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How many KWh do you need from the socket to battery charge enough to drive a mobility scooter 3 miles in normal conditions ?
Could you do it on only 1KWh ?
As SmartEnergyGB claimed to me

If you have an idea pls reply on the Smart Meter thread

May 24, 2018 at 11:16 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Soros trying to profit out of propaganda. Again.
Leaked dossier reveals details of a £6m campaign backed by foreign billionaire George Soros to keep Britain in the EU
Best for Britain is backed by billionaire George Soros and plans to stop Brexit
The pro-Remain group plans to spend £5.6m on the campaign to thwart it
Involves advertising and social media blitz and getting MPs to vote down deal
Papers uncovered by the Daily Mail claim to show

May 24, 2018 at 9:51 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

May 24, 2018 at 8:16 PM Mark Hodgson

The EU relies on Russian fossil fuels for too many of their hot dinners.

May 24, 2018 at 9:24 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Couldn't it just be that people aren't buying electric vehicles because they're more expensive and not as good as petrol and diesel cars for the purposes of most people?

May 24, 2018 at 8:21 PM | Mark Hodgson

Has Scandanavia had mis selling scandals with sales reps flogging people products they didn't need and couldn't afford, when there were better, cheaper and more appropriate alternative products?

The UK Government has been guilty of mis selling and facilitating the Green Blob, since the Climate Change Act 2008.

May 24, 2018 at 9:11 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Power? Cloudfare has no UPS & Gens?

I suspect a DDOS using IoT and a new DNS vulnerabilty.

20:12 24 May 2018 UTC+1 - Error Offline

ARRSE and NN are offline because of a major power in the data centre containing the beating heart of the two sites - the database server. Yes, we know that there should be failover, disaster recovery and so on, but this is not a major bank that you're dealing with here.

There's pretty much nothing that we can do at the moment except wait, along with thousands of other tennants in the affected data centres.

More news when we have it, or more likely it will just work again at some point. Hopefully.

Bad gateway - The web server reported a bad gateway error.
Error reference number: 502
Cloudflare Location: London

May 24, 2018 at 8:56 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

@AK, May 24, 2018 at 8:26 AM

Why have "the usual suspects" gone silent? (Nothing since 10.16pm). Is there a hit-squad out there eliminating BH regulars? Should I bolt my door and hide in the loft?

Thanks for your concern. Yesterday was hectic, stressful & tiring. Although exhausted, couldn't sleep as brain too active - still awake at 5am. Won't be posting much today as sleepy.

May 24, 2018 at 8:35 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

"Car dealer tactics stall electric car sales"
By Matt McGrath
Environment correspondent

""Dismissive" car dealers are a major barrier to boosting sales of electric vehicles (EVs) according to a new study.

Researchers, who posed as car shoppers in Scandinavia and Iceland found that sales personnel strongly pushed petrol and diesel powered cars.

Around 77% of dealerships that sold EV brands didn't discuss their existence with the potential customers.

Government signals are a key reason for these attitudes say the authors.

In this study, the researchers visited 126 car dealerships across 15 cities in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. The team also interviewed over 250 industry experts across the region. Of the 126 dealers visited, only 8.8% of the encounters that the shopper has left them preferring an EV option over a petrol or diesel car.

Excluding Norway, a country where nearly a third of new car sales this year are expected to be electric, the proportion of shoppers opting for EVs dropped to 2.9%."

"The study has been published in the journal Nature Energy." [Where else?].

Couldn't it just be that people aren't buying electric vehicles because they're more expensive and not as good as petrol and diesel cars for the purposes of most people?

May 24, 2018 at 8:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

As expected:

"Gazprom escapes EU fine in competition probe"

May 24, 2018 at 8:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

It is time to stop funding 97% of Climate Scientists and ignore them for 20 years.

WINNING: Trump officials discussed whether to ‘ignore’ climate data. Anthony Watts / 4 hours ago May 24, 2018

"Trump officials discussed whether to ‘ignore’ climate data: report"

"White House officials discussed the possibility of ignoring federal climate data, according to an internal memo that highlights the Trump administration’s struggles with established climate change science.

The Washington Post reports that a memo, drafted in September by Michael Catanzaro, the then-White House special assistant for domestic energy and environmental policy, discussed three options for dealing with federal scientists’ data about the effects of man-made climate change.

The options included highlighting uncertainties in the data, reviewing the scientific studies under the Administrative Procedure Act, or simply ignoring them altogether, the Post reports.

None of the options suggested by Catanzaro involved publicly espousing the dangers of climate change highlighted in the data.

Full story:

Having the courage to “do nothing” is probably the best option, because so far, all the claims of “dangers of climate change” have been nothing but hot-air generated by rent-seekers."

May 24, 2018 at 7:37 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

May 24, 2018 at 1:48 PM | Supertroll

Many Country Bumpkins have already declared their back yards Greenpeace Free Zones, as they are invasive and destructive weeds. If only the BBC and Government would do the same.

May 24, 2018 at 7:25 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

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