The graph above shows the reliance that the UK has on burning coal, gas, gasoil and oil to provide capacity of up to an approximate peak demand of around 55GW.
I call on the UK government to take the following steps to decarbonise electricity generation to zero CO2 emissions by 2025 and still provide 55GW of electrical capacity 24-7-52.
Step 1 Ban the Importation of all Biomass used for the generation of Electricity.
Step 2 Declassify all intermittent generation of electricity as ‘renewable’
Step 3 Cancel all contracts with suppliers of ‘so-called’ renewable electricity.
Step 4 Adopt Andrew Mackay’s Invention, Gentec WaTS. It will provide the UK with 55 GW of capacity without burning anything at all.
Step 5 Instruct CCGT (32GW) and Coal Fired Operators (11GW) to generate 24-7-52 at full capacity at maximum thermal efficiency until their capacities are replaced by Gentec WaTS.
Step 6 Suspend Construction of Nuclear Power Station at Hinkley Point because it can be modified by changing the heat source from nuclear fission to heat derived from wind, waves, tidal streams or lagoons.
Step 7 Order the construction of at least three Gentec WaTS’ desalination ships that provide enough water to irrigate the Sahara Desert for food and photosynthesis to give us two atoms of oxygen back from every molecule of CO2.
Step 8 Convert existing coal-fired and Biomass thermal power stations to run from thermal storage charged up from the wind, waves and tides
Step 9 Build a new Varying High Voltage Direct Current (VHVDC) national grid for distribution of Gentec WaTS’ power. VHVDC, if and when present, is used to charge up thermal stores. It is from these thermal stores that renewable electricity as firm capacity is generated 24-7-52.
Step 10 Convert existing wind, wave and tidal turbines to deliver VHVDC to the new national grid. (Existing HVDC from converter stations is acceptable without modification.)
Step 11 Install thousands of ‘wind thermines’ on wind farmland on a 30m x 30m grid. A wind thermine is no taller than 25 metres above ground level and converts wind directly into VHVDC, depending on its speed, for export.