Back in 1970 the knowledge, science and engineering ability was in place and ready for a tidal energy development drive but fossil fuel money and power had the ear of the governments and they liked all of the numbers for nuclear.
with perpetual designs is that once set up they become un-invoicible on a monthly basis for supplies. Gillette’s ever lasting razor blade. Puncture proof tyres [only used by the military]. The [prevented] solution to the false problem of the perpetual
static rotating engine. Midi-generators in cars rather than limited battery packs. The list is endless. Everlasting light-bulbs to Richard Dyson threatening to eliminate vacuum bag sales. I wonder if the cyclonic bagless vacuum cleaner would have emerged,
if Dyson was offered a pay off in the face of a hundred balaclavered mercenary scopes option 2? [Gillette style plus]
Nuclear power is dangerous, a liability in climate change and silly expensive with a double dangerous long-term danger and a final
[almost continuous] expense for private corporations to ensure their parasitic grip upon the tax payer via gullible and weak government occupied by unqualified, untrained, expertless minds of the political types. People whose [almost all] only ability is to
make an argument clearly put out no matter how [wrong] or [biased] to gain power and once they have gained power the politician is handed the wheel of Ark Royal with absolutely no idea, training or ability to govern. A politician [in the main] [even the motivated
ideal national loyalist] is exactly like giving Mrs O from Acorn antiques, the keys to number 10. Or worse Mrs O has ambitions for ‘himself’ in the job.
The big key is the circle of expert loyalists, loyal to the key objectives that are
willing to advise and run with the cabinet agreed objectives and an impartial [and a keenly adaptive civil service] or a top down reshuffle by a civil loyalist supporter.
Energy has to be the best plan for a Long-Term Safe Supply that is cost effective.