Monthly Archives: September 2019

I now look back on my 20 years of climate activism as a colossal failure

By |2019-09-23T15:26:56+00:00September 29th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Prepping and Collapse|

In this age of rapidly melting glaciers, terrifying megafires and ever more puissant hurricanes, of acidifying and rising oceans, it is hard to believe that any further prod to climate action is needed. But the reality is that we continue to live in a business-as-usual world. Our media is filled with enthusiastic announcements about new

Record Growth In Residential Energy Storage In Q2

By |2019-09-23T15:21:31+00:00September 28th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

Between April 1 and June 30, 2019, behind the meter residential energy storage in the US experienced its greatest increase in history — 35 megawatt-hours, according to a new US Energy Storage Monitor report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the US Energy Storage Association. That represents a 20% increase from the same quarter

Solar panels, vegan diets, no flights: meet America’s climate revolutionaries

By |2019-09-23T15:13:44+00:00September 26th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News|

The last time Californian climate scientist Peter Kalmus was on an airplane was in 2012: He says it made him feel physically sick and like he was "stealing" from his children's future, and vowed never to fly again. US President Donald Trump's administration has made no secret of its disdain for climate science, but that

Global Climate Strike

By |2019-09-24T20:15:35+00:00September 24th, 2019|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, News|

Friday was the latest and biggest ever Climate Strike day. The school strike for climate (Swedish: Skolstrejk för klimatet), also known variously as Fridays for Future (FFF), Youth for Climate and Youth Strike 4 Climate, is an international movement of school students who take time off from class to participate in demonstrations to demand action

What If We Stopped Pretending?

By |2019-09-23T14:58:58+00:00September 24th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Prepping and Collapse, Renewable Energy|

The climate apocalypse is coming. To prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it. "There is infinite hope,” Kafka tells us, “only not for us.” This is a fittingly mystical epigram from a writer whose characters strive for ostensibly reachable goals and, tragically or amusingly, never manage to get any closer

Energy Storage & Extreme Weather

By |2019-09-16T15:35:28+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Power Cut, Prepping and Collapse, Solar and Battery|

Imagine this scenario for a moment: It’s a nice day out. The sun is shining beautifully and you’re at the beach. You can feel the sand between your toes, the gentle breeze carrying the scent of salt to your nose as it passes through your hair. The water is gently flirting with the shore in

DCC lauds 2 million SMETS2 installation milestone

By |2019-09-16T13:04:57+00:00September 22nd, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Power Generation|

The two millionth SMETS2 smart meter has been installed, marking the doubling of installs since May. The Data Communications Company (DCC), which manages communications between the country’s smart meters, is celebrating milestone, which has come amidst an uptick in installs. Leading areas are seeing 1-in-7 households with a smart meter, the DCC said. Smart meters

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