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One thing we have learnt this week – car free days

Car free days are getting more and more popular all over the world.   Paris even held one in 2016.  Edinburgh held one yesterday.  I was at work having got there on my normal car method of cycling so took no … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – women won’t cycle

Women won’t cycle.  Or women women won’t cycle enough, that is the finding from a sustrans survey this week.  The survey was carried out in a number of British cites including Edinburgh.  12% 0f women cycle at least once compared … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – an act of nuclear folly

In an act of nuclear folly the UK government has indicated that they will take a stake in the Horizon reactor project on the Isle of Anglesey.  There have been rumours of this in the press for a while.  Its … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – wind overtakes nuclear

Wind overtakes nuclear, that’s the headline this week.  The UK has had one of the harshest winters for many years but our increasingly renewably based electricity system has coped very well.  Wind overtakes nuclear increasingly often but this is the … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – oil prices

Oil prices are moving up again.  They have been increasing slowly and steadily for the last 6 months but of course have surged in the last week.  The reasons for the recent increase are fairly self explanatory.  Rising tensions between … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – plastic breakdown

You can hardly move at the moment for news of plastic and its role in the environment.  As we have learnt plastic breakdown is a really huge problem.  Could a group of researchers discovered a way of breaking down one … Continue reading

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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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