Tag Archives: Renewable

Don’t mention the climate deficit

At the Tory conference there was an awkward moment when Amber Rudd was required to speak of the Tories recent “achievements” in her field. Of course, she had very little that one could put a positive spin on, given that … Continue reading

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Beware of the Elephants

The term “White Elephant” is often used to refer to a project that is drawing in far more money and political capital than its worth. Yet such a project is often difficult if not impossible to simply cancel, usually because … Continue reading

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A brief history of Drax and UK energy policy

A key feature of any nation’s energy policy is to play the long game, with long term planning, based on sound scientific advice. However this has been precisely what has been lacking in the UK, which has gone through six … Continue reading

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Blogging catch up – The consequences of the Tory election win

I’m in the process of preparing for a house move, so I’ve not been blogging much recently. Even so I have been keeping up on my personal blog. So I thought it might be a good idea to re-blog a … Continue reading

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Energy Report card – An update

Updated on November 2015 with the latest data from the REN 2015 report About a year ago I wrote an article about the current state of play as to the performance of renewables. How they were doing in real terms, compared … Continue reading

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Shipping and Carbon emissions

One of the problems with carbon emissions is that certain sources of said emissions are often invisible to us. There is as it were a herd of carbon elephants in the room which we tend to ignore because we can’t … Continue reading

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Japan, a post-Fukushima vision

For several weeks now, Japan has found itself virtually a nuclear free zone. Post-Fukushima, every single one of its nuclear reactors was shut down for some period of time. This naturally caused a significant rise in Japan’s consumption of fossil fuels, … Continue reading

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