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    Originally posted by Emmet View Post

    if you have electric shower/ heat pump you need to get a load-balancing EVSE - which does add cost. I'm stillwaiting to actually buy my own in fairness! House will have heat pump and electric showers so will need to get a 'smarter' model than 'just the basic'. Will feed back here with costs etc when I get them.

    There's probably only a few houses in the country rated @ 32A, and I imagine it's pretty pricey to get upgraded to it (though would give you 11kW if you wanted to get it!),
    Are you thinking of kVA rather than A?
    Standard ESB connection is good for c.60A.
    Electric shower draws 36-40A depending on power.
    So two showers exceeds supply (unless one overrides the other). There is an upgrade option. Used to be about €1k for 25% extra.

    I assumed a 6.6-7kw charger would be drawing close to 30A and need to be treat like a second shower. Load balancing sounds like a more sophisticated solution than override.

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        Huh, Avant approved our mortgage on 3-Aug but the broker forgot to tell us. Was wondering why it was taking so long.

        Never discount sheer incompetence.
        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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          Another broker to avoid :P

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            We're 45 minutes deep into a French schooling institution - the teacher explaining to parents their teaching approach for the year. I once spent 3 hours in an evening seated at my kids tiny baby sit while his teacher went through 60+ powerpoint slides on her planned teaching for the year. My kid was three years old at the time
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              Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post
              Another broker to avoid :P
              In fairness they answered every query at warp speed, except for this one minor detail of not confirming that the approval was indeed complete.
              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                Need cheese recommendations.
                And recipes.
                And storage advice.
                And cutting advice.
                ​​​​

                Have literally bitten off more than I can chew with this order.
                ​​​​​.
                ​​​​
                My choice of cheese can vary from time to time but I do like all of the below - Would normally have 4 on any cheese board

                Manchego (I prefer the mature option of 12 plus months)
                Hegarty's cheddar
                Gubbeen
                Durrus
                Pouligny Saint Pierre
                Blue
                Brie
                Camembert
                Gouda

                Plus

                Portion of quince paste
                Onion Marmalade or a chutney

                And

                Miller's Damsel Charcoal Wafer crackers




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                  Nice course Horatio. Got roasted out of it. Played poor but I'm no man for the heat . I know the trees more than the fairway. Lost 3 balls . Some fking heat .

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                    Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post
                    My choice of cheese can vary from time to time but I do like all of the below - Would normally have 4 on any cheese board

                    Manchego (I prefer the mature option of 12 plus months)
                    Hegarty's cheddar
                    Gubbeen
                    Durrus
                    Pouligny Saint Pierre
                    Blue
                    Brie
                    Camembert
                    Gouda

                    Plus

                    Portion of quince paste
                    Onion Marmalade or a chutney

                    And

                    Miller's Damsel Charcoal Wafer crackers



                    I was of the understanding that cheese is considered racist these days, though maybe people are just pulling my leg.
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                      Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post
                      My choice of cheese can vary from time to time but I do like all of the below - Would normally have 4 on any cheese board

                      Manchego (I prefer the mature option of 12 plus months)
                      Hegarty's cheddar
                      Gubbeen
                      Durrus
                      Pouligny Saint Pierre
                      Blue
                      Brie
                      Camembert
                      Gouda

                      Plus

                      Portion of quince paste
                      Onion Marmalade or a chutney

                      And

                      Miller's Damsel Charcoal Wafer crackers
                      God knows, I appreciate pretentiousness but .

                      I found a new favourite Irish cheese lately: Mount Leinster.
                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                        God knows, I appreciate pretentiousness but .

                        I found a new favourite Irish cheese lately: Mount Leinster.
                        The crackers are a complete game changer. Had them for the 1st time about 9 months ago and have never looked back.

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                          Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                          I was of the understanding that cheese is considered racist these days, though maybe people are just pulling my leg.
                          No black cheese allowed

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                            What would be an approximate price per kilometre of petrol?

