Thursday, 11 February 2010

Missing the point

The Eventard misses the point by a wide margin here:

Here is the bad news if you own a low-emission car:

Britain’s biggest supplier of biofuels will announce today that it is closing its pumps because the Government is ending financial support from April.

It is the second time in five years that the Government has changed its mind and cancelled subsidies after encouraging motorists to invest in a particular type of green car.

What you must now do:

Businesses and individuals which have adapted their vehicles to use the high blends of biofuels will find that their investment has been wasted. They will have to revert to using ordinary petrol and diesel and will no longer be able to claim any environmental advantage.

And the irony:

The Environment Agency ….bought fleets of flexible-fuel vehicles on the assumption that the Government would continue its 20p a litre duty discount on ethanol.



That's lovely, dear, but have you fucking wondered where that fucking 20p subsidy is coming from? I think more voters will be happy than are unhappy. Well, we would be if we weren't sure that the fat monocular fuck and his merry band of gimps, mongs, idiots and retards weren't going to spunk the money at something equally stupid.

And really, why the cunting fuck are we pissing money away on any of this green shit if it can't make a decent buck without inserting their fist into our collective rectum?

6 comments:

John R said...

"And really, why the cunting fuck are we pissing money away on any of this green shit if it can't make a decent buck without inserting their fist into our collective rectum? "

To save the chiiiiiiiiiildren of course!! (oh yes, and the polar bears)

The fact they'll all have to spend the whole of their working lives repaying McNutter's loans seems to have escaped all the lefties.

Bugger said...

Biofuels are all predicated of a subsidy otherwise they would not work.

It all started in the Reagan days when they encouraged the Gasahol first wave.

Later Bush Snr and then Jr let it rip with quite substantial tax breaks at state and national level.

I was deeply involved in this Worldwide for many years and what is never talked about is that the energy taken to produce the ethanol generated less energy than it released. The farmers are a big lobby in the States as are Cargill and Bunge.

To my knowledge the only place where it makes energetic and economic sense is Brazil where a litre of pure ethanol was selling some years back, at the pump with all the margins built in for less than 20 cents US. The raw material cost of the cereal in the UK was over that alone.

It only worked if the government subsidised it by reducing the tax take.


Another plank of the self righteous greenies now chucked overboard. Their raft must be getting pretty unstable these days.
The aspect of the dis-equilibration of the market for cereals, and thus

Bugger said...

Sorry about the orphan half point, I though I had removed it.

anyway

The aspect of the dis-equilibration of the market for cereals, and thus the cost of staple foods for the poorer is a bloody disgrace.

The US alcohol producers were so hungry for their subsidies that they were importing maize from Mexico and the Mexicans could not afford their tortillas. A big deal if you are a poor Mexican. So ore Mexicans climbed over their northern border fence.

Oldrightie said...

This is a common Labour practice. Remember storage heaters? Off peak leccie? Once millions of these shit heaters were sold the cheap leccie was scrapped.

microdave said...

If you think that 20p a litre subsidy is bad, how about the money (OUR FUCKING MONEY) being thrown at "Green" electricity projects. A story in a local paper talks about "feed in" tariffs paying up to 41.3p per Kwh for domestic solar generated electricity. I think that is more than 4 times the market rate, so of course it looks good for paying back the considerable investment required.

But in reality these schemes would never take off, if the real cost and limited output were not subsidised.

http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/content/eveningnews24/norwich-news/business/story.aspx?brand=ENOnline&category=Business&tBrand=ENOnline&tCategory=Business&itemid=NOED09%20Feb%202010%2010%3A09%3A08%3A767

Then there is wind power, which is currently providing 0.2% of the UK's requirements:
http://www.bmreports.com/bsp/bsp_home.htm

bayard said...

"Once millions of these shit heaters were sold the cheap leccie was scrapped".

It was? Why am I still getting it? Don't tell my electricity supplier, please.

PS I agree, night storage heaters are shit.