Category Archives: Energy

River Derwent Longbridge turbine coming on stream

Print Page  After many months watching the progress of the works to install a turbine across the Longbridge Weir in the centre of Derby, earlier this week I joined other members of the public to see and hear more. Construction of the new turbine is … Continue reading

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Gas or renewables – we need both for now

Print PageNewspaper articles have recently hit out at an apparent willingness of the government to allow more gas-fuelled power plants.  Critics fear this indicates a weakening of support for renewables.  I’m less certain. The UK is way behind many other countries in … Continue reading

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Take confidence away with you!

Print Page“Take away with you the confidence that we have the answer” was Ann Pettifor’s message to attendees at the event I was at yesterday.  The day conference in Derby was about building an economy which works for the majority rather than the minority.  Ann was the driving … Continue reading

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Longer term energy security

Print PageA positive development of the last weeks and months is continuing discussion about security of electricity supplies.   It’s not got to panic levels yet, but it might if we don’t get action rather than talk.  The background is increasingly well-known; … Continue reading

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