Monthly Archives: February 2020

‘Overwhelming and terrifying’: the rise of climate anxiety

By |2020-02-27T12:39:51+00:00February 27th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Prepping and Collapse, Wildfires|

Experts concerned young people’s mental health particularly hit by reality of the climate crisis Over the past few weeks Clover Hogan has found herself crying during the day and waking up at night gripped by panic. The 20-year-old, who now lives in London, grew up in Queensland, Australia, cheekbyjowl with the country’s wildlife, fishing

Bristol City Council declares ‘ecological emergency’, invests in battery storage

By |2020-02-27T12:34:25+00:00February 27th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

Bristol City Council has this week passed a motion to declare an 'ecological emergency' and approved plans to install a battery storage unit at City Hall. The ecological emergency declaration, made on Tuesday (4 February), has been signed by Mayor Marvin Rees, Avon and Wildlife Trust chief executive Ian Barrett and members of the

The Wuhan Coronavirus, Climate Change, and Future Epidemics

By |2020-03-24T16:04:58+00:00February 25th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News|

A previously unknown strain of coronavirus has dominated headlines in recent weeks, and alarmed public health officials with its rapid spread and virulent nature. But it’s really no surprise to the scientists who study infectious disease: it’s just one of several pathogens that have the potential to reach calamitous status. I have no evidence

The Good Life

By |2020-02-25T11:17:35+00:00February 24th, 2020|Blog, News, Our Uncertain Future, Prepping and Collapse|

Our Uncertain Future Blog - All Posts My early attempts at following the 'Good Life' and becoming self-sufficient were not very effective. While the installation of solar panels to generate our own electricity went quite well, learning to grow our own food - in a typical suburban garden - was not so successful. I knew

Electric Vehicles Could Transform Energy Storage

By |2020-02-21T12:33:26+00:00February 21st, 2020|Battery Storage, Charging, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

Apart from driving a clean transportation revolution over the next three decades, electric vehicles (EVs) could help the power grid’s storage needs as growing shares of renewable energy sources—predominantly solar and wind—are being incorporated into electricity grids. Batteries from EVs could have so much more potential energy storage by 2050 that electric cars could

Ofgem sets out nine-point plan to prioritise climate crisis

By |2020-02-21T13:00:11+00:00February 21st, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy|

Regulator aims to support investment in low-carbon technology while protecting households from price rises Britain’s energy regulator has said it will change how it governs the industry to help meet the government’s climate targets, after coming under fire for failing to prioritise the climate emergency. The regulator published a wide-ranging climate action plan on

Tesla Powerwall battery saves family $5,700 on electric bill

By |2020-02-11T18:09:44+00:00February 16th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Opinion, Powerwall, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Huge savings after just four years I’ve been toying with the idea of installing solar panels and a Tesla Powerwall in my house for a long time, but I haven’t because I wasn’t entirely convinced about the long term savings. This story of an Australian household saving $5,700 on electricity bills may have changed

MCS reveals battery storage certification standard

By |2020-02-11T18:04:05+00:00February 15th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has published its standard for the installation of battery energy storage systems. The scheme comes after several months of development, with input from Tesla, sonnen, Moixa, Powervault, the Solar Trade Association (STA) and the Renewable Energy Association, among others. It is set to complement the certification of other microgeneration

British Gas’ 100% renewable Green Future tariff faces criticism for REGO ‘shortcuts’

By |2020-02-11T18:01:28+00:00February 14th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy|

Centrica’s British Gas became the latest UK supplier to offer a green tariff last week, with the launch of its Green Future Plus July 2022 tariff. The tariff offers 100% renewable electricity, and Green Gas, 10% of which is sourced from biomethane produced by renewables and the remaining 90% of which is carbon offset

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