Category Archives: One thing we have learnt this week

One thing we have learnt this week – Renewable heat

Renewable heat is one of the biggest problems facing the environmentally sustainable economy.  That’s why governments worldwide have concentrated on switching to renewable electricity.  There are plenty of options which in this latter area that work well and as we … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – average driving speed

The average driving speed (in England but I’m sure the story is the same on other nations) is falling according to Department for Transport figures.  I’ve downloaded the data and plotted it out (shown above).  The point is that with … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – subsidy free renewables

Subsidy free renewables are growing closer according to an industry report this week.  No one wants a subsidy for their energy system.  It distorts any kind of market and is at the whim of consumer opinion and government will.  But … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – fast charging

Could fast charging electric cars be on the way?  I have written about this before but this week I learnt of another report on a new fast charging technology.   There are a number of problems with electric car adaption (apart … 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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One thing we have learnt this week – new types of solar cells

I read a very interesting article in the Guardian this week that got me thinking about  types of solar cells.  The main article was that silicon solar cost reductions were falling away and this opened the door for new types … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – solar power in Nepal

I heard a very interesting report on solar power in Nepal this week on the radio.  Solar power is not the first thing that you think of when you think of Nepal.  The first thing you think of is hydropower. … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – plastic Lent

Its not that its plastic lent or lent is plastic!  Lent has arrived again this year.  This I’m going to major on plastic.  Over the last year plastic waste has moved up most peoples agendas with particular concerns over plastic … 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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One thing we have learnt this week – is solar killing gas?

Is solar killing gas?  The government is struggling to get energy companies to build new plant despite the contracts for difference paying gas fired plants record amounts of money it turns out this week.  So is gas going to go … Continue reading

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