Category Archives: One thing we have learnt this week

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

Posted in climate change, One thing we have learnt this week, Practical low carbon living, Renewables | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in climate change, Economics, One thing we have learnt this week, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in climate change, Lifestyle, materials, One thing we have learnt this week, Practical low carbon living, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in One thing we have learnt this week, Peak oil, Renewables | Leave a comment

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

Posted in brexit, climate change, One thing we have learnt this week | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

One thing we have learnt this week – Fukushima radiation levels hit new high

Fukushima radiation levels have hit a new high this week and boy is it a new high.  The problem with radiation level measurements are there are so many different units.  Some measure the physical dose of radiation an others the … Continue reading

Posted in Nuclear, One thing we have learnt this week | Tagged | Leave a comment

One thing we have learnt this week – ocean plastics recycled

As has been mentioned on this blog before ocean plastics are a real problem.  Marine animals can be killed when they swallow them and by doing so chemicals in them enter the food chain.  In at least one place in … Continue reading

Posted in Lifestyle, materials, One thing we have learnt this week, Practical low carbon living, recycling, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

One thing we have learnt this week- lithium mining in Cornwall

Lithium mining in Cornwall looks like it could be possible this week.  As the costs of wind and solar fall below the cost of all other forms of energy on disparate parts of the planet and sales of hybrid/electric cars/laptops/phones/pads … Continue reading

Posted in Book, Energy storage, One thing we have learnt this week, Renewables | Tagged , | Leave a comment

One thing we have learnt this week – dementia and pollution

Is there a link between dementia and pollution?  A new study in Canada has suggested that people who live near main roads are more likely to suffer dementia.  For those living within 50m of a main road its a 7% … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, One thing we have learnt this week, Practical low carbon living, Transport, travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

One thing we have learnt this week “clean energy” hits 50%

In the last quarter for which there is any data clean energy hit 50%.  This was largely due to renewables especially wind and solar and the total clean energy output was about 5% higher than Q3 last year.  This is … Continue reading

Posted in One thing we have learnt this week, Renewables | Tagged , , | Leave a comment