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Nuclear decommissioning costs

Nuclear decommissioning costs are rising exponentially.  I heard Chris Huhne the disgraced former Energy secretary on the today programme this morning.  The UK government has had to pay out £100 million in compensation over the way it awarded a clean … Continue reading

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Solar health

The NHS is in fine solar health or at least growing solar health.  My father is unwell and has been in and out of hospitals over the last month or so.  It been noticeable that both hospitals that have given … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Let there be light

Let there be light is not just Gods command in Genesis 1v3, but also a Tearfund campaign.  A major problem in the developing world is a lack of light at night.  This affects everyday life to a massive amount.  On … Continue reading

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Pacific renewables

Like the history of the first and second world wars in the Pacific, Pacific renewables and their energy story is somewhat obscure.  However, the problems faced by these Islands due to climate change and the attempts they are making is … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – pollution affects economic growth

This week there has been a first, a government admits pollution affects economic growth.  The Chinese government has stated that economic growth is going to be lower (only about 6%- although in reality its probably much lower than this).  One … Continue reading

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Australian power cuts

Australian power cuts have led the Australian government to reach completely the wrong conclusions about the Australian energy system.  I would hazard a guess that they are deliberately misleading conclusions based on ideology rather than fact. The Australian electricity system … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – too well insulated?

Are homes getting too well insulated?  I’ve just heard an interesting report on the radio about this.  There has been a step change in energy efficiency regulations in the UK over the last 10 years or so*.  This is good … Continue reading

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Lent

Lent has crept up on us all this year perhaps since it is so early (can we please have a fixed date for Easter).  My lent guide book started talking about food.  Its a little known fact that the medieval … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Saudi renewables programme

Saudi Arabia is relaunching its Saudi renewables programme.  An announcement was made last year but but nothing much has happened since then.  The programme is still relatively small with bids being invited for 400MWp of wind and 300MWp of solar.  … Continue reading

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District heating

District heating is a good thing right?  In the UK its still relatively uncommon but in Scandinavian countries very common and in some such as Sweden the most common form of heating.  (By district heating I mean a heating system … Continue reading

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