Deadly London Tower Fire Fueled By ‘Green Energy’ Rules

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Deadly London Tower Fire Fueled By 'Green Energy' Rules | The Daily Caller

London’s Grenfell Tower was made worse by government “green energy requirements” that allowed fire to rapidly engulf the building Wednesday, leaving at least 17 people dead and scores more wounded or missing.

While it’s unknown what sparked the fire, experts say that the cladding, or exterior insulation, created a chimney effect through which the fire rapidly spread upwards. The cladding was added to Grenfell’s exterior in 2015 as part of a $12.8 million retrofit.

“I have never seen a fire that has engulfed an entire building like this in a career of more than 30 years,” Matt Wrack, who heads the Fire Brigades Union, told The Telegraph.

“It could be that this is the quest for sustainability trumping other concerns,” echoed Dr. Jim Glockling of the Fire Protection Association.
 

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I read another article that stated the fire was caused by a refrigerator exploded. I will try and find the article later. Apparently this is a problem in the EU.
 
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Fake news. There are no EU environment requirements. The cladding was fitted to make the view of the building less offensive from the surrounding luxury apartments.

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Fake news. There are no EU environment requirements. The cladding was fitted to make the view of the building less offensive from the surrounding luxury apartments.

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Damn you, I was so hoping we could blame it on environmentalists and/or globalists!
 
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The OP is total bullshit.

The cause of the fire is so far unknown, but residents had previously raised concerns that a 'catastrophic' event could happen. An action group of Grenfell residents said their warnings fell on "deaf ears" after highlighting safety concerns about the block.

The group said there was one entry and exit to Grenfell Tower during improvement works at the block in Latimer Road and it had issues with evacuation procedures at the building.

Following the fire, the group posted: "All our warnings fell on deaf ears and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable and just a matter of time."

There are five theories being widely speculated on.

1. Gas explosion - Residents said refurbishment work had recently been carried out with work on the gas supply to the flats.

2. Faulty fridge - Witnesses described hearing one distressed resident apparently telling neighbours his faulty fridge caused the blaze.

3. Faulty wiring - One of the safety issues they highlighted was faulty wiring and said a disaster cause by the problem was narrowly averted four years ago.

4. Cladding on outskirts - Grenfell Tower was fitted with zinc rainscreen cladding and glazed curtain walling after a £10 million refurbishment. Experts have claimed this could have exacerbated the spread of the fire.

5. Lack of sprinklers/exits - Labour MP Jim Fitzpatrick said the Government has resisted calls to install sprinkler systems in high-rise blocks in the wake of the Lakanal House tragedy. The local Action Group also warned that there were not enough entries and exits to cope with a catastrophic event
Everything we know about the Grenfell Tower blaze: Why did it happen and how many are injured?

It most certainly was not caused by green rules.

Material used in the cladding that covered the Grenfell Tower was the cheaper, more flammable version of the two available options, an investigation of the supply chain has confirmed.
German construction companies have been banned from using plastic-filled cladding, such as Reynobond PE, on towers more than 22 metres high since the 1980s when regulations were brought in to improve fire safety at residential blocks.

Concerns that the panels could exacerbate the spread of fires led authorities to allow them only on buildings that can be reached by the fire brigade using fully-extended ladders from the ground. Taller buildings require panels with a more fire-resistant core and separate staircases for people to use if evacuation becomes necessary.

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Frankfurt’s fire chief, Reinhard Ries, said he was appalled at the fire at Grenfell Tower and said tighter fire-safety rules for tower blocks in Germany meant that a similar incident could not happen there. US building codes also restrict the use of metal-composite panels without flame-retardant cores on buildings above 15 metres.

Germany is deemed to have some of the most stringent fire regulations in the world. High-rise tower blocks are common, particularly in former communist parts of the country, where they dominated new-build housing for decades. In Berlin and elsewhere, the austere blocks have become fashionable places to live, in part because of a housing shortage and the high cost of accommodation.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/16/manufacturer-of-cladding-on-grenfell-tower-identified-as-omnis-exteriors

I'm not going to let the right wing get away lying about this.
 
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A London Fire Brigade spokesman said in a statement to The Independent: “Tests were carried out by the brigade’s scientific advisors on exterior panels from the block of flats at Shepherd’s Court as part of our investigations into the cause of last August’s fire.

“These revealed materials that formed part of the panels’ construction may have contributed to the spread of the fire on the outside of the building.

“We have written to Hammersmith and Fulham Council and all other London boroughs to inform them of the results and have advised that they review the use of these panels in their buildings and take appropriate action to mitigate the fire risk.”

Kensington and Chelsea council did not respond to a request for information about its response to the letter by the time this article was published.
Grenfell Tower fire: Kensington council warned it should review use of cladding months before fatal blaze | The Independent
 
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Matt Wrack, who heads the Fire Brigades Union, is a right-winger?

How could you possibly know this?
There was another available cladding product available and it was just as "green" but safer and more expensive.

The Telegraph noted that cladding “is used as an insulation to make buildings more sustainable to meet green energy requirements.” Some 30,000 buildings in the U.K. have been retrofitted with cladding to cheaply comply with green energy mandates.
Cladding is used in other countries because it is a good insulator, but they've outlawed the cheaper version used on Grenfell Tower. In this case the main concern was cosmetic. It needed to look pretty for the wealthy people.
 
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There was another available cladding product available and it was just as "green" but safer and more expensive.



Cladding is used in other countries because it is a good insulator, but they've outlawed the cheaper version used on Grenfell Tower. In this case the main concern was cosmetic. It needed to look pretty for the wealthy people.
Alright ....

But, this material, that allegedly has proven to be so deadly, was installed to meet green energy rules as the article in the OP states.