Friday, May 16, 2008

Is the DfT deaf?

Read this morning in the Richmond and Twickenham Times: Court challenge to early morning Heathrow jumbos.

I find difficult to agree that a 747 could wrongly be put in a category of "quiet planes", unless maybe the transportation ministry staff never flew, quite alike the urban planners who designed cycling path clearly never rode a bicycle.

For me, it is yet another proof of the collusion between the Department for Transport and BAA.

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

0870 numbers ripp-off

Here's a very good web site with alternatives to the 7 or 10 pence per minutes numbers that many companies insist on you to call:

SAYNOTO0870.COM - Non-Geographical Alternative Telephone Numbers

Friday, May 02, 2008

And yet another broken promise by DfT and BAA...

This morning the RTT ran another story on the continued lies and broken promises by the infamous Department of Transport, BAA and BA ménage a trois:
Secret Heathrow plan to reduce air quality (Richmond and Twickenham Times)

"The Government wants to sacrifice air quality across London to allow an
extra 60,000 flights a year into Heathrow, according to reports.

Just in case the 2 millions living around the area did not already felt conned...

I've already blogged many times on Heathrow, a "dump" according to American Airlines' Head of Customer Services (Europe) Don Langford:
Is Heathrow really out of capacity?
More on Heathrow
Is sustainability sacrificed on the Heathrow altar?
Transported logic

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

It's not only taxes...

I've long been annoyed by those people talking about CO2 emissions regardless of the context, etc...
Some say the publicity helps the green cause, I am rather more cynical and think that greenwash, just like idiotic taxes, is going to make people feel sick and tired and that the backlash is going to be a rejection of the need to be green.

It seems I am not alone:
Advertising watchdog receives record complaints over corporate 'greenwash' | Environment |

PS: read also Focussing on CO2: good for bears, bad for humans?

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