Hunterston - beauty or the beast
CO2 per Kwh
Dirty coal: 900g/Kwh
Clean coal IGCC: 700g/Kwh
Clean coal CCS: 150g/Kwh
Nuclear Torness: 5g/Kwh
Proposal is for a 1600MWh station
Holyrood requirement is for 300MWh CCS so 1300MWh would be dirty.
Total CO2 emission around 1000 tonnes per hour, 8.5 million tonnes per year.
At 2 grams per litre of CO2 at STP, this is 500 million litres per hour, 500,000 cubic metres.
Enough to fill 1,000 houses every hour, or one home every 3.6 seconds.
Or blanket Largs completely, 2 metres high in 8 hours.
CCS = carbon capture and sequestration,
CO2 = carbon dioxide!
With prevailing wind from the South-West over Hunterston, what is a reasonable dispersion angle and range?
Towns and area affected, e.g. Fairlie and Largs, or easterly over Millport.
Similarly for North-Westerly - West Kilbride.
Any study into the effect of a temperature inversion?
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Interesting figures May 2002 Strathclyde Uni:
Longannet: 2400Mw Hunterston: 1190Mw Torness: 1250Mw
To replace with wind turbines it would take:
(Longannet does not run at full capacity)
total 1.86% of total land area of Scotland
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Hunterston Castle photo wanted
Contact details coming
please be patient
Even more pictures of Hunterston as it is now wanted
An average car emits 160gm/km = 256gm/mile x average mileage 10,000 miles = 2.6 tons per year.
8.5 million tons of CO2 per year from Hunterston with part CCS is the equivalent of over 3 million cars doing 10,000 miles each around Hunterston,
probably making it as smoggy on our coast as Glasgow, Edinburgh (Auld Reekie) or even London used to be.|
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