Category Archives: One thing we have learnt this week

One thing we have learnt this week – Henderson Island

Henderson Island we have learnt this week is not only one of the most remote places on earth but possibly one of the most polluted.  Henderson Island is an uninhabited overseas British territory which is part of the Pitcairn group … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – energy storage solutions

Nissan has this week announced that it has partnered with an American company to manufacture and market energy storage solutions.  These are lithium ion batteries made at its UK plant.  It will also use if the customer wants it second … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – organic farming

The BBC consumer programme  “You and Yours” was turned over to organic farming for a whole programme on Monday.  The programme looked at a variety of aspects of organics from a Danish and UK perspective.  Denmark was chosen since it … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – energy storage

Energy storage gets talked about a lot at the moment.  When this subject is mentioned its almost always Li ion batteries.  There are other options for energy storage but these are tending to get forgotten about.  There is pumped storage … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – solar fuels

Bill Gates recently visited a lab developing solar fuels at Caltech.  Readers of this blog will know that I’m not a great fan of the so called hydrogen economy.  The problem with hydrogen is that has a very low energy … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Let there be light

Let there be light is not just Gods command in Genesis 1v3, but also a Tearfund campaign.  A major problem in the developing world is a lack of light at night.  This affects everyday life to a massive amount.  On … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – pollution affects economic growth

This week there has been a first, a government admits pollution affects economic growth.  The Chinese government has stated that economic growth is going to be lower (only about 6%- although in reality its probably much lower than this).  One … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – too well insulated?

Are homes getting too well insulated?  I’ve just heard an interesting report on the radio about this.  There has been a step change in energy efficiency regulations in the UK over the last 10 years or so*.  This is good … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Saudi renewables programme

Saudi Arabia is relaunching its Saudi renewables programme.  An announcement was made last year but but nothing much has happened since then.  The programme is still relatively small with bids being invited for 400MWp of wind and 300MWp of solar.  … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – greens shortage

The UK is suffering a greens shortage.  This has been so far a bit of a middle class crisis and no more.  First the news was full of a shortage of courgettes (zucchini) but since has expanded to lettuce.  The … Continue reading

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