Hi , I'm Tom Langdon-Davies from a farm near Exeter in sunny Devon, South West England. I have worked all over the world for energy companies, renewable and conventional. Now it's time for me to see what I can do to raise awareness of the easy things we can do to make our energy more sustainable. Thanks for reading. Please help me by commenting!
After a brief spell seismic surveying around Europe and Africa, I ran the Natural Energy Centre in London - that was back in 1977, and we...
Monday, 25 July 2016
Is a Northern Global Grid Link feasible?
The Arctic Circle is just over 10,000 miles long. A supergrid running its full length would allow solar PV and other forms of low carbon electricity to be transmitted from daylight areas to evening areas. National grids in Canada, Scandinavia and Russia could be connected, with substantial potential for generation capacity reduction.
The growing geothermal output of Iceland could then also be fed into it. An Iceland/UK link is already being planned.
With global warming, northerly latitudes will become increasingly attractive places to live, so this is a useful piece of infrastructure for the world's future.
Or do you think such grand projects are extravagant and environmentally dubious?
If so, your best bet is to follow my advice and timeshift your electricity consumption out of the peak and into the trough!