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One thing we have learnt this week – electricity from the air

Electricity from the air sounds too good to be true.  But researchers have announced this week they have found a way of harvesting electricity from the thin air.  Of course its not coming literally from the air but rather from … Continue reading

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Feeding the world

Feeding the world in the future has been in the news recently.  The UN Food and Agriculture organisation (FAO) has called for a transformation in global agriculture towards healthy eating and the Lancet medical journal have brought out two reports … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – fossil fuel subsidies

Guess which country in Europe gives the highest fossil fuel subsidies?  No I wasn’t surprised either – its the UK.  Now guess which country subsidises renewables.  This time its easy to guess.  Germany.  The EU commission has produced a report … Continue reading

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Energy policy is collapsing

The government’s energy policy is collapsing.   With Brexit not much attention has been paid to what has happened over the last week.  Its looks like Hitachi has pulled the plug on new nuclear at Wyfla and therefore at Oldbury.  These … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – right to repair

The EU has introduced a right to repair directive.  One of the most annoying things that happens is that you buy something and it does not last.  Also annoying is that when whatever it is goes wrong repair is either … Continue reading

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Declining renewables output

Something I have been thinking about for a while is declining renewables output.  I said last year that I thought my solar PV output was declining in a previous blog.  I read an article in the Guardians’ weatherwatch in which … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Daylight robbery

I wasn’t going to do a post until after Christmas but occasionally you come across something so annoying and disturbing that it changes your mind.  If what is planned to happen happens it can only be described as daylight robbery.  … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – particulates travel

Particulates travel.  That’s the news this week.  Its how they travel that is surprising research conducted in Leeds has shown.  Researchers monitored commuters travels by cycle, bus, car and walking.  Some of the results are not surprising.  For example its … Continue reading

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solar panel removal

One question that no one has ever asked me is about solar panel removal.  To be honest its not a question I’ve asked myself very much.  But the issue has been raised for me by a house I cycle past … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – climate action

As the climate change talks in Poland grind on climate action is at risk.  Governments worldwide are not doing enough.  It looks like CO2 emissions for this year are going to be at new high.  After no increase for a … Continue reading

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