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Is he providing the wind himself? 08:13 - Oct 6 with 1120 viewsGuthrum

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/oct/05/boris-johnson-to-unveil-plan-to

Joking aside, it's good sense. Also accurate in saying the UK is very well placed to exploit this resource.

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Is he providing the wind himself? on 08:27 - Oct 6 with 784 viewsDubtractor


I was born underwater, I dried out in the sun. I started humping volcanoes baby, when I was too young.
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Is he providing the wind himself? on 08:27 - Oct 6 with 772 viewsHerbivore

Even when announcing something ostensibly good he manages to sound like a massive tw@t.

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Is he providing the wind himself? on 08:28 - Oct 6 with 770 viewsSteve_M

Is he providing the wind himself? on 08:27 - Oct 6 by Dubtractor



I'm also convinced that, after the Garden Bridge, the bridge to Ireland and the airport in the Thames, this will definitely happen.

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Is he providing the wind himself? on 08:29 - Oct 6 with 765 viewsDanTheMan

Is he providing the wind himself? on 08:27 - Oct 6 by Dubtractor



*sigh*

At least the policy is a good one, more clean energy is needed.
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Is he providing the wind himself? on 08:30 - Oct 6 with 764 viewsStokieBlue

Is he providing the wind himself? on 08:27 - Oct 6 by Dubtractor



At least he's changed his mind though.

Plenty of things to beat him up about, not really sure there is much point in this one.

SB

“You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point."

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Is he providing the wind himself? on 08:31 - Oct 6 with 755 viewsOldsmoker

Is he providing the wind himself? on 08:27 - Oct 6 by Dubtractor



That's harsh.
Johnson said that rice pudding quip years ago before wind was even discovered.

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Is he providing the wind himself? on 08:32 - Oct 6 with 756 viewsDanTheMan

Is he providing the wind himself? on 08:30 - Oct 6 by StokieBlue

At least he's changed his mind though.

Plenty of things to beat him up about, not really sure there is much point in this one.

SB


I think actively working against renewable energy sources for years and years is worthy of criticism, especially given the science has not changed.

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Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:06 - Oct 6 with 714 viewsStokieBlue

Is he providing the wind himself? on 08:32 - Oct 6 by DanTheMan

I think actively working against renewable energy sources for years and years is worthy of criticism, especially given the science has not changed.


Yes but is there much point given there is so much more to criticise and he's actually finally come to the right decision on this.

Just seems like wasted energy.

Glad we are going to move forward with renewable investment even if it is years too late.

SB
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“You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point."

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Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:10 - Oct 6 with 704 viewsDanTheMan

Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:06 - Oct 6 by StokieBlue

Yes but is there much point given there is so much more to criticise and he's actually finally come to the right decision on this.

Just seems like wasted energy.

Glad we are going to move forward with renewable investment even if it is years too late.

SB
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It probably is wasted energy, although I don't think us posting on here is going to make much of a difference either way!

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Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:19 - Oct 6 with 688 viewsEdwardStone

Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:06 - Oct 6 by StokieBlue

Yes but is there much point given there is so much more to criticise and he's actually finally come to the right decision on this.

Just seems like wasted energy.

Glad we are going to move forward with renewable investment even if it is years too late.

SB
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Exactly this Mr Stokie, years too late

Had we made different choices many years ago, we would be right at the very forefront of renewable energy provision

The brain power was there, we genuinely had World class aeronautical engineers who could have been put to work on this decades ago
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Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:20 - Oct 6 with 684 viewsStokieBlue

Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:10 - Oct 6 by DanTheMan

It probably is wasted energy, although I don't think us posting on here is going to make much of a difference either way!


I was actually thinking more about the original Tweet. Seems little point being divisive about something we all want anyway.

As you say, what's posted on here makes no difference! :).

SB

“You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point."

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Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:23 - Oct 6 with 689 viewsJakeITFC

I have to say as somebody who works in this field, I was worried that this pandemic would allow some of these green policies to be swept away in the face of difficult economic conditions. Credit is definitely due to the current (and tbf the previous) government who have kept the cutting of carbon emissions very much on the agenda.
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Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:24 - Oct 6 with 674 viewsHARRY10

Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:19 - Oct 6 by EdwardStone

Exactly this Mr Stokie, years too late

Had we made different choices many years ago, we would be right at the very forefront of renewable energy provision

The brain power was there, we genuinely had World class aeronautical engineers who could have been put to work on this decades ago


don't worry, he will have changed his mind by Thursday
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Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:35 - Oct 6 with 647 viewsEdwardStone

Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:24 - Oct 6 by HARRY10

don't worry, he will have changed his mind by Thursday


There is a slight danger in believing a Johnson promise....he might not actually mean a word of it

See also....." No dear, I'm not sh*gging my Press Secretary"

Garden Bridge

etc, etc
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Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:36 - Oct 6 with 649 viewsusm

Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:23 - Oct 6 by JakeITFC

I have to say as somebody who works in this field, I was worried that this pandemic would allow some of these green policies to be swept away in the face of difficult economic conditions. Credit is definitely due to the current (and tbf the previous) government who have kept the cutting of carbon emissions very much on the agenda.


