Increased renewables generation capacity was balanced by less favourable weather conditions for solar and wind generation. There is a 2000 MW high-voltage DC connection with France and a 1000 MW one with the Netherlands; also a 1000 MW one with Belgium is under construction for 2018, and the 1400 MW Northconnect link over 750 km between Scotland and Norway will begin construction in 20 commissioning, partly funded by the EU.Net electricity imports – mostly nuclear – were 17.5 TWh, comprising 9.7 TWh from France, 7.3 TWh from the Netherlands, and 0.5 TWh net was exported to Ireland. A further 2000 MW connection to Normandy was approved in September 2016 to enable the import of French nuclear power from 2022.In 2016, 336 TWh of electricity was produced in the UK (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy data 27/7/17) and 324 TWh was supplied to the grid.Gross production comprised 72 TWh (21%) nuclear, 143 TWh (42%) from gas, 31 TWh (9%) from coal (less than half the 2015 figure, due to doubling of the carbon price floor to £18), 1.8 TWh from oil, and 24.5% from renewables: 37.4 TWh (11%) from wind, 10.4 TWh from solar PV, 8 TWh hydro and pumped storage, 30 TWh from biofuels including waste.The narrow lane prevents bowling a straight line at the angle required to consistently carry (knock down) all ten pins for a strike.Most skillful bowlers will roll a side spinning (hook shape reaction) ball to overcome this.The electronics, computers and communications industries, power engineering and much of the chemical industry of today were founded on discoveries made possible by the battery.Pioneers It is often overlooked that throughout the nineteenth century, most of the electrical experimenters, inventors and engineers who made these advances possible had to make their own batteries before they could start their investigations. the World was starting to emerge from the Stone Age. C., Mesopotamians (from modern day Iraq), who had already been active for hundreds of years in primitive metallurgy extracting metals such as copper from their ores, led the way into the Bronze Age when artisans in the cities of Ur and Babylon discovered the properties of bronze and began to use it in place of copper in the production of tools, weapons and armour.
While professional ten-pin bowling tournaments are held in numerous countries, the sport is commonly played as a hobby by millions of people around the world. Initially inspired by the development of batteries, it covers technology in general and includes some interesting little known, or long forgotten, facts as well as a few myths about the development of technology, the science behind it, the context in which it occurred and the deeds of the many personalities, eccentrics and charlatans involved."Either you do the work or you get the credit" Yakov Zel'dovich - Russian Astrophysicist Fortunately it is not always true.There are important reasons for reexamining the evidence which points to a date closer to 3000 BC.Unfortunately, many still accept William Henry Green's out-of-date interpretation of the patriarchal genealogies: On these various grounds we conclude that the Scriptures furnish no data for a chronological computation prior to the life of Abraham; and that the Mosaic records do not fix and were not intended to fix the precise date either of the Flood or of the creation of the world (183).