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Solar health

The NHS is in fine solar health or at least growing solar health.  My father is unwell and has been in and out of hospitals over the last month or so.  It been noticeable that both hospitals that have given … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – pollution affects economic growth

This week there has been a first, a government admits pollution affects economic growth.  The Chinese government has stated that economic growth is going to be lower (only about 6%- although in reality its probably much lower than this).  One … Continue reading

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Australian power cuts

Australian power cuts have led the Australian government to reach completely the wrong conclusions about the Australian energy system.  I would hazard a guess that they are deliberately misleading conclusions based on ideology rather than fact. The Australian electricity system … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – too well insulated?

Are homes getting too well insulated?  I’ve just heard an interesting report on the radio about this.  There has been a step change in energy efficiency regulations in the UK over the last 10 years or so*.  This is good … Continue reading

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District heating

District heating is a good thing right?  In the UK its still relatively uncommon but in Scandinavian countries very common and in some such as Sweden the most common form of heating.  (By district heating I mean a heating system … Continue reading

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Ink from air

Ink from air?  Particulate pollution produced by cars and power stations is one of the biggest problems in the world today.  This blog has covered this issue many times.  What if you could capture the microscopic particles and turn them … Continue reading

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Flying cars and other stuff

I heard an article on flying cars on the news yesterday morning.  It started off with a news report from 1949 so the concept has been around since at least then.  I’m not an engineer or physicist but they spoke … Continue reading

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Does peak oil mean peak supply or demand?

Does peak oil mean peak supply or demand?  This is the question raised by the latest BP energy outlook.  BP see oil demand still growing in 2035 despite an enormous increase in the numbers of electric cars.  BP have a … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – ocean plastics recycled

As has been mentioned on this blog before ocean plastics are a real problem.  Marine animals can be killed when they swallow them and by doing so chemicals in them enter the food chain.  In at least one place in … Continue reading

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New years predictions

Its common to make some new years predictions at this time of year so whilst its a bit late here goes. 1) the big story of the year will be (apart from Trump) automation.  Trump wants to effectively to end … Continue reading

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