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  Topic: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
Shane

Replies: 44
Views: 7911
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 17 11:12 am   Subject: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
This stuff is starting to get adopted over here: http://products.greenmountainpower.com/product/tesla-powerwall/
I'm keeping a keen eye on the Tesla roof tiles - my house in Blighty will need reroofi ...
  Topic: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
Shane

Replies: 44
Views: 7911
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 17 3:36 am   Subject: off grid power, modern times, for LLP
Talking of domestic power generation and storage, this is a potentially interesting development: [url=http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40704036]Linky

I think I mentioned on here blimmin' ages ago t ...
  Topic: rigs to reefs ?
Shane

Replies: 17
Views: 3939
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 04, 17 9:36 am   Subject: rigs to reefs ?
Six digits, normally
  Topic: rigs to reefs ?
Shane

Replies: 17
Views: 3939
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 04, 17 3:46 am   Subject: rigs to reefs ?
Pretty much - although you'll still pay a couple of hundred big ones a day, I'd imagine.
  Topic: rigs to reefs ?
Shane

Replies: 17
Views: 3939
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jun 01, 17 11:41 am   Subject: rigs to reefs ?
Mostly, I think. Until recently, jack-ups were limited to around 150 metres or so water depth, but the newer generation can now hit around the 300 mark.

Floating drilling rigs have been around for ...
  Topic: rigs to reefs ?
Shane

Replies: 17
Views: 3939
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed May 31, 17 10:06 am   Subject: rigs to reefs ?
Most drill rigs are jack-ups, which means that they sail (or, more often, are towed) to the drill location and then lower legs down to the sea floor to jack themselves into a stable position clear of ...
  Topic: rigs to reefs ?
Shane

Replies: 17
Views: 3939
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 30, 17 11:30 am   Subject: rigs to reefs ?
In my view, just removing the topsides and leaving an exclusion zone around the jackets would have the least impact on the ecosystem. However, you run the risk of marine collisions, occupation (and he ...
  Topic: rigs to reefs ?
Shane

Replies: 17
Views: 3939
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 30, 17 9:58 am   Subject: rigs to reefs ?
I'm a big fan of leaving some infrastructure in place after decommissioning an oil field in selected circumstances, precisely because of the artificial reef effect.

Before I start, it's important t ...
  Topic: Speed test software
Shane

Replies: 8
Views: 3239
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon Apr 10, 17 3:21 am   Subject: Speed test software
I use speedtest.net as well. IT types get snooty and tell you that the only way to genuinely test speed is to transfer a large file of known size and time it, but I've always found that when the inter ...
  Topic: Fracking
Shane

Replies: 374
Views: 145681
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jan 22, 17 9:27 am   Subject: Fracking


It would be good to see an unbiased report. There's pros and cons but the cons don't get mentioned in the press releases. What could the land that grows the grass be otherwise used for, how many l ...
  Topic: Fracking
Shane

Replies: 374
Views: 145681
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jan 22, 17 3:26 am   Subject: Fracking
[url=https://www.ecotricity.co.uk/our-green-energy/our-green-gas/campaign-for-green-gas]Worth a read.

Regardless of whether you agree or not with the principle of fracking, one thing that everyone ...
  Topic: Fracking
Shane

Replies: 374
Views: 145681
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Jan 12, 17 3:17 am   Subject: Fracking

the likes of murdoch (see genie energy) have been very quiet, one of the reasons he wants brexit is that eu environmental law is a little restrictive to extreme energy production
I'd be dismayed if ...
  Topic: Fracking
Shane

Replies: 374
Views: 145681
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jan 11, 17 3:18 am   Subject: Fracking
I know that engineers aren't valued the same way in the UK as the rest of the world. Most 'engineers' who, as you say Nick, fit Sky dishes etc. are at the best technicians.

Probably because the te ...
  Topic: Fracking
Shane

Replies: 374
Views: 145681
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 17 11:24 am   Subject: Fracking
Engineers in the UK are viewed as the people that clean out your drains or fix the plumbing.

I'm keeping half-an-eye on developments in the UK fracking wise, especially with regards to the asp ...
  Topic: Fracking
Shane

Replies: 374
Views: 145681
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Jan 05, 17 5:55 am   Subject: Fracking
The offshore oil industry in the UK has about the toughest regulatory environment in the world (barring, maybe, the Barents Sea), but industry manages to make it work. I would very much hope that a si ...
 
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