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Denmark’s Bank Robbers Count The Cost Of Cashless Society

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on The Times.

This is the second paragraph.

Figures from Finans Danmark, an industry association, show the number of attacks has collapsed in recent years as the shift towards online transactions has led many Danish banks to abandon cash services in branches. While there were 221 bank robberies in 2000, the number of hold-ups in Denmark fell to 121 in 2004, before declining to one in 2021 and none last year.

There were also no attacks on ATM machines.

Doing away with cash certainly cuts crime and it must be twelve years, since a Unite representative on Manchester buses told me he wanted cashless ticketing on Manchester’s buses and trams, as since it had been introduced in London, attacks on staff had declined dramatically.

I also wonder by how much the Income Tax take would rise?

January 3, 2023 Posted by | Finance | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Danes Talk 62 MW Offshore Wind Turbines For North Sea Energy Island

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Offshore Energy.

The Danes may talk 62 MW, but that four times larger than one of the biggest today, that I wrote about in Vestas 15 MW Prototype Turbine Produces First Power.

This paragraph says a bit more about the 62 MW turbine.

According to the DEA’s framework document for the draft plan for the strategic environmental assessment (SEA), this could be a 500-metre-tall wind turbine with a rotor diameter of 480 metres and a capacity of up to 62 MW.

This turbine is bigger in terms of capacity, than  than some whole farms.

January 3, 2023 Posted by | Energy | , , , | 4 Comments

Ofgem OKs Transmission Investments Needed For UK’s 2030 Offshore Wind Target

The title of this post, is the same as that, of this article on

This is the sub-heading.

Ofgem has approved the strategic electricity transmission reinforcements required to deliver the UK Government’s 50 GW offshore wind by 2030 target, set out as part of the regulator’s Accelerated Strategic Transmission Investment (ASTI) framework.

A map then shows the principle new transmission reinforcements.

These include two 2 GW subsea HVDC links from Peterhead to England, both of which will be taken forward as joint ventures with National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET), a 2 GW subsea HVDC link from Spittal in Caithness, connecting to Peterhead, as well as a 1.8 GW subsea HVDC link from Arnish on the Western Isles to the Beauly area near Inverness.

The approval also implies 400 kV onshore reinforcements, between Beauly, Blackhillock, New Deer and Peterhead; between Beauly, Loch Buidhe and Spittal; and between Kintore, Tealing and Westfield; and uprating the existing Beauly to Denny line to enable 400 kV operation on both circuits.

All cables seem to lead to Peterhead.

January 3, 2023 Posted by | Energy | , , , , | 2 Comments