Category Archives: energy

The downgrading of the UK’s shale gas potential

While school protests about climate change under way and the country in chaos over brexit, fracking has quietly restarted in the UK…leading to more earthquakes. But a recent report from a pair of UK academics has cast doubt on the … Continue reading

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Free market solutions to climate change

There are certain aspects of extinction rebellions campaign aims and methods that do give me cause for concern. Be it gluing themselves to the doors of a oil industry conference (you are aware that glues are an oil based product, … Continue reading

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Environmental news roundup

UK blackout The UK recently suffered a series of sporadic blackouts across the country. Its being blamed on the fact a wind farm and a gas fired power station both suddenly went off line at more or less the same … Continue reading

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The dam bursts….and I’m not talking about the one in Derbyshire

One recent story that much of the media missed was that Blackrock, one of the world’s largest asset management firms, lost some $90 billion investing in fossil fuel companies. As a result its reducing its investment in this sector and … Continue reading

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Chernobyl

HBO’s Chernobyl series has gotten a lot of people talking about that fateful night back in April 1986. While I’ve not seen the series in full yet, I am sufficiently familiar with the accident to know the chain of events. … Continue reading

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Conservatives say the funniest things

I’ve long been amazed at conservatives ability to wander around in a bubble of self imposed delusion. While ignorance (and a certain level of stupidity) helps, inevitably when confronted by the facts, they are forced to perform feats of mental … Continue reading

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The environmental impact of concrete

What is the most destructive material known to humans? Plutonium? Cyanide? Whatever the hell they put in Marmite? No, it would have to be concrete. The Guardian recently ran a series on the environmental impact of concrete which is worth … Continue reading

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