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Energy - Time for a New Generation

(0) Comments | Posted 22 May 2014 | (12:21)

Tackling bad news with good ideas

Energy is a topic that's seldom out of the headlines.

Whether it is rising prices, uncertainty over the sourcing of fossil fuels, discussions about onshore wind turbines, plans to change the structure for solar subsidies or the likelihood of power cuts, hardly...

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Can We Stop the Clock on an Economic Time Bomb?

(0) Comments | Posted 25 July 2013 | (17:54)

We've all done it. Putting something off because it doesn't seem like a priority is human nature. In the daily avalanche of to do lists, e-mails, and task juggling, it can take something drastic to grab our attention before we to decide to prioritise a problem.

All too often...

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Launch of the Social Stock Exchange Signals Start of New 'Business as Usual'

(0) Comments | Posted 10 June 2013 | (12:29)

When you think about 'value' what springs to mind? The bargain bin at the local supermarket? A high return on investment? For a long time, market value has been viewed in purely financial terms and rarely looks outside of the boundaries of cost and price. What if there is a...

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It's Time for a Renewables Reboot

(1) Comments | Posted 23 April 2013 | (11:02)

Last week's International Energy Agency report sends the message loud and clear: we are simply not doing enough to move away from burning fossil fuels.

It's inevitable that in the coming weeks renewable sceptics, including those here in the UK, will seize upon the IEA's warning as...

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Rethinking the Energy in our Economy

(0) Comments | Posted 1 March 2013 | (11:35)

If we're going to get to the root of the challenges of sustainably securing our energy supplies whilst decarbonising the energy sector, then we need to think again about just what our existing reliance on fossil fuels means for us all.

Since the start of the industrial revolution, our ability...

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(1) Comments | Posted 14 November 2012 | (12:56)

On the front page of the Guardian this morning is a fascinating insight into the world of politics, energy, and wind farms. An investigation by Greenpeace has revealed that Chris Heaton-Harris, the Conservative MP running the party's by-election bid in Corby, has apparently been backing a rival, non-Conservative...

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Silent Majority Speak Up for Renewables via Opinion Polls

(1) Comments | Posted 17 May 2012 | (15:48)

To anyone reading many of our national newspapers, the UK is in the process of being taken over by wind farms powered by the grungy green fringe and financed by loony government subsidies. A vocal minority, financed by vested interest, continue to promote the doubt rather than respect the facts,...

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David Cameron, the Speech He Needs to Make

(0) Comments | Posted 25 April 2012 | (12:39)

We are now expecting just five minutes from David Cameron at the Clean Energy Ministerial. This is despite its billing as the Prime Minister's first major key note address on the environment since the infamous 'greenest government ever' speech. Here's the speech I would like to see the PM deliver...

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Reforming the Electricity Market - The Law of Unintended Consequences?

(0) Comments | Posted 16 March 2012 | (11:16)

Barely a day goes by without energy hitting the headlines - whether it's huge corporate profits, rising consumer prices or the debate about polluting fossil fuels versus the aesthetics of wind farms.

There are good reasons for this. We are at a time of unprecedented policy change in the energy...

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Smart Meters Need to be Intelligent as Well as Smart

(0) Comments | Posted 13 February 2012 | (12:08)

The UK is about to embark on an ambitious programme to install smart meters in all domestic and small business premises. The energy industry is already planning to deliver, but we need two vital pieces of the jigsaw. The smart meter technical specification, and details of how dynamic the communication...

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