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Going Green in the Snow

september%20snowman_jpg.jpg 25th September Snow 2010 from Cairngorm Mountain - Weather update

Going green will push Scots fuel bills up £100
CASH-strapped consumers face a hike in fuel bills of up to £100 a year to pay for the switch to renewable energy in Scotland, industry experts have warned.
The overall bill to pay for the renewables and low-carbon economy has been estimated at more than £200bn - including about £100bn on upgrading the grid alone. The vast majority of costs for renewable energy projects such as off-shore wind farms are financed through consumers' energy bills.
Nick Horler, chief executive of ScottishPower, yesterday warned "Someone has to make the investment and ultimately someone has to pay. We have a fantastic post-recession opportunity to provide large numbers of jobs in renewable energy - but this will have to be paid for and recovered through energy prices and everybody needs to be clear about that."

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We have a fantastic post-recession opportunity to provide large numbers of jobs in renewable energy - but this will have to be paid for and recovered through energy prices . . .

At least he's honest; you don't often get an admission that "green jobs" are a cost, not a benefit.

And, in addition to all the extra costs loaded onto us, we must prepare ourselves for blackouts (or maybe brownouts) as well - since even in Scotland the wind does not blow all the time.

Of course, this is what smart meters are all about: so that when the day comes (sooner than you think), they can cut off domestic properties - you don't do anything useful or important in your home, after all - while keeping essential services going. Such as, for instance, the council offices, which will be a blaze of lights when the streets all around are in darkness.

But don't forget all those wonderful green jobs.

How lucky we are to have such clever people in charge!

What a racket. And so called "Smart Meters" are an easy entry-point for hackers - their communications and management software is full of holes.

I assume that is "fantastic" as in Not Real.

As to smart meters allowing the government to turn off power to your home when necessary? I think they have forgotten an Act of Parliament (yes, there is one) which precisely specifies the tolerance in voltage and frequency of the mains. Perhaps this should be looked up

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