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One thing we have learnt this week – car free days

Car free days are getting more and more popular all over the world.   Paris even held one in 2016.  Edinburgh held one yesterday.  I was at work having got there on my normal car method of cycling so took no … Continue reading

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The latest from the BP statistical review

The latest from the BP statistical review.  Its that time of year when the BP statistical review comes out.  There is wealth of useful information in this annual publication.  There are three things I’m going to pick out in this … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – women won’t cycle

Women won’t cycle.  Or women women won’t cycle enough, that is the finding from a sustrans survey this week.  The survey was carried out in a number of British cites including Edinburgh.  12% 0f women cycle at least once compared … Continue reading

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Green Lemons

One of the big supermarkets in the UK has decided to sell green lemons.  These are exactly the same as yellow lemons apparently, but we expect them to be yellow.  Or the supermarkets think we expect them to be yellow?  … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – an act of nuclear folly

In an act of nuclear folly the UK government has indicated that they will take a stake in the Horizon reactor project on the Isle of Anglesey.  There have been rumours of this in the press for a while.  Its … Continue reading

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Eco rage

Eco rage seems to have broken out in Holland.  As I have blogged on before the Dutch have always seemed a civilised lot and I put this down to the high percentage of their population cycling.  However there have been … Continue reading

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A tail of two energy storage systems

A tail of two energy storage systems at different scales.  This week a 22MWp battery system has been switched on at Wales’s largest onshore wind farm.  Second at the small scale Nissan is launching its home battery and PV system … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – wind overtakes nuclear

Wind overtakes nuclear, that’s the headline this week.  The UK has had one of the harshest winters for many years but our increasingly renewably based electricity system has coped very well.  Wind overtakes nuclear increasingly often but this is the … Continue reading

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Green gas

  Green gas has been in the news recently.  As this site has blogged on a number of times decarbonisation of electricity is relatively easy.  Decarbonisation of heat is not. Renewable heat by contrast is as we covered in our … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – oil prices

Oil prices are moving up again.  They have been increasing slowly and steadily for the last 6 months but of course have surged in the last week.  The reasons for the recent increase are fairly self explanatory.  Rising tensions between … Continue reading

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