Category Archives: One thing we have learnt this week

One thing we have learnt this week- why are cyclists an oppressed minority

Are cyclists an oppressed minority ?  Perhaps oppressed is not quite the right word which I do not like to trivialise, but it does feel that way.  Let me just say cyclists are not always right.  I think the way … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- energy company obligation problems

Problems that is with the energy company obligation (ECO) have come to light this week.  One way to enable the poorest to cope with high energy prices is give them cheaper energy but also make their homes more energy efficient.  … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Bonn climate talks

It was two years ago I went with a group of Christians by bike to Paris.  This year the follow-up COP23 talks are being held in Bonn.  After the failure of Copenhagen I personally didn’t set off with high hopes.  … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Germany gets free wind power

Germany got free wind power last weekend as windpower broke new European records.  Last weekend windpower generated over 60% of German electricity demand.  So much electricity was generated from the wind that the wholesale price of electricity turned negative.  This … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – cost of energy review

The energy economist Dieter Helm was asked to lead a “cost of energy review” for the government.  This has just been published.  His terms of reference were to work out ways of decarbonising the energy system whilst having cheap energy.   … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – food waste

There is good news on food waste this week.  The supermarkets are going to use green satsumas.  Or at least the skins are green.  The insides are a normal orange colour but the skins have not gone orange due recent … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – clean energy growth strategy

So much energy related news this week but the most important appears to be the UK’s clean energy growth strategy.  Today there has been movement on the on-off energy price cap.  This probably won’t work but if it did the … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- solar power stormin

Solar power is stormin.  So say  the international energy agency this week.  Its now the fastest growing energy source. Its growth will be the fastest of any energy source up until 2022. Recent growth of solar power has been faster … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – UK grid is the cleanest ever

UK grid is the cleanest ever.  That’s the news this week.  Thanks to massive amounts of new renewable energy this summer’s electricity had the lowest carbon intensity ever.  Records continue to be broken.  On May 31st solar power reached an … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – modular nuclear power

Do we need modular nuclear power?  A survey has come out this week saying most people do not want to live next to a modular nuclear power station.  The idea of modular nuclear power is that you build lots of … Continue reading

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