Monday, November 16

Taylor Wimpey on tonights CH4 Dispatches


Well worth watching. New houses with no loft or wall insulation!
Ill fitted doors, gaps between floor and skirting boards.
Wrongly fitted air bricks.

Appalling workmanship across the building industry.

Ooh and guess what, this coincides with a cut in government red tape in the last 5 years.
Surprise, surprise, commercial companies can't be trusted to regulated themselves!

Saturday, October 24

Evidence against Conservative energy policies mount up

Bloomberg said onshore wind is as cheap as fossil fuels, now the governments Climate Change Committee agrees:

Sunday, October 18

Swiss Cottage no more

Morgan electric 3 wheeler

150 mile range in a little 3 wheeler!

Pompous anti-cycling columnist


Just listening to Radio 4 and a pompous anti-road cycling journalist who is happy that her husband cycles off-road but hates cyclists getting in her way on the road. She also claims cycling is a religion.


So driving a car isn't a religion?
We get bombarded every day with 'religious' car related advertising and like all religions, driving a vehicle has strict rules! It's a bit like an established religion (car driving) being challenged by a new religion (cycling).
Frankly I get bombarded every day with information about roads and motor vehicles, rarely do I hear much about cycling unless I mention.

But really extremists like this journalist are the problem. They don't have the brains or skills to do anything useful, like making cars or bicycles.

Saturday, October 10

Some ludicrous and insane videos

A bit different to Roberts reviews.

Tesla S P85D Insane mode:

Tesla S P90D Ludicrous mode:

Thursday, October 8

Onshore wind energy now as cheap as chips

Bloomberg say Onshore Wind is now competitive with fossil fuels in the UK:

Meanwhile the Conservatives Amber Rudd has recently stated that the party isn't ideologically driven when it comes to their climate change skeptic driven energy policies and environment policies.

They certainly don't stick to their ideology, but not in the way Rudd suggests. The trouble is Rudd doesn't know what their ideology is or alternatively loves to misinform. Onshore wind energy is cheap, long term, low carbon, British (the winds around the Isles are for us to harness) and well established, but instead the Conservatives want to increase energy bills with experimental fracking, high carbon emissions, high energy bills, subsidised fossil fuels and nuclear power and commiting to short term supplies of finite fuel sources.

If markets are king, then fracking and nuclear energy should need no help. The fact is all Conservative policy is based on corrupt ideology, to say anything else would be a lie.

Opposing wind farms does not fit in with the idea of market driven economics. The Conservatives are a corrupt brand of capitalism and market ideology.

Not that such things should drive policy (science should drive environmental policies), but given that continued carbon emissions will have a negative economic outcome then logically low cost wind energy will have a positive double whammy on our economic future, whilst fossil fuels have a double negative impact.