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Just Four Households Sign Up For The Green Deal

June 27, 2013

By Paul Homewood

 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/10145519/Just-four-households-signed-up-to-Green-Deal.html

 

The Green Deal is one of the UK Government’s flagship schemes for reducing CO2 emissions.

In essence, the idea is that households will borrow money from the government to spend on energy conservation measures, such as solar panels and double glazing. The money borrowed is then paid back as a surcharge on energy bills, the expectation being that energy savings will offset the cost.

Despite the scheme being introduced last October, it appears that only four households have actually signed up. This is hardly surprising, as most people are extremely reluctant to take on more debt when their budgets are so stretched already, and any potential savings so dubious. After all, we all know what a reputation double glazing salesmen have – somewhere between politicians and climate scientists!

Most sensible observers were warning about this three years ago, when the proposals were originally made by the criminal, Chris Huhne. So it seems that yet another plank has fallen out of the government’s calamitous energy policy.

8 Comments
  1. June 27, 2013 8:18 pm

    Gee! The economic education of the Brits is very good!

  2. Joe Public permalink
    June 27, 2013 8:20 pm

    The trouble is, the crackpot scheme has already cost all taxpayers a fortune to pay for all the non-productive civil servants employed by DECC et al to administer it. Their numbers of course, determined by the original wildly over-estimated guesses.

    Who’ll get sacked??

    • Scrap Iron in Texas permalink
      June 27, 2013 9:28 pm

      No one will be sacked.
      But they will hire MORE workers to find people to sign up.

    • June 28, 2013 11:08 am

      Joe, I cannot speak for the UK government but fear it is similar to the US government. In the US, the creators would get promoted. And a bonus.

  3. tckev permalink
    June 28, 2013 4:01 am

    To assist the buying public to judge this scheme the government did what exactly?

    Did they have some show houses around the UK to display the advantages of this wonderful idea? No.
    Where there real-life based, audited, examples of the worth of the scheme? No.
    Was the scheme widely advertised? No.

    ‘Failure to plan, is a plan to fail’ as my old sergeant would too often say, and this is a magnificent example a ‘no plan’ failure.

  4. June 28, 2013 4:43 am

    Dear friends,

    When I return from vacation next week, I hope to finish and submit a manuscript showing that:

    Well-intentioned international agreements to save mankind from the threat of nuclear annihilation – by obscuring the energy (E) stored as mass (m) in cores of atoms, planets, stars and galaxies -instead destroyed credibility in post-1945 world governments and government-sponsored science.

    Recent government spying on citizens is like the action of a drowning person.  It will hasten the end.

    Only acceptance of reality can restore sanity to society, and destroy our delusion of power over Nature.

    I regret that I was so slow to decipher this post-1945 web of pseudo-science.

    Oliver K. Manuel

    PS –

    A. These post-1945 discoveries will likely be confirmed:

    1. Two forms of one fundamental particle – the neutron and its expanded form, the hydrogen atom – comprise the whole universe.

    2. Self-sustaining reactors operated on the early Earth.

    3. Nuclear reactors are in cores of some planets.

    4. Local synthesis of elements occurred in the Sun.

    5. The Sun’s core is an energetic pulsar.

    6. “Cold” fusion is an energy source.

    B. These consensus models of reality will likely be falsified:

    1. The Standard Solar Model of Hydrogen-filled stars.

    2. Yukawa’s model of all attractive nuclear forces.

    3. Models of pulsars as dead embers of ordinary stars.

    4. Theoretical black holes.

    5. Sub-particles of neutrons & protons: quarks, gluons, etc.

    6. Oscillating solar neutrinos, and

    7. AGW/AGC models of global warming & cooling induced by humans.

    Oliver K. Manuel
    27 June 2013

    Sent from my iPhone

  5. June 28, 2013 8:40 am

    It’s often all in the edit…

    “the proposals were originally made by the criminal, Chris Huhne. So it seems that yet another plank has fallen out of the government”

  6. Brian H permalink
    June 28, 2013 8:51 am

    Plank? More like another bursting pustule. Political trichinosis is the probable cause.

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