                            I think this link suggests 10 cent per km, but don't know if it's realistic.

                            Got 60km there for €2.83 at the fast charger. So about 5 cent a km.

                            That seems like a decent savings given that is, I guess, a lot more expensive than home midnight charging.

                            That's going to be a demolition job on the petrol car industry as you just surely couldn't justify a new petrol car when theres an electricity equivalent. Which presumably there increasingly is.



                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                              I see McGregor's pub, The Black Forge Inn, hasn't shaken off its previous reputation as a wretched hive of scum and villainy.

                              The hard men who dished out this unprovoked attack were treated with kid gloves by the judge too. Shocking. Not too surprised though, there was plenty of dodgy loudmouth dicks hanging around on Sunday.

                              I'll look on with interest to what happens on Friday when these Einstein's are back in court.

                              Plenty of former locals boycotting the place due to it being too expensive according to what I hear in the local turf accountant's office but I see a steady stream of dolled up outsiders gormlessly rolling into it every day.

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                                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                I think this link suggests 10 cent per km, but don't know if it's realistic.
                                I'm kind of backwards converting, but pretty sure I averaged about 8c per km on a 500cc bike in very average conditions. Much more if caning it, or badly stuck in town.
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                                  The jingoism was beyond nauseating from Hamilton and Kelly there.

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                                    Originally posted by Silver-Tiger View Post
                                    The jingoism was beyond nauseating from Hamilton and Kelly there.
                                    Probably not golf
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                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                      What would be an approximate price per kilometre of ?

                                      I think this link suggests 10 cent per km, but don't know if it's realistic.

                                      Got 60km there for €2.83 at the fast charger. So about 5 cent a km.

                                      That seems like a decent savings given that is, I guess, a lot more expensive than home midnight charging.

                                      That's going to be a demolition job on the petrol car industry as you just surely couldn't justify a new petrol car when theres an electricity equivalent. Which presumably there increasingly is.



                                      im sure the government aren’t going to start adding more and more charges on top of that especially when the impact of the power draw of socially and economically useless data centres start to bite and the spoofers promises about renewable energy turn out to fall well short of promises

                                      im not too gloomy about it as there is a proven solution ready to rock- Nuclear power plant in Sandymount please

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                                        Originally posted by MysteryGuest View Post


                                        im sure the government aren’t going to start adding more and more charges on top of that especially when the impact of the power draw of socially and economically useless data centres start to bite and the spoofers promises about renewable energy turn out to fall well short of promises

                                        im not too gloomy about it as there is a proven solution ready to rock- Nuclear power plant in Sandymount please
                                        Renewable is so completely the future, I don't think anyone has any serious doubt that most oil is going to end up stuck in the ground. The tech has just changed with oil left behind alongside peat. Solar is the global game changer.
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                                          Has anyone been listening to The Witness podcast?

                                          Jesus it's riveting stuff. The guy tells his story so well.
                                          I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                            omg

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                                              Another grim story breaking in the shticks. In very rural North Kerry this time again. Bodies of a woman, her son and husband found with a gun at the scene. Seems the husband killed both before doing himself. Wtf goes through peoples heads.

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                                                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                What would be an approximate price per kilometre of petrol?

                                                I think this link suggests 10 cent per km, but don't know if it's realistic.

                                                Got 60km there for €2.83 at the fast charger. So about 5 cent a km.

                                                That seems like a decent savings given that is, I guess, a lot more expensive than home midnight charging.

                                                That's going to be a demolition job on the petrol car industry as you just surely couldn't justify a new petrol car when theres an electricity equivalent. Which presumably there increasingly is.
                                                Most efficient cars are approaching 4L/100lm. (Toyota hybrid is 4.2, Peugot 308 claims 4L petrol engine). If petrol is 1.50, then 100km is €6.00-6.50.
                                                Emmet mentioned 17kWh for the Leaf's consumption. Would depend on the electricity rate, maybe 20c per kWh standard tarrif. So €3.40 per 100km. A night rate would get it below €2.00 I'd guess.

