Category Archives: fossil fuels

Here we go again…..

So the Tories have suddenly realised (after 14 years in office) that the UK doesn’t have an energy policy. And that this might be something of a bad thing. So, over a few lines of coke, Boris and co have … Continue reading

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The chickens come home to roost on UK energy policy

For years I’ve warned of the dangers of the Tories policy on energy. Well now we see the inevitable end result. People in the UK are getting letters warning them of a massive increase in energy costs from April the … Continue reading

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How the West failed Ukraine….and how Putin has doomed Russia to collapse

I came across this article in the Guardian that I think sums up how the west got itself into this mess. Why does the west always seem to lose to Putin? Timidity Greed & Sloth. The west has not effectively … Continue reading

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Debunking right wing myths: the war on bikes

Despite all their talk of freedom and low taxes, right wingers don’t seem to like bikes or public transport. Even thought car centric cities, given the poor efficiency of cars and high costs of highway maintenance, often led to higher … Continue reading

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The Boris climate spaff

Suffice to say, given who is hosting the COP 26 summit, I see very little chance of it achieving much, or anything meaningful being discussed. Even some of the corporate sponsors have started to complain about Johnson’s mismanagement. To which … Continue reading

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When project fear became project-we-told-you-so

t From my other blog…… So we have a crisis, building since January, that’s finally reached a point where even a biased media can’t hide the truth any more, forcing the government into damage limitation mode. Which predictably involves using … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: anatomy of a fool’s errand

Originally posted on daryanblog:
The algorithm’s running social media seem to be getting darn smart. Because just the other day, 55 days: the fall of Saigon popped into my feed. And to say this is eerily similar to events in…

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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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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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