Tuesday, December 02, 2008


At what?

That the EU has backed down on the CO2 emission targets for new vehicles.

Well, I, for one, am not at all. It just shows what power big automotive industries still have over our Pols, elected or otherwise.

  • CO2 goals relaxed
  • Car makers now have until 2015 to hit 130g/km
  • Niche car makers such as Jaguar Land Rover exempt
Full story from What Car.

One man's myth...

Worth sharing... but I suggest with cranked eyebrows cocked if necessary.

The 10 big energy myths

Especially as there is a book available.

Some are well worth noting. But, as with all things, just becuase there are clear cases of a good enviROI, it does not mean one does not challenge all others to prove themselves first.

Fancy being one of the 3,000?

UK set to trial 'smart fridges' - 3,000 refrigerators, which adapt their power use to the ebb and flow of demand, are to be given away

Me too.

Thing is, there doesn't seem to be any mention of how 'we' apply.

Maybe it's 'in-house'... as in the houses of those sharing the burden along with 'us'?

We have a smart freezer already. It accumulates food way past safety dates, then frosts up and leaves the door ajar so it all spoils and we throw it away.

I can see tough. But why tougher than anyone else?

A first test for the other Miliband

Not sure that the rest of the piece's optimism is justified.