Monthly Archives: January 2015

One thing we have learnt this week – energy costs

What goes up comes down more slowly, at least it does when its related to energy costs.  As the oil price has plunged a variety of different sectors have how can I put it, been slow to pass on the … Continue reading

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Lime part 2 – lime mortar

Of all the different types of lime I have worked with, lime mortar has been the easiest to work with and most satisfying.  Lime mortar should be used to point all stone walls.  Whether it is or not is moot … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – good time for renewables

With the collapse in the oil price ongoing is this a good time for renewables?  On the face of it it would seem not.  However Lord Stern has been speaking at the annual richfest at Davos trying to persuade people … Continue reading

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Dungerness power station

EDF have got the nuclear regulator to extend the life of Dungerness power station.  It was due to close in 2008, they got a first 10 year extension and now want to extend it to 2028.  The details are up … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – economics is not working

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have spoken out today, essentially saying for many in the West economics is not working.  You could also argue that economics is not working for many people in developing countries as well.  While incomes … Continue reading

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Working with lime part 1.

This is a very different blog post from previous posts on the subject of working with different types of lime.  By lime I mean the building material.  This series of blogs will detail my experiences good and bad of working … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – falling oil prices

Who would believe it but falling oil prices are as a big a crisis as high oil prices!  In 2008 the UK government hosted an international crisis meeting in London on the oil price (then at an all time high).  … Continue reading

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New Year resolutions

Its customary at this time of year to make some New Year resolutions.  I’ve never been a great one for this to be honest, but I think its time with the big climate talks taking place this year to make … Continue reading

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