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Upgrading the house heatwise

In January 2005 I had an infrared survey done of the house by a professional whose day job was decommissioning nuclear power stations.  Last year someone at church did an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) for us.  We were at the … Continue reading

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The Three Stages of climate denial.

Stage 1 was to deny it’s existence at all. This was prominent from the 60’s to the 00’s. When the sceptics came up against the science and the overwhelming agreement of the scientific community they had to drop it. Stage … Continue reading

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Quick update on commercial rooftop PV capacity

I did a blog on potential PV capacity in the UK here.  There is an article from the Solar Power portal here which suggests the capacity is much lower (but still considerable).  I looked at this again a few months … Continue reading

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Recyling

One of the most frustrating things in life is recycling (what you can and can’t recycle). I’ve just read an article in the Guardian on difficult to recycle stuff. I’m not going to recycle it (sic) here. It’s well worth … Continue reading

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Does doubling glazing pay for itself? Part2.

So has the double glazing paid for itself in its lifetime taken at 30 years? Sort of – probably. The graphs below show the total payback, bills for Q1/4 and return on the investment in very simple crude terms. By … Continue reading

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Does double glazing pay for itself?

Over the summer one of our doubling glazing units ‘failed’, the dried air has gradually leaked out of the gap between the sealed panes. The symptoms of this are that moisture appears in the gap and the glass looks dirty, … Continue reading

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Energy crisis

This is the follow-up post to my previous one a few weeks ago. The reason for the delay is that I’ve been waiting for the details on the package and that had to wait for the mourning period to finish … Continue reading

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Energy Crisis

At the moment most if not all Western countries are facing an energy crisis. (The exception seems to be the US which is big enough to have its isolated market and Russia, who is largely but not totally responsible for … Continue reading

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The Lamp is re-lighting

The lamp is re-lighting. After two years when I was focused on Covid-19 and working half the time away from home in a Covid testing lab I didn’t have the energy to write the blog and the world’s attention was … Continue reading

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Who’s having a good time during the shutdown?

Who’s having a good time during the shutdown so far?  Unfortunately I’m tempted to say the virus, which is far from under control almost anywhere.  Even in China and other parts of Asia we need to be cautious as controls … Continue reading

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