Talk:Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station

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Which Babcock?[edit]

I would assume that the boilers were constructed by the UK B&W, now trading under the name Doosan Babcock, rather than the US Babcock & Wilcox. I have no evidence for this other than common sense, however, so I'll leave the link as it is for now. If someone could find out and make sure it's correct, that would be useful. Adacore (talk) 02:48, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

You're right, the boilers were built by Babcock & Wilcox UK, renamed Babcock Power Ltd in the 1970s, and now trading as Doosan Babcock[1] --Sunbite (talk) 09:21, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

What are the C02 Emissions of this power station[edit]

What are the CO2 emissions from this power station?

E.ON doesn't say, but it does provide the information to allow it to be calculated.

For its renewable site at Scroby Sands wind farm it says that it "produces power for 30000 homes, saving the emission of 67802 tonnes of carbon dioxide" (and also nearly 600 tonnes of sulphur dioxide and nearly 200 tonnes of oxides of nitrogen each year).[2] This allows us to calculate that each home is equivalent to 2.26 tonnes CO2.

They also state that the Ironbridge Power Station is a coal powered station with 1000MWhour and this is capable of supplying 750,000 homes.[3]

And that Ratcliffe is 2000 MWhours, which one can assume is enough to supply 1,500,000 homes.

So... 1,500,000 * 2.26 = 3,390,000 tonnes CO2.

If anyone can find a more accurate figure with a suitable reference then please replace my figures. PeterEastern (talk) 19:50, 18 October 2009 (UTC)