City Sends Spy Planes Out To Determine If Your Home Is Wasting Energy

from the only-trying-to-help dept

It's no secret that not everyone realizes how wasteful they are of energy resources. However, apparently one city in the UK went to rather extreme measures to make that point clear to residents in the city. It hired a spy plane to fly over the city and take heat loss photos across the entire city. The photos were then matched to a city map, displaying which houses were leaking the most heat at the time the spy plane passed over. Eventually, the entire map was put online so everyone could see which buildings were wasting the most energy. What's unclear is whether or not these heat maps convinced anyone to actually do anything (or if it just freaked people out).

Filed Under: energy, spy planes


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 9 Sep 2007 @ 5:14am

    Re: Fuck them.

    You must be American, well you don't pay enough. That's like saying I payed for these bullets so I may as well use them as I please. Aaaa ... I am talking to person with the IQ of a box of rusty hammers

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