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Fracking protest

A light hearted view of some of the more eccentric participants http://www.kernelmag.com/topic/the-travelling-protest-circus/
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And an old fuddy duddys view on the fracking protests - https://plus.google.com/114018232303831249060/posts/RMdMj4xx2dj
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Not everybody is against fracking.  Here's an interesting article of a site that has been operating for 50 years without complaints from locals.  It produces gas that generates enough electricity for 21,000 homes.
It's a Fracking Success
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Another interesting article in favour of fracking.
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If that is in favour it would certainly turn me off - fortunately that isn't how it would be allowed to operate here
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Three great advantages of Fracking
1. Gas industry profits will soar
2. EU carbon tax revenues will soar
3. Hampshire will slump into a giant sink hole
But your energy bills will get ever more expensive
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I'm at present working on the construction of a 4 x 700 MW oil fired power plant in Saudi Arabia. Saudi is changing from an exporter of unrefined crude and gas to exporting plastics, refined products and commodities. They are building power plant against a strategy, something the UK isn't doing. Also they are expanding their refining and plastics industry.
Look out Britain unless we get serious about energy policy and industry, Saudi will own the world and we will be not be able to pay our way.
Fracking is a once in a lifetime opportunity to restructure our energy industry. The US is doing it and has given their industries a boost by providing economic energy and a new feedstock for chemicals and plastic manufacture.
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Fracking and the products of it's deployment can give the country a much needed breathing space to seriously update it's energy industry.
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But your energy bills will get ever more expensive

I love the small print - so true to form lol
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We need to build Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors (LFTR's) in which Thorium is the energy source, it's abundant and we'll never run out of it, it's to be found everywhere, so no wars need be fought over supply.
Plus there is zero nuclear waste, on top of that we can burn our present nuclear waste in these reactors to be rid of the waste once for all.
We can use these reactors to very easily and cheaply produce synthetic fuels for our vehicles and much more besides....and it has the massive advantage of being walk away safe.
I strongly recommend you watch this excellent video about Thorium energy, it will transform the world and we wont need any mid east oil.


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The Chinese are doing a lot of development of this technology with the only real technical problem is developing materials which are stable in the long term to contain the thorium salts
One interesting fact is that one of the reasons it was dropped in the early stages of nuclear development is that you can't use it to make an atomic bomb so for poltical reasons the US, USSR, GB and France went down the U235/238 route
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But your energy bills will get ever more expensive

I would ask you for supporting information but I think your punchline was with tongue firmly in cheek!
Fracking is one of the best hopes for the energy poor. Plentiful cheap gas rather than expensive wind energy.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23069499
I hope the development happens like the attached article above. Living in rural North Yorkshire at Filey I could work from home  Cheesy
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But your energy bills will get ever more expensive


Fracking is one of the best hopes for the energy poor. Plentiful cheap gas rather than expensive wind energy.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23069499


in an idealistic world , obviously... cos the companies doing the fracking, will charge the same  price to rich and poor.... and blame the price on the cost of producing the "cheaper" energy !...
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Sign seen this morning:
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A nice blend of news headlines Grin
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