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BP energy outlook – another look

Another look at the BP energy outlook.  One thing that used to be said by climate sceptics was there was no point in doing anything about climate change since China was producing so much more pollution.  Its an argument I … Continue reading

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Sustainable energy update – part 2

Last week I blogged on a sustainable energy update on  the book”Sustainable Energy — without the hot air” by the late Professor David JC MacKay.  The blog post became too long so I’ve split it in two.  Here continues another … Continue reading

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Sustainable energy update

A sustainable energy update.  I have been thinking about “Sustainable Energy — without the hot air” by the late Professor David JC MacKay.  I had another look at the PV data a few months ago on this site. I’ve ben … Continue reading

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Does nature have inherent value?

Does nature have inherent value?  On the news over the last week there has been a lot of talk over the loss of songbirds in Europe, mainly France where the survey was done.  The same is true here though.  Last … Continue reading

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Reopening railway lines

One of the most exciting developments in transport is reopening railway lines.  The Beeching cuts that I have blogged on before were planned to cut most of the UK’s rail capacity.  Beeching (an engineer) in the end managed to close … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – kinder country

Does snow make for a kinder country?  It was noticeable how life changed when a fair amount of snow created complete disruption.  (We can argue about whether we need to spend a lot of money to make our infrastructure snow … Continue reading

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Reaction against the age of machines

I read an interesting and worrying article looking at the beginnings of a backlash against the age of machines by new “luddites” in the paper yesterday.  It looked at a range of reactions against social media and automation. The luddites … Continue reading

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Offshore wind

Did you know the UK built over half of Europe’s offshore wind capacity in 2017?  Nor was it a trivial amount of offshore wind capacity either, at over 3GWp.  This as the USA has yet to install one offshore wind … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Polish coal

UK insurer Aviva has criticised this week for pouring money into Polish coal this week and undermining the fight against climate change.  We tend to think of King coal as been if not dead at least on its way out … Continue reading

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UK electricity use continues to fall

UK electricity use is continuing to fall and no one is sure why.  The electricity use in the EU is rising.   Last year the decline was 2% and there has been a 9% fall since 2010.  Up until now declining … Continue reading

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