Opinion

And next time?

By |2020-09-28T19:26:10+00:00September 28th, 2020|Coronavirus, Opinion|

In the next six weeks we will find out if we are at the start of a Covid-19 second wave. What we know today is that the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK has been growing dramatically from the beginning of July; with the seven day average standing at 2,032 on 7

Government support for electrification of heat: Is the UK really serious about climate change?

By |2020-07-28T12:46:27+00:00July 28th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion|

COVID-19 has played havoc with much of the building industry over the last four months and the damage to the heat pump sector has been considerable. However, the impact hasn’t come from COVID-19 alone, but from a “perfect storm” of the pandemic, Non-Domestic RHI tariff degressions and the appearance of yawning gaps in government

Build back circular: Economic recovery and a sustainable lithium battery storage ecosystem

By |2020-06-30T16:50:52+00:00July 4th, 2020|Battery Storage, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Solar and Battery|

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our perception of what is normal and acceptable. It has forced us to re-examine our health and societal welfare systems, and reinforced the importance of the vital systems at the heart of our economies. Green energy is now at an all-time high, with the UK achieving its longest period

A sustainable recovery from COVID-19 could save millions of energy jobs

By |2020-06-30T16:38:04+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Power Generation|

Pursuing a sustainable recovery from COVID-19 could boost economic growth, create millions of jobs and reduce greenhouse gases. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has outlined a number of measures nations around the world should pursue over the next three years to drive a sustainable recovery. These include $3 billion (£2.4 billion) worth of policy

Electric vehicles are not just the wave of the future, they are saving lives today.

By |2020-06-16T15:54:56+00:00June 20th, 2020|Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion|

Ten things to know about electric vehicles — and how you can make the future electric. 1. Electric vehicles now include cars, transit buses, trucks of all sizes, and even big-rig tractor trailers that are at least partially powered by electricity. Electric vehicles fall into three main categories: Battery electric vehicles are powered by

2020 – WHEN THE GREAT DISRUPTION BEGAN

By |2020-05-04T20:12:21+00:00May 7th, 2020|Blog, Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future, Prepping and Collapse|

[This article caught my eye as it has parallels with my own views, see here. Trevor] It was always going to come to this. Whether it was a pandemic triggering a shutdown, a climate emergency bursting the carbon bubble, a populist backlash against inequality, wars over water or countless other possible triggers, this moment

Halt destruction of nature or suffer even worse pandemics, say world’s top scientists

By |2020-05-04T19:57:05+00:00May 5th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion|

Exclusive: only one species is responsible for coronavirus – humans – say world’s leading wildlife experts The coronavirus pandemic is likely to be followed by even more deadly and destructive disease outbreaks unless their root cause – the rampant destruction of the natural world – is rapidly halted, the world’s leading biodiversity experts have

The Self Sufficiency Surge

By |2020-04-27T19:38:14+00:00May 1st, 2020|Blog, News, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future|

[Some very encouraging developments! And about time...] In the days leading up to the restrictions (and ever since), there has been a sheer frenzy of interest in fruit and vegetable growing as people seek to turn over their back gardens, patios, windowsills (and indeed any available space) to home food production. The seed companies

Climate Change Won’t Stop for the Coronavirus Pandemic

By |2020-04-27T19:28:35+00:00April 30th, 2020|Coronavirus, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Wildfires|

The next several months could bring hurricanes, floods and fire, on top of the pandemic currently raging through the country. How do you shelter in place during an evacuation? Two and a half years ago Hurricane Maria ripped open homes across the southern Puerto Rican city of Ponce, destroying the rickety electrical grid and sending

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