Wednesday, February 01, 2012

I Think We Need To Cut Europe's Power

If the blog wasn't already half full of it, I would start a new tag: Shit You Couldn't Make Up!

Europe to cut power of vacuum cleaners to save energy

The cleanliness of Britain's homes is being threatened by European bureaucrats who want to reduce the power of vacuum cleaners in a bid to cut energy use.

First it was traditional light bulbs, then it was plasma televisions. Now European bureaucrats are targeting the nation's vacuum cleaners as part of plans to cut energy use in the home.

Officials at the European Commission are proposing to restrict the power of domestic vacuum cleaners in a move which experts fear could reduce their effectiveness in sucking up dust and dirt.

Manufacturers say it could also reduce cleaners' ability to remove fine particles from the air they pump back into the atmosphere, potentially leading to nasty side-effects for allergy and asthma sufferers.

The EU experts propose restricting the power of vacuum cleaners to levels last seen in the 1960s.

Britain's current best selling upright bagged vacuum cleaner, the Hoover Pure Power, has a power rating of 2.1 kilowatts (kW) – about the same as a typical kettle. A rival, the Vax Power 2 Pet has a power input of 2.2kW. More Telegraph

1 comment:

su said...

I am always amazed when you watch a
European or American movie that it is a blizzard outside and yet in their apartments or office everyone is in a t-shirt.
How about people wear warmer clothes and use less heat.
Leave the vacuums out of it.