Monthly Archives: October 2013

Hinkley C and the Trap

For months I’ve been predicting that despite all the obvious reasons not to allow this project to go ahead, as well as all the negative news coming out about it (such as EDF starting to lay off staff related to … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, economics, efficiency, France, Fukushima, Global warming denial, nuclear, peak oil, politics, power, renewables, subsidy, technology | 19 Comments

A Global report card for renewables

Its that time of year (or it was just before I started writing this) when we lecturers get all the results, have our autumn exam board meetings and as it were, “rank and yank” students (decide whose done enough to … Continue reading

Posted in clean energy, climate change, efficiency, energy, fossil fuels, Global warming denial, nuclear, Passivhaus, peak oil, politics, power, renewables, Shale Gas, Shale oil, sustainability, Tar Sands, technology, transport | 12 Comments

What is so bad about Wind farms?

I was out on the hills during my recent time in Ireland during which, once or twice I came quite close to a windfarm (on average 25% of Ireland’s electricity now comes from wind although it can hit highs of … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, energy, Global warming denial, politics, power, renewables, sustainability, sustainable | 3 Comments