Monthly Archives: May 2011

Is Shale Gas worse than coal?

I came across this video (55 min’s long!) the other night in which the Cornell university scientists Bob Howarth, Rene Santoro, and Tony Ingraffea present the evidence behind their much quoted paper on the carbon footprint of Shale Gas. This … Continue reading

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How much energy do we actually use? Part II – A UK case study

 In the previous section I analysed global trends within energy, next I’ll take the example of the UK to illustrate how energy is used and what we can do to cut emissions. Below is a Sankey Flow diagram (units in … Continue reading

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Part I – How much energy do we actually use?

One think that frequently worries me as far as the whole “energy debate” is concerned is the general lack of understanding by some poeple as regards how much energy we use and what we use it for. Many get distracted … Continue reading

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