Tag Archives: climate change

global climate emissions set to increase

Global climate emissions are set to increase this year by 2%.  This is an unexpected, unwelcome surprise and is thought to be due to China.  EU and other developed country emissions have dropped, but by less than was expected.  The … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – cost of energy review

The energy economist Dieter Helm was asked to lead a “cost of energy review” for the government.  This has just been published.  His terms of reference were to work out ways of decarbonising the energy system whilst having cheap energy.   … Continue reading

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Is planting trees a good idea?

Is planting trees a good idea?  Recently its been announced that to counter Donald Trumps decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate change treaty.  A group of people in New Zealand has started an on-line pledge page … Continue reading

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Travel by train

A few years ago Neil asked me to guest write a blog post about my wife and I’s decision to travel by train on holiday to Belgium after reading “No Oil in the Lamp” (original post here: http://www.theoillamp.co.uk/?p=4007). So when … Continue reading

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The biggest environmental problems

The was an environmental sermon at church this week.  This got me thinking about what I considered the biggest environmental problems.  Whilst I don’t think we’ve got climate change and peak oil entirely licked, things at least on the energy … Continue reading

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Australian power cuts

Australian power cuts have led the Australian government to reach completely the wrong conclusions about the Australian energy system.  I would hazard a guess that they are deliberately misleading conclusions based on ideology rather than fact. The Australian electricity system … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – greens shortage

The UK is suffering a greens shortage.  This has been so far a bit of a middle class crisis and no more.  First the news was full of a shortage of courgettes (zucchini) but since has expanded to lettuce.  The … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week -Paris climate change agreement is now passed

The Paris climate change agreement is now in force.  After more than 30 years of talking now is the time for action.  I was amazed to think that it is nearly a year since and some others cycled to Paris … Continue reading

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Third runway -again

The UK government in its wisdom has made a decision about a third runway at Heathrow.  This is a repost from four years ago which gives a mild indication of how long this third runway saga has been going on.  … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week-dams

Hydroelectric dams.  They are a good thing right in fighting peak oil and climate change?  Well it depends.  This week there is a fuss over the building of a series of massive hydroelectric dams in Brazil with up to 26GWp … Continue reading

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