Rising energy prices mitigation

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Re: Rising energy prices mitigation

Post by Quill » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:21 pm

shocker wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:44 pm
What about those amazing Rolls Royce self contained mini reactors for local generation?
Apparently (https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... rs-venture) going well, first reactors could be online by 2031.

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Re: Rising energy prices mitigation

Post by shocker » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:37 pm

Thanks Quill, good find and post. Answers my questions, plus it's good news on that front ;)
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Re: Rising energy prices mitigation

Post by grenfell » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:17 am

jansman wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:56 pm
grenfell wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:13 am
Stuff
Spot on. We need to use less.Fact. If governments around the world said ,” we have to ration EVERYTHING,and it will never end “ the Population of the developed,privileged world would be livid. The fact that our world is resource limited,but the politicos and economists think we can grow,grow,grow,in a world that is finite,shows where we are.

Without constant ‘growth’ more shiny shite,bread and circuses,the electorate will turn against the PTB. That is why the myth of growth is perpetuated.It gets votes,and keeps the people calm. Can’t have a holiday in a Dubai,no new I phone,no Netflix…No Tesco or Sainsbury,or Lidl…or where is my grub coming from?

The moment it is clear that the power is gone ,or nearly gone,a bit like a garden party in a lockdown,the population will rebel. But unlike a party in lockdown,when the power goes,then so does the Economy; which is society itself.
on the positive side we had week long blackouts to part of the country quite recently and there wasn't widespread rioting or dissent , in fact there did seem a fair bit of "pulling together" at least to help the vulnerable. Ok so it was in the depths of winter and largely rural but positive either way . Could be different of course if it were to happen in a city in summer but generally our power system is under less demand in the summer. I do think there would be an irony if the power went down and rioting did happen in that looking at other times of civil unrest it's shops selling tech that seem to be targeted by looters first.
I've long been a "believer" in the concept of a long slow crash but at the same time I sometimes feel that in itself is a mismomer. It's more that we have wandered off course and the crash is more of a resetting . For most of human history we have existed with what is now relatively low consumption of resources , it's only in the past couple of hundred years that things have changed.
Long term the long slow crash might just be the thing that saves us as people gradually learn to accept change.

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Re: Rising energy prices mitigation

Post by itsybitsy » Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:53 am

I've just snagged two lovely cream Witney blankets. Both bedrooms are in neutral tones so they will look great on the beds. They are the lovely cellular ones with the silk edging and are a wool and acrylic mix. I got both for £22.00 on Fleabay - they arrived this morning and are in the washer at the moment. I also have two of the peach pure wool blankets, the ones with the stitched edge, which are very warm but rather rough to the touch. They are 'emergency' stock, in case we are suddenly plunged into some kind of arctic vortex! :lol:
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Re: Rising energy prices mitigation

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:23 pm

itsybitsy wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:53 am
I've just snagged two lovely cream Witney blankets. Both bedrooms are in neutral tones so they will look great on the beds. They are the lovely cellular ones with the silk edging and are a wool and acrylic mix. I got both for £22.00 on Fleabay - they arrived this morning and are in the washer at the moment. I also have two of the peach pure wool blankets, the ones with the stitched edge, which are very warm but rather rough to the touch. They are 'emergency' stock, in case we are suddenly plunged into some kind of arctic vortex! :lol:

Couple of pins and a scratchy one makes good emergency thermal curtain be it over a window or door ...


Our local drinking den has a bar area and a snooker hall with a large flat roof.. the roof is insulated but not to modern standards ..

The warm air from the bar area vanishes into the snooker hall someone donated some old Drayton curtains to seal off the archway but allow access what a difference!
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine

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