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COVID-19 – how not go insane

This is a very difficult post to write.  The COVID-19 situation is extremely serious.  Globally COVID-19 is shutting society down.  I’m going to write a post about the implications of all that in future – although that to be honest … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – cities

The bible reading I did today along with COVID-19 got me thinking about cities.  It was the familiar story about Sodam and Gomorrah.  The bible notes commentator pointed out the main reason God wanted to destroy the cities  was not … Continue reading

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Could the Heathrow decision stop a lot more?

Could the Heathrow decision stop a lot more?  There is an article in today’s Guardian by George Monbiot suggesting the legal decision taken last week could be far more significant than we first thought.  The decision last week was presaged … Continue reading

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Aussie power prices fall

We’ve heard a lot about Australia recently.  First the fires, then dust storms and finally floods.  Now we hear power prices fall.  The reason they are falling is due to renewables costs falling.  The Energy Security Board reckon they will … Continue reading

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Passivschool

    You may have heard about Passivhaus but what about a Passivschool?  Britian has its first (I’m sure there are plenty in Germany).  The Passivhaus is a German standard of house that requires no heating and nowadays little if … Continue reading

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Gridlock

I’ve just read an article in the paper on London’s gridlock. Apparently traffic in central London is moving slower (8mph) than in late Victorian times (12mph). Famously in 2015/16 the number 11 bus moved so slowly (4mph on average) it … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – electric car ban has been brought forward

The electric car ban has been brought forward to 2035 from 2040 (including hybrids).  The question is – is this possible?  The next question is does the UK government have a plan.  There’s no sign of one.  It looks like … Continue reading

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Sustainable Aviation?

Yesterday a coalition of British airlines, airports and manufacturers called “Sustainable Aviation” announced they would go “net” zero by you guessed it – 2050.  Why is it 2050?  Probably because its so far off it will be someone else’s problem.   … Continue reading

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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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