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Posted by The Natural Philosopher on October 19, 2007, 4:59 am
 
Jim wrote:

its not being done ENOUGH.

You can go tax neutral more or less, for every billion that goes on new
stuff., take a billion off income tax.


Slowly you unwind consumersism,and consumption, and start building
things of real value that last, and trading them around.

My inlaws bemoaned the fact that their original refrigerator, bought in
1956 for 300 lasted until 1995. the 'replacements' only last 5 years'

I pointed out that in 1956, 300 was more than a months salary - nearly
three...nearly two..


However, overall it probably was cheaper over its lifetime.



Posted by David Hansen on October 17, 2007, 7:38 am
 
On Tue, 16 Oct 2007 12:44:36 +0100 someone who may be Eeyore


cost

There are plenty of such schemes. Not just free insulation but also
replacement heating systems. Your council should have information
available on these, mine does. Government has decided that they
should be directed to those in the greatest fuel poverty, which has
been defined as those on various benefits (including OAPs).

Government has decided that those who are not so badly off should
pay something themselves. If you disagree take it up with
government.

However, that does not change the fact that your point is moot.



--
  David Hansen, Edinburgh
 I will *always* explain revoked encryption keys, unless RIP prevents me
 http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2000/00023--e.htm#54

Posted by Eeyore on October 17, 2007, 8:45 am
 

David Hansen wrote:


notional cost

I've always found such things to have bureaucratic paperwork hurdles in the past.



And my point is that it should be seen as a greater priority that benefits
everyone in
the long term and shouldn't be restricted to those groups.



I said 'subsidised' would be adequate. Given the grants available for wind
turbines and
the like, half-price should be the maximum one should have to pay.



No it's not.

Graham


Posted by David Hansen on October 17, 2007, 10:50 am
 On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 09:45:09 +0100 someone who may be Eeyore


past.

That is a disbenefit of many government schemes. Given that you are
proposing a government scheme I'll draw my own conclusion.


turbines and

As I pointed out in an earlier posting, half price things are
available from time to time, including loft insulation at the moment
in big orange sheds.

If your postings didn't break the threading on my newsreader it
would be rather easier to follow. I'm tired of wading through broken
threads, as a result this will be my last posting on the subject.


Proof by assertion is not convincing. I have explained why I think
your point is moot elsewhere and it would be easier to refer to if
the thread was not being continually broken.


--
  David Hansen, Edinburgh
 I will *always* explain revoked encryption keys, unless RIP prevents me
 http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2000/00023--e.htm#54

Posted by Mary Fisher on October 17, 2007, 11:34 am
 

...


Simple and to the point. I'll try to remember that, it will save many words
:-)

Mary



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