Category Archives: climate change

One thing we have learnt this week – The ecological limits of work

The ecological limits of work is not something I’ve ever considered much.  I imagine my surprise yesterday when I read an article with a headline saying we are going to have to reduce our hours of work to 9 per … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – VAT on solar

I’m extremely pro Europe and want to remain but I would be the first to concede the EU does not get everything right.  One thing its got very very wrong is VAT on solar and other energy saving materials.  This … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – climate fix research

A new institute for climate fix research has just been announced today based at Cambridge University.  Its mission – to investigate the unthinkable.  That is geoengineering solutions to climate change.  Before moving on to briefly look at some of the … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – are politicians being straight over climate change?

Are politicians being straight over climate change?  I’ve heard nothing but news on climate change this week and much of it good.  Extinction rebellion can take credit for shifting the balance in politics.  The UK parliament passed a motion declaring … Continue reading

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shipping CO2 emissions

I heard an interesting article on shipping CO2 emissions this week on the radio.  Climate change has been in the news a lot recently with David Attenborough and Extinction rebellion.  The PM programme on radio 4 has been looking at … Continue reading

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Global energy transformation

The International Renewable Energy Agency has produced a report called “Global Energy Transformation”.  There are number of headlines being pulled out of this report, but the main one is that renewable capacity will make up most generation capacity by 2050 … Continue reading

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Ryanair pollutes as much as coal fired power stations

Ryanair pollutes as much as coal fired power stations.  The data comes from the EU emissions trading scheme registry.   Ryanair’s flights in Europe are in the top 10 emitters.  The 9 above are coal fired power stations.  Ryanair pollutes … Continue reading

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Coal power is on its way out

Coal power is on its way out.  Not due to any renewable subsidies but because its now more expensive.  And this is the US.  A report there says that currently 75% of coal fired electricity production is more expensive than … Continue reading

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Diet for the planet

We have just spent a week following the EAT commission’s “diet for the planet” based on a healthy diet that the planet could produce sustainably for a population of 10bn (see here).  Its got lots of nuts, legumes and vegtables … Continue reading

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Energy use and stuff

Energy use and stuff, what’s the correlation?  Quite a lot as we put in our book.  Our editor didn’t like the use of the word “stuff”.  He thought it was not descriptive enough.  The problem is  we all know what we … Continue reading

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