Originally Posted by Capt'n Midnight
Nuclear is base load.
Interconnector is for surplus.
The point being that the electricity generated by nuclear in the UK is generally earmarked for local use. And has been pointed out time and time again there is a surcharge on electricity to subsidise nuclear in the UK.
By your logic Norway has very dirty electricity even considering the amount they generate through renewables.
With your logic only non-nuclear electricity comes down the interconnector (or by other means) from the UK, etc. Earmarked does not mean actual electricity use. What does surcharge have to do with electricity going down a connector, does only non-nuclear electricity choose to come down the connector? Nor can you choose the source of electricity coming down a connector, only who you can pay for their contribution to the mix of electricity availably on the network. It only works your way if you have a direct line, with no other contributers, from the supplier.