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Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:39 - Oct 6 with 643 viewseireblue

Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:36 - Oct 6 by usm

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Giving credit to the current Govt on here is a banable offence


I think we need to see what this Government actually delivers, not what they say they will deliver.

There has been a noticeable gap between the two, on very many things.
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Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:44 - Oct 6 with 641 viewsBlueBadger

Here's what Efficient Private Sector Company that gets the gig of putting up and maintaining them will provide after £80bn of funding and 22 years:

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Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:45 - Oct 6 with 631 viewsBlueBadger

Is he providing the wind himself? on 08:28 - Oct 6 by Steve_M

I'm also convinced that, after the Garden Bridge, the bridge to Ireland and the airport in the Thames, this will definitely happen.


...the 20,000 'extra' nurses, the new hospitals, the extra NHS funding, the extra police officers, the oven-ready Brexit....

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Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:53 - Oct 6 with 610 viewsgiant_ullaa

Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:36 - Oct 6 by usm

Careful!!!
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Hey, you’ve just given me an idea for fun game: name the good things this government has done:

1. Supporting Wind power
2. …go!

Has anyone ever looked at their own postings for last day or so? Oh my... so sorry.
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Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:54 - Oct 6 with 603 viewsBlueBadger

Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:36 - Oct 6 by usm

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Possibly, we may be remembering the promises of an 'oven ready' Brexit deal, 10,000 'more' police officers(to replace the 20K)n they'd cut, 20,000 'more' nurses(if you count those who are already on the NMC register), the 'world class' track and trace, the promise to keep covid deaths below 20,000, pledges on PPE, the commitment to free speech(unless you're a lefty)...

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Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:54 - Oct 6 with 599 viewsSwansea_Blue

Is he providing the wind himself? on 08:28 - Oct 6 by Steve_M

I'm also convinced that, after the Garden Bridge, the bridge to Ireland and the airport in the Thames, this will definitely happen.


It depends on their target, which isn't clear. That article quotes Johnson as saying "We believe that in 10 years’ time offshore wind will be powering every home in the country, with our target rising from 30 gigawatts to 40 gigawatts”.

Current offshore wind has an installed capacity of about 8.5GW, with another 10.5GW currently under construction or going through planning for delivery by 2025. So are they saying they want to get that up to 40GW, i.e. another 21GW between 2025 and 2030? I'd have thought the chances of that are slim to zero, as it takes at least a decade to get these things built and would need at least a doubling of current construction rates.

If they mean a target of total wind including onshore, currently it's at about 25GW, so they need to get 15GW additional offshore built with 10.5 of that in the pipeline by 2025 - so just about doable, maybe.

Luckily they only have to offer the lots through the Crown Estate and experienced developers will do the rest,so it's more likely to happen than Johnson's cuckoo ideas!

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Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:58 - Oct 6 with 593 viewsSwansea_Blue

Is he providing the wind himself? on 08:31 - Oct 6 by Oldsmoker

That's harsh.
Johnson said that rice pudding quip years ago before wind was even discovered.


I'm pretty that's tongue in cheek. It's classic, self-deprecating Johnson. The party laps up his self references of that sort, and of course they'll be happy to see 'the lefties' get wound up over it.

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Is he providing the wind himself? on 10:02 - Oct 6 with 586 viewsfactual_blue

Is he providing the wind himself? on 08:28 - Oct 6 by Steve_M

I'm also convinced that, after the Garden Bridge, the bridge to Ireland and the airport in the Thames, this will definitely happen.


I wonder how Operation Moonshine is coming along?

And the oven ready deal.

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Is he providing the wind himself? on 10:08 - Oct 6 with 584 viewsfactual_blue

Is he providing the wind himself? on 09:58 - Oct 6 by Swansea_Blue

I'm pretty that's tongue in cheek. It's classic, self-deprecating Johnson. The party laps up his self references of that sort, and of course they'll be happy to see 'the lefties' get wound up over it.


Here's something worth remembering


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Is he providing the wind himself? on 10:09 - Oct 6 with 579 viewsBlueBadger

Is he providing the wind himself? on 08:27 - Oct 6 by Dubtractor



I wonder how much of the carbon the new coal mine in Cumbria pumps out will be offset by this.?

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