Everyone’s life is an open book in Great Britain.  Council uses spy plane with thermal imaging camera to snoop on homes wasting energy

Our movements are already tracked by CCTV, speed cameras and even spies in dustbins.

Now snooping on the public has reached new heights with local authorities putting spy planes in the air to snoop on homeowners who are wasting too much energy.

Thermal imaging cameras are being used to create colour-coded maps which will enable council officers to identify offenders and pay them a visit to educate them about the harm to the environment and measures they can take.

Doesn’t England have a bit of an economic problem?  Just asking.

A scheme is already under way in Broadland District Council in Norfolk, which has spent £30,000 hiring a plane with a thermal imaging camera.

It said the exercise has been so successful other local authorities are planning to follow suit.

How does that government bureaucracy define success?  By finding out who’s helping to destroy the planet:

‘We do a lot on domestic energy conservation already and realised it would be useful to see if any of the homes which were particularly hot were properties where people had not insulated their lofts.

‘We were also able to look at very cold properties and think we might have picked up people on low incomes who are not heating their homes because they cannot afford to.’

More than half the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the domestic sector, which includes property and transport.

Crime and punishment:

But Conservative-led Broadlands insisted the heat-loss map would allow officers to pinpoint offenders and point out how to get help and grants to improve insulation to cut carbon emissions.

What happens if the “offenders” (what laws are being broken? no mention in the article) don’t mend the error of their ways and accept the government largesse, I wonder?  Rendition to a global warming gulag?

Like politicians everywhere, they won’t let an opportunity go to waste:

Britain now has more than four million CCTV cameras – a fifth of those in use around the world – and around 8,000 speed cameras.

Almost 500 local authorities have been using anti-terrorism powers brought in under the controversial Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to launch a string of bizarre investigations.

These have included checks on dog fouling, putting bins out on the wrong day and people trying to cheat school catchment area rules.

And now they’ve gone airborne.  Heaven help Great Britain.

H/T Green Hell

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