Category Archives: sustainability

Why the millennium bug didn’t bite

When discussing things like climate change, brexit, nuclear waste et al, you’ll often hear the response, oh it will all work itself out in the end. After all, remember that millennium bug which was supposed to cause Armageddon and then … Continue reading

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Sweden and the incineration dilemma

An interesting video here from Journeyman pictures about Sweden and its policy of incineration. The Swedish banned landfills on environmental grounds back in 2005 and took to adopting stricter recycling policies, with the idea being that anything that couldn’t be recycled … Continue reading

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More Cumbria fudge

Before breaking up for their summer, the government revealed how it planned to complete its search for a suitable site at which to store the UK’s nuclear waste. They could put it anywhere, under the sink, behind the dresser….under the … Continue reading

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The trouble with plastic waste

With large garbage patches of plastic growing in the oceans, the ecological impact of our oil addiction is now a major crisis. And it’s also starting to impact on human health, with particles of plastic finding its way into human … Continue reading

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What “new tech” needs to learn from “old tech”

Much is made of how “new tech” companies (Uber, Tesla, Amazon, etc.), often start ups from out of silicon valley, represent a new paradigm in how they do business. Its not just that they tend to be heavily dependant on … Continue reading

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What happens when the carbon bubble pops?

One of the issues regarding energy that often gets missed is the financial implications of the transition away from fossil fuels. With assets worth many trillions of dollars, which a transition away from oil could well render worthless, one has … Continue reading

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Why the UK’s railways were privatised

I came across this interesting piece from the FT some time ago, that looks into the decision to privatise British Rail back in the 1990’s. Given the recent debate about re-nationalisation, it is perhaps worth watching. During the video, ex-Tory minister … Continue reading

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