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    This why ministers get move from posts every 18 months other wise they get found out how useless they are.
    "Yes Minister" is so true.
    Government procurement process is broken. So slow and flawed system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinW View Post
    - if only some of them had a science background, it might help. That's one thing Cummings was right about.
    Maggi new a bit about the effects of carbon dioxide and back in the day,
    she was in favour of lean burn engineering which was what we were
    developing in the dear old uk .
    Unfortunately the farther land favoured the catalytic converter that requires
    fuel to run it and this is what we ended up with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jon1d View Post
    This why ministers get move from posts every 18 months other wise they get found out how useless they are.
    "Yes Minister" is so true.
    Government procurement process is broken. So slow and flawed system.
    That's what happens in a certain motor companie !

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    There was a saying in the army which stands true for many other areas of life,..."you get promoted to the point you become incompetent," I think many people have reached that point!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpm015 View Post
    There was a saying in the army ...."you get promoted to the point you become incompetent," I think many people have reached that point!
    Could this be the reason we have...

    More Generals than battle tanks
    More Admirals than warships

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    Quote Originally Posted by drammyboy View Post
    Could this be the reason we have...

    More Generals than battle tanks
    More Admirals than warships

    Private Fraser
    Now would you chaps mind awfully, if you could please just pipe down and move along, then we can just get on with how we always do things, if you'd be so kind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinW View Post
    Now would you chaps mind awfully, if you could please just pipe down and move along, then we can just get on with how we always do things, if you'd be so kind.
    You wouldn't happen to be an ex high ranking officer who now works at the home office by any chance, would you??

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    Interesting article in the news this morning about EV car production being 63% more carbon heavy than conventional cars (excluding infrastructure). The article says every EV needs to do 50,000 miles BEFORE there is any carbon gain over a conventional modern car!
    I had read similar things previously.
    I guess this will change over time but interesting in the context of the rush to 2030. If correct, when you add the infrastructure needed, we are in for a huge carbon spike!!
    Then look at the environmental impact of the batteries at material source and disposal, not to mention the slave labour, and you really do start to wonder what the heck we are doing. I still believe hydrogen is a better option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisP View Post
    Interesting article in the news this morning about EV car production being 63% more carbon heavy than conventional cars (excluding infrastructure). The article says every EV needs to do 50,000 miles BEFORE there is any carbon gain over a conventional modern car!
    I had read similar things previously.
    I guess this will change over time but interesting in the context of the rush to 2030. If correct, when you add the infrastructure needed, we are in for a huge carbon spike!!
    Then look at the environmental impact of the batteries at material source and disposal, not to mention the slave labour, and you really do start to wonder what the heck we are doing. I still believe hydrogen is a better option.
    Combine that with the push towards leasing and its being less and less practical for older cars to be kept on the road, and I doubt many cars will ever get to 80,000+ miles in the future
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    rpm: no, in a Bank in Warmington-on-Sea, except on Thursday nights in the Church Hall
    ChrisP: Exactly.
    Lloyd: You may be right, cars just 'upgraded' like software and then put back on the road? Like software, you'll never own it, you just lease it? I suppose if that really was the case, then new car production will reach a peak (as city dweller interest in car possession dwindles),
    and the factories will be given over to a continuous cycle of 'upgrades' rater like avionics and weapons systems on battleships and fighter jets. Even out-of-fashion bodies can be ripped off and installed on old chasses perhaps.... sound familiar? Perhaps that would reduce some of the production carbon. Still no good answer on the old battery tech disposal.
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