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More scaremongering by the Scottish government this time....

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How the hell would they police it?

Semi related is that I requested from the council in my area info on where and what exactly is a "smoke free zone".... it has been 26 working days and they've still not sent me anything because they dont even know that! 

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I read recently that the emissions for one Russian coal fired power station was more than the entire UK,  and they have hundreds of them as do the Chinese.  Thats where a large proportion of the world wide emissions problems start.

 

WWW.ACTIVESUSTAINABILITY.COM

Discover which nations pump most carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere

 

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Or doesn't help when articles or discussions mix greenhouse gas emissions with particulate emissions, these are two different issues.

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Excellent Links Alycidon, it would be interesting to see the figures per capita and also the UK's emissions.

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While nobody is saying that the UK is perfect in any way, I think we are a lot lot better than many countries out there. Grouping different combustion processes together under one umbrella gives a very unfair impression for things like wood burning/multifuel stoves.

 

One irony in Scotland is the building of the super duper Queensferry Crossing which is a stunning bridge. It was built to reduce congestion and traffic numbers - since it was built both congestion and traffic numbers have gone up by 3.9% (I think this was the figure). I think governments sometimes need to get their own house in order before they start throwing accussations at others :)

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12 hours ago, BowlandStoves said:

While nobody is saying that the UK is perfect in any way, I think we are a lot lot better than many countries out there. Grouping different combustion processes together under one umbrella gives a very unfair impression for things like wood burning/multifuel stoves.

 

One irony in Scotland is the building of the super duper Queensferry Crossing which is a stunning bridge. It was built to reduce congestion and traffic numbers - since it was built both congestion and traffic numbers have gone up by 3.9% (I think this was the figure). I think governments sometimes need to get their own house in order before they start throwing accussations at others :)

I read once that increaseing road capacity doesn't make things better in the long term, just they take a while to fill up again - so the crossing is no suprise hat more cars use it

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13 hours ago, Steven P said:

I read once that increaseing road capacity doesn't make things better in the long term, just they take a while to fill up again - so the crossing is no suprise hat more cars use it

it's a variation of Parkinson's law which says work expands to fill the time available, in the same way if you fit a bigger bookshelf you will buy more books.

 

I saw this when I started driving, many folk still had no cars and the local factory workers mostly bussed, walked or cycled to work. Once cars were common people would compete for work further than 5 miles or so, then the M25 was built and it became feasible to commute a few towns away, so my schoolmate took a job in East Grinstead which had been a 2 hour trek but was now 55 minutes and it was his time (and higher pay) which were the considerations rather than fuel consumption.

 

 

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