Category Archives: other

Art exhibition in the nuclear zone

Which is the most remote art exhibition in the world? Or maybe not the most remote art exhibition but the hardest to reach? Or the art exhibition perhaps you would not want to reach? The answer is almost certainly at … Continue reading

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Are diesel’s days numbered?

Are diesel’s days numbered?  This has been the question that people have been asking in the last few weeks since the Volkswagen scandal.  People in Europe (not the US sales are very low there) were persuaded to buy diesel cars … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- two environmental problems solved one to go?

Its worth thinking as we head towards the all important Paris climate talks that we have made some progress on two environmental problems.  I was reminded of this this week as England introduces a charge for plastic bags.  Its not … Continue reading

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emissions trouble

There have two major environmental stories this week and one of them involves emissions at Volkswagen.  The company has been in trouble for allegedly fiddling its emissions data in the US.  This is becoming a huge story in the business … Continue reading

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“treeconomics” -trees are good for you

Urban trees are good for your health and wellbeing but could have unrecognised monetary value called “treeconomics” as well.  There are a number of factors which could contribute to treeconomics in urban areas.  The first is the effect on pollution.  … Continue reading

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A Community benefit society and fuel poverty

I read in yesterday’s Observer newspaper that a community benefit society is being set up in Scotland to provide cheap energy to households in fuel poverty.  Unlike a COOP a community benefit society is set up to benefit the wider … Continue reading

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Grid capacity restrictions hit solar

As a community energy scheme opened in Bristol last week there could be problems getting other such schemes off the ground due to grid capacity restrictions.   This is very much the case in SW England and Wales.  It seems that … Continue reading

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Materials

When people think about resource limitations they rarely think about materials.  However, not everyone has ignored this issue.  A few years ago my parent’s church was plagued by thefts of lead from its roof.  After several such raids the churches … 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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Lime part 3. Lime plaster

In parts 1 and 2 of this occasional series on lime we looked at the background to lime and the use of lime mortar in re-pointing walls, today in the last  parts we will look at the use of lime … Continue reading

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