Tag Archives: oil

Gas or renewables – we need both for now

Newspaper 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 weaning … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Energy, Environment, Planning, Social & Community, Sustainability, Waste and recycling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Irresponsible, short-sighted but consistent

Last week I did a day of motorway driving – taking our youngest to Exeter for the start of his university career.  The M5 was not too busy, and the traffic flowed easily.  However there was still bad driving. My … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Energy, News, Social & Community, Sustainability, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 541 Comments

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

Posted in News, Sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 497 Comments