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The Notorious 10:10 exploiting children for POLITICAL matters

Incredibly, ministers are now planning to stop people with solar panels being paid for the energy they produce. Instead it will go for free to corporate energy companies.
Meanwhile, millions of pounds still goes to fossil fuels.

That isn’t just unfair. It’s quite literally daylight robbery.
(For a start if the consumer uses the leccy straight away they will be getting that usage for free)

..and then the next thing I see is a Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire Council event
"Around the world, children are striking on Fridays as a way to raise awareness about #ClimateBreakdown (see Greta Thunberg). Young people are tired of seeing adults ignore the biggest crisis of our lifetimes. We demand action. Join us for an hour in solidarity with the world's children. Peaceful and family-friendly.
(This is also a lead up to the Extinction Rebellion on 17th November in London.)"
https://www.facebook.com/events/312731706219151/

They have a facebook page : Extinction Rebellion

"The #ExtinctionRebellion needs 1000s to come to #RebellionDay to be conscientious protectors of people & planet ✊."
Parliament Square, London, 17th November "

(I see the child organiser behind the Scunthorpe event is soon moving to Germany, her entire facebook page is Green Party stuff)

Nov 10, 2018 at 9:50 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

@Golf Yes so of course the commenters on that Times article gave it a massive kicking

Nov 10, 2018 at 9:47 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

The plugins may well burn extra fuel, cos they are carrying an extra weight the battery.
but there will be a gain from regenerative braking.

Nov 10, 2018 at 9:45 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Pcar, you make a good point about May and Hammond etc.

I just spotted a coincidence with another show....... we need a Foreign Secretary called Clarkson to have the full set.

Nov 10, 2018 at 9:24 AM | Unregistered CommenterBrent Hargreaves

@golf charlie, Nov 9, 2018 at 10:09 PM

French farmers et al interfere with UK (Food) Trade To France, not goods From France
Nov 9, 2018 at 10:33 PM | Registered CommenterPcar


Look out for a post-Brexit surplus of ex-racehorses no longer able to find a nice "retirement" home in France?

Nov 10, 2018 at 9:08 AM | Unregistered Commentermichael hart

"Subsidised plug-in cars driven on fuel", which morphs into ""Government-subsidised plug-in cars may never have been charged
By Joe Miller
BBC Business Correspondent"

when you click on the link to read the story.

"Tens of thousands of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) bought with generous government grants may be burning as much fuel as combustion-engine cars.

​Data compiled for the BBC suggests that such vehicles in corporate fleets averaged just 40 miles per gallon (mpg), when they could have done 130.

Many drivers may never have unwrapped their charging cables, The Miles Consultancy said.

Subsidies for new PHEVs were recently scrapped, after seven years.

The plug-in grant was introduced in 2011, gifting buyers up to £4,500 off new cars.

The incentive helped the UK become the biggest market for PHEVs in Europe.

The majority of the tens of thousands of eligible vehicles sold were bought by company fleets, including more than 70% of the 37,000 plug-in hybrids sold so far in 2018.

But data from The Miles Consultancy, a Cheshire firm which advises 300 blue-chip companies on fuel management, reveals that many businesses simply used the grant to save on buying regular cars.

Mileage records from 1,500 models, including Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Volvo vehicles, showed an average real-world mpg of 39.27, against an average manufacturer advertised mpg of 129.68.

Figures for 2,432 hybrids - including non plug-in varieties - showed an average real-world mpg of 49.06, still vastly lower than the potential range.

"There are some examples where employees aren't even charging these vehicles up," said Paul Hollick, The Miles Consultancy's managing director.

"The charge cables are still in the boot, in a cellophane wrapper, while the company and the employee are going in and out of petrol stations, paying for all of this additional fuel.

This practice, he added, was "ridiculous".

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), which represents many fleets, said higher taxes on diesel cars incentivised companies to buy plug-ins, even if they had no intention of using their electric capability.

"We unfortunately have got a situation where a poorly designed tax regime is driving some poor behaviours," said Toby Poston, ​the BVRLA's communications director.

"We have got some situations where company drivers are choosing the vehicle based on their tax liability, rather than having the right vehicle for the right job."

Some companies, he explained, were buying PHEVs - which are best suited to local trips - for employees who did a lot of motorway driving.

When presented with The Miles Consultancy's findings, a Department for Transport spokesperson said the government believed plug-in hybrids "bring significant environmental benefits", but would "now focus its support on zero emission models like pure electric and hydrogen fuel cell cars".

Plug-in hybrid vehicles continue to receive some government support, through lower car tax rates, grants for charging infrastructure and, in some local authorities, free parking."

Is anyone, other than the BBC, the green lobby, and perhaps the Government, really surprised?

Nov 10, 2018 at 8:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

@stewgreen, Nov 9, 2018 at 11:38 PM, @golf charlie

Trump talks USA economy up, it happens. EU, MSM, Hammond, May et al "doom & gloom" on UK economy, higher taxes needed - UK economy fails.

"For a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle"
Winston Churchill

Nov 10, 2018 at 12:42 AM | Registered CommenterPcar

Nov 9, 2018 at 11:38 PM | stewgreen

The Times is running Forecasts. GDP is observed evidence. All Remainer Economic Forecasts so far, have been wrong, based on observed evidence.

It is a bit like Climate Scientists, all their Forecasts have been based on Computer Modelled Evidence, and wrong.

Nov 10, 2018 at 12:40 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

The Brexit Betrayal is happening

Nov 10, 2018 at 12:33 AM | Registered CommenterPcar

@golf charlie, Nov 9, 2018 at 10:41 PM

Rather obstreperous & pedantic posts. Was Friday your closet remoaner coming out day?

Nov 10, 2018 at 12:32 AM | Registered CommenterPcar

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