Tag Archives: Energy policy

Taxing the Sun

I’ve joked before that it would be just a matter of time before the Tories started taxing solar panels rather than subsidising them. Well, now its happening. To help pay for the ever increasing cost of brexit they are putting … Continue reading

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Electricity prices – its complicated

I came across this comment the other day from some climate denier, the figure he was referring to being given below. The point he was trying to make was that German electricity prices are high and thus renewables = expensive electricity. … Continue reading

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America’s shale oil slow down

I’ve been watching the EIA’s Drill productivity reports for a couple of months now and they do hint at a slowdown in US shale oil and shale gas production. Certainly it has to be said that over the last year the … Continue reading

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Department of Energy & Climate Change axed

I’ve been warning for quite sometime that a Brexit vote would be a disaster for the environment. By and large there is a strong correlation with voting leave and climate change denial and other anti-scientific beliefs. Of course others, such as … Continue reading

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The beast that will not die

Often a big news event is the time people try to bury bad news. Here’s a few you might have missed. However another story that some may have missed is that the DECC has raised its estimate for the cost … Continue reading

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So much for value for money

One has to despair sometimes at the ineptitude of politicians and their inability to listen to others. I was reading today the letters page of my Engineers journal and one of the contributors was telling about how back in 1987 … Continue reading

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Airborne wind turbines

I recall someone asking a while ago for a review of airborne wind turbines (often known by the acronym AWES as in Airborne Wind Energy Systems), which I never got around to doing. But no time like the present. So, what … Continue reading

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