The Old and the New

I went for a walk along the Moreton to Meols coast yesterday and spotted the work had started on the where the HVDC cable is coming ashore. I only had my mobile phone with me and grabbed this shot:


So today, I took my ‘proper’ camera along and took these shots of the ‘work in progress’ on the HVDC cable linking Scotland with England and Wales, via Wirral. Details of the project can be found here.

To my mind, conveying electricity underground and under the sea from where there’s a surplus of renewable (nuclear) energy to where there’s a shortage of capacity makes much more sense than installing more antiquated high-cost wind turbines that seem to suffer from either not enough wind or too much. And which will, no doubt, stand there as abandoned salt-corroded technological follies within 20 years.

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