Monthly Archives: April 2013

Why unconventional fossil fuels are no Panacea

Mention “peak oil” to many people these days, particularly those on the political right and they’ll generally respond by suggesting that this was “solved” by Shale Gas and Shale Oil. Such notions are largely driven by the constant optimistic hype … Continue reading

Posted in clean energy, climate change, economics, efficiency, energy, fossil fuels, Global warming denial, peak oil, politics, power, renewables, Shale oil, subsidy, sustainability, sustainable, Tar Sands | 12 Comments

Nevermind Germany, Portugal achieves 70% via renewables!

I am frequently told by the nay sayers that getting any more than a tiny fraction of the UK’s energy from renewables is impossible (here’s one typical example of Fox News style research). They’ll present elaborate reports that attempt to … Continue reading

Posted in clean energy, climate change, economics, efficiency, energy, fossil fuels, future, peak oil, politics, power, renewables, sustainability, sustainable, transport | 4 Comments

Nuclear Realities bite

I came across an interesting article today about the negotiations between EDF energy and the government as regards the proposed two new reactors at Hinckley Point. Predictably a major stumbling block is the defacto subsidy that EDF are demanding for … Continue reading

Posted in budget deficit, clean energy, climate change, economics, energy, France, nuclear, politics, power, renewables, subsidy, sustainability, sustainable | 6 Comments