                                                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                Renewable is so completely the future, I don't think anyone has any serious doubt that most oil is going to end up stuck in the ground. The tech has just changed with oil left behind alongside peat. Solar is the global game changer.
                                                Solar is great for small scale residential supplementary power. But takes up a lot of space at a large scale. Nuclear really has had terrible PR.

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                                                  I used to think John B Keanes the Field was a bit OTT exaggerated.

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                                                    Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                    I used to think John B Keanes the Field was a bit OTT exaggerated.
                                                    .

                                                    It's my field. It's my child.I nursed it. I nourished it. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it.
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                                                      Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                      I used to think John B Keanes the Field was a bit OTT exaggerated.
                                                      Loosely based on a true story.
                                                      No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

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                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                        .
                                                        Met the man, had a wee chat and his son made me a toastie in his kitchen in his home/bar in Listowel. . Good ol days.

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                                                          Originally posted by Mellor View Post


                                                          Solar is great for small scale residential supplementary power. But takes up a lot of space at a large scale. Nuclear really has had terrible PR.
                                                          Its just a connection issue with solar, no? Isn't it that the likes of Morocco with their endless deserts could power the world once we get the right transmission lines in place? I haven't hugely looked into it tbh, only the Irish renewable scene, so that might be an exaggeration. But Ireland has, what for our purposes can be viewed as, unlimited renewable energy once we choose to unlock it. Actually my secret, un-calculated belief, is that we should borrow maybe €50bn to invest in offshore wind energy and then that will be a resource for decades to come that we can sell to the continent. Making a fortune on our investment.

                                                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                            CAO points inflation is off the charts. Luckily the young lad got what he wanted. Loads of his friends who were delighted with their inflated results last week got a nasty kick in the nuts yesterday when the CAO offers came out. I expect little Johnny and Joan to be talking to Joe this afternoon.
                                                            The number of students getting top marks, 625 points, doubled this year on the back of a big jump last year. Bonkers stuff. Could they not map this year distribution back to the usual result distribution downgrading as they went along based on actual marks and half marks?
                                                            Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                              Our NFT journey is reaching new highs with a potentially disastrous appearance due to happen next week on a show with a guy called Ray.
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                                                                Originally posted by Wombatman View Post
                                                                CAO points inflation is off the charts. Luckily the young lad got what he wanted. Loads of his friends who were delighted with their inflated results last week got a nasty kick in the nuts yesterday when the CAO offers came out. I expect little Johnny and Joan to be talking to Joe this afternoon.
                                                                The number of students getting top marks, 625 points, doubled this year on the back of a big jump last year. Bonkers stuff. Could they not map this year distribution back to the usual result distribution downgrading as they went along based on actual marks and half marks?
                                                                Put that in old money for us (although no doubt I will be very familiar with it all in a couple of years).

                                                                If you wanted to get into, say business in somewhere like Trinity or UCD, how many As\Bs would you need today? e.g. would most of us fail to get into college now
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                                                                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                  Put that in old money for us (although no doubt I will be very familiar with it all in a couple of years).

                                                                  If you wanted to get into, say business in somewhere like Trinity or UCD, how many As\Bs would you need today? e.g. would most of us fail to get into college now
                                                                  We would certainly all fail to get into college. The wife's boss' kid just got 450 points (which would have counted in the top 10% of grades back when we were all idealistic young commies like collie, and give you a choice of most courses), and he's doubtful whether he can get a bin emptying job in McDonalds. Standard UCD commerce back when we were that age was around 300 points (all Cs) and is now 555 points (mixture of As and Bs).
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                                                                    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                    Put that in old money for us (although no doubt I will be very familiar with it all in a couple of years).

