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Zero Emissions, My A**e!

July 21, 2019

By Paul Homewood


By popular request, Yorkshire’s Zero Emissions Digger!





  1. July 21, 2019 12:41 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science.

  2. Saighdear permalink
    July 21, 2019 1:43 pm

    AyeI saw this earlier – bit like sending someone off to a remote hill area wi’ a cuppla galls in the fuel tank to do a days work. … only to find that for the sake of another 1/4 gallon the job could have got finished there and then . why have large fuel tanks when they’re never used. Often in real world a small digger may ONLY operate for a couple of hours in the day – but at least if the Tank is full it can stay on site ALL WEEK – so who in their right mind buys and sells to USE such a limited machine. Apollo Anniversay: Weight ws limiting factor for fuel …. digger isn’t exactly going to Mars but ‘Jumping Jupiter! ‘ it has a job to do and get home again.

  3. July 21, 2019 2:34 pm

    And still the idiots try to beat the Physics, when will someone tell them in single syllable words.

  4. Athelstan. permalink
    July 21, 2019 3:26 pm

    Lo! it’s more fairy farts tech, and has to be purchased by even bigger eejits (I wonder how much these noddy diggers cost?!!).

    Though, the trouble is that, the taxpayers will be picking up the tab and until the western world sorts that out taxpayer funded fairy farts tech – the madness goes on apace.

  5. sassycoupleok permalink
    July 21, 2019 3:40 pm

    The greenies never want to discuss this side of the story, there is no such thing as “zero emissions”.

  6. tom0mason permalink
    July 21, 2019 4:40 pm

    “Zero emissions” is just BS.
    The manufacture and the recharging of this wimpy devices is still from fossil fuels.
    And note that even if the recharge power is from any so called ‘renewable sources’ then they were built and maintained utilizing lots of fossil fuels (or nuclear power).
    You can’t have plastics and glass (to make the glass-fiber composites), concrete, steel, aluminium, copper wires, or heavy transportation without fossil fuels. Fossil fuels (and nuclear) offer concentrated controllable energy, solar and wind offer weather dependent dilute forms of intermittent energy.
    You can not even comment on this blog (or any blog), with any device, without having utilized and consumed fossil fuels!

    Some day soon I’m sure the Greenies will have worked out the pattern to knit your own iPhone, iPad and PC, till then our modern world runs on nuclear and fossil fuel power, so far NO ‘sustainable’ technology can reliably replace them.

  7. Phillip Bratby permalink
    July 21, 2019 4:44 pm

    You couldn’t make it up. Except some idiot(s) did.

  8. July 21, 2019 4:45 pm

    Zero emission of commonsense from climate miserablists.

    • Stonyground permalink
      July 21, 2019 5:12 pm

      Both Shell Power and EDF Energy are currently running radio ads for 100% renewable energy tariffs. Does anyone know how they can make such a ludicrous claim without falling foul of advertising standards? Is it just that no one has complained yet? I personally would love it if it was actually possible. The gullible halfwits that signed up for it could pay over the odds and be made to endure constant power cuts.

      • Phoenux44 permalink
        July 22, 2019 8:38 am

        How can they know where the election delivered to them by the National Grid cones from?

        But good luck complaining to the ASA – that gas become as politicised as the Electoral Commission.

      • Dave Ward permalink
        July 22, 2019 9:54 am

        “I personally would love it if it was actually possible”

        Nothing to stop you filing a complaint – but from personal experience* they’ll very probably side with Shell & EDF…

        * I complained about Renault’s Zoe EV , and their claims about “Zero Emissions”. The ASA thought that people would realise that this meant “At the point of use”, which is an entirely different thing!

  9. Jackington permalink
    July 21, 2019 5:23 pm

    Clearly, we need charging points at every construction site; That aught to do it. Honestly some people are soooo negative!!

  10. Dave Ward permalink
    July 21, 2019 9:13 pm

    I agree it’s ridiculous….BUT they could have plugged it into the 230 volt supply, instead of a 230/110 volt site transformer. It looks like a 3kw model, and has 2 sockets, but each one will be rated at 16 amps, so without overloading the socket they’ll only have 1760 watts to play with, instead of 3680 watts from a similar 16 amp 230 volt industrial socket. Little wonder it takes 8 hours to charge! I do wonder, though, if they aren’t allowed to have any 230 volt leads & equipment on the site itself, only within the office compound? Makes it doubly stupid if it has to be driven off the main site to charge (assuming they remember to do it in time), and then back to where it’s needed…

  11. Phoenix44 permalink
    July 22, 2019 8:39 am

    Ah, the value of time! The Green calculations always assume that time has no cost.

  12. swan101 permalink
    July 22, 2019 11:59 am

    Reblogged this on ECO-ENERGY DATABASE.

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