Tuesday, 1 March 2016

The Scottish Power Station That Breaks the Laws of Physics

You would think that, if anyone knows ye cannae break the laws o' Physics, it would be the Scots.
It cannae be done, Capn

And yet that is what the BBC claims in an article on a Scottish power station which it says "creates and stores energy."

As we all know you cannot destroy or create energy. First Law of Thermodynamics. Or, as that ground-breaking physicist Ecclesiastes put it, "There is nothing new under the sun."

The only way a Scottish mountain could fairly be said to "create" energy would be if it were a nuclear mountain. And even then, in accordance with Einstein's equation, only by the conversion of an equivalent mass to the energy.

Nae, capn. The Scottish mountain is merely converting energy - between potential and electric. Not the same thing as creating it at all.

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