I wonder what’s a “green job”?

David Davis

So does Dominic Lawson. I would now also warn, in the light of knowing what “green jobs” are and who’s promoting them, about the Tragedy of Skelmersdale***. For foreign readers, “Skem” was an old coal mining village. Now, here’s a Hansard report about what effectively amounts to the British State Colour Television Tube Factory, and what happened to it and to the poor wretched people decanted out of Liverpool and elsewhere to staff it, and live in its Artificial State Town, rather like Stalingrad I would guess…

Here’s a Skelmerdale State House:-


Of course, not all are quite like this....

Of course, not all are quite like this....



And her’s the “shops”:-

The concourse shopping centre

The "concourse" shopping centre



This is what an old electronics engineer thinks.

***As a foreigner here myself, I am often humorously ticked off for mispronouncing it: You must not say “Skelmersdale”, as if you were a Londoner who thinks you must or should pronounce all the syllables and consonants of a name. You must say “Skemmersdale”, or, if you are reasonably familiar with your conversation partner, “Skem“.

And if you an archer of note, there is this:-


0 thoughts on “I wonder what’s a “green job”?

  1. This is classic idiocy. In the first place, it would be a good idea to have all vehicles running on electric power, but then, as they say, the problem is producing power for the national grid. As you know, I completely reject environment-based power generation such as wind and water power, because it’s from the Middle Ages.

    I advocate technology such as the Tokamak nuclear fusion reactor, which is being partly developed here in the UK at the Joint European Torus (JET) Project. As for the insufficient battery technology for use in electric cars, that is quite disappointing and it will only be remedied through research and development. Consider the refinement of battery technology for mobile phones, and exponential growth in development of integrated circuits/computer processors such as Moore’s Law, and it is clear that all that is required is the correct agenda and input and that problem would be solved. Consider an electric car such as the Tesla Roadster for example.

    Anyway, here’s a video about the JET Project;

    This is the kind of thing which will solve the energy problems of the future, not solar panels, windmills and waterwheels. It really puts the future energy problems into perspective, and I think it proves quite clearly that we should stick to the real science and engineering of the respective Revolutions, instead of returning to the Middle Ages. After all, why have solar panels when you can have the power of the Sun itself? And here’s the Tesla Roadster;


    But in any case it’ll be interesting to see how things develop.

  2. That’s definitely the way forward Tony, or at least one viable way. Converting automotion to electricity is something which should have been done long ago.



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