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Shrink the footprint to zero

Back in 2013 the Church of England came up with a strategy called “Shrinking the Footprint” it has now decided it needs to shrink the footprint to zero.  The original strategy said this; The free, easy to use toolkit from … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – High speed rail is controversial

High speed rail is controversial.  Yes we’re back to rail again, this time as fast as possible. At the moment in the UK HS2 is in the news – a lot.  The costs have escalated throughout the project and are … Continue reading

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Slow travel by train – its back

Slow travel by train – its back.  A number of years ago I when I was doing my doctorate I was allowed go one foreign conference.  The one I wanted attend was in Barcelona and I decided to go by … Continue reading

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Nature is good for environmental awareness

Nature is good for environmental awareness.  That’s the conclusion from an academic study published today.  In one sense tell me something I wasn’t expecting.  The study suggests that access to any greenery makes people live differently. Its certainly true in … Continue reading

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Ethical cobalt

  One of the big problems with the electric car revolution is the problem over sourcing cobalt.  (The other increasing one is people tripping over battery charging leads on the pavement which seems to be in the news at the … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – smart meter saga

The smart meter saga continues.  I had a series of emails over the last few weeks from my energy supplier offering me a smart meter.  They had an attempt at this early this year I think it was, but the … Continue reading

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Thermodynamic panels

Every so often you hear of a new intriguing energy technology and a few weeks ago this happened to me with thermodynamic panels.  I saw an advert in the paper.  So what are thermodynamic panels?  I’ll start describing what they … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – wind speeds are increasing

Wind speeds are increasing.  In the past I have blogged that wind speeds were generally falling (although not everywhere).  No one seemed to know absolutely why this was, but one theory was that increased urbanisation and construction was taking the … Continue reading

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Carbon dioxide levels are at a new record

Carbon dioxide levels are at a new record.  That is the news from the World Metrological service over the last few days.  The bad news is there does not seem to be any type of slowdown.  Concentrations of other greenhouse … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – mini virtual power plant

A 1oo homes and 150 businesses have been linked together in Cornwall as a mini virtual power plant.  On first reading about this I couldn’t see anything new.  After all nearly a million people throughout the UK act as a … Continue reading

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