PDQ Mobile wrote:Mike Sales wrote:PDQ Mobile wrote:Any electric equipment that produces solely heat is a waste in my view.
An electric heater, running on an increasing proportion of renewable electricity, should be replaced by what, in your view?
The thread is about climate change?
And still much leccy is basically fossil fuel, with transmission and other wastages.
Running on renewables the effect on climate is much less.
But not zero.
It is difficult to see a way around using some leccy for heat generation, although it remains relatively inefficient.
The nuclear option? I am not avocating it.
There are of course some other ways of generating heat- earth source for example that provide a better return for less power.
Waste industrial heat schemes also work.
And wood! Good old wood! Best not start.
I understand some of my electric is nuclear generated, and I don't think I want to go for a domestic reactor.
I don't have the cash for a heat pump, and there is no handy heat using industry.
I have read somewhat about wood stoves.
Gas does not appeal, for obvious reasons.
I think I will stick with my electric heater, at least a growing proportion comes from renewables, and nuclear!