No demolition date

Didcot power station

Didcot power station

First published in News

The owners of Didcot A power station RWE npower say they still do not have a confirmed date for the demolition of three cooling towers.

The towers are due for demolition this summer, following the closure of the station last March, after a European Commission directive said it had to shut.

RWE npower spokeswoman Kelly Brown said: “We still don’t have a confirmed date and will release it once it has been confirmed.”

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11:18am Tue 3 Jun 14

LukeDuke says...

Got to love the European Commission... I'm going to miss that old smoker when it's gone. Realise it's not to everyone's taste but for me it's a great piece of brutalist architecture. (I appreciate the need for green energy too but until it's reliable and bountiful I think Didcot A could've steamed on for a few more years...)
Having said that I'll make sure I'm around to see them blow it to kingdom come. Will be a sad but spectacular sight.
Got to love the European Commission... I'm going to miss that old smoker when it's gone. Realise it's not to everyone's taste but for me it's a great piece of brutalist architecture. (I appreciate the need for green energy too but until it's reliable and bountiful I think Didcot A could've steamed on for a few more years...) Having said that I'll make sure I'm around to see them blow it to kingdom come. Will be a sad but spectacular sight. LukeDuke
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1:20pm Tue 3 Jun 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

Quick someone contact English Heritage and get them listed!
Quick someone contact English Heritage and get them listed! yabbadabbadoo256
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8:48pm Mon 16 Jun 14

EMBOX2 says...

yabbadabbadoo256 wrote:
Quick someone contact English Heritage and get them listed!
Too late. RWE filed the necessary forms years ago to stop people trying to do what they did in Sheffield.

It will be very sad when they go; I've never known anything but Didcot A on the skyline. More than ever, we need our own supply of power, lest Russia do what they've done to Ukraine just today and turn the taps off. Coal is dirty, yes, but it is also in plentiful supply in our own country.

Didcot A should have been mothballed, and if the economic & security situation stabilises over the next decade, then demolish it.
[quote][p][bold]yabbadabbadoo256[/bold] wrote: Quick someone contact English Heritage and get them listed![/p][/quote]Too late. RWE filed the necessary forms years ago to stop people trying to do what they did in Sheffield. It will be very sad when they go; I've never known anything but Didcot A on the skyline. More than ever, we need our own supply of power, lest Russia do what they've done to Ukraine just today and turn the taps off. Coal is dirty, yes, but it is also in plentiful supply in our own country. Didcot A should have been mothballed, and if the economic & security situation stabilises over the next decade, then demolish it. EMBOX2
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10:54am Tue 17 Jun 14

King Joke says...

Coal isn't that dirty if its de-sulphurised, or better still, the emissions sequestrated under ground. The trouble is in this country we took the short-term view of building gas on the cheap and importing coal - so now we are where we are, sitting on 200 years' worth of coal and without the tech to burn it responsibly. We'll end up paying the Germans for the tech when we really, really need it.
Coal isn't that dirty if its de-sulphurised, or better still, the emissions sequestrated under ground. The trouble is in this country we took the short-term view of building gas on the cheap and importing coal - so now we are where we are, sitting on 200 years' worth of coal and without the tech to burn it responsibly. We'll end up paying the Germans for the tech when we really, really need it. King Joke
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