                                                                    If you wanted to get into, say business in somewhere like Trinity or UCD, how many As\Bs would you need today? e.g. would most of us fail to get into college now
                                                                    The problem now is everyone gets a prize. So many getting top marks that top mark courses fill up and students are cut based on random selection. Business with IT in Trinity while requiring a full 625 points is oversubscribed so they have to cut randomly.

                                                                    In reality the top 50% of H1s (90-100) in math for example should have gotten a H1. The rest should have been downgraded to H2 to match the usual distribution of marks. The problem is obviously a result of Accredited Grades due to Covid where teachers were assigning marks to students where no exam was sat.

                                                                    Results coalescing at the top of the scale makes it impossible to discriminate effectively any more based on ability.
                                                                    Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                      Originally posted by Wombatman View Post

                                                                      The problem now is everyone gets a prize. So many getting top marks that top mark courses fill up and students are cut based on random selection. Business with IT in Trinity while requiring a full 625 points is oversubscribed so they have to cut randomly.

                                                                      In reality the top 50% of H1s (90-100) in math for example should have gotten a H1. The rest should have been downgraded to H2 to match the usual distribution of marks. The problem is obviously a result of Accredited Grades due to Covid where teachers were assigning marks to students where no exam was sat.

                                                                      Results coalescing at the top of the scale makes it impossible to discriminate effectively any more based on ability.
                                                                      I'd say teachers are better able to gauge true ability compared to a single exam at the end of a two-year teaching period.

                                                                      The question to ask is maybe whether any of those students on 625 points shouldn't be eligible for Business with IT in Trinity, and I'd imagine the answer there is no, they would all be perfect for the course - in which case, random selection it needs to be.
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                                                                        These are not difficult courses. They're just ordinary standard undergrad fare, bog-standard business. It might even be fairer to say that anyone over 500 points, or maybe 400 points, can enter a draw for a place, rather than restricting the draw to just those who got 625 points.
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                                                                          Booked myself in for an hour long session in a floatation tank this afternoon. No idea but figure i've spent my money in worse spots.

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                                                                            Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                            Its just a connection issue with solar, no? Isn't it that the likes of Morocco with their endless deserts could power the world once we get the right transmission lines in place? I haven't hugely looked into it tbh, only the Irish renewable scene, so that might be an exaggeration. But Ireland has, what for our purposes can be viewed as, unlimited renewable energy once we choose to unlock it. Actually my secret, un-calculated belief, is that we should borrow maybe €50bn to invest in offshore wind energy and then that will be a resource for decades to come that we can sell to the continent. Making a fortune on our investment.
                                                                            The issue with solar is real estate.
                                                                            If you cover your roof in solar panels, you’d go a long way toward your needs, but probably not cover it (certainly not with the car). Soar on apartments in Ireland is barely any point. We’re installing a large array on the roof of our building, will help with higher sun energy here but still limited by volume to area.

                                                                            Morocco or where event could possibly build an array that would power a large part of the world. But we’d be paying them a subscription fee, and rent for the cable in every country from A to B.

                                                                            If you produce an offshore hydro or wind farm by magic. Then it’s great. But when you factor in that your in the hole for billions and years before you realise any benefit.It’s less attractive

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                                                                              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                              Our NFT journey is reaching new highs with a potentially disastrous appearance due to happen next week on a show with a guy called Ray.
                                                                              there was a monster shitshow last night with the sevens NFT dropping
                                                                              One guy did dodgy coding or something and minted a thousand all for himself out of 7777 minted. Think he paid 5ETH for the gas (which went insane last night), but the floor price was 1.5 each so if he sells them he's laughing. They was chaos over it.

                                                                              That's besides the floor dropping out of a lot of crypto yesterday afternoon.

                                                                              I think when someone pays 5ETH for an invisible NFT rock, all bets are off on figuring out this market
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                                                                                Originally posted by Gimmeabreak View Post
                                                                                Booked myself in for an hour long session in a floatation tank this afternoon. No idea but figure i've spent my money in worse spots.
                                                                                Where is it? I went to the place off Fitzwilliam Square and it was literally like floating in a vat of urine. Smell was absolutely vile. I had been looking forward to it for ages, and would love to do a session, just not with the stench of piss in my nostrils.

