Monthly Archives: July 2012

Power for the future…

This month work started on replacing the main electricity supply cable into Derby.  The route goes from near the old power station at Willington, through to the centre of Derby.  The main substation for much of Derby is by the … Continue reading

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The Derby station footbridge experience

Just over a week ago I was copied into an email which indicated that East Midlands Trains may want to renegotiate the arrangements for access through Derby station.  I had a personal interest in this as the original agreement between … Continue reading

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Derby – not joined up!

Outside the Council House, which is currently undergoing a fundamental rebuild, is an information notice which explains why the council is taking this approach.  You can read more about it on the Council’s website.  The Council is keen to point out that … Continue reading

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Peak oil – where are we now?

Earlier this week George Monbiot wrote a piece in The Guardian entitled “We were wrong on peak oil – there’s enough to fry us all”.  I read it, and thought ‘you’ve just not got the point!’ The point that peak oil advocates make … Continue reading

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