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That Camden council generator ? - from here

I wonder how many hours it's run and how many events / building sites have been powered?

Looks like a prime piece of expensive virtue signalling.

Jul 26, 2017 at 9:42 PM | Registered Commentertomo

From a purely political viewpoint I can see no reason to ever promote a Green policy.

•The Disinterested won't care.
•The restricted and cost-affected will oppose it.
•And the Greens will complain it's not enough. Because it can never be enough.

Religion demands absolute commitment; your life, your hope, your all.
That's not possible. Politics is the art of the possible. So Green policies are never politically wise. They are never electable.

I am forced to conceded that people like Gove genuinely believe they are saving the world.

Perhaps politicians should be forbidden from taking their seats until they pass a scientific literacy test? But that is undemocratic.
If the people want idiots we will have a Conservative Government.

Jul 26, 2017 at 9:42 PM | Registered CommenterM Courtney

All the emphasis on tackling vehicle pollutions seems to be focused on cars[...] Has anyone thought this through ?

Jul 26, 2017 at 6:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterRoss Lea

No, they haven't.
But notwithstanding all non-cars, California passed a law, around 1990 I think, mandating total zero-emission vehicles by about some time, umm, I think a decade or two ago.

I don't think I need to say any more at the moment.

Jul 26, 2017 at 9:26 PM | Unregistered Commentermichael hart

Jul 26, 2017 at 7:23 PM by Pcar

I thought that too.

It reminds me of my trip to Dublin, many years ag. As we were flying in to Dublin Airport, I saw this power station, alone in the mid-distance, so I couldn't if there was coal nearby, so I wondered if it was powered by gas.
I asked the taxi driver, on the way into the city centre what type it was.

He replied, "T'is an electricity power station."

So now you know too.

Jul 26, 2017 at 8:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobert Christopher

Pcar

Am I missing something?

yup.... that statement is only an atom of the torrent of bilge emanating from the municipals at Camden council.

They've been splurging - on any scheme that remotely aspires to be categorised as "green". A quick Google in the www.camden.gov.uk domain is not for the faint of heart or the easily exasperated.... they're charging diesels more for parking (i.e. not emitting any noxious "stuff") - it's a shame you can't tax stupid public servants.... = the taxes in Camden would be zero...

Notable that they spend public funds on (leased at considerable cost I suspect) gas powered council vehicles but don't stand up for gas powered vehicles owned + driven by taxpayers getting a TfL waiver .... pious, grasping twats.

Jul 26, 2017 at 7:47 PM | Registered Commentertomo

@Pcar Yep that was my point
They put that nonsensical phrase in their webpage

@Golf : Yes the world could be run on Hot Cross Green Power
... The hot air coming out of their mouths and the fumes coming out their ears.
.

Jul 26, 2017 at 7:47 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

@RL
As per previous post, the timing of this dumb announcement so soon after France points to policy on the hoof, and the chances of it having been thought through are minimal. Gove has gone into meltdown since his leadership contest fiasco, IMHO.

Jul 26, 2017 at 7:40 PM | Unregistered CommenterDaveS

Jul 26, 2017 at 7:23 PM | Pcar

Yes. They will be powered by Red Hot and Green,, fiery fairy flatulence, and Camden has a surplus to give away.

Jul 26, 2017 at 7:31 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

@stewgreen, Jul 26, 2017 at 2:09 PM

Camden Council has solved the problem of dirty diesel generators on construction sites

"We have begun a trial of new electric generators to replace diesel generators that are often used on construction sites."
their website

Their statement makes no sense. It implies generators to supply on-site electricity will be powered by electricity instead of diesel.

Am I missing something?

Jul 26, 2017 at 7:23 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

All the emphasis on tackling vehicle pollutions seems to be focused on cars with no mention of busses and lorries or trains. (The government have just abandoned a rail electrification upgrade). If they go ahead with this crazy policy the demand for electricity will be enormous and require a huge programme of building gas or coal power stations. Has anyone thought this through ?

Jul 26, 2017 at 6:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterRoss Lea

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