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There's also 5 Live Drive, I Harrabin has been on this particular programme.

Oct 24, 2014 at 11:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS

Tip : RSPB 'spends only quarter of its cash on saving birds': Sir Ian Botham leads landowners' blast at charity DailyMail
- Audio was on Radio You and Yours as Fridays first item.. campaigners You Forgot The Birds have complained to charity commission about RSPB making the claim "We spend 90% of your money on birds", but that's misleading cos that 90% includes 26% used for fund raising another huge chunk on lobbying ..they only spend 24% on their reserves
- RSPB : "blah, blah, transparent, Hh you lot are just a bunch of shooting club people"

- Webtool which lists charities claims

Oct 24, 2014 at 10:21 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

@Brownedoff - CH pump 50W, TV 100W, laptop 70W, LED lamps 10W(?) total 230W - call it 250W so 40 hours for a 10kW 'box' assuming you can run it to 'zero' and 'zero' losses.

Oct 24, 2014 at 8:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterDave_G

"Whatever you hear down the pub, the science is very clear that CO2 from our cars ..." Harrabin on BBCNews now plugging his fantasy universe..(sound now safely turned off)

Oct 24, 2014 at 1:23 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Stewgreen, I just checked, and the BBC still has a radio program called "Drivetime".
That has to be lol-squared.

[No offence to Simon Mayo. I haven't listened to him for several years, but he earned my respect as an interviewer.]

Oct 24, 2014 at 7:20 PM | Unregistered Commentermichael hart

10kW unit storage unit with 9.9kWh capacity? Anybody with a spare back of an envelope to check the sums?

For how long would one cabinet run the central heating, a tv, a computer and a few LED lamps?

[............ ] and in Japan an order from Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. for a battery energy storage system with the output of 40MW, the world's highest class. [........... ]

40MW is 4,000 cabinets each W950 x H1,600 x D550.

Oct 24, 2014 at 7:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterBrownedoff

I have just read this rubbish (Science chief warns on acid oceans) on the BBC website by Roger Harrabin they never allow comments on this type of article; They must know it is rubbish(as a review of the latest science,,excluding of course Exeter Uni ). would be exposed in short order if comments allowed.

Oct 24, 2014 at 6:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterRoss Lea

@stewgreen - Yes, that is my point. This is the first time, as far as I know, that the BBC have used the 'well we, as a public organisation, are quite within our rights to use laws intended for us (as a public entity)' defence. Surely they have to be one or the other?

Must be great to be in a position where one promotes Law that suits while simultaneously denying Law that doesn't. Can we all join in?

One has to wonder at what would have happened in the 'Leveson Inquiry' were the BBC hauled in. Tisk, tisk to the 'Daily Blah' whereas we at the BBC used our proper rights under RIPA to steal e-mails, tap phones and generally spy upon our victims. We were 'authorised' whereas our 'private' competition were not.

Oct 24, 2014 at 5:07 PM | Unregistered Commenter3x2

@3x2 very interesting on that RIPA FOI but it is not new news
BBC is Private go away says "El Reg asked the BBC why it was arguing so strongly to be considered "private". A spokesperson told us:
The reference is to the unusual position the BBC, and certain other so called 'hybrid' authorities, find themselves in under the Freedom of Information Act [FOIA].
Whilst the BBC is a public body for certain purposes when it holds information for 'the purposes of journalism, art or literature' it is not regarded as a public authority in relation to that information.
-So whilst the BBC is a public authority it has to technically be a private or "non-public" body under the FOIA for this information."

Oct 24, 2014 at 3:06 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Today's radio 4 Any Questions doesn't feature a Green Party bod, but instead features Energy expert Dr Carol Bell from the gas industry.. all the panel are Welsh on account of the show coming from Brecon, Wales

@3x2 very interesting on that RIPA FOI angle for BBC BBC is Private go away

Oct 24, 2014 at 2:48 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Interesting, The BBC are apparently a public body when it comes to using RIPA.

When asked to justify their use of the RIPA legislation, the BBC merely responded that it was “perfectly legal”.

And so it is for an duly authorised public body. IIRC for Tony Newbury the (BBC) argument was that it was a private body with no responsibility to respond to FOI requests.

Oct 24, 2014 at 2:45 PM | Registered Commenterbh3x2

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