Water on the move at just a few mile an hour has more than 800 times the power of wind at the same speed and tidal power is the most reliable source of power nature generates. So reliable we can set our clocks by it. With 12,000 miles of coast lines full of channels, estuaries and bays, the United Kingdom is one of the most suitable places on earth to have tidal power generation stations installed. One well-placed tidal power station apart from being inconspicuous, it can easily generates more electricity than several on or off shore wind farms. The only reason nobody had bothered to install them around our coast was because the energy corporations were making too much easy money from fossil fuel and nuclear generators and the profit of oil and gas industries would dropped dramatically. This is also why there are only nine tidal power stations in the world. With climate change and their self-imposed sanctions on cheap energy products from Russia, we are entering the new age of renewables. With new technologies, the building and maintenance of of tidal generators are getting easier and easier. They can be built like giant Leggo sets, adding new units to existing structures as demands rise. With these dependable bad boys, we won't have to worry every time the sun went down and the wind stopped blowing.

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My 10p-worth ...

Steve Rotherham isn't alone in wanting to promote tidal & other forms of renewable power in Liverpool! Prevailing winds in NW England PLUS the west-facing coastline ALL THE WAY from Scotland to Cardiff makes Scotland & N England and a fair percentage of Wales ideally situated to develop wind & tidal energy sources at relatively low cost. We even have the 'available' manpower [unfortunately ...] as we have a higher number of Unemployed than we would LIKE - so let's set up training schemes and prepare them to BUILD and operate the required turbines.

I'm a local Author. One of my (as-yet) UNpublished novels includes reference to Liverpool/Merseyside developing local power supply from these environmentally acceptable sources ...

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