Posted by Eeyore on October 17, 2007, 7:04 am
Andy Hall wrote:
Waiting for the case to be 'compelling' (i.e when energy costs become crippling)
likely to mean plenty of people won't bother with a sensible level of insulation.
Building regulations exist for the thermal performance of NEW homes. I have no
problem seeing why at least some expectation of reasonable performance shouldn't
made of older ones, especially if accompanied by grants to help..
I'd rather see public money spent on reduction of energy use than tokenist 'green
I'm sorry, but with the average IQ at 100, most people simply aren't smart
behave in their own best interests much of the time. You would apparently have
idiots hold sway. I've seem the idiots in action and I don't want any part of it.
Posted by Andy Hall on October 17, 2007, 7:27 am
On 2007-10-17 08:04:11 +0100, Eeyore
Then it is not worth doing until the case is compelling and will happen
by virtue of the market.
That's fine as long as it doesn't increase the cost.
Of limited value. On older properties with 230mm solid walls, a very
large proportion of total heat produced goes out through the walls.
There is very little that can reasonably be done about that.
I would rather see a decline in "public money" and for individuals to
make their own arrangements as they choose.
I agree with you regarding most "green generation"
The better solutions would be to address generation by investment in
nuclear capacity rather than to cripple economic development via
foolhardy exercises having minimal effect.
That is their choice
Idiots, some people may be, perhaps we should remove their vote also.
Posted by Eeyore on October 17, 2007, 8:28 am
Andy Hall wrote:
I simply disagree.You appear to think that foresight and planning are a bad
I imagine you're just another one of the ignoramuses I was talking about.
Stupidity is common, you're in the majority for sure.
Posted by Huge on October 17, 2007, 9:22 am
Oh, dear, straight into 'ad hominem'. You've just effectively destroyed the
minimal amount of credibility you had.
"A computer is a nerd-designed machine for screwdriver addicts."
[email me at huge huge (dot) org <dot> uk]
Posted by Andy Hall on October 17, 2007, 9:32 am
On 2007-10-17 09:28:27 +0100, Eeyore
No I don't, but it does have to be sensible and economically viable and
not done for the sake of doing something however useless that may be
I think that you imagine all kinds of things. Whether they make any
sense is another matter.