Friday, September 10, 2010

To Ministers Ryan & Gormley

In the light of the deepening Unemployment Crisis, the Banking Crisis, the Mortgage Crisis, the National Balance Crisis etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. I felt it was timely and appropriate to re-publish part of a piece I wrote two years ago.

This Winter - Let the Rich 
Worry about the Environment
The rest of us will have to concentrate
on just surviving the winter

This type of open fire sends some 85% of the heat up the chimney

Fuel Poverty a Reality this Winter

It is easy for the better off folks to be thinking about the environment but many will suffer Fuel Poverty this winter and they will just be thinking about how can they get by.

If you depend on an open fire it would be a really good idea to aim to buy a closed stove. There are some very reasonably priced plain cast iron stoves now coming onto the market. I will take a look at some of these in a future post.

Let the Rich Look After the Environment.

If looking after the environment means; GeoThermal at €9000+ , or Wood Pellet systems at €5000+, or Solar this or that at many many thousands. It starts to sound like a bad joke and an insult to a growing number of people.

If the Irish Government are even half serious about sustainability they should start a simple attic insulation drive straight away. They could also directly import and distribute closed stoves to every home that depends on open fires. They could save money by scrapping SEI and getting rid of the growing number of "experts" who increasingly are tending to soak up the money.

We all know what a grand job the HSE have done for the health service and the sickening cost of feeding this huge ugly paper shuffling monster.

And oh  - of course they, the government and their agents,  should get the finger out and actually do something on CFL and LED lighting.


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