Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Pope’s legacy on peak oil and the environment

Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger (Pope Benedict the 16th) as the whole world knows has just resigned. He seems to have been one of the most controversial popes for a long time. His legacy will be discussed for many years. As a … Continue reading

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Beeching cuts 50 years on

Fifty years ago in 1963 a man called Dr Beeching produced what is one of the most controversial UK reports ever.  In it he suggested closing one third of the UK rail network.  Its hard to explain to someone who … Continue reading

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bookbuying outlets

The Guardian bookshop now sells our book, as does a company called Bulk buy books.  More meaningful posts planned soon…

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One thing we have learnt this week

According to something I read on the internet earlier in the week Bill McKibben has inside information that President Obama is going to give the XL pipeline the go ahead.  If this the case then this is a highly regressive … Continue reading

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Life and Work gives “No oil in the lamp” a good review

“Life and Work” the Church Of Scotland’s magazine has given our book a good review. Neil

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Nuclear costs and build time (second response to criticism of our book)

In the last 8 years in the UK since Tony Blair decided we needed new nuclear power stations almost nothing has happened, except company after company has pulled out of the consortia to build them. This leaves EDF with possibly … Continue reading

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Response to review

Although we’ve had overwhelmingly positive responses to “No oil in the lamp”, any book is going to come in for some criticism. One of the reviews we’ve had is from someone from the World Nuclear Association who did not like … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week

Shell having pulled out of solar PV some years ago maybe regretting their decision. They have brought out a report* this week suggesting under one scenario solar will be the dominant energy source by the 2060’s.  It also sees demand … Continue reading

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