Tuesday, 25 January 2011
A council criticised for lateral thinking that would reduce CO2 emissions.
Redditch Council is being criticised because it wants to reduce energy consumption, and, its CO2 'greenhouse gas' emissions. I'm unsure of 'The Green Party's' stance on the proposal.
Some argue that it would be insensitive to 'recycle' some of the enormous quantity of heat used to cremate a body, to help heat the water in an adjacent swimming pool. However, I suspect that a large number of potential customers would welcome the opportunity to have a positive impact on the environment.
It actually makes environmental and economic sense. Let's face it, all that heat going up a chimney would otherwise only keep the birds of Redditch warm.
There are other commercial considerations; and some might get worried if they started competing with Dignitas, offering discounts for voluntary euthanasia.
In other environmental initiatives, their Parks Department was re-examining its fertiliser contract.
A guest post by Joe Public.