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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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One thing we have learnt this week – plastic waste

I saw a very disturbing report on plastic waste last night.  There is plastic waste litter everywhere.  This report ranged over the entire UK and I mean the entire UK.  It was really shocking.  Watch it and you will see.  … Continue reading

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All roads lead to Hinkley C (literally)

All roads lead to Hinkley C (literally).  This is what an old friend who used to go my church told me the other week.  He is a landscape architect who works in South West England.  Much as I would like … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – plastic waste is everywhere

This week I listened to a report on plastic waste and increasing the rate of recycling in England on the radio news.   What is horrifying is where plastic gets into everyday products in unexpected ways.  Its now in teabags.  This … Continue reading

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Are Solar Panels still a good investment in the UK?

Are Solar Panels still a good investment in the UK?  I have been putting some of my FIT income in a spreadsheet.  I’ve read a bit about this recently and the answer to the the question “are Solar Panels still … Continue reading

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Electric revolution 9 years on

Electric revolution 9 years on.  About 9 years ago I went to a Scottish parliament renewable energy group meeting on electric vehicles.   This was based around a report that had just come out on future UK sales.  Yesterday we found … Continue reading

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Getting to grips with insulation

I’ve been adding more roof insulation.  We recently threw away a pile of junk in the lofty space.  This has lowered the temperature in our bedroom in particular.  I know this from years of monitoring the temperature with a thermometer … Continue reading

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How to communicate climate change

How do you communicate climate change?  This is a question that I have talked about with concerned friends for many years.  Last night I went to a joint eco-congregation/TEARFUND event where Katherine Hayhoe and Alistair Macintosh were the main speakers.  … Continue reading

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