Opinion

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

Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries Are Uniquely Suited To Solar Energy Storage: Here’s Why

By |2020-02-11T16:44:05+00:00February 13th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Opinion, Solar and Battery|

As the solar power industry pushes the boundaries of clean, renewable energy, more and more households and businesses are relying on the sun for fuel. But the sun only shines for part of the day – so, like many other energy setups, solar power needs a storage solution to be completely viable as a

Australia Will Lose to Climate Change

By |2020-02-11T16:39:54+00:00February 12th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Wildfires|

Even as the country fights bushfires, it can’t stop dumping planet-warming pollution into the atmosphere. Australia is caught in a climate spiral. For the past few decades, the arid and affluent country of 25 million has padded out its economy—otherwise dominated by sandy beaches and a bustling service sector—by selling coal to the world.

Climate and Ecological Crisis? What’s all the fuss about?

By |2020-02-04T08:54:39+00:00February 4th, 2020|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future, Prepping and Collapse|

On Friday night I attended a talk on climate change held in Chagford in Dartmoor, south Devon. It was entitled "Climate and Ecological Crisis? What's all the fuss about?" and I found it very interesting, and also quite moving. I went along expecting it to be another vanilla climate change talk - you know

How scientists are coping with ‘ecological grief’

By |2020-01-20T17:46:06+00:00January 26th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion|

Melting glaciers, coral reef death, wildlife disappearance, landscape alteration, climate change: our environment is transforming rapidly, and many of us are experiencing a sense of profound loss. Now, the scientists whose work it is to monitor and document this extraordinary change are beginning to articulate the emotional tsunami sweeping over the field, which they’re

Resilience: Preparing for Social Collapse and Climate Catastrophe | Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

By |2020-01-24T08:46:19+00:00January 24th, 2020|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future, Pollution, Prepping and Collapse|

I just came across this and found it was a pretty good summary of my current viewpoint - recommended reading: Resilience: Preparing for Social Collapse and Climate Catastrophe | Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Climate emergency is confronting us with the accelerating effects of our materialistic culture: extreme droughts, storms, and fires, and not just oceans filling

Ten ways you can turn your house into an eco-home in 2020

By |2020-01-20T16:35:34+00:00January 20th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Looking for ways to lower your carbon footprint this new year? Or maybe you’re just hoping to get your energy usage down after that eye-watering Christmas bill? Whatever the reason, make Greta Thunberg proud by following these ten steps to turn your existing house into a super-efficient eco-home. The dream of being able to

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