Not Sunny Enough In West Dunbartonshire?

Brian of London in sunny Tel Aviv here, where the temperature is a not unpleasant 25℃ and the sun is shinning brightly in the sky. Meanwhile, over in Scotland and more particularly our favorite Israel boycotting council of West Dunbartonshire, all may not be so rosy:

West Dunbartonshire Council’s Trading Standards team is warning residents to be on their guard from salesmen attempting to sell them solar panels and energy saving installations.

Oh dear, not enough sun to make solar panels work up there in the frozen north?

Outside of Israel, it is a little known fact that solar water heating is the legally mandated and accepted norm in houses and apartments up and down the country. For a few short months in the winter it’s necessary to supplement the systems with a burst of electricity but for the rest of the year it’s 100% free. Even now I have enough hot water for a shower at 7am after bathing the kids the night before.

According to the “book of knowledge” Wikipedia:

As of the early 1990s, all new residential buildings were required by the government to install solar water-heating systems, and Israel’s National Infrastructure Ministry estimates that solar panels for water-heating satisfy 4% of the country’s total energy demand.[2] Israel and Cyprus are the per-capita leaders in the use of solar hot water systems with over 90% of homes using them.[15]

The Ministry of National Infrastructures estimates solar water heating saves Israel two million barrels of oil a year.[10]

I’m sure we could send some of these over to you if you like, they’re not a scam. Oh, wait, no we can’t: you don’t buy Jew goods do you?

But obviously you have to live in a sunny country. Sorry West Dunbartonshire: keep burning those Arab fossil fuels and maybe the world will warm up for you.

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Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian's interests include electric cars, world peace and an end to world hunger. Besides blogging here, Brian of London now writes at the Times of Israel. Brian of London also hosted Shire Network News

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  • Jameel

    And I'm sure the Arabs will keep buying Scottish Whisky to counter-act the boycott, right?

  • jim

    Hi folks

    And sorry to call you folks given that is considered to be a derogatory term by at least one user of this site.

    Perhaps he will enlighten me as to what is an appropriate term to use.

    Actually West Dunbartonshire recycles well over 50 per cent of its garbage and Scotland is at the forefront of Europe in this regard.

    I dont understand these racist comments.


  • jim

    I should perhaps have added that Scotland is at the forefront of renewable energy and is no longer doing doing nuclear.

    The comments of Friends of Israel, particularly in England, are just plain daft.


    • Biodegradable

      Exactly who are these "Friends of Israel" you keep referring to?

  • Vlad Tepes


    You're a garbage which should be recycled… aka soylent green.

    When mu slims in UK will finish with your close female relatives, only then an idiot like you will see the reality. Or maybe not.

  • Ian

    The Zionist sharks are on the job.
    Nine metre shark netted off Scotland

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