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Archive for March, 2007

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LOVE YOUR ESB MAN!
No!!!!

The ESB workers are at it again. The are against the Government White Paper and are threatening Black-outs.

These overpaid and under worked bunch have no concept of what the real world is like. They remind me of Telecom Eireann workers before that useless institution was finally scrapped. Do you remember when it took three years to get a phone? or when you sat with a stop watch in your hand while making a call to the USA coz it cost so much? or when it took a team of three phone workers a day to connect a single rural house to the phone lines? or when you had to be ‘nice’ to Telecome workers if you wanted the job done at all? It’s bloody well the same sort of thing with ESB.

Recruit Electrical Workers in Eastern Europe and Close ESB

Oh it would make me sooooo happy to see the ESB scrapped completely and confined to history like Telecom Eireann. These people have held us to ransom too many times. They are inefficient, overpaid, arrogant, and just a big pain in the ass!

Grasp the nettle Irish Government Ministers and Close ESB PLEASE!

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ICTU wants debate on nuclear power

The Irish trade unions congress, which represents hundreds of thousands of Irish workers, wants a national debate on nuclear power. Are they mad, confused or just foolish?

They are insisting that the controversial technology is a serious option for future energy needs as the world responds to climate change and population growth. David Begg the general secretary of the ICTU is reported as saying that “dramatic changes were needed in either the way we live our lives or how we generate power”

Take one look at the picture of the child above, and tell me just one child like this is worth having that poisonous power source in Ireland????

Biomass, and wind energy are the way to go. Clean, sustainable, and generating thousands of jobs.

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Explaining the Incease in Your ESB Bill

I received a little booklet with my latest ESB Bill which, both in Irish and in English, purported to “explain the prices”.

I could find no explanation whatsoever. Just a load of bunk about how good the company are and how to “read” your inflated bill.

Here is an Explanation for the Increases

1. The ESB is one of the highest paid companies in Europe. They pay themselves way above the average.

2. The ESB is one of the most inefficient businesses in Europe. Just look at how long their workers take to do a job, and note also their couldn’t care less attitude to work.

3. They have lousy customer service and a terrible attitude to the public. This arrogance comes form the fact that they have state secured jobs and secured pensions. Working is just an inconvenience to ESB employees.

4. They have a lousy green energy policy. 85% of power is from imported carbon fuels and ESB is also responsible for destroying our bogs – burning an irreplacable herritage.

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New Efficient
Bio-Fuel Manufacturing Method

Latest modification to bio-fuel production methods can produce more of the green fuel using less of biomass.

Researchers from the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University have designed a manufacturing process whereby hydrogen is added during a process called gasification. This method limits the carbon dioxide output and make the process more efficient. It has the potential to produce three times the volume of biofuel from the same quantity of biomass. With this process it is possibe to provide enough bio-fuel to supply the entire US transportation sector according to the inventors.

Biofuels can be made from plants such as willow mass, forrest thinnings, rape seed cake and other material derived from plants which could include manure, kitchen waste and human sewage. The processes currently in use are not considered efficient enough because they waste too much of the carbon dioxide produced from the biomass. Up to two thirds of the CO2 from the required biomass is released into the atmosphere in this process.

In the new process, the CO2 would be recycled into usable fuel by forcing it to react with hydrogen. The process is called H2CAR.

The hydrogen required by the process can be got from solar power or wind power.

But you know what? – Whats the point in mentioning this in Ireland!!!

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Recent Comment:

“trying to get some impartial advice re Kedco wood pellet boilers. are they reliable? is back burn an issue? are the savings real? we are building a 3500sq/f house with underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs is a 30 kw kedco going to be enough? really ae we better just sticking with a good oil boiler? any info would be good!!”

Hi, I don’t give any direct advice. The people who are paid to do that are SEI (Sustainable Energy Ireland). However, you will find that in fact they do not give this essential information either.

I have written fairly extensively on Kedco boilers in recent months. You might like to go into the archives of this blog and look up what was written there.

I have also written extensively on some of the other questions you have raised. Again, you might care to refer back to what I wrote. I have covered most of your queries in my blog.

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Are you being pissed off by the advert too??

I have responded several times to this advert, I hear you saying he should be so dim, I just see the offer and the fact it is green energy and I have a “Pavolovian” response, only to swear several times having followed another goose chase to find the offer is limited to business only.

I wish advert writers would cop on to the fact that pissing off potential customers is not a good strategy.

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Free Insulation for Pensioners
and Grants for Everyone

British Chancellor Gordon Brown said that grants will be available to have every home in the UK insulated in the next 10 years.

He also said that he would phase out incandescent light bulbs by 2011 and remove ‘standby’ functions from TVs and DVD players.

Mr Brown has already set up a scheme that gives pensioners free home insulation. Today, in the first sneak preview of his Budget, he said he would make enough money available to extend the plan to those on low incomes, pensioners and lone parents. Others will get discounts worth up to £160 a year.

And Ireland hasn’t made a single move in the right direction yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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