Tag Archives: Centre for Alternative Technology

Longer term energy security

A 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; our … Continue reading

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Appropriate technology and peak precision

I’ve just spent a very full weekend at CAT Conference.  No, not a study of everything feline, but the conference for members of the Centre for Alternative Technology at Machynlleth in mid-Wales. CAT was set up in the 1970s, when ‘alternative … Continue reading

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Energy and tunnel vision

Two articles in today’s Guardian shout to me for action – and understanding.  One, likely to be repeated in other papers, warns that increasing energy prices will leave one in five households in fuel poverty.  The other reports on a … Continue reading

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