iceland gets a boost to their economy.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

They owe us after they stole all of our savings! We should get reduced rates. I really hope this idea gets off the ground.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:48 PM

Just build more nuclear power stations.  It's time to stop messing.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:16 AM

Works for us. Can't see why it wouldn't work for Britain. Then again, they have more power needs.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

View PostMichaelW, on 18 April 2012 - 12:16 AM, said:

Works for us. Can't see why it wouldn't work for Britain. Then again, they have more power needs.

New Zealand has got 4 million people.  Britain has got 63 million people and it's rising fast, on course to overtake Germany as Western Europe's most populous nation.  It's time that Britain stopped messing and started building more nuclear power stations.  All this faffing about trying to find poxy, useless "green" energy sources means the country's power is going to go down in about 15 years' time.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:39 PM

View PostTheLastLazyGun, on 19 April 2012 - 05:14 PM, said:

New Zealand has got 4 million people.  Britain has got 63 million people and it's rising fast, on course to overtake Germany as Western Europe's most populous nation.  It's time that Britain stopped messing and started building more nuclear power stations.  All this faffing about trying to find poxy, useless "green" energy sources means the country's power is going to go down in about 15 years' time.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:42 AM

Are births skyrocketing in the UK? Wow...

Do not forget that NZ has a lot more sheeps too.





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