Nationwide network of charging points for electric and plug-in hybrids a primary goal
13 May 2010

Introducing a nationwide network of charging points for electric and plug-in hybrids has been identified as a priority of the new Government.

In a joint statement the Conservatives and Liveral Democrats announced: "The parties agree to implement a full programme of measures to fulfil our joint ambitions for a low carbon and eco-friendly economy, including the establishment of a smart grid and the roll-out of smart meters."

Hammond is Transport Secretary

Prior to the election the Conservatives pledged to create a national car recharging network, while the Liberal Democrats promised a 'zero-carbon Britain.'

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13 May 2010

Did you know that the phrase 'zero carbon' is only muttered by someone who doesn't have a clue as to what they're talking about?

13 May 2010

[quote Autocar]Liveral Democrats[/quote] Is this the Scouse wing of the party?!

13 May 2010

Zero carbon Britain! Hilarious. What were they planning on doing? Kill all the people? You'd think someone in a meeting somewhere would have raised their hand and said "Err... I don't agree with Nick..."

13 May 2010

i see its the usual suspects in the new cabinet. at least we dont have to put up with mr depression anymore. is the bbc a lunatic asylum.

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13 May 2010

Is there a single science/engineering person in Cameron's cabinet? Or are they all Arts/PPE grads from Oxford? Not a good basis for not being duped by the charlatans/fraudsters of the 'scientific' eco/AGW religion.

Amazing that Cameron got a 2:1 in PPE from Oxford yet was bottom of his prep school class, at the age of taking the old 11+. Must be late developer, suppose, or maybe going to Eton tends to get one in the door to Oxbridge. Still, marginally better than Marxist Miliband(Dave) - shoo-in for Leader of the Opposition - who apparently flunked his A-levels(two 'E's?), but remarkably managed to get into Oxford too. Amazing what having one's dad as a top Marxist academic does for one's academic prospects in equal opportunity for all Britain. Expect more Eco bullsh!t from Windmill Dave and lashings of Carbon taxes on the plebs.

13 May 2010

Government wants charging network? They've already got one. It's called "Petrol Stations"...

13 May 2010

Zero Emissions? I take it they are reviewing the Nuclear Power with regard to lowering emissions rather than disregarding Nuclear power in favour of keeping coal fired power stations then.

Extract from the Con/Libs coalition agreement found on the BBC news website...

Liberal Democrats have long been opposed to any new nuclear construction. Conservatives, by contrast, are committed to allowing the replacement of existing nuclear power stations provided thay are subject to the normal planning process for major projects (under a new national planning statement) and provided also that they receive no public subsidy.

We have agreed a process that will allow Liberal Democrats to maintian their opposition to nuclear power while permitting the government to bring forward the national planning statement for ratification by parliament so that new nuclear construction becomes possible.

The process will involve:

  • the government completingthe draft of a national planning statement and putting it before parliament;
  • spaecific agreement that a Liberal Democrat spokesman will speak against the planning statement, but that Liberal Democrat MPs will abstain;
  • and clarity that this will not be regard as an issue of confidence.

13 May 2010

I read the title and thought they wanted a road charging network! ;-o

(They probably do)

The power generation network won't be able to cope.....

13 May 2010

[quote nicksheele]Miliband(Dave)[/quote]

Young, tall, dark, nicely gelled shiney black hair.

Definitely PM material.

13 May 2010

So, charging stations.....

Yes, great. Stop polution from cars, but where do they think this electricity is coming from? Even nuclear isn't that clean.......

And it'd be nice to think that a journey from London to Edinborough could take days, rather than hours.......maybe we should just all start riding horses again?

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