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What will the EU ban next

we have had the vacuum cleaner ban so there,s a few more coming  Angry
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2737313/Now-EU-targets-hairdryers-lawn-mowers-Brussels-set-i...
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Re: What will the EU ban next

They need to concentrate on the most important matters, like crime etc
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I'd have thought the less powerful devices take longer to perform the task such as hoovering, lawn cutting and consequently just as much energy as a machine with a lower rating.
In the future when I need a device to maintain the grass in my orchard I'll buy a "grass harvester" instead of a lawn mower.
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This is excellent news !
These things are of far greater priority than the millions of people unemployed across the EU  or the financial problems some EU members are in.
Let's hope they continue to make more proposals like this so even the diehard fans of the EU realise that the sooner we get out the better.
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I'd have thought the less powerful devices take longer to perform the task such as hoovering, lawn cutting and consequently just as much energy as a machine with a lower rating.
In the future when I need a device to maintain the grass in my orchard I'll buy a "grass harvester" instead of a lawn mower.
Otherwise known as a sheep  Grin Grin
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next it will be capped daily usage limits of 20Kwh so they can plug another million homes into the grid without upgrading it in anyway and continue lowering the overall generation amount as per there pledge some years back that failed to take into account the population growth .....
the quicker the socialist scum attempting to send us all backwards a few hundred years are used to line a man made lake bed the better !
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i'm waiting for the cap on engines to be brought in at 1.4L. for planes Roll eyes
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Rules for TVs, fridges and light bulbs I can understand. They use relatively little power but are in use many hours at a time and small savings make a big difference.
Washing machines are used for fewer hours but use more power so worthwhile savings may be possible.
But vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers and hair driers? How many kWh per week could be saved in homes if they could be made to work as well using less power?
An electric kettle can only put into water the energy that comes from the electricity used. They must be near 100% efficient at putting energy into the water. Lower power would mean slower to boil and no less energy used (perhaps more as more heat would be lost over the longer period of heating). So how to save energy? Have fewer / cooler drinks? lag the kettle to reduce heat loss?  encourage people to heat no more water than is needed - smaller kettles?
In any case what is to stop people using an unpowered kettle (or pan) on a hob instead which is less efficient than an electric kettle?
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Re: What will the EU ban next

they will probably limit a kettle size to half a litre capacity and a maximum of 1KW (that's less than 2 standard size mugs)  all because there scared that it will cost a few hundred million to upgrade power distribution equipment, already huge ammounts of renewable power is sent directly to ground as it cant travers the ancient power grid on top of base line generation, yet they know for certain that terawatt capable distribution will be required by 2030 and the current gigawatt rated gear is underpowered for current needs never mind future needs....
things will get more ridiculous as time goes by, already there are murmuring's about limiting computer power supplies to under 600w (which is yet another stupid idea as people will just use multiple units to get the required power at least doubling losses.....)
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The EU ?Huh
Wishful thinking.
Maybe that nice Mr Putin will take over Europe and abolish it.
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Re: What will the EU ban next

At least a new generation will get a chance to vote whether to stay in the EU or get out. I choose the latter. Muppet's that think we are puppets.
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that nice Mr Putin ..;

Darn Pinko. My mate MacArfey wants a word with you.
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I'm all ears.......as people keep telling me Sad
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They will make us only use one square of toilet tissue next Tongue
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Re: What will the EU ban next

What's the problem with that. There are 2 sides.
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