Monday, January 05, 2009

"Schools to go greener" - except in Scotland's Capital City

Absolute classic of a News Release out today from the Scottish Government - see it here ...

... nothing wrong with the content whatsoever - indeed, the aspiration to "maximise the uptake by authorities of the UK Low Carbon Building Programme (LCBP) which provides 50 per cent funding for the installation costs of a range of renewable technologies" seems eminently sensible.

One slight problem when it comes to Edinburgh though - just have a look at the UK Low Carbon Building Programme (LCBP) web-site ... here and here ... then contrast it with what happened last year in our fair Capital City - here :-(

As I said at the time; "each and every Lib-Dem and Nationalist Councillor in Edinburgh should truly be ashamed if this decision goes ahead (to cancel Biomass Boilers in 7 schools). Weren't they being serious when they said that our environment had to be "protected for future generations"?

A truly shameful episode - all to save a bit of initial capital outlay ...

... and sadly, I still don't think the current crowd in charge really know that at times they just need to tell officers where to get off.

Too late now for those 7 schools though :-((

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