Category Archives: One thing we have learnt this week

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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One thing we have learnt this week – plastic waste

I saw a very disturbing report on plastic waste last night.  There is plastic waste litter everywhere.  This report ranged over the entire UK and I mean the entire UK.  It was really shocking.  Watch it and you will see.  … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – hydropower in Dubai

The last thing I think about when thinking about the middle east is hydropower in Dubai, or anywhere in this region for that matter.  Dubai to me is large skyscrapers, lots of motorways with people driving large cars, shopping malls … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- Generating renewable energy in ever more bizarre places

Generating renewable energy in ever more bizarre places Over the last week I have come across three different ideas for generating renewable energy in ever more bizarre places. The first is a PV system laid down the lanes of a … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – windpower may decrease

Windpower may decrease.  That’s the message this week in Nature.  We know that climate change will affect the weather.  A group this week have predicted it will lower wind speeds in most places. Using the same climate models from the … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – cycle to cut air pollution

Cycle to cut air pollution that’s the message this week from Sustrans.  Air pollution has been in the news a lot recently and is both a developed/developing problem although far worse in the developing world where there is a lot … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – problems with hydropower

Who would have thought that there could be any environmental problems with hydropower?  This form of energy is clean, does base load and can be relatively unobtrusive.  Dams behind reservoirs can be beautiful as I have seen myself many times. … Continue reading

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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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