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EV’s – An Honest Assessment

EV’s – An Honest Assessment

Two years since my first experience of an electric car, what do I really think about it?  Is it the right choice for all society?

Fabric first?  Heat pumps first?

Fabric first?  Heat pumps first?

There is a long standing near consensus that ‘fabric first’ is the best approach to decarbonise heat for buildings.  After all, surely it is best to reduce, or eliminate, the need for energy through good insulation before installing other expensive measures?

10 Climate Urban Myths

10 Climate Urban Myths

Here are 10 things I hear people say about climate action.  Are they true?

The Electric Tipping Point

The Electric Tipping Point

A hint of good news in my blog today, partially inspired by a talk I attended by Chris Stark, the Chief Executive of the Climate Change Committee.  The falling cost of solar pv, wind and batteries will decimate the business models of fossil fuel electricity generation. Here is how this might play out.

My Electrifying Year

My Electrifying Year

It’s over a year since I went ‘all electric’ at home – heat pump, solar pv, battery, electric car and smart meter.  In this blog I will outline my experience.

How to Slash your Carbon Footprint

How to Slash your Carbon Footprint

Solar panels, electric vehicle, vegetarian diet, avoid flying.  What is the biggest step you can take to cut your carbon footprint?.

The Mediterranean Diet

My recent holiday to Turkey got me thinking about the British (and ‘western’) diet and just how bad it is for our health and for the planet.

Diets, Weight loss and the Environment

Diets, Weight loss and the Environment

A collaborative blog with Suzy Harper on diets, weight loss and the environment.

Sea Level Rise

What are the implications of a rising sea-level?  How will society react, what about nature?