Posted on May 24, 2017June 11, 2017European Energy Systems – Plan B* Trainspotting Wind turbines from the train window. Trainspotting of a different kind. Solar arrays can be spotted in numerous rural UK locations. At first, these appeared to be smokestacks. The UK is committed to phasing out coal generated electricity. I thought this might be a coal powered plant. But closer inspection suggests the “smoke” could be water vapour from the cooling towers of a nuclear power plant.