For Christmas I was given the book "Seeing Further, The Story of Science & the Royal Society". Within its excellent 22 separate essays was one by Oliver Morton entitled "Globe and Sphere, Cycles and Flows: How to see the World". One of the main thrusts of that essay was to point out how inaccurate it is for various campaigns and environmental groups to bang on about "saving the planet".
posted by Angus Murchie on 23 January 2012
What do you call a meter which isn’t a smart meter? A dumb meter! No that's not a joke (which is lucky, because if it was it would be a terrible one); it’s just a weird quirk of language that has arisen around the UK smart meter roll out.
posted by Carolyn Kempster on 23 January 2012
There has been a lot of talk in the news over the last week that the energy companies are reducing their prices. However, rather than being greeted with open arms there seems to have been a bit of a backlash.
posted by Carolyn Kempster on 18 January 2012
It has been a turbulent time for the solar industry recently. First there were the cuts to large scale PV installations, then there was the announcement of planned cuts to small scale installations and now we don't even know what the tariff level is for small scale PV systems installed today.
posted by Ruth Wharton on 10 January 2012
The government's Green Deal consultation period closes on 18th January 2012, and with the opportunity to ask questions and give comments getting nearer, it is a hot topic among people in the energy efficiency industries.
posted by Carolyn Kempster on 09 January 2012
It's that time of year again, where we all resolve to lose weight, go to the gym, stop smoking. But have you thought about resolving to make a few small changes to become more environmentally friendly?
posted by Carolyn Kempster on 03 January 2012
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