Tag Archives: sustainability

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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More brexit betrayals and the rise of the brexitbots

Reblogged from my other site. Discussing how many of the warnings given to brexiters about their immigration policy are starting to come true. Continue reading

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The Musk delusion

I’ve critiqued a number of Musk’s projects before, but I think we need to be a bit more direct. Quite simply is Musk entirely the full shilling? Is he the real life Tony Stark the fan boys seem to think, … Continue reading

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The changing nature of heat

Within the EU recently there have been significant drops in carbon emissions, most notably in the electricity sector. The UK for example, has seen a 45% drop in carbon intensity (despite all the Tories anti-renewable dithering), with an average level … 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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Conservatives unmasked

Republicans have been rather comically freaking out over the big bad gov’mint forcing them to wear masks, inventing various health reasons from their Facebook echo chamber to justify this stance (and of course Trumpbook Facebook is doing nothing to stop … Continue reading

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Watery delusions

This is touching on something I covered in a previous post, however, there has been a proliferation of such devices recently, so I think it needs revisiting. We are in the grip of a global water crisis effecting millions of … Continue reading

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Bourgeoisie Bunkers

This may seem a somewhat ominous article given the times, but with many of the world’s elites retreating to their bolt holes, perhaps it is topically. For, if you are rich, one of the things to own these days is … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuel phaseout in Germany: A case study

I came across an interesting documentary here from Australian TV regarding Germany’s phase out of coal. It is definitely worth a look. Mention Germany’s growth in renewables (currently contributing 46% of Germany’s electricity) and inevitably someone will bring up the … Continue reading

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Why Venezuela should worry us all

I caught a video series from a travel vlogger on Youtube recently, who travelled to Venezuela. It is worth a watch, because it shows the situation in Venezuela is a good deal more complicated than is often portrayed by the … Continue reading

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