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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
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    • CommentAuthorgyrogear
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2019
    Posted By: WillInAberdeenPossibly there is a launch publicity element to this as GG suggested.

    er... I was not really talking about launch publicity, Willie...

    I was referring to the "weaning" (although I much prefer "indoctrination"...) of customers - preparing them for the arrival of electric vehicles...

    as in :

    "4 - We will require a [sic] holistic approach to charging and it’s [sic] costing in order to compensate for the deficit created by lost fuel taxes

    Over time the government is predicted to lose tax revenue due to the increase of EVs on the road. We estimate this to be approximately £3.5 billion by 2030. This will require the increase of taxation, possibly by putting a ’charge per mile’ on vehicles. Muted before, this solution is a lot more palatable than the alternative of a ’tax on electricity’, which would have a negative impact to those that are already fuel poor, and who often rely on electricity for heating and hot water generation.

    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2019
    Posted By: gyrogearpossibly by putting a ’charge per mile’ on vehicles

    I've always liked that idea, though the practicalities will change quite a bit with electric vehicles.

    With fossil-fueled vehicles it all seems so simple. Pay for everything with the fuel. Per-mile tax is inherent in buying fuel. Insurance could also be per mile and unavoidable since everybody has to buy fuel - end of uninsured drivers. Do away with road fund licence (or whatever its called) and make that a per-mile tax too. All it needed was a tie up between credit cards and insurance firms and fuel retailers.

    But with electric vehicles that single point of enforcement is lost, since they can be recharged at home or work or wherever. So I suspect we'll end up with boxes on the dashboard - slide in your credit card to be able to drive the vehicle.
    • CommentAuthorCWatters
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2019
    Charging per mile will encourage people to move closer to cities pushing up house prices.

    Where I live rural schools have been closed and city schools enlarged. Result - we are driving around 75 miles a day just to get our kids to and from school. More if one has after school activities. No school bus.
    • CommentAuthorgyrogear
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2019 edited
    Posted By: CWattersWhere I live rural schools have been closed and city schools enlarged. Result - we are driving around 75 miles a day just to get our kids to and from school.

    Ah - no worries on that one: our 5G planners have got it sussed: autonomous vehicles, nobody has to drive anywhere...

    " Developers need to prepare to offer a stable 5G infrastructure

    "The challenges of bringing a 5G infrastructure, which will enable AVs [autonomopus vehicles] in rural areas, needs to be understood. Otherwise we could end up with limited 5G distribution that only covers AVs whilst they are in cities and on major designated highways – a very different scenario to the AV (almost) everywhere landscape thought ideal."

    Don't want to sound flippant, but 5G, AV, smart cities, everything is taken care of... thanks to this enabling technology that is called, "smart meters"...

    The only thing not being apparently taken care of, is the extra air pollution and associated medical risks, caused by an extremely dense and pernicious electromagnetic environment with ever-increasing microwave bombardment. No doubt the AV's will be able to navigate their own ways to the tumour treatment centres...

    • CommentAuthorowlman
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2019 edited
    Have "They" worked out yet where all the electricity is coming from ? A growing population too. :confused:
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