Tag Archives: energy efficiency measures

One thing we have learnt this week – too well insulated?

Are homes getting too well insulated?  I’ve just heard an interesting report on the radio about this.  There has been a step change in energy efficiency regulations in the UK over the last 10 years or so*.  This is good … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – CMA report

The competition and markets (CMA) report has just come out today on the UK energy market.  Even in other countries then the UK there is a lesson here.  If you do privatise your energy market then do expect continuing government … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Fuel poverty

Is fuel poverty why one elderly person is dying every 7 minutes in the UK?  The latest figures for England and Wales suggest 120,000 people have died of cold weather over the last 4 winters.  Taking the average deaths in … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week -power cuts

How close has the UK been to power cuts this week?  Pretty close seems to be the answer, or at least of it not power cuts then reducing the voltage so the lights dim.  First national grid told everyone to … Continue reading

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Lime part 5. Finishing off.

Finishing off this series on lime (which has to be said is offered as more of a reference) I will describe the use of hydraulic lime and the overall effects the calcitherm system has had on the house With both … 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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