Monthly Archives: August 2013

Can shale gas really bring down gas prices?

Protests against Cuadrilla Resources and its shale gas activities in Balcombe stepping up a gear in the last few weeks. Inevitably the company and the Tory Government ,who committed to gas ahead of renewables and nuclear (ironically, as the bill … Continue reading

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Fifty shades of Green – A precautionary tale

Sometimes when we look back at history we have to wonder what were people thinking. Be it the Psychedelic styles of the 70’s, to the “Health and Safety” applied during construction of the Empire State Building in the 1930’s. However … Continue reading

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Buildings and Heat

One story that caught my attention over the last few weeks was a warning by an academic from Loughborough university that the UK government’s Green Deal scheme, where older buildings and houses are given grants to install insulation, could lead … Continue reading

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Goodbye Miami

Rollingstone magazine by Jeff Goodell had an article out the other month about the inevitable fate of parts of Florida if urgent action to halt dangerous climate change are not undertaken. Those consequences being that Miami will be under water … Continue reading

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Old king coal is a very sorry soul

Not been able to do much blogging recently, I’ve been having some serious IT related issues, quiet apart from the normal summer work load (academics are surprisingly busy over the summer, we don’t just all go to the beach or … Continue reading

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