Monthly Archives: September 2015

Beware of the Elephants

The term “White Elephant” is often used to refer to a project that is drawing in far more money and political capital than its worth. Yet such a project is often difficult if not impossible to simply cancel, usually because … Continue reading

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A brief history of Drax and UK energy policy

A key feature of any nation’s energy policy is to play the long game, with long term planning, based on sound scientific advice. However this has been precisely what has been lacking in the UK, which has gone through six … Continue reading

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California drought – A cautionary tale

I wrote this a while ago and forgot to put it up! I’m in the process of moving house. A cautionary parable told by environmentalists is that of the lily pond. It goes as follows. We have a pond with … Continue reading

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