zondag 29 maart 2009

'Spy plane' to find energy waste

A spy plane has been flying over Brit homes and businesses to know how much energy they waste.

A Council, in Norfolk, spended £30,000 to hire an aircraft for five days which is fitted with a thermal imaging camera. With these images the council knows the locations of the houses and businesses where the most heat is being lost.

With this project the council hoped to identify the firms who were losing the most heat and to advise these firms on the grants they could be receiving.

The TaxPayers’ Alliance said that people are sick and tired of being heckled and spied on by local government and they have slammed the latest spy scheme as just another example of the local authorities poking their noses into the lives of Brits. They also said that in a period of recession the council had better ways to spend the £30,000. In their eyes the project was just a waste of money.

According to me this spy plane is a good initiative took by the government. Because the plane helps to find houses and businesses were a lot of energy is waste by losing heat. If they know that they are losing heat, they can do something about it.

I can follow the opinion of the TaxPayers’ Alliance. It could be that the government is poking its noses into the lives of the Brits, but I think that this project can help the Brits to reduce their energy bill. If they know that they are losing energy, they can take measures to do something about it.

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/norfolk/7960201.stm

Dominique Van Huffel

2 opmerkingen:

  1. At first sight this looks like a great idea.But if I start thinking about it, I have my doubts about it.
    First of all there is a loss of privacy of the households. Secondly, If you think about it, this plane is designed to decrease the amount of energy waste in the end, but what a waste does such a plane create. This plane brings also pollution with it. I think there are more disadvantages then there are advantages.

    Kevin De Pauw

  2. I don't believe that there is a loss of privacy for the households. This plane can situate all the places where energy is being wasted. It wouldn't be a disadvantage for the people, but an advantage. People would get the chance to handle the problem, if they are detected by the plane. When they handled the problem of losing heat, they could save a lot of money in the future.

    Robby Lampens