[GLLUG] What have BT done to our nearest cabinet?

michael norman michaeltnorman at gmail.com
Thu Aug 1 06:29:46 UTC 2013

On 01/08/13 06:50, Christopher Hunter wrote:
> On Wed, 2013-07-31 at 21:16 +0000, Chris Bell wrote:
>>     I have just been to the centre of Hounslow where the street lamps have
>> sprouted fairly large solar panels and wind turbines. I wondered how soon
>> one will blow down in a gale or collapse when nudged by a passing vehicle.
>> The lamps on the overhead A40 near White City were completely removed "for
>> safety reasons" because they were in danger of falling over without any
>> additional loads.
> I am seriously considering starting a campaign against these silly
> windmills.  They only exist because the last government needed to be
> seen to be doing "something" to resolve the power generation issue.
> When you point out that the manufacture, construction, transport and
> installation of a wind turbine will actually consume more energy than it
> will ever generate in its lifetime, that it will never offset the carbon
> expended to put it there, and actually gets fed electricity to keep it
> turning (to prevent it seizing) in low wind periods, the average "green"
> gets very upset!
> The government grants (aka "bribes") offered by the last crowd of
> Westminster criminals meant that wind turbines were a licence to print
> money!  The owners of these turbines never earn enough from generation
> to offset their capital costs - they never can - but the grants filled
> lots of pockets!
> The next "green" complaints will be about "Fracking".  No amount of
> explanation, no regime of mandatory inspection and no "Guardian" article
> will be enough to shut the usual idiots up.  The process that's being
> used in this country is rather more sophisticated than the way it's done
> elsewhere, and appears to be relatively clean, but you can't ever
> explain that sort of thing to a "green"....
> C.
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All a bit OT

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