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One thing we have learnt this week- cutting energy costs

In a post last week we looked at cutting energy costs for the poorest.  I was slightly despairing at the lack of any organised government action since that’s where its got to come from with this level of need.  (That … Continue reading

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ode to autumn

Autumn is upon us.  Like you can smell spring, there is a palpable change on the last days of August and beginning of September.  Whatever the days are like there is a nip in the air in the evenings and … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – what’s the best way of dealing with high energy prices?

What’s the best way of dealing with high energy prices?  That was the discussion on the BBC radio 4 Today programme this morning.  Is it some kind of cap on high energy prices as suggested by both government and opposition. … Continue reading

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Is planting trees a good idea?

Is planting trees a good idea?  Recently its been announced that to counter Donald Trumps decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate change treaty.  A group of people in New Zealand has started an on-line pledge page … Continue reading

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Truck platoon

This morning the UK government announced they were trialling a “truck platoon”.  A truck platoon is a convey of (at the moment) semi-autonomous trucks.  Up to three I believe.  This is the first time I’ve heard of this idea, as … Continue reading

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Bees

I’ve been meaning to write a post on bees for a while.  This week I read an article that said recent research suggested that bees were not visiting bee friendly plants as much as was thought.  This post (mainly pictures) … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – biochar from poop

Biochar was seen as one of the miracle cures for climate change nearly 10 years ago.  Like so many eco solutions greatly exaggerated claims were made about its ability to solve the climate crisis.  George Monbiot who hates all miracle … Continue reading

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Energy Africa

Energy Africa – there is a boom going on in small scale renewable energy in Africa.  As this blog has covered TEARFUND have a campaign to get the UK government to fund very small scale off grid solar power.  I … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – tourism pressures

There has been a lot in the news this week over tourism pressures.  From protests and even attacks in various parts of Spain to huge pressures on the Isle of Skye and continuing problems in Venice we do seem to … Continue reading

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UK solar potential

What is the UK solar potential?  That is what I’ve been asking myself over the last few weeks as I have written some of the recent blog posts.  I revisited Renewable Energy Without the Hot Air by the late great … Continue reading

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