Monthly Archives: December 2014

End of year thoughts

Its customary at this time of year for some end of year thoughts.  Like many pundits I cannot wait to see the back of 2014 and hope 2015 will be better for not just me but more importantly many of … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week -solarbox

In the UK phoneboxes have traditionally been red, however if you are in London and see a green one its a solarbox.  With all of us on the move and wanting to keep in instant contact with everyone all the … Continue reading

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Community currencies

Community currencies (or local currencies as we called them) are something we covered in our book.  We wrote “The idea behind a local currency (technically speaking, a voucher for legal reasons) is to help build a vibrant local economy, keep … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Peru climate talks

The Peru climate talks have seemed to have been going well, I’ve been reading encouraging reports.  But with hours to go the news is now pessimistic with very little agreement reached.  Apparently all the Peru climate talks have managed to … Continue reading

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A few thoughts about Autumn, the season of mellow fruitfulness

Autumn finished last week, its one of my favourite seasons.  I like the change in the colour of the leaves and more recently I have found I like the shortening days. Autumn  is a time to curl up round the wood-burner … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Eon is leaving conventional energy

The big news of the week is Eon is leaving conventional energy.  The surprise to many people is that Eon has not done this before.  Nursing huge losses as a result of ignoring renewables, hit by the nuclear shutdown and … Continue reading

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Finnish Energy crisis?

There seems to be a bit of a Finnish Energy crisis, there is certainly an old adage when in a hole stop digging…  As described by this blog recently the nuclear power plant in Finland is way over cost and … Continue reading

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