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Old 23-10-2006, 13:46   #1
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The government is trying to encourage people to be ‘energy conscious’ in their homes and save energy. Yet it was announced on the news today, that Buckingham Palace will be floodlit from dusk to midnight with low energy floodlights for the duration of the Queen’s reign so that tourists can view the building. The sop to saving energy being the low energy floodlights. Low energy lights or not they still use energy without just cause.

Once again we the general public are encouraged to make sacrifices yet the rich and famous can carry on as before.

Local authorities are discussing the possibility of reducing street lighting or even turning it off after midnight but in their case it is to save money.

If this government is so taken up with saving energy than let the savings be across the WHOLE board not just the general domestic public.

They can start by scrapping the electrified railways and trams except the underground systems. 25% of the power generated to run the railways is lost in transit. A diesel engine using bio fuel will still pull a train at 100 mph.
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Old 23-10-2006, 14:07   #2
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Re: Save Energy

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If this government is so taken up with saving energy than let the savings be across the WHOLE board not just the general domestic public.

They can start by scrapping the electrified railways and trams except the underground systems. 25% of the power generated to run the railways is lost in transit. A diesel engine using bio fuel will still pull a train at 100 mph.
EXCEPT is not across the whole board is it Jambutty
so every one has to cut down EXEPT Buckingham Palace same thing
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Old 23-10-2006, 14:20   #3
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Lizzie has enough cash to pay her own 'leccie bills IMHO
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Old 23-10-2006, 14:39   #4
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Oh! So if someone can afford to pay high energy bills its OK to waste energy then?
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Old 23-10-2006, 16:35   #5
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does the guy in the box outside with the big wooly hat get an extra light as well , it only seems fair he should get one as well
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Old 23-10-2006, 17:07   #6
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"Buckingham Palace will be floodlit from dusk to midnight with low energy floodlights for the duration of the Queen’s reign so that tourists can view the building."
Tourist spend money and create jobs

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"Local authorities are discussing the possibility of reducing street lighting or even turning it off after midnight but in their case it is to save money."
No reason for most folks to be out after midnight unless you are up to no good ,
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Old 23-10-2006, 17:13   #7
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Re: Save Energy

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They can start by scrapping the electrified railways and trams except the underground systems. 25% of the power generated to run the railways is lost in transit. A diesel engine using bio fuel will still pull a train at 100 mph.
That is a very interesting statement.
Do you have any proof that 25% of generated power is lost?
What do you mean by 'transit' and where is 25% of the electricty going?
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Old 23-10-2006, 17:13   #8
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This is all mountian out of molehill stuff.. how far should we go to conserve power? why don't we start by banning blackpool aluminations? (party pooper)
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Old 23-10-2006, 17:17   #9
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why not put cats in microwaves , it wont save energy but would be fun to watch


on a more serious note why not have all new buildings have them low energy bulbs as part of teh building regulations or somthing , maybe make teh light sockets different for low energy bulbs so that they cant put the old style bulbs in
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Old 23-10-2006, 17:23   #10
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Maybe we should ban all electric cars & wheelchairs. Afterall, they all need recharging.

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Old 23-10-2006, 17:26   #11
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Maybe we should ban all electric cars & wheelchairs. Afterall, they all need recharging.

your right , i remember people actualy using their arms to get about when in wheelchairs


note to TC , just been sarcastic may your bateries live long and prosper
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Old 23-10-2006, 18:01   #12
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that Buckingham Palace will be floodlit from dusk to midnight with low energy floodlights for the duration of the Queen’s reign so that tourists can view the building.
Well , not very long in summer is it Jambutty? sure this is being watched over by the Public Accounts Committee. Anyway, I'm feel the Queen is not totally happy with this .. lights shining in your bedroom 'til midnight !!! ... not much chance of an early night's sleep ...
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Old 23-10-2006, 18:09   #13
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It's a good idea for Buckingham Palace to be flood lit.

Come the revolution, it will be powered by the Royals on bicycles, peddaling away in the stable block.
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Old 23-10-2006, 22:41   #14
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That is a very interesting statement.
Do you have any proof that 25% of generated power is lost?
What do you mean by 'transit' and where is 25% of the electricty going?
Every kind of wire or third rail system has sone resistance, which is where the power is lost. The resistance causes the electrical energy to be lost as heat.

Can't speak to or find evidence for 25%, but the average electrical transmission loss in the US is about 7.2%, in the UK, 7.4%, according to one article on the web. Also, over longer distances it is more energy-efficient to tranport the fuel to a local generation facility, rather than transmit it over long distances.
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Old 23-10-2006, 23:33   #15
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[QUOTE=jambutty]The government is trying to encourage people to be ‘energy conscious’ in their homes and save energy. Yet it was announced on the news today, that Buckingham Palace will be floodlit from dusk to midnight with low energy floodlights for the duration of the Queen’s reign so that tourists can view the building. The sop to saving energy being the low energy floodlights. Low energy lights or not they still use energy without just cause.

Tourists travel half way round the world to see Buck Palace - and jambutty would like to see "office hours only viewing! "

"The government is trying to encourage people to be ‘energy conscious’ in their homes and save energy." These were YOUR words jambutty, the Government is "trying to encourage" which is entirely different to enforcing with legislation. If you feel so strongly about wasting electricity, why are you running your PC? No tourists would spend thousands of £££££££££'s to view your computer - unlike Buck House!
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