Ireland agrees to ban the bulb by 2009

December 11, 2007

What a fascinating story… but boy does it sound expensive!!

light.gifIreland has announced that it is to be the first European country to BAN inefficient light bulbs! Greenpeace have the story – Ireland agrees to ban the bulb by 2009 – which basically says:-

” The Irish government announced today that, as part of its national Carbon budget, the old-style power hungry bulbs will be banned from 2009. Greenpeace congratulates the Ireland on its decision to lead the world in this simple but essential step in tackling climate change.”They rightly go on to ask the question, “Why is the UK lagging behind on this?” Anyone got any idea? It’s particularly interesting since even the French have woken up and are talking about a ban by 2010.

Greenpeace say:-

” Unsurprisingly bulb manufacturers such as Philps, GE and Osram are lobbying Read the rest of this entry »

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Gulp…. I wouldn’t do that job for a fortune!

September 4, 2007

Quite a bit has been written on this website about the impending Cross Border Inter-connector and it’s impact on the environment and the people it will overshadow. And it is right, in my opinion, that this is so. But not particularly fancying the interconnector spanning my house does not stop my admiration for the skill, bravery and bottle of these guys:-

Workers

Now, personally, Read the rest of this entry »


New North-South Electricity Interconnector

June 7, 2007

I’ve been wrestling with this one all morning and I’d like to issue an invitation here and now to anyone who can help me out with some sensible facts and figures. Help!

Here’s where I’ve got to so far in the story.. Read the rest of this entry »