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Friday, 16 December 2016


I have been informed by someone in Northern Ireland that 
Northern Irish version of the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme paid out:
£1600 subsidy for every £1000 of pellets burnt

And that these payments continue as I type this

What is totally unacceptable - is the way that the media - BBC, ITV etcetera have swerved telling us all the scale of the screw-up on a individual "consumer" basis. The BBC in particular announcing arbitrarily and frankly risibly reduced overall estimates of the taxpayer's liability for the payments.

What we are very obviously witnessing here is weapons grade incompetence from public servants - and a cover up that's allowed the perpetrators to evade responsibility via "retirement", "promotion" and sideways job hopping.

This is an isolated case in a far, far away land bearing no relationship to the superlative service provided by DECC BIS in the pursuit of efficient, fit for purpose UK energy supplies. /sarc

We on the mainland are on the hook for a large part of this - yet the BBC keep hiding the details by keeping it all on their Northern Ireland web site - when this iis patently a mainland issue as well.

Saturday, 10 December 2016


It would seem that even though the BBC piece was good - it details something that has been boiling away in Northern Ireland for 6 months in public.

Ulster TV ran a piece on the matter back in July of 2016 which has a video report and this quote:

"In one case a farmer is in line to receive £1m over the next 20 years after installing a new heating system for an empty shed"

I wonder if any livestock have been treated for heat stress in Northern Ireland yet?

It would also seem that MPs in Northern Ireland were not keen to restrain the generosity of UK taxpayers in relation to the heating of empty premises - according to The First Minister of Northern Ireland today in an interview - they voted against imposing limits on the insane RHI subsidy.

Given that funding of this scheme would seem to go beyond the budget of the NI Parliament to the tune of some additional £400 million pounds - this is a national issue - and should be treated as such by the BBC.

It turns out that the vaunted whistleblower wasn't actually an official - but a member of the public who had seen overheated care homes, offices and other commercial premises and had done the very "simples" sums for herself. See another BBC report (in Northern Ireland...) HERE

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Whoah !! Just Amazing

The Renewable Heat Incentive subsidy scheme went badly wrong in Northern Ireland.

Astonishing and at least £1,000,000,000 of public money pretty much down the toilet -  well... up in smoke actually.... the amount of public money splurged pointlessly here is simply mind numbing.

The More You Burn - The More You Earn 
(video thanks commenter Pcar at Bishop Hill blog)

The fact that officials were warned repeatedly and chose to ignore those warnings - 
is something we at North Mill are all too familiar with.....

The rats jumping ship also seems quite familiar

Just in case you miss the point - the civil servants paid people (and will be paying for the next 20 years....) quite a lot more in subsidy to run "green" wood pellet boilers than the fuel and the finance on the boiler cost...

the more wood pellets you burn
the more taxpayer money is paid you....

 Steroid medicated incompetence - and shame on the BBC for trying to keep it a provincial Northern Ireland issue - bias by omission as ever - £400 million in mainland extra, unplanned spending will go into this unless it is shut down and the principal parasites paid off.