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                                                                                  DBC had nothing on the german embassy in London. Outstanding trolling.

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                                                                                    Originally posted by jbravado View Post

                                                                                    Where is it? I went to the place off Fitzwilliam Square and it was literally like floating in a vat of urine. Smell was absolutely vile. I had been looking forward to it for ages, and would love to do a session, just not with the stench of piss in my nostrils.
                                                                                    Naas. Sli Beatha float rooms

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                                                                                      Originally posted by Mellor View Post

                                                                                      If you produce an offshore hydro or wind farm by magic. Then it’s great. But when you factor in that your in the hole for billions and years before you realise any benefit.It’s less attractive
                                                                                      I think thats just a feature of long-term investment - that it takes a long time to get your money back. But I'd imagine the return is vastly more than the cost of borrowing (0% for a state actor). Probably a decent 10-15% NPV, equating to a similar return after cost of borrowing. A forward thinking government could end up generating a continuous multi-billion income stream. Very hard to mess it up also given the tiny level of manpower involved and the upcoming Celtic Interconnector and massive future demand for electricity through cars.
                                                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                        These are not difficult courses. They're just ordinary standard undergrad fare, bog-standard business. It might even be fairer to say that anyone over 500 points, or maybe 400 points, can enter a draw for a place, rather than restricting the draw to just those who got 625 points.
                                                                                        Yeah problem is points for courses are based on popularity not difficulty or even suitability. My top cao courses were Electronic & Computer engineering then medicine and law. My course was 300 points so was a breeze to get into, the others were essentially double that. I think 2 or 3 of us were able to graduate from the original class in first year. You can't just swing your way into electromagnetic theory even if the course isn't many points while I could train my cat to do accounting or business.

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                                                                                          Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post

                                                                                          Yeah problem is points for courses are based on popularity not difficulty or even suitability. My top cao courses were Electronic & Computer engineering then medicine and law. My course was 300 points so was a breeze to get into, the others were essentially double that. I think 2 or 3 of us were able to graduate from the original class in first year. You can't just swing your way into electromagnetic theory even if the course isn't many points while I could train my cat to do accounting or business.
                                                                                          Yes! It really is madness. Zuut teaching people about graphene production who managed to scrap together a few hundred sympathy points and the business schools of the world filled with people who should be scientists but who will instead learn how to send out funny tweets in digital marketing.
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                                                                                            Must go up for a look at these Howthy Goatys
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                                                                                              Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post


                                                                                              there was a monster shitshow last night with the sevens NFT dropping
                                                                                              One guy did dodgy coding or something and minted a thousand all for himself out of 7777 minted. Think he paid 5ETH for the gas (which went insane last night), but the floor price was 1.5 each so if he sells them he's laughing. They was chaos over it.

                                                                                              That's besides the floor dropping out of a lot of crypto yesterday afternoon.

                                                                                              I think when someone pays 5ETH for an invisible NFT rock, all bets are off on figuring out this market
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                                                                                                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                                Yes! It really is madness. Zuut teaching people about graphene production who managed to scrap together a few hundred sympathy points and the business schools of the world filled with people who should be scientists but who will instead learn how to send out funny tweets in digital marketing.
                                                                                                Yeah spent 3 years studying Business and the sum of my learning was to be able to source the cheapest pint on every night of the week in Dundalk, how to dodge the Provos and the odd incendary device that would randomly light up a premises and always back Trap 1 if its raining and he's the heaviest dog. Alas no such thing as twitter or even the internet back then.

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                                                                                                  How was the golf Solks?

