The physics of a boiling kettle – my question to the commission!
MY WRITTEN QUESTION TO THE COMMISSION:
“I understand that the Commission proposes to introduce measures to limit the power of electric kettles. Is this the case?
Does the Commission have any grasp of the basic physics of boiling a kettle?
Is the Commission aware that so far as the water itself is concerned, it takes just the same energy to boil a litre of water slowly as to boil it quickly?
Is the Commission aware that in boiling it slowly, over a longer time, more waste heat will be lost to the environment through conduction, convection and radiation?
Does the Commission therefore recognise that this proposal will increase electricity consumption, generate more waste heat, and tend to increase emissions, both of CO2 and water vapour?”