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Baines, J. A., Newman, V. G., Hanna, I. W., Douglas, T. H., Carlyle, W. J., Jones, I. L., Eaton, D. M., and Zeronian, G. (1983). Dinorwig pumped storage scheme. Institution of Civil Engineers Proc. pt. 1, 74:635–718.

Baines, J. A., Newman, V. G., Hanna, I. W., Douglas, T. H., Carlyle, W. J., Jones, I. L., Eaton, D. M., and Zeronian, G. (1986). Dinorwig pumped storage scheme. Institution of Civil Engineers Proc. pt. 1, 80:493–536.

Baker, C., Walbancke, J., and Leach, P. (2006). Tidal lagoon power generation scheme in Swansea Bay. www.dti.gov.uk/files/ file30617.pdf. A report on behalf of the Dept. of Trade and Industry and the Welsh Development Agency

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Braslow, A. L. (1999). A history of suction-type laminar-flow control with emphasis on flight research. Number 13 in Monographs in Aerospace History. NASA. www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/pdf/ 88792main Laminar.pdf.

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Sustainable Energy – without the hot air

David JC MacKay

About the author

David MacKay is a Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge. He studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge and then obtained his PhD in Computation and Neural Systems at the California Institute of Technology. He returned to Cambridge as a Royal Society research fellow at Darwin College. He is internationally known for his research in machine learning, information theory, and communication systems, including the invention of Dasher, a software interface that enables efficient communication in any language with any muscle. He has taught Physics in Cambridge since 1995. Since 2005, he has devoted much of his time to public teaching about energy. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Climate Change.

1 kWh/d the same as \begin{align*}\frac{1}{24}\end{align*} kW

GW often used for ‘capacity’ (peak output)

TWh/y often used for average output

1 Mtoe ‘one million tons of oil equivalent’

“UK” = 60 million people

USA energy consumption: 250 kWh/d per person

Europe energy consumption: 125 kWh/d per person

The most commonly used units in public documents discussing power options are:

terawatt-hours per year (TWh/y).

gigawatts (GW).

million tons of oil equivalent per year (Mtoe/y).

1000 TWh/y per United Kingdom is roughly equal to 45 kWh/d per person.

2.5 GW per UK is 1 kWh/d per person.

2 Mtoe/y per UK is roughly 1 kWh/d per person.

kWh chemical energy exchange rate:

\begin{align*}1 \ kWh \leftrightarrow 250 g \ \text{of} \ CO_2 \ \text{(oil, petrol)} \ \text{(for gas,} \ 1 \ kWh \leftrightarrow 200 g)\end{align*}

kWh(e) electrical energy is more costly:

\begin{align*}1 \ kWh(e) \leftrightarrow 445 g \ \text{of} \ CO_2 \ \text{(gas) (Coal costs twice as much} \ CO_2)\end{align*}

\begin{align*}tCO_2\end{align*} ton of \begin{align*}CO_2\end{align*}

MtC million tons of carbon

“UK” = 60 million people

“World” = 6 billion people

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