Posted: Monday, 10 April 2006
Fascinating stuff Arnish Lighthouse. I presume the aluminium factory will be making use of the vast amounts of spare, green, cheap, eco friendly electricity they have coming out of the ground as heat up there. Perhaps we should run a wee cable in their direction rather than a dirty great big expensive, polluting, politically unstable gas pipe into Russia? Let the spin merchants do their stuff with that idea.
pondhead from Mull
Thanks Arnish - I was telling everyone you'd let us know what that huge thing we could see in the distance was by the end of today, and I wasn't disappointed. Excellent detective work.
Big Gay Al from Lewis
Further info on this project on website http://www.alcoa.com/iceland/en/alcoa_iceland/fjardaal_background.asp.
Arnish Lighthouse from Stornoway
Pondhead, you forgot to mention predictable in your list of merits for geothermal energy. Yours might well be the most expensive option yet suggested. One must remember this is all about electability - not the cost of electricity so you may be on to a winner!
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I thought it was a prison ship for windfarm objectors (breathes sigh of relief).
Reg from Lewis
Fascinating stuff, and very well written. Everyone wondered what the sip was carrying and now we know. Keep it up!
195 from Aird, Point