Category Archives: energy conservation

Yorkshire village with “too much” sun in battery trial

A selection of the residents of the Yorkshire village of Oxspring are taking part in a battery trial.  Some residents with solar panels are being given the batteries and other residents without solar panels are also being given the same … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week-Moroccan mosques are going green

A large number of mosques are going green.  Last week I was enthusing that some churches in the UK were switching to green energy suppliers (see here).  This is a far more ambitious energy project.   Some 15,000 Mosques across … Continue reading

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Smart power revolution

The smart power revolution is on its way, that seems to be the message from two reports in the last week.  The first was from Energy UK.  The second is from the national infrastructure commission.  This latter body was set … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Fuel poverty

Is fuel poverty why one elderly person is dying every 7 minutes in the UK?  The latest figures for England and Wales suggest 120,000 people have died of cold weather over the last 4 winters.  Taking the average deaths in … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- mesolithic “eco-home”

You might be wondering why there is a picture of Stonehenge at the top of this blog post, it turns out archaeologists have found an “eco-home” near it.   Its a bit of a silly story since I doubt if mesolithic … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – male female heating conflict

At a stroke scientists may have solved one of mankind’s greatest mysteries – the male female heating conflict.  Male female heating conflict?  Anyone who lives with someone of the opposite sex knows exactly what I mean.  Men want the heating … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week-climate change and the election campaign

As the UK’s general election campaign draws to its bad tempered close (for the moment?) the big surprise is how little climate change and energy policy has featured as an issue.  After all the UK government (whoever that will be) … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- divestment

The big story of the week has to be divestment (more specifically fossil fuel divestment).   Increasingly individuals, philanthropic investment  funds, educational institutions and (I’m glad to say) churches are selling their shares in fossil fuel companies.  The divestment  movement which … Continue reading

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Lime part 5. Finishing off.

Finishing off this series on lime (which has to be said is offered as more of a reference) I will describe the use of hydraulic lime and the overall effects the calcitherm system has had on the house With both … Continue reading

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Lime part 3. Lime plaster

In parts 1 and 2 of this occasional series on lime we looked at the background to lime and the use of lime mortar in re-pointing walls, today in the last  parts we will look at the use of lime … Continue reading

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