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by kenneal - lagger
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Biofuels & Biomass
Topic: End of reduced duty on biodiesel ?
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: End of reduced duty on biodiesel ?

Doubts that have been around for an awfully long time are now being listened to by all but those who are implementing the rules. As usual the EU is turning a blind eye and letting big business get on with making money as they have done with carbon trading.
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming
Replies: 21
Views: 327

Re: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming

Rats only live for a couple of years so if cats take the younger more naive ones the bigger ones soon die off leaving no replacements. And cats work for almost 24 hours a day unlike your rifle.
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Climate Change
Topic: "78% cut in UK carbon emissions by 2035"
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: "78% cut in UK carbon emissions by 2035"

Why precisely 78% and not a round 80%? Was 80% thought to be too much and 75% too little? I do agree that people and the government don't realise what will be necessary to achieve that figure. We achieved a 7% reduction in energy use under covid lockdown but the IEA expect that to be regained this y...
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming
Replies: 21
Views: 327

Re: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming

I seem to recall a politician objecting to the water "wasted" by either the CAT funicular or by the Lynton one, he suggested that this "waste" could be reduced by requiring that each passenger going up be required to carry a bucket of water up, this to be tipped into the upper r...
by kenneal - lagger
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming
Replies: 21
Views: 327

Re: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming

.................rats chewed holes through the polythene sheet I lined my DIY pond with. We have found that a couple of feral cats sort that problem out although they do reduce the number of birds as well. When it got to the stage that rats could be seen in our fruit trees munching away and they in...
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming
Replies: 21
Views: 327

Re: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming

I missed this rather important bit -

"Quote, as reported on the first day of this month."

Thought it was a bit strange!!!
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming
Replies: 21
Views: 327

Re: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming

Why didn't they just pump sea water up to the top to power the funicular. It would use the same amount of energy.
by kenneal - lagger
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming
Replies: 21
Views: 327

Re: Looks like a potentially severe drought coming

We have noticed this trend over the last few years as there is a lot less grazing available on our local common early in the year. This has a knock on effect right through until the autumn rain comes. Our cattle are having to eat a lot more browse so we are breeding towards a cow which will cope wit...
by kenneal - lagger
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8329
Views: 259962

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Did your son get his test kits online, Dusti? If so it could be just another online scam. Tell him to keep an eye on his card outgoings if so.
by kenneal - lagger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8329
Views: 259962

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

Friends went to a zoo yesterday and it was crowded with no social distancing and few masks worn. The next lockdown will be along soon.
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greer absolutely nails it....
Replies: 140
Views: 1796

Re: Greer absolutely nails it....

Best wishes for that, UE.
by kenneal - lagger
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greer absolutely nails it....
Replies: 140
Views: 1796

Re: Greer absolutely nails it....

Spanish bluebells should be dug up and destroyed as they are hybridising with the indigenous variety.

I had a grandmother who used to pinch/take cuttings form other's gardens. Very embarrassing!!
by kenneal - lagger
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New coronavirus in/from China
Replies: 8329
Views: 259962

Re: New coronavirus in/from China

The above article is titled "The Long Read" so I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised when it went on a bit. Did it give me an insight into what people like LJ and Snail think and how they think? A little. Am I any better informed? No probably not. Was I saddened by what it said about s...
by kenneal - lagger
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Nuclear Power
Topic: Problems at Hunterston B
Replies: 29
Views: 14844

Re: Problems at Hunterston B

adam2 wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:21 pm Both reactors at Hunterston B now shut down for ANOTHER graphite inspection outage.
I suppose it gives the staff something to do to justify their employment. And is a good example of the reliability of nuclear power at a point when some people might need reminding.
by kenneal - lagger
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greer absolutely nails it....
Replies: 140
Views: 1796

Re: Greer absolutely nails it....

What is to stop a newly educated forager from taking a piece of something edible and planting it elsewhere ? In the garden, park, or just another hedgerow ? Isn't this better than importing a Spanish grown lettuce or fruit from Israel ? i'll admit to a certain amount of transplanting , seed collect...