Category Archives: clean energy

The paradox of sustainability

One of the obstacles to sustainability can be human nature. Scientists and engineers have a habit of seeing everything as a numbers game. If we reduce the carbon footprint of something by X amount an apply that across the board … Continue reading

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Texas tantrums and anti-wind strawmen

Recently there’s been some blackouts in Texas caused by unseasonably cold weather. In fact its the sort of extreme weather we’d be expecting due to climate change (which doesn’t just lead to hotter weather, it can also cause shifts in … Continue reading

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The changing nature of heat

Within the EU recently there have been significant drops in carbon emissions, most notably in the electricity sector. The UK for example, has seen a 45% drop in carbon intensity (despite all the Tories anti-renewable dithering), with an average level … Continue reading

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The Dumb-Dom effect:

Dominic Cummings is billed as Boris Johnson’s “idea’s” man. However there’s a problem, most of his ideas are sh*t. We need only look at the satellite fiasco, where they bought a company that makes the wrong kind of satellites for … Continue reading

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A Critical analysis of SpaceX Starship

I came across this video series from a Vlogger (common sense sceptic) critiquing Elon Musk’s Mars programme and his plans for a Mars colony. I would give it a look, its actually quite informative. They also look at the Gateway … Continue reading

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How grids will cope with electric cars

A few months ago (in the before times), the UK government’s BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) taskforce released a report that presented both the benefits and challenges of transitioning road transport over to electric vehicles. Given that the media tended to … Continue reading

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Watery delusions

This is touching on something I covered in a previous post, however, there has been a proliferation of such devices recently, so I think it needs revisiting. We are in the grip of a global water crisis effecting millions of … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuel phaseout in Germany: A case study

I came across an interesting documentary here from Australian TV regarding Germany’s phase out of coal. It is definitely worth a look. Mention Germany’s growth in renewables (currently contributing 46% of Germany’s electricity) and inevitably someone will bring up the … Continue reading

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Boris nukes

A few weeks back Boris Johnson made reference to how the UK would shortly be building mini fusion reactors, courtesy of a generous grant of UK government funding (and thus brexit wasn’t going to be the disaster to UK science … Continue reading

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Nihilistic rebellion

This last week George Monbiot (the same person who was convinced by Fukushima to support Hinkley C and that brexit wouldn’t be so bad…even thought all talk of preserving environmental standards and workers rights has now been moved to the … Continue reading

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