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                                    I think thats just a feature of long-term investment - that it takes a long time to get your money back. But I'd imagine the return is vastly more than the cost of borrowing (0% for a state actor). Probably a decent 10-15% NPV, equating to a similar return after cost of borrowing. A forward thinking government could end up generating a continuous multi-billion income stream. Very hard to mess it up also given the tiny level of manpower involved and the upcoming Celtic Interconnector and massive future demand for electricity through cars.
                                                                                                    The issue is that is a massive investment, to provide a supply for which there is already sufficient provision.

                                                                                                    Current supply is about 10% more than demand.
                                                                                                    So a mega-station off the cost puts the capacity over 200%. Having the capacity doesn’t generate demand or income out of thin air as 10% export is our current limit.
                                                                                                    Plus the majority of electric cars are charged at night. Which doesn’t increase peak supply. (Data centres will do that though).

                                                                                                    It feel like a better strategy to me to add smaller starvations to replace older one incrementally while increasing connection to continental grid.

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                                                                      Nice course Horatio. Got roasted out of it. Played poor but I'm no man for the heat . I know the trees more than the fairway. Lost 3 balls . Some fking heat .
                                                                                                      For Horatio .

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                                                                                                        Hilarious watching some of the hospitality industry venues unable to open or operating on reduced hours due to treating their staff worse than dogs- where I am it’s the the mouths who are always looking for airtime to whinge getting hit the worst- fuck them

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by Mellor View Post
                                                                                                          The issue is that is a massive investment, to provide a supply for which there is already sufficient provision.

                                                                                                          Current supply is about 10% more than demand.
                                                                                                          So a mega-station off the cost puts the capacity over 200%. Having the capacity doesn’t generate demand or income out of thin air as 10% export is our current limit.
                                                                                                          Plus the majority of electric cars are charged at night. Which doesn’t increase peak supply. (Data centres will do that though).

                                                                                                          It feel like a better strategy to me to add smaller starvations to replace older one incrementally while increasing connection to continental grid.
                                                                                                          Well things that are planned now will probably only come on stream in 5, 6, 7 years, when we will have the avalanche of cars connected to the grid. The problem is the growth rate of electric cars looking for a connection might happen a lot quicker. Plus there are potential data centers being held back by lack of supply.
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                                                                                                            Costs of electric and petrol cars are going to be similar very soon, there's just no chance that everyone won't switch to electric then as the running cost is unbeatable.
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                                                                                                              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                                              Well things that are planned now will probably only come on stream in 5, 6, 7 years, when we will have the avalanche of cars connected to the grid. The problem is the growth rate of electric cars looking for a connection might happen a lot quicker. Plus there are potential data centers being held back by lack of supply.
                                                                                                              It’s a complete fantasy to think that we can keep growing our energy usage while at the same time greening the grid. It’s going to start to bite sooner or later

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                                                                                                                Make Nuclear Green Again

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by MysteryGuest View Post

                                                                                                                  It’s a complete fantasy to think that we can keep growing our energy usage while at the same time greening the grid. It’s going to start to bite sooner or later
                                                                                                                  I don't think that is the fantasy, or a fantasy, in a small country.
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                                                                                                                    So is bitcoin an enemy to green cars ? mining etc

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                                                                                                                      Apparently our capacity growth is (approximately, there's some overlap between the two sources) the first source of power - basic, largely non-renewable capacity - which is expected to remain static or fall a small bit, plus the second source of power - renewables - with big planned growth.


                                                                                                                      Core, mainly non-renewable

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                                                                                                                      Renewables

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                                                                                                                      Thats not bad, I guess? Big growth allowed for, but all for renewables, and I guess gas will eventually become the fallback source rather than the default when we have enough diversity in renewable sources, or the Celtic Connector allows importing of nuclear from France and exporting of wind energy.
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                                                                                                                        that's some offshore jump in 2026! Is there a specific project coming online then?
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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                                                          that's some offshore jump in 2026! Is there a specific project coming online then?
                                                                                                                          That, my friend, is the Norwegian trillion dollar big bucks turning its beady eyes towards our precious Irish wind. At least, I think so. Think its some big Norwegian financed scheme.
                                                                                                                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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