Greenpeace climb onto Prescotts roof

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by MrPVRd, Apr 26, 2005.

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  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/vote_2005/england/4484395.stm


    I know that the Japanese and Norwegian whalers will do anything to land a catch, but I think Greenpeace are being overprotective in this case!
     
  2. I hope they all crap down the fat fcuker's chimney! :lol:
     
  3. Another hardcore socialist that lives in a castle.
     
  4. Armed PC Plod on gate was asked why he let the protestors carry on - answer "well, they didn't look aggressive or dangerous, so we just contained the situation"......

    Buy that man a beer!
     
  5. .......and I think 2 jags is a w@nker, so they can slot the fat cnut if they want"
     
  6. Another well trained policeman. But the fat bloke (what does he do anyway??) is complaining because Greenpeace are trying to install free solar panels, roof insulation and low-energy light bulbs. Bloody hell, if I were going to get them for free, I wouldn't call their free home improvements "deplorable."

    I'm sure that type of work would be welcome at most Army barracks especially the ones which have no heating.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/vote_2005/england/4484395.stm
     
  7. Interesting point there - just why do we not have much more energy efficient equipment, lightbulbs and solar panels installed in barracks?

    Bit off topic I know, but worth a thought?

    Could save shed loads of cash, and MBE's for QMs who switch off the heating in winter...
     
  8. Solar panels are a waste of energy - nowadays they only just generate about as much energy as they cost to produce in the 1st place.... :roll:
     
  9. Photo-voltaic (PV) panels maybe, but there's lots of researh going on in terms of thin films and 'growing' organic panels that may come to fruition.

    Solar water heating is a different matter, use the panels to pre-heat the water, it certainly reduces the bills and should break even over ten to fifteen years. Similarly for ground heating.

    There are now small scale wind turbines that can be used on houses that will help to generate some electricity that could at least reduce the amount required. In larger scales this can even be sold back to the suppliers!

    But, suprise, suprise, this government are killing off the subsidies people get for installing this sort of thing. So much for joined-up thinking over Kyoto. Internationally the various governments involved have been arguing over where to build the next stage towards working nuclear fusion (ITER), either in France or Japan. It's only taken the clowns two years to get this far. It's absolutely bl00dy crazy!
     
  10. [quote="MikeMccBut, suprise, suprise, this government are killing off the subsidies people get for installing this sort of thing. So much for joined-up thinking over Kyoto. Internationally the various governments involved have been arguing over where to build the next stage towards working nuclear fusion (ITER), either in France or Japan. It's only taken the clowns two years to get this far. It's absolutely bl00dy crazy![/quote]

    It is stupid - but we need to start building some nuclear fission stations PDQ
     
  11. You won't hear any arguements against that from me Fozzy - More work for the likes of me!
     
  12. As I said to one of the resident Green loonies at work - I don't want to live in the New Dark Ages and be forced to ride vegan powered tricycles if you lot ever get elected.

    I'm extremely worried about the dependence the UK will have on foriegn sourced energy supplies over the next few years. There has been moral cowardness by all politicians on the Nuclear issue - and we are now promised a "debate" in the next Parlament. Whoopee - more talking shops, when action is needed NOW

    We need a secure base generating capacity and new PWRs are the only practical solution if we are serious about trying to reduce the effects of climate change. Renewables will only ever be able to provide niche capacity.
     
  13. Even more so with recent advances in the technology involved. The new pebble bed reactors seem too good to be true, almost impossible to melt down, difficult for terrorists to be able to do anything with the fuel even if they do get they hands on it. Only down side is that it's relatively expensive to reprocess the fuel. The French have shown that it is quite possible to have a sustainable nuclear program.
     
  14. I read about those pebble bed jobbies - to a layman like me (albiet with an engineering/science background) they look very promising. I was reading (in a semi professional capacity) about the Westinghouse AP1000 PWR too - looks an impressive beast.

    Lets get cracking and build the things! The sad thing is that all the expertise that was gained with building Sizewell B has now dispersed.
     
  15. It does look good, they've obviously got an advantage from all of the submarine work that they've done in developing the natural process safety systems.