Category Archives: gas

Relentless rise in energy consumption

The latest BP Statistical Review of World Energy shows the world is continuing to undergo a relentless rise in energy consumption.  If anything the rate of energy consumption is increasing.  The only time in recent years this relentless rise in … Continue reading

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Peak gas

Have we reached peak gas? By gas I mean natural gas, not petrol in the US parlance.  Every year in June the BP Statistical Review of World Energy is published.  For those of us interested in energy it makes fascinating … Continue reading

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UK energy data

A while ago I promised a blog on the recent release of the UK energy data.  This blog covers some of it.  The energy data I’ve obtained is really very comprehensive and goes back to 1970.  It covers almost very … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- Balcombe is going carbon neutral

You may remember last summer the village of Balcombe was in the news rather a lot because of fracking.  In actual fact there was controversy over whether Cuadrilla were really fracking at Balcombe but in any case the village became … Continue reading

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Food prices

“Food prices; the shocking truth” was a programme broadcast on channel 4 with Jimmy Doherty presenting.  Jimmy Doherty is a pig farmer based in Suffolk my co-author Andy pointed his farm out as we were on the way to London … Continue reading

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Things we have learnt this year…

Its customary to be looking back at this time of year and “The oil lamp” is going to be no exception.   Our book covers economics, transport, food as well as energy issues seeing them as all interlinked.  What’s happened … Continue reading

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Can we cut energy bills? Part 3.

In the previous two posts in this series we examined some of the ideas currently being discussed to cut energy bills.  As authors of “No oil in the lamp” we think energy bills are just going to keep going up. … Continue reading

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Can we cut energy bills? Part 2.

In the first blog in this series we looked briefly at the background issues on cutting energy bills when at the same time we are trying to de-carbonise. Commentators and politicians have made a number of suggestions over the last … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- the Haber process is 100 years old

The Haber process is 100 years old this year.  Haber its inventer was both a controversial and contradictory figure.  A chemist, his most famous contribution was to discover a means of removing nitrogen from the atmosphere and make it chemically … Continue reading

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Can we cut energy bills?

Can we cut energy bills? Apologies to non-UK readers (of which this blog has many) but for the last month or so the UK media has been full of suggestions of how to cut energy bills. Various ideas have been … Continue reading

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