Monthly Archives: June 2019

Human Civilization Will Crumble by 2050 If We Don’t Stop Climate Change Now, New Paper Claims

By |2019-06-10T12:29:25+00:00June 15th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Prepping and Collapse|

It seems every week there's a scary new report about how man-made climate change is going to cause the collapse of the world's ice sheets, result in the extinction of up to 1 million animal species and — if that wasn't bad enough — make our beer very, very expensive. This week, a new policy

Scotland faces climate ‘apocalypse’ without action to cut emissions

By |2019-06-10T12:25:15+00:00June 14th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News|

Natural heritage chief warns of flooded and deserted towns, dead forests and polluted rivers The head of Scotland’s nature conservation agency has warned the country faces an “apocalyse” of flooded towns, dead forests and polluted rivers unless urgent action is taken to cut CO2 emissions. Francesca Osowska, chief executive of Scottish Natural Heritage, said the

Reckoning With Personal Responsibility In The Age Of Climate Change

By |2019-06-10T12:19:08+00:00June 13th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News|

As someone who loves traveling and going outdoors, I struggle with balancing my hopefulness and my despair — and my culpability — regarding an imperiled earth. A couple weeks ago, I made the mistake of watching Netflix’s new documentary series Our Planet after hitting a friend’s weed pen. Even though I knew that famed naturalist

Climate crisis seriously damaging human health, report finds

By |2019-06-10T12:22:19+00:00June 12th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News|

National academies say effects include spread of diseases and worse mental health A report by experts from 27 national science academies has set out the widespread damage global heating is already causing to people’s health and the increasingly serious impacts expected in future. Scorching heatwaves and floods will claim more victims as extreme weather increases

Energy Storage Batteries May Help Reduce Coal Pollution

By |2019-06-10T12:16:13+00:00June 11th, 2019|Battery Storage, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Gov. Tony Evers caused a bit of a stir this year when he said Wisconsin should have a goal of generating carbon-free electricity by the year 2050. That would mean no coal-fired power plants in the state, and several other changes. Energy experts say one of those changes would likely involve more use of devices

The Other Kind of Climate Denialism

By |2019-06-10T12:11:27+00:00June 10th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News|

“The Uninhabitable Earth,” David Wallace-Wells’s new book about how climate change will affect human life, begins, “It is worse, much worse, than you think.” In superhot cities, roads will melt and train tracks will buckle. At five degrees of warming, much of the planet would be in constant drought. With just six metres of sea-level

Coal-free fortnight: Landmark record set as UK goes two weeks without coal

By |2019-06-03T14:13:14+00:00June 9th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Pollution, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

The UK has now gone a fortnight without coal, underpinning what has been a landmark month for the country’s energy mix. The record was confirmed by National Grid ESO at 3:12pm this afternoon, the moment it became clear that the UK would surpass two consecutive weeks without any coal-fired generation whatsoever. Having only gone a

Installers ‘battered’ by solar VAT increase and FiT removal, says MCS CEO

By |2019-06-03T14:07:13+00:00June 8th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, Feed In Tariff, FIT, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is the latest to join a slew of calls for the proposed solar VAT hike to be scrapped. HMRC recently announced that VAT on energy saving materials, including solar panels and storage units, would effectively be increasing from 5% to 20% in circumstances where the cost of the materials exceeds

A proud testimonial

By |2019-06-07T15:32:43+00:00June 7th, 2019|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Receiving a testimonial from a customer is always special. It takes time and effort to write one, and we all have busy lives. What made this particularly special is that it was from an installation that had not gone smoothly. Issues arose that took time and energy to resolve, and patience on the part of our

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