Category Archives: Fracking

Fracking and “gender benders”

In 2014 the Journal “Endocrinology” published a paper on fracking and so called “gender benders”. In a really very nice piece of research they took water samples from both fracking and reference sites outside the fracking area.  They then tested … Continue reading

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New years predictions

Predicting the future is a mugs game, as Andy wrote in our book, but here it goes with new years predictions as is customary at this time of year…. Energy supply There will be no power cuts in the UK … Continue reading

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The oil price falls yet again

The oil price falls yet again.  This time the latest drop is due to what is happening in China.  This site has put various theories for the oil price falls over the last year.  A price fall that took almost … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – energy outlook 2035

BP produces two important energy documents a year, the “Statistical Review of World Energy” and the “Energy outlook”.  The energy outlook has just been published looking forward to 2035.  This post will pick out some of the most salient points … Continue reading

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A reply to Owen Patterson

Owen Patterson was until a recent government reshuffle the UK environment secretary, basically responsible for the non-energy side of the environment (food, farming, national parks, forests, etc) largely in England.  He reputedly was a holder of the post who did … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- Community energy comes of age?

This week community energy has been in the news.  My attention was drawn to the opening of a small hydro scheme in the north of England.  In of itself its of interest since it uses an existing dam which has … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – fracking

Fracking has been in the news again this week.  An anti-fracking camp has been set up near Blackpool, Ineos have announced they have bought all the fracking rights in Central Scotland and protesters glued themselves to DEFRA’s entrance in London … Continue reading

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magic bullets

The other week the news was full of how bad diesel cars were for the environment, diesel cars being one the latest green magic bullets.  Apparently particulates from diesel engines not only harm our immediate environment but also add to … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- Balcombe is going carbon neutral

You may remember last summer the village of Balcombe was in the news rather a lot because of fracking.  In actual fact there was controversy over whether Cuadrilla were really fracking at Balcombe but in any case the village became … Continue reading

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