Another day, another database

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

The British government is photographing every house from the air with infrared cameras and then knocking on doors and telling residents how much heat is escaping from their homes.

The figures will, of course, be stored in the obligatory database that will no doubt be linked to the council tax database at some point to tax people on their energy efficiency, or lack thereof.  It will, I imagine, eventually be linked into the new energy efficiency certificate database and the home information pack database and the electoral register database.

I can’t find any information about this online.  I’m particularly interested to know if this is happening outside of England because the environment is a devolved policy and the responsibility of the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish governments in their own countries.  And, of course, I’m also keen to know who is doing the photography so I can tell them I don’t want my house photographed or anyone to visit me.

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  1. axel (1214 comments) says:

    do you have a link for this?

  2. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    No, I’m hoping someone else can find one. It was on BBC Breakfast this morning but there’s no mention of it anywhere, including on the BBC Breakfast website.

  3. CherryPie (69 comments) says:

    The only link I can find is over a year old!

  4. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    You’d think DEFRA would be behind this as environment is in their brief but there’s nothing on their website. It’s almost as if the BBC let the cat out of the bag and the whole thing has been blacked out in the media.

  5. jerry (78 comments) says:

    Just too shocked to say anything substential the only thing I can say that this would probably be a good joke if the whole wasn’t true.(I’m also on holidays,in germany so I can’t respond very that fast)

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