Surely the idea of using waste heat from power stations for district heating, as advocated by Neville Martin (Letters last week), is worthy of massive support from the Institution.
I recall such a scheme was served by the now defunct Battersea power station by pumping cooling water across the Thames to housing on the north bank. Are there insurmountable problems in such a system?
You did the idea a great disservice, however, by your mistaken caption to the thumbnail photograph accompanying his letter. 60% of energy is lost from UK power stations in the form of 'waste heat', not the 6% written into